Groundbreaking Restoration/Renovation

NHSPCA Celebrates Groundbreaking

(l-r): Paul Bonacci and Lucy Schlaffer, ARQ Architects; Joshua Scott, president, NHSPCA board; Ed Rimm, project manager, North Branch Const.; John W. Kellar, III,  Kellar Assoc.; Joseph Campbell, president, North Branch Const.; David Choate, chair of NHSPCA properties committee; Bill Richard, NHSPCA board and properties committee construction liaison; Shanti Wolph, CEO/building inspector, and Tavis Austin, town planner, Town of Stratham; Karen Grover, co-chair, Campaign for Changing Times; Thomas Haas, cabinet rep, Campaign for Changing Times; Joanne Lamprey, co-chair, Campaign for Changing Times; and Lisa Dennison, exec. director, NHSPCA

Stratham, NH – The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA) held a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration recently at its location at 104 Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham. The celebration marks the beginning of a construction project of 6,700sf of interior renovations, two additions to the existing structure totaling approximately 4,900sf, and the required site work and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements for a new 9,500sf riding arena and 3,000sf horse barn.

ARQ Architects of Kittery, Maine is the architectural design firm on the project.

Two new additions to the existing structure will house areas for a new wellness veterinary clinic and a classroom and staff area. Spaces within the existing structures, including the adoption center, will also receive renovations to address the organization’s changing needs and to provide upgrades to HVAC and other systems and finishes. In addition, extensive site work and landscaping will improve outdoor areas along the front of the building at public entrances, and in areas such as the dog play area and in and around the memorial garden at the rear of the property.