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Morgan Ashurst to build £2.2m horse surgery

Morgan Ashurst has won a £2.2 million contract to build an equine surgery and create an intensive care unit at the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital in Hertfordshire.

The firm will build a single-storey, steel framed surgery which will feature red bricks and timber cladding at the site in North Mymms.

The new building will accommodate two treatment theatres, recovery boxes, offices and equipment stores. A monorail hoist will allow staff to move horses easily from the surgery to the recovery areas.

It will be connected to the existing Large Animal Clinical Care Centre, where Morgan Ashurst is providing a mezzanine floor as well as extra examination and consulting rooms.

Morgan Ashurst will also modify an existing barn to create an intensive care unit.

The RVC Equine Referral Hospital provides the most advanced treatment available to some of the country’s most valuable race horses and other privately-owned animals.

The project is due to be completed in January 2010.