It’s been just over a year since we first started talks with the charity spudYOUTH to help them deliver the Handlebar Café – which will be located on an old railway track at the bottom of St Catherine’s Hill, along one of the best cycle routes in Winchester.
As part of R&W’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, we offered to help the charity run a power supply to the new cafe. Their initial proposal involved digging along the carriageway from some local houses, but after some site meetings R&W altered the route to avoid local services and cause less disruption to local residents. To do this trial holes were carried out to determine the cover over a local bridge and in collaboration with SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) the new route was agreed. R&W Environmental also kindly supplied Type 1 material along with a 3t excavator and a muckaway lorry.
When complete it will provide: