Submitted by Steve on 07:36, 7th Aug, 2018 | 0

DLM and the GSPCA are delighted to showcase the proposed designs for the new GSPCA Wildlife Hospital and launch the Build Partner Scheme.  

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "The GSPCA are hugely grateful to DLM Architects who have listened and understood our requirements and turned them into this wonderful design. We believe this much needed purpose-built Wildlife Hospital will enable us to meet the growing demands of wildlife on our island.”

"With 1,500 to 2,000 wild animals and birds through the doors every year we see more wild animals come into our care than domestic species and we have been helping this number of animals for many years and it looks likely to continue and with the buildings we care for the wildlife dating back many decades a new facility fit for purpose and the future is essential and we are appealing for support."

"From seal pups to baby hedgehogs, kingfishers to buzzards, ducklings to loggerhead turtles, bats to voles the variety of wild animals and birds we help is vast."

"To help achieve the new Wildlife Hospital we are launching our Exclusive Build Partner scheme for those businesses and individuals looking to support this much needed build."

"We are asking for 350 Exclusive Build Partner to sign up for a minimum £520 a year for 5 years or a total of £2,600 per partnership and would love to hear from anyone that would like to get involved with this or any fund raising or donations towards our Wildlife Hospital new build."

"If anyone would like to learn more or discuss how they can get involved and support our Wildlife Hospital new build please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected]."

David De La Mare Director DLM Architects said “As a chartered architecture practice we have a responsibilty to design buildings that have a positive impact on our natural environment through sustainable intervention.  This can range from thermal performance, energy consumption, building materials, planted walls and roofs, and aesthetic appearance to the specific use of the building. The proposed wildlife centre will allow the GSPCA to work more efficiently and cope with the increasing demand on injured wildlife in a purpose built space giving the animal the best chance of recovery and integration back to the wild.  DLM Architects is a team of animal lovers and whilst we enjoy designing a building within a detailed criteria for the benefit of our local wildlife, it is also very rewarding to show our support for the great work done by all at the GSPCA.”

“The design has evolved primarily from the requirements of the brief, isolating various species within suitable zones and necessary room size in relation to the duration of treatment required.  Consideration has been made to minimise ongoing maintenance costs, centralise storage, administration and cooking facilities, and reduce the trauma of moving the wildlife to and from the relevant zones.  The overall form has been developed to respond to the topography and orientation of the site, locating treatment rooms to the outskirts of the footprint where the wildlife will endure less disruption from the central circulation space.  We have also considered how fundraising can be integrated into the design and construction of the building and these ideas will be launched a little further into the project.”

DLM & The GSPCA are meeting to discuss the proposalS with the Planning Department next week.

About GSPCA Build Partner Scheme -

The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new Wildlife Hospital Building.  The building is to replace a number of existing structures that are scattered across the site that have become unusable with age.

  • it is a simple partnership designed to meet the funding requirements for the new Wildlife Hospital building
  • 350 individuals or corporate partners
  • join for a 5 year partnership donating £520 annually (or one of £2600 and we very much welcome multi partnerships)

If anyone would like to learn more or discuss how they can get involved and support our Wildlife Hospital new build please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected].

About the DLM

DLM Architects is an award-winning RIBA chartered practice. They believe that architecture should not just be seen as a statutory requirement, but be viewed as an opportunity to maximise the potential of your investment and the enjoyment of your home. They provide a full service from conceptual design through to completion allowing a more efficient and refined solution to their clients brief.

Each year the team at DLM choose a charity to provide pro bono work on, this years charity is the GSPCA.

The shared ethos of our team is to develop high quality progressive architecture that embraces heritage and challenges convention. Their highly skilled team believe that they have a social responsibility to improve our environment and enhance the landscape of our island.

They create architectural responses, informed by specific site conditions, the ways in which people utilise and inhabit spaces, and the unique and varied ways in which we each choose to live. 

Their bespoke services incorporate concept design, planning and building licence applications, construction detailing, contract administration and project management.

To visit their website please visit -

Here are some of the other ways to support and learn about our work at the GSPCA -

To find out how your business could help us at the GSPCA

To donate to the animals in our care or projects please visit - 

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor to sponsor the hoglets and support our work please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

For other fund raising ideas and ways to support please visit -

To visit the details on the Urgent Kennel Floor Appeal please visit -

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events or book a table at our Ball please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

For more information on volunteering at the GSPCA and how to get involved please visit or call 257261

If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going to

To see the opening hours at the GSPCA please visit –

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -


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