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A vacant site is being turned into a PDSA pet hospital following a land deal.
Construction has started on the Nottingham facility, which is estimated to cost £ 3.7million.
The Nottingham PDSA Pet Wellbeing Center will be based in Basford, replacing the current PDSA facility at Dunkirk Road.
Wright Hassall law firm, acting on behalf of PDSA in connection with the purchase of the land, struck the deal in late April to allow development to move forward.
Negotiations for the site had been underway since 2019.
Wright Hassall’s Kylie Cooper worked on the purchase with her colleague, David Slade.
She said: “The development planned by PDSA will see the construction of a pioneering pet welfare center that will benefit thousands of pets in Nottingham.
“We are delighted to see how the development is progressing and the benefits it will bring to the region, including the transformation of this site.
“We were delighted to help pave the way for this exciting project. “
The veterinary charity has raised £ 2.4million to fund the new facility.
Ruth Lister, head of philanthropy at PDSA, said the Nottingham Pet Hospital is a “vital lifeline” for owners struggling to afford veterinary care for their pets.
“The new ‘Pet Wellbeing Center’ will allow PDSA to continue helping the pets of Nottingham residents who are struggling financially for many years to come.
“The purpose-built center will have more consultation rooms, two operating theaters and a specialized dental unit, which means we will have more capacity to provide essential treatments to pets in need.
“It will also allow our dedicated veterinary teams to do more than just treat animals – we want this to become the heart of the Nottingham pet community. Somewhere, people can get tips and advice on how to keep their best four-legged friends happy and healthy.
“The hospital will also help train and educate the next generation of veterinarians through our links with the University of Nottingham, with which we are proud to work since 2010, and will include a dedicated training room for veterinary students.