The Dogs Trust, in association with Cardiff Council, are building a new rehoming centre located within Central Cardiff. It will be the 21st centre commissioned by the Dogs Trust and marks the first large scale development in Wales.

The scheme consists of a number of strategically located pavilion buildings within the eight acre brownfield site. The buildings to the North side of the site are open to the public, offering training and rehoming services with conference facilities. The development will also include a stray reclaim building which will help to reunite lost dogs and owners. The public buildings are focused around a feature 'Piazza' providing a pedestrian link between the buildings and a place for people to congregate and meet.

The scope of services provided by RVW Consulting include planning submission support, design of the access roads, car parking, hard landscaped areas and drainage.


  • Production of Flood Consequence Assessment.
  • Production of Transport Statement.
  • Production of Drainage Design Strategy.
  • Foul and surface water drainage design.
  • Drainage design to include SuDS design to LPA and DCWW requirements. 
  • Associated external works design and detailing of access roads and car parking areas.
  • Use of Civils 3D modelling software for external works design.  
  • Use of Microdrainage software for drainage and SuDS design.

Project Client

Dogs Trust


Powell Dobson Architect

Project Value