MK Surveys provided the full survey solution for this grade 2 listed railway

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Railway

MK Surveys have been appointed by Thanet District Council to provide a 3D AutoCAD model of the Grade II listed Scenic Railway at Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, Kent.


The ride was built at the park in 1919/1920 and opened in March 1920. The ride is now almost unique, as a brakeman is still required to travel with the train to control its speed, as there are no brakes on the track. It is the oldest roller coaster in the UK and one of only eight scenic railways in the world. It is also the only roller coaster to receive listed status; being Grade II listed in 2002. It currently stands without operating due to a fire which destroyed approximately 
25% of the ride in April 2008.

MK Surveys have been appointed alongside Gardiner & Theobald (Project Managers) and Campbell Reith (Consulting Engineers) who will be overseeing the restoration of the ride.

 

 
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    Merry Christmas



                MK Surveys would like to wish all our clients and staff a

                                             Very Merry Christmas


    Please note: most of our offices are closed over the Christmas period from the 24th December 2014 to the 2nd January 2015

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    mk surveys Oxford

    Due to continued expansion we are pleased to announce that our MK Surveys Oxford Office has relocated to larger premises.

    From the 12th November our new address will be:

    Unit 10

    Cholswell Court

    Shippon

    Abingdon

    Oxfordshire

    OX13 6HX

    Tel. 01865 594979

  • mk surveys, Ghana, Topographical

    A Team from MK Surveys have just spent the last 4 weeks surveying three sites in Ghana for proposed hospitals. Two of the sites were “green field sites” (although Jungle is a better description) and the third was an existing hospital which is to undergo re-development.

    Our team had to endure harsh conditions; 35 degrees Celsius, 90% humidity, Spitting Cobras and treacherous ground conditions.

    A big thank you to Simon, Liam and Kofi who worked very hard and did a great job

    Ghana

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                          HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY TO THE SURVEY ASSOCIATION 

               The 3rd October 2014 marks 35 years since TSA was incorporated in 1979.


    The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body.

    The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

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    mk surveys PAS 128

    MK Surveys Utility Department welcome the new Specification for Underground Utility Detection, Verification and Location or to give it the official BSI reference PAS 128:2014 (Publicly Available Specification) that was officially launched at the headquarters of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) on 30th June 2014.


    The need for a British Standard was conceived back in 2012 as a direct result of rapid growth within an unregulated Utility Survey Industry, aligned with concerns shared by many (ourselves included) about the lack of understanding when requesting utility surveys, the range & variation in detection methods employed (often unappreciated by the end user) and the many different forms of utility data presentation.

     

    Hence MK Surveys closely monitored and supported development of the PAS 128:2014 standard via our memberships of TSA, UMA and EuroGPR and indeed our views were sought, considered and influenced some minor changes within the document as part of the draft review process completed towards the end of 2013.

     

    The result is a new standard specification that aims to provide:


    Clarity in the service provided and detection methods employed.
    Consistency in the approach to data capture.
    Classification of the results and the confidence that can be expected from them.
    Standardization of the format of deliverables and
    Accountability for the work undertaken.

     

    MK Surveys appreciates the considerable time and effort invested in producing this document by BSI, members of the associated steering group and drafting panel and is pleased to recommend adoption of PAS 128:2014 to all of our clients.

     

    The PAS128 document can be purchased from BSI by following this link alternatively we would be pleased to discuss implications of the document further and of course we are happy to provide PAS 128 compliant surveys to your individual requirement. Contact us now for more information.

  • Highway Surveys, mk surveys, mira, nuneaton

    mk surveys east midlands

    Further to surveying 7000 metres of the main A5 (T) Watling Street for highway re-design and development enabling. MK Surveys have returned to The MIRA Technology Park Enterprise Zone, near to Nuneaton for the next phase of survey works that will include the new dual carriageway access onto the site (as shown to the left), plus areas that will form the initial phases of the construction and also general updates to existing survey data.

    The Enterprise Zone will see the phased development of the existing Advanced Engineering, Research and Testing Facility at MIRA. The vision is for the Enterprise Zone to become the most advanced, independent transport technology development in Europe, generating more than 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years. It will focus on a range of transport sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail and defence.

     

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    mk surveys m4

    MK Surveys have just completed a particularly challenging topographical survey of the M4 Junction 16 southwest of Swindon. Probably one of the most difficult sites to survey due to the volume of traffic and limited safe areas, a variety of survey methodologies had to be employed with most of the carriageway data being recorded via remote laser measurement or from within short traffic management zones. All arranged and agreed with the three managing authorities prior to commencement.


    Plans for improvements to this junction extend as far back as 1999 and are needed in order to reduce queuing back onto the main carriageway during peak hours and also as an essential part of the core strategies for both Swindon BC and Wiltshire CC, that should lead to the unlocking of major development areas.

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    mk surveys wales

    The historic market town of Bicester is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire with good road and rail links it is definitely a boom town and this has certainly been recognised by Jay Shakespeare, Regional Manager of the Oxford Office who has just secured two separate major commissions on opposing sides of the town.


    North West Bicester extends to circa 800 acres and is being promoted as the UK’s first eco-town by A2Dominion Group and Cherwell District Council. Whilst on the opposite side South East Bicester extends to circa 300 acres and is being promoted by Redrow and Wates as a potential site for 440 homes and associated employment.

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    We have now moved into our new Head Office building. Our new Milton Keynes address is: 1 Potters Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes MK11 3HE 

    MK Surveys Relocation

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  • Increasingly, national approval certificates are a prerequisite for contractors.
  • WinCan In order to support our increasing customer base of CCTV operators. MK Surveys have just purchased our first WinCan license, allowing us to edit and add inventory data directly onto WinCan video reports.
  • Having founded Milton Keynes Surveys in 1972 and after many successful years Peter Bennett retired from the business at the end of February 2008.
  • MK Surveys provided the full survey solution for this grade 2 listed railway

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    Railway

    MK Surveys have been appointed by Thanet District Council to provide a 3D AutoCAD model of the Grade II listed Scenic Railway at Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, Kent.


    The ride was built at the park in 1919/1920 and opened in March 1920. The ride is now almost unique, as a brakeman is still required to travel with the train to control its speed, as there are no brakes on the track. It is the oldest roller coaster in the UK and one of only eight scenic railways in the world. It is also the only roller coaster to receive listed status; being Grade II listed in 2002. It currently stands without operating due to a fire which destroyed approximately 
    25% of the ride in April 2008.

    MK Surveys have been appointed alongside Gardiner & Theobald (Project Managers) and Campbell Reith (Consulting Engineers) who will be overseeing the restoration of the ride.

     

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    HDS-C10-3

     Having purchased our original Cyrax 2500 many years ago and following upgrades MK Surveys take delivery of the latest Leica HDS C10 laser scanner.
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    Three Peaks

     

    On the weekend of 4th, 5th & 6th September, when any sane person would be enjoying a weekend at home, reading the paper, watching sport or socialising with friends and family, a team of 8 from MK Surveys took on what may well be their toughest challenge to date, to climb Britain’s three highest mountains in approximately 24 hours.
  • Construction Line Due to demand from clients MK Surveys become Constructionline accredited.
  • logo Serendipity2 assist MK Surveys with rebranding and new web site.
  • Measured Building Survey, Topographical surveys, building surveys
    Grosvenor Shopping Centre  As part of a major re-modelling of the shopping centre and surrounding area detailed topographical and measured building surveys are being carried out.
  • Jay Shakespeare Jay Shakespeare who joined MK surveys in 2008 sets up Oxford office.                                         
    Contact     jay.shakespeare@mksurveys.co.uk

  •  firstaidtraining 

    MK Surveys continue to maintain their training and development programme with 10 members of staff completing the First Aid at Work course.

  •  MKS_Canal 

    MK Surveys continued to survey throughout December. Even heavy snow and frozen water did not prevent a survey on the Stourbridge Canal.

  •  MKS_Streetworks 

    Six additional members of staff have completed the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Training. This course allows our teams to carry out surveys on the highways while maintaining free movement of vehicles and pedestrians via the adoption of safe working practices, the correct layout of appropriate signs, barriers, lamps, and warning notices etc. Special measures such as the installation and correct operation of portable traffic signals and traffic diversions are also covered in the training.

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     WeetabixFoodCo 

    MK Surveys have been commissioned by the Weetabix Food Co to carry out a detailed investigation and survey of the underground utilities and drainage at their Burton Latimer site. The site established in 1932 currently employs around 2000 people and produces over 3 billion Weetabix per year with all wheat sourced from local producers within 50 miles of the site. The award of the Utility Survey follows completion of a topographical survey of the same site in 2009.

  •  mk_surveys_wcml 

    MK Surveys in partnership with EWL recently undertook laser profiling of a 200 metre section of the Watford Fast Tunnel on the West Coast Main Line. The profiling is required as part of an agreed monitoring regime whilst third party construction works progress above the tunnel. Further visits will be required post construction along with analysis of the two data sets.

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    MK Surveys were commisioned by Veolia Water to undertake measured surveys of 48 Water Towers. To celebrate the completion of the works we thought we would create a further drawing showing all 48 of the Veolia Water Tower elevations. All elevations are to the same scale to give an idea of their proportions.

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    Following a successful tender. MK Surveys have been commissioned to carry out Topographical and Watercourse Surveys across a 400 acre Greenfield site on the outskirts of Worcester. The survey covers an area of mixed use agricultural land, 8 km of associated highways and 7 km of watercourse. The large and complex survey is being undertaken by three survey teams and managed from our Kidderminster office.

  •  link-up 

    MK Surveys have achieved Link-Up qualification.  Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers that is shared by the UK rail industry.

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    We are pleased to announce that our NEW BROCHURE is now available. CLICK HERE to view

    To request a printed version please e-mail your details to: brochure@mksurveys.co.uk



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    We are pleased to announce the relocation and expansion of our Oxford office. From the 5th September 2011 we will be based at: Airfield House, Kingston Business Park, Abingdon, OX13 5FD.

     



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    MK Surveys West Midlands

    MK Surveys have now been confirmed as framework suppliers for Topographical and Utility Survey Services to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

    Following a formal PQQ and tender process and with a total score of 92% MK Surveys have been selected to provide these services until 2017.

    The framework launch coincides with the expansion and growth of our West Midlands Division with our recent move into new office space in Kingswinford.

    Inclusion in the framework and the opportunities it is likely to bring, will build on the work and contracts already carried out across the Sandwell and wider West Midlands area.

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    MK Surveys BP Saltend

    MK Surveys has recently completed their 100th week at the Saltend Chemicals Plant in Hull for BP. The team is considered an integral part of BP’s continued commitment to their “Believe In Zero” policy, by providing site mark out services to their permit signatory team. The Utility Department has recently been awarded an extension to their contract at the plant and will continue to have a presence on site until at least September 2014. We extend a great thank you to BP and to all of our surveyors who have worked so hard to make this milestone possible.

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    MK Surveys BIM Surveys

  • eadley college, mk surveys oxford, topographical survey, GPR, underground surveys

    mk surveys topographical

    MK Surveys have been appointed by Radley College to provide topographical and underground utility surveys of their site in Oxfordshire. Radley is a boy’s independent boarding school, founded in 1847 and covers 800 acres including playing fields, a golf course, lake and farmland. It is one of four boys-only, boarding-only, independent senior schools in the UK, the others being Winchester, Harrow and Eton.


    MK Surveys Oxford Office was initially recommended to the Estates Bursar at Radley as a suitable consultant to deliver these services and following a series of meetings and provision of a phased proposal, we are very pleased to have been appointed to deliver these services during 2014 and look forward to maintaining the survey data on behalf of Radley for many years to come.

  • epping forest, mk surveys, topographical survey, GIS

    mk surveys city of London

    The City of London (City) is the local authority for the “Square Mile” however its activities extend well beyond its administrative boundary as it is also responsible for managing over 4000 hectares of open spaces for the benefit of London as a whole.

    As part of this responsibility MK Surveys were recently appointed to complete a survey of all engineering assets within Epping Forest, Ashtead Common, Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common. Purpose of the survey was to deliver an accurate GIS database of these assets which include footbridges, access bridges, culverts, dams and spillways for future asset management (primarily inspection, maintenance and asset valuation).

    MK Surveys utilised the latest hand held Leica Zeno CS25 with external antenna to record all asset information on site.

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    mk surveys wales

    MK Surveys have recently completed a topographical survey along one of the upstream tributaries feeding into Lake Vyrnwy, near to Oswestry in Mid Wales.

    Purpose of the survey is to assist the client in evaluating potential of the area for small scale hydro generation, with the survey covering an area of circa 1000m by 400m including the spectacular Rhiwargor Waterfalls.

    With an elevation change of 130m the survey was both technically and physically challenging, the work was carried out by two survey teams and completed within the proposed timescales to the client’s satisfaction.

  • epping forest, mk surveys, topographical survey, GIS

    mk surveys wales

    The historic market town of Bicester is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire with good road and rail links it is definitely a boom town and this has certainly been recognised by Jay Shakespeare, Regional Manager of the Oxford Office who has just secured two separate major commissions on opposing sides of the town.


    North West Bicester extends to circa 800 acres and is being promoted as the UK’s first eco-town by A2Dominion Group and Cherwell District Council. Whilst on the opposite side South East Bicester extends to circa 300 acres and is being promoted by Redrow and Wates as a potential site for 440 homes and associated employment.

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