APRIL VINE IN TOUCH NEWSLETTER
VINE ATTENDED TWO COUNTIES EXHIBITION AT IMW DUXFORD

We exhibited at the The Two Counties Business Exhibition IMW Duxford recently. Visitors had access into AirSpace to explore over 30 iconic aircraft. A chance to View IMW Duxford newly refurbished Conference Centre and try out IWM Duxford Spitfire Virtual Reality experience. A unique viewing of a Concorde nose droop and access onto this aircraft/free ride on the IWM Duxford simulator. Susan from Natwest won our prize draw of a bottle of bubbly !

LEGACY SITE IN NORFOLK COMPLETED

Vine Technical Services have completed a site finishing project for our developer client at a legacy site in Norfolk. The site was left at binder course for a very long time. Manhole remedial work was completed before all iron works were raised to final level. The drainage pipe diameters were 900mm and the chamber ring diameters were over 2m. A gantry was deployed to replace some cover-slabs and adjust chamber ring heights to enable adoptable construction to final level. After resurfacing some binder course areas and completing the surface course, a large blockwork raised table with two granite sett ramps were constructed to complete the site. The sewers are now eligible for adoption, as will the highways be in the near future. The project was quite a transformation and the residents responded very positively to the site being finished off and looking revitalised.

Crufts 2019

Congratulations to our Director Avril Bird and Rio (kennel name Medogold Burn Baby Burn) for qualifying for Crufts 2019, competing in the Pointers Class.

S228 ADOPTION SECURED IN SWINDON AREA

Vine has recently secured the S228 adoption of two of their client’s sites in the Swindon area.  A number of highway remedial works were required including carriageway resurfacing & raising kerb-lines to alleviate ponding, gully cleaning & street lighting re-lamping & testing.  As Built drawings were also required.  One of the sites was particularly unusual in that as a result of a land sale between two developers, one half of the carriageway had already been adopted by the Council, leaving our client’s half of the carriageway still unadopted.  Following the successful completion of the remedial works, however, the entire road is now highway maintainable at public expense.

Vine are continuing to work closely with the local Council on behalf of our client to progress the S38 adoptions of a number of other sites in the area.