A tree planting ceremony took place at the site of the Birmingham Dogs Home new Dog Rescue and Welfare Centre on 25th March 2015. Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, David Bradnock MBE, planted the tree as part of the on-going celebrations leading up to the official opening in Summer 2015.
Simon Price, chief executive of the Birmingham Dogs Home, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant were joined by Trustees of the Birmingham Dogs Home, Richard Temple Cox and John Wheatley, who brought along Polly a golden Labrador. Also in attendance was Richard Whitehead project manager for Clugston Construction.
Clugston Construction, part of the £150m privately owned Clugston Group of companies, secured the £5.5m contract to construct the new Centre which commenced in September 2014 and has a build programme of 42 weeks.
Richard Whitehead from Clugston said,
“This is such a wonderful project to be involved with. The creation of 120 rehoming kennels and extensive outdoor recreational facilities will help provide the best care for dogs who will pass though this facility. We are happy to say that good progress is being made on site and we are on target to finish this summer.”
Simon Price, commented,
“The Trustees of Birmingham Dogs Home are delighted that the Deputy Lord Lieutenant found time to visit our site and commemorate the occasion by the planting of an oak tree. The new home looks fabulous and will enhance the lives of thousands of stray and abandoned dogs the charity cares for annually, for many years to come.”