The Equine Referral Unit cares for some of the most valuable race horses in the country, as well as other privately-owned animals.
The firm single-storey, steel-framed surgery 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.
The new building will be connected to the existing Large Animal Clinical Care Centre (LACC), where Morgan Ashurst is providing a mezzanine floor as well as extra examination and consulting rooms. The firm will also modify an existing barn to create an intensive care unit.
The project is due to be completed in January 2010.
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