Sep 2012: Survey4BIM
Warehouse and Office Block scanned in Chandlers Ford and provided in 3D Revit format.
Aug 2012: Fulham Town Hall
MK Surveys have been commissioned to produce a detailed measured building survey, including floor plans, elevations, internal elevations and cross sections of the Grade II listed Fulham Town Hall. Designed by George Edwards and built in 1888-90 with a further extension designed by Francis Wood, the Borough Engineer added in 1904-05, the building is set to be transformed into a ‘quintessentially British’ lifestyle emporium after Hammersmith & Fulham Council agreed to sell the building to Dory Ventures an American retail and leisure group.
Aug 2012: Rowing Lake Success for MK Surveys
MK Surveys have been appointed to provide the topographical and watercourse surveys for the proposed Bedford Rowing Lake. The survey includes 350 acres of mixed farmland, live quarry works, 3km of highway, 4.5km of watercourse and surveys of the existing lake beds. The survey will be completed during August / September by multiple survey teams and will enable the Development Consortium to advance their design which currently includes the Rowing Lake, Retirement Village and an Education Campus / Technology Park.
Aug 2012: Shopping Centre Surveys
MK Surveys have been appointed as surveyors on two major shopping centre projects The Friary Centre, Guildford and Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells. Survey teams will spend the next 12 weeks recording and producing detailed topographical surveys, floor plans, roof plans and elevations of both centres on behalf of the new owners and their project architects. Director David Rust commented that as a business we like the challenge that these buildings present and are gaining a reputation within this sector having completed surveys at Queens Square, West Bromwich, CentreMK, Milton Keynes, The Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, The Darwin & Pride Hill Centres in Shrewsbury and West One Shopping Centre on London’s, Oxford Street.
July 2012: Annual Cricket Fixture
MK Surveys vs Technical & Development Services
A warm July evening was the setting for the annual (friendly!) cricket fixture between MK Surveys and a mixed team from TDS Midlands, TDS Southern & KCS Services. TDS got off to an excellent start with both openers making 25 before Lewis Hook ripped the heart out of their middle order with 3 wickets in 3 balls and TDS ended their innings on 149 for 6. The MK Surveys response was an excellent all-round team performance. Rob Ellis, Nick Clarke and Gareth Collins all made 25, but it was the running between the wickets of Ben (Yes Ben), Steve G and Martin, that saw us home with two overs to spare. The evening ended with a few beers and a BBQ before Paul Fleming presented the Ted Lawton Cup to Lewis Hook the MK Surveys Hat-trick Hero.
June 2012: A5 Nuneaton / Hinckley
MK Surveys have been commissioned to undertake a large Topographical Survey of the main A5 trunk road running between Hinckley and Atherstone covering two counties (Warwickshire and Leicestershire)
June 2012: Abingdon bun throwing
MK Surveys Oxford office recently spent an afternoon assisting Mr James May (Top Gear, Man Lab) by surveying the distances to the surrounding buildings from the top of Abingdon County Hall.
"Top Gear presenter James May has helped throw 6,000 buns in Abingdon as part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations across Oxfordshire.
The town hosted its 250-year-old royal tradition from the roof of the county hall.
May was asked to help come up with a contraption to fire buns at the hard-to-reach parts of the crowd as part of his TV show Man Lab.
TV star May pitted his machine against two champion throwers as 6,000 buns took to the sky - 100 buns for every year of the Queen's reign." worldofbunthrowing
May 2012: The Survey Association
The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. We are pleased to announce that MK Surveys' Director - Stuart Dimond, has become a committee member and is keen to promote the benefits that a TSA membership offers and promote high quality survey industry standards.
March 2012: Membership of Euro GPR Association
MK Surveys are pleased to announce our membership of The European Ground Penetrating Radar Association or EuroGPR as it is more commonly known. Euro GPR is a trade organisation covering the many applications for Ground Probing Radar technology.
Membership of EuroGPR is just one of the ways we ensure our surveyors continue to develop their skills and hence provide a quality service and best value to our customers.
March 2012: High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan
Buckinghamshire County Council‘s Transport for Buckinghamshire service has recently commissioned MK Surveys to undertake a Topographical Survey of the town centre area in High Wycombe
February 2012: Hammersmith Flyover
If you are heading past the Hammersmith Flyover in London within the next few weeks please spare a thought for our surveyors from our Nuneaton Office who are working on and inside the structure.
February 2012: New Office - Horsham, West Sussex
New Southern Office – MK Surveys are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Cowfold, Nr Horsham, West Sussex. We have for many years enjoyed good relationships with clients in this area via our long term partnering arrangement with TDS Southern. The new office will allow us to develop these relationships and hopefully build many more.