20 October 2015
Photo credit: University of Surrey
The University of Surrey's, School of Veterinary Medicine received a royal seal of approval when it was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on 15th October.
The successful completion of the project relied on a partnership approach with Devereux Architects, with WYG providing full Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) engineering design services.
The £45m School located in Guildford boasts cutting-edge facilities that include state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities and one of the best veterinary pathology centres in Europe.
The new School of Veterinary Medicine incorporates a modern academic building, a veterinary clinical skills centre and a veterinary pathology centre.
As the M&E Services Engineer, WYG was actively involved in the design at every stage from inception through to completion to meet the University’s strategic brief for the project.
Hossein Beheshty, Director, Head of Building Services Engineering said: ‘We are delighted to have been involved in such an exciting but unique project pioneering the next generation of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey.’
Professor Michael Kearney, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: ‘We were hugely honoured to welcome Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to the University of Surrey. The School of Veterinary Medicine further cements our position as a world-class institution that is delivering cutting-edge teaching and research from state-of-the-art facilities. It will not only provide the next generation of sought-after veterinary graduates, but it will offer significant opportunities for collaboration between human and animal medical science professionals and public sector organisations.’