21st August 2017

BCM Construction, Network Rail IP Southern Team, Crewit and Glenamaddy came together to complete volunteer work at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.  The 27-strong team carried out the renovation of the gravel path used as a walking route for the homeless and unwanted dogs at the Home.  The pathway is now a glorious garden walkway at the iconic London site – see pictures below of the transformation.

Rob Young, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Centre Manager, said: “We’re so grateful to BCM Construction, Network Rail and Glenamaddy for their support in helping us transform a walking route at our iconic London site. Battersea receives no government funding so every bit of help we receive really makes a difference to the homeless animals at the charity. BCM Construction’s kind donation will help us create a pleasant and enjoyable walking route for our dogs to enjoy every day when they are out on walks with our staff and volunteers.”

Before & After:



Patrick Cormican, of BCM Construction, thanked everyone who got involved:

“It’s wonderful to get people from the Client and Contractor sides out working collaboratively and it’s amazing what can be achieved in a short space of time when working together. Big thanks to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for helping make the Sussex PSU project successful.”

Works included:

  • Installation of edge kerbing
  • Installation of bark mulch on top of a geotextile terram membrane layer (to prevent weeds)
  • Installation of Close Board Timber Fence Panels to avoid stressing the dogs as the area is right next to the track
  • Installation of paving slabs for flower pots to sit on
  • Painting of the retaining wall

BCM aim to support and give back to our community, especially when we are carrying out work in the area.  Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats; they don’t receive government funding and rely on the generosity and support of the public to help care for the animals.

If you would like to make a donation visit their website at or call 0207 627 7883.