Scaffolding off at new Felixstowe veterinary practice

Work is quickly progressing at the new veterinary practice in Garrison Lane, Felixstowe – with the scaffolding now removed from the building.

Seamans began work on the project in February on behalf of Ryder-Davies and Partners, which was looking to relocate from its current branch in Queen’s Road.

The framework and structure of the building has been completed, with Seamans contractors now plastering the rooms to give the inside walls a smooth finish.

The building’s reception area, with its tall, vaulted ceiling and large skylights, has been completed and the building’s PV panels have been secured to the roof.

Steve Revell, Senior Contracts Manager at Seamans, said: “The building has now been made watertight and the K Rend white render has been applied.

“The scaffolding has now been removed and our team of contractors are now busy plastering the inside walls.

“All the windows have been put in and the first fix mechanical and electrics containment have also been installed.

“The project is progressing really well – you can see the building take shape and start to imagine how each room will be used.

“It’s great to be able to show the team from Ryder-Davies how the building work is progressing and it’s lovely to hear how pleased they are with the work we have done.”

The new state-of-the-art practice will include a laboratory, surgical theatre and suite, as well as consulting and diagnosis rooms.

Once opened, the new veterinary practice is expected to bring 20 new jobs to the town.

Dr Joe Steventon, Partner at Ryder-Davies and Partners, said: “We come down here every month to look around the new building and are in contact with the Seamans team almost on a daily basis.

“It’s really exciting to see the building progress from a paper drawing to what we see in front of us today.

“You can see it will be a fantastic premises to provide excellent veterinary care, as well as providing future employment opportunities for the town.”

The building is expected to be completed, and the new vets open for business, in February next year.

For more information on Seamans Building and its projects, see here.