Successful operation at new vets’

Topping out ceremony at Robson and Prescott Vets, Whorrral Bank, Morpeth with (back row-left to right) Paul Wilson-Tolent, Coun Andrew Tebbutt, Phil Taylor-Mayor of Morpeth, Sam Prescott, Sheila Prescott and  (front row-left to right) Richard Sullivan-Surveyor, Amanda Holmes-Dransfield Properties, Chris Green-Director-Robson and Prescott and Gavin Ward-WCEC Architects.
Topping out ceremony at Robson and Prescott Vets, Whorrral Bank, Morpeth with (back row-left to right) Paul Wilson-Tolent, Coun Andrew Tebbutt, Phil Taylor-Mayor of Morpeth, Sam Prescott, Sheila Prescott and (front row-left to right) Richard Sullivan-Surveyor, Amanda Holmes-Dransfield Properties, Chris Green-Director-Robson and Prescott and Gavin Ward-WCEC Architects.

A FLAG has been dropped from Morpeth’s newest veterinary building to celebrate the completion of another phase.

The roof has now gone on the Robson and Prescott facility at Whorral Bank, which should be completed by the summer. The practice is moving to the site from its present base in Low Stanners, which will make way for the town’s new food store currently under construction.

To mark the roof going on the new building a ‘topping out’ ceremony was held, attended by Morpeth Mayor Phil Taylor and county councillor Andrew Tebbutt, and Shelagh and Sam Prescott from the practice put out the flag.

They were joined by Site Manager Paul Wilson, from Tolent, as well as members of the professional team.

The scheme is being delivered by Dransfield Properties.

Spokeswoman Amanda Holmes said: “It’s great to see the work progressing on the new vets’.

“Everyone is really looking forward to the practice relocating to its fantastic new premises.

“That in turn will allow us to start work on the rest of the site at Low Stanners and deliver Morpeth’s new supermarket.”

The practice currently employs 50 staff, but the new centre, which will include separate treatment areas for equine and farm animals and small animals, a paddock, stabling, manege and trotting up area, will enable it to expand.