Development for Equine Welfare Centre
It has been announced today that the contract for the development
of Hall Farm, Snetterton, the ILPH (International League for the
Protection of Horses) equine recovery and rehabilitation centre
in Norfolk, has been awarded to May Gurney.
Comments Richard Felton, ILPH Estates Manager, "Last year the
ILPH Council took the decision to rationalize our Norfolk operations
in order to save money over the long term and to update and improve
our facilities in the short term. This process involves the sale
of Overa House Farm at Larling* and the development of the Hall
Works will involve the construction of a brand new purpose built
Visitors' Centre which will comprise a gift shop, café and
a lecture room/viewing gallery looking down onto a new covered riding
Artist's impression of new equine complex at Hall Farm
The farm will have its first purpose built veterinary, farrier and
recovery boxes and there will be added stabling with the construction
of an American barn providing 23 extra loose boxes. A washdown room,
hay and straw barn, pony corrals and a crew yard, staff rest room,
residential accommodation, offices for the Centre Manager and his
supervisor complete the picture.
To allow easy access directly from the A11 May Gurney will also
be building and part reinstating a tarmac surfaced road down to
the new centre.
Works on the £2m redevelopment project are due to start on
Monday 20 May with a completion date of 23 December 2002.