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Practice Design
Thinking green when designing a new practice
  1. Tony Keith

    Tony Keith is managing director of Anthony Keith Architects, which he founded in 1986. The company specialises in the design of veterinary surgeries and holds ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management systems.

  2. Martin Cowell

    Martin Cowell is head of property services at PDSA, looking after 43 PetAid hospitals and four PetAid branches. He is a chartered surveyor, environmentalist and arbitrator, with over 20 years' experience in property consultancy, banking and finance.


A NEW PDSA PetAid hospital will open its doors later this year in Kirkdale, Liverpool. In designing the building, the PDSA worked closely with architects to ensure that the new hospital was as environmentally friendly as possible. Tony Keith and Martin Cowell outline the considerations when planning the hospital, and suggest ways in which any practice can be made more energy efficient and sustainable.

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