Sky Panels

Veterinary Centre Refurbishment

This project required a strip-out and a full rewire to a new Veterinary Centre in the West Midlands. Work had to be carried out to a strict time-scale as we were working alongside the construction, and painting and decorating teams, with the opening day deadline set in stone.

Our first task was to completely strip-out all of the electrical points, and decommission the distribution boards, to enable the construction team to demolish the interior of the building. Once the building was down to its bare bones, our team went in to fully rewire the building.

We installed a new 60 way 3 phase Distribution Board, various electrical, network, and data points. Dado trunking was utilised to supply power throughout. We also installed a new fire detection system, including a fire panel, call points, and smoke heads.

Multiple energy-efficient LED panels were installed throughout, including a set of Sky panels in the Reception area. Blue LED strip lights were installed in the laboratory. IP rated floodlights were installed around the outside perimeter to illuminate the parking area, with floodlights also installed on the front of the building to enhance the signage. Blue LED string lights were also installed under the roof canopy.

The entirety of the building is monitored by CCTV. Our team installed 6 IP rated turret cameras on the building’s exterior to monitor the parking area, entrance, and perimeter. A total of 21 dome CCTV cameras were installed inside the building. Each of the Operating Theatres have multiple cameras installed. These are connected to a TV monitor outside of the room, allowing pet owners the opportunity to watch the operation being carried out, giving them peace of mind that their dog is receiving the best care possible. Each of the CCTV cameras is connected to a 32 channel 16 TB NVR, backing-up all footage.

The Vets Before
The After

Project Requirements

  • To decommission blast freezer, lighting, and all power points throughout premises, leaving only an essential supply in place for the builders, and a power supply for the security alarm
  • Full electrical rewire conforming to Electrical Regulations BS 7671, utilising Dado Trunking
  • Install new three phase 60 way Distribution Board in-line with BS 7671
  • Installation of Data Cabinet with network switching
  • Network cabling (Cat5) installed throughout
  • CCTV throughout – 21 internal and 6 external Hikvision CCTV Cameras installed connected to a 32 Channel NVR
  • 2x Door Entry Systems installed – Mag locks 500lb with key pad entry
  • External lighting and sign-lighting
  • TV points and Aerial installation
  • Internal lighting throughout including emergency lighting in-line with BS 5266
  • Install new Fire Detection System in accordance to new building layout, as previous system was not in-line with BS 5839-6 regulations


Project Outcome

The project deviated from the original design, as more LED panels, power points, network points, external lights, and CCTV cameras were required. We managed to answer every change, and went above and beyond to accommodate our client’s requests. The project was completed on schedule, and as you can see from the photographs below, looks spectacular.

Blue LED String lighs
Blue LED String Lights
Sky Panels - Reception
CCTV Monitors
CCTV Monitors