Welsh & Colliers International | MSP has been working to fulfill Banfield Pet Hospital’s brokerage and construction needs in the Twin Cities Metro area for the past few years, but with Banfield’s recent growth it became evident that adding the creative space planning and design expertise of Welsh Architecture to the team would create a seamless full-service relationship that would benefit Banfield’s plan for national expansion.
Banfield Pet Hospital, in collaboration with PetSmart, has over 800 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, with an additional 100 stand-alone locations in development. With additional independent hospitals planned for multiple national locations, it was important for Banfield to take advantage of the economies of scale achievable with Welsh’s Architectural services.
Functioning as a nimble resource with the ability to understand and execute space plans without requiring in-state staff, the partnership with Welsh Architecture allowed for streamlined communication, increased accountability and time and cost savings. Currently, Welsh Architecture has provided design services for St. Paul and Savage Banfield locations with more in development throughout the Midwest.
Welsh Architecture delivered such a high level of service that the partnership has expanded to make Welsh the exclusive architecture firm for Banfield’s Midwest and Northeast regions. Professionally licensed in 17 states and Washington DC, Welsh and Banfield are currently working together on projects in Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey. Each of the new Pet Hospital locations provides full-service veterinarian care that includes a surgery suite and pharmacy.