Fitting-out Battersea Dogs & Cats Home paw-fectly

Fitting-out Battersea Dogs & Cats Home paw-fectly
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One of the UK’s best-loved animal charities gets the interior revamp it needs – combining practicality with aesthetically pleasing features for its four-legged friends, staff and visitors.

Earlier this year, Stortford Interiors won the bid to fit out the new hospital and administration building at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, including reception, assembly rooms, and cellular office and meeting spaces.

It was a prestigious bid to win, with the charity being one of the UK’s most loved and respected, housing and taking care of over 8,000 dogs and cats every year until their current owners, or new homes, can be found.

The Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, as it was originally known, was founded in 1860 by Mary Tealby. Eleven years later the shelter moved to Battersea where it has remained to this day. A further ten years later, she opened her doors to the first cat rescues.

Fast forward through the years, and the care of over 3 million animals, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – as it became known in 2002 – is set to open its new vet hospital to give an even greater level of care to its four-legged friends.

This addition to the UK’s oldest and most famous animal rescue centre required a specialist architectural interior contractor.

Stortford Interiors (UK) were tasked with the design and installation of a multi-disciplined package -including drywalls, suspended ceilings, bespoke glass wall partitions, joinery and door sets. It was no wonder they turned to our Quadra doors to provide the quality, yet economical solution needed.

Quadra doors combine usability with a discreet door design, enabling them to blend seamlessly into any environment. And the major benefit in projects like this, is that they’re delivered fully pre-hung with all ironmongery fitted, which allows for a swift and simple installation.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home new hospital is still appealing for donations. To find out more, visit

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