It’s been an exciting – but stressful – few days at the Vet’s Klinic building site as the construction program nears the end. It is looking amazing and we all can’t wait to get started and fill it with pets and people!
The biggest excitement of the week was yesterday when the glass wall was installed between the prep room and waiting room. This is one of the key parts of the whole design and will allow our waiting clients to see the staff in action and be reassured that we are taking the very best care of their pets. It is a major installation – 10 panes of glass 12mm thick and 3.5 metres high, with each one weighing 120kg – and it was all going well up to the last pane. Unfortunately at this point it became clear that the glass was very slightly too big for the opening, and despite lots of squeezing and fiddling by the installers, by the end of the day the last pane was still obstinately refusing to fit. As a result the manufacturers are going to have to make a replacement sheet and get it installed as soon as possible – time is now getting very tight ahead of our planned opening in a couple of weeks time!
It’s all pretty stressful at the moment but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end when Vet’s Klinic is finally open and offering an amazing and unique service to Swindon’s pet owners!