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Surveying Services

The following CICES members and survey companies offer professional services in geospatial engineering surveying. If you would like to list your company here, please contact Guy Helliker at CICES or +44 (0)161 972 3122.

ABA Surveying

The Lansbury Estate, Lower Guildford Road Knaphill, Woking, Surrey GU21 2EP
Tel: 01483 797111
Fax: 01483 797211
Contact: Alan Barrow MRICS, FCInstCES
ABA surveying is a leading independent company of chartered land surveyors serving the UK and Ireland. Our core business is land and engineering surveying for civil engineering, structural, architectural and asset management purposes. Our goal is bringing our clients the benefit of our new technology whereby we can offer the most appropriate solution to their data requirements. Highly automated, the company operates digital levels, robotic total stations, RTK geodetic GPS receivers and five Leica 3D scanners for non-contact survey and modelling. We have been leading exponents in the development of 3D scanning techniques for surveying purposes since 2001. Building on our reputation for kinematic scanning in the railway environment the company has developed and carries out mobile scanning for highway surveying purposes for more than five years achieving accuracies measured in millimetres. The company has developed sophisticated 3D surveying and CAD modelling techniques compliant with the emerging BIM requirements. We provide surveying solutions satisfying topographical and structure surveys, asset management, deformation measurement, dimensional control and spatial engineering requirements to accuracies of better than 5mm.Much of our work is in the railway environment where we can survey track, structures, stations, platforms and OLE to 5mm accuracies – all from a place of safety. Started in 1990, the practice has continued to grow through its success and now has a turnover approaching £2m per year. All work is carried out under a quality system accredited to ISI 9001:2008 standards. The company is RISQS Audited and has a Railway Contractors Certificate for its work on Network Rail Infrastructure. It carries professional indemnity insurance for £5m. Accreditations: RICS, CICES, RISQS, Construction Line, SGS and QMS.

Anthony Brookes Surveys

Unit 2 Thornbury Office Park, Midland Way, Thornbury BS35 2BS
Tel: 01454 419133
Fax: 01454 501711
Contact: Phil Roberts, Andrew Bailey MCInstCES.
Anthony Brookes Surveys use the latest technology  to produce quality Topographical, Engineering and Measured Building surveys. Currently operating 10 robotic total stations, 8 GPS units, 3 laser scanners and our own Amberg Rail Measurement Trolley, all fully calibrated. This equipment, coupled with the appropriate software, allows us to produce 2D & 3D CAD plans, point clouds and 3D models, in a variety of outputs and scales. We are one of the largest independent surveying companies in the region and are approved suppliers to major businesses within the construction, rail and public sectors. Professional Indemnity cover of £5million. We are externally audited annually to RISQS standard, Quality standard ISO:9001 2015 and Environmental standard ISO:14001 2015. We are SSIP accredited via Acclaim and have achieved Constructionline Gold status. In addition we are accredited to RICS and ICES and are long standing members of The Survey Association. We have been operating since 1995 and all our surveying teams work nationally.

Applications in CADD

21 Britannia Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire LE12 9AE
Tel: 01509 504501
Fax: 01509 600079
Contacts: Phil Langrishe Managing Director
AiC is one of the leading suppliers of Survey Mapping, Ground Modelling and Data Capture software in the UK. With users in Europe, the Middle East, Pacific Rim and North America. n4ce is our premier product with solutions to meet every users needs and budget. Intuitive and powerful introducing innovative ideas and field to finish solutions. 4Site is our data caputure platform, using an AutoCADTM DWG database, with links to most popular total stations (robotic) and GNSS (GPS) recievers. Specialist 4Site applications are available for Hydrographic Surveying, Rail Surveys, Building Surveys and Utility Mapping.

APR Services

Block B, Queens Road, Barnet, Herts EN5 4DL
Tel: 020 8449 9143
Contacts: Tony Rogers BSc FCInstCES, Managing Director
Andy Bradford BSc FCInstCES, Survey Director
Established in 1991, APR Services is dedicated to providing a standard of excellence in architectural and land surveys that is backed up by a dedicated team proficient in manipulating electronic data into any form to suit individual clients requirements. Based in London, with local offices in Salisbury and Plymouth, APR have built up a reputation for dealing with difficult and challenging projects both in the UK and overseas. This has been achieved by staying at the cutting edge of developments in technology particularly with the use of laser scanning for surveying complex architectural, engineering and heritage projects. APR now offers training and hire of its scanners within the UK.
APR Services is a Bentley Channel Partner and is a reseller for all Bentley Systems software including MicroStation and the Pointools range of pointcloud software. Services include:
  • 3D CAD Modelling
  • Boundary Disputes & Surveys
  • Deformation Monitoring
  • Laser Scanner Hire ( Faro and Riegl scanners)
  • Laser Scanning
  • Lease Plans
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Rail Surveys
  • Rights Of Light
  • Software Sales ( Bentley MicroStation and Pointools )
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Training ( Pointools software )
  • Underground Utilities Mapping
  • Verified Views
  • Visualisations

Crucial Services

Haromin Cottage, Aston Moors, West Felton, Shropshire, SY11 4LA
Tel: +44 (0)1691 800008 / +44 (0)843 5577755
Contacts: David Walker MCInstCES AssocRICS
Crucial Services is a specialist Drone Land Surveying business carrying out traditional ground-based land surveying and commercial drone surveys under a CAA approved Operational Authorization. Drone surveys are quicker, safer and more cost-effective than traditional surveys. We fully integrate our ground and air operations to supply clients with the most complete data possible. Many entrants to drone mapping aren't from a surveying background. However, as land surveyors will always apply sound surveying fundamentals while matching client needs.

Land Surveying Services:
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • 3d Laser Scanning
  • Deformation Monitoring
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Setting Out
  • Asset Surveys
  • Volume Calculations
Drone Surveying Services:
  • Drone Mapping
  • Asset Surveys
  • Inspection Surveys
  • Monitoring Surveys
  • Volume Calculations
  • 3d Modelling / Digital Twins

Harry Skinner Surveys

24 Church Meadow, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5EW
Tel: +44 20 8398 8991
Contacts: H Skinner MRICS FCInstCES
Harry Skinner Surveys is a family run chartered practice established in 1979. Specialists in topographic surveys, RTK and precise GPS, mapping, digital design and ground modelling, control and monitoring surveys and volumetric analysis. We provide a personalised and expert service in the field of land surveying. Including environmental, highway, airfield and land development schemes, we have diverse and specialist experience in the UK, Caribbean and Russia. Backed up with the latest GPS, CAD, infra-red, laser equipment and technology, a high quality service helps us to maintain a portfolio of long standing clients. Extensive work in the Caribbean and Bahamas over the last ten years has seen us enhance the local governments’ mapping and survey resources on several islands with orthophoto production, monumented geodetic control installation, densification and transformation of historic control, grid and datum transformations as well as localised topographic surveys and the provision of engineering control and survey training. Installation of survey control and management of survey procedures at gas and oil sites in Russia have helped broaden our international portfolio. Nationwide GIS asset capture, flood risk assessment, volumetric analysis and engineering survey control have complemented large and small-scale topographic surveys in both the public and private sector. We are on the Environment Agency’s approved list for land, GPS, river and channel surveys, and have worked throughout the UK on strategic flood risk assessment projects, threshold, river diversion, sea defence and bench mark surveys. We also have security clearance for unescorted work on MOD sites.


Jacobs UK – Surveying & Reality Capture
UK Wide – Head office: Cottons Centre, London
Contact: Nick Blakeway MCInstCES
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environment, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery, and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With approximately $15 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of approximately 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
Our UK Surveying and Reality Capture team are highly talented and flexible, with cross-market capabilities who are invested in your projects to add value to spatial data collection over the project life-cycle and who have the passion to innovate and problem solve.
We have an agile team of passionate survey experts with comprehensive skillsets and extensive delivery experience, globally connected and integrated throughout Jacobs.
Our capabilities/services include, but are not limited to:

  • Traditional Surveys
    • 2D/3D topographical surveys
    • Measured building surveys
    • Rail measurement
    • Rail gauging
    • Bathymetric surveys
  • Laser Scanning
    • Reality capture/Digital twins
    • Scan 2 BIM
  • Aerial Data Capture
    • Inspections via drone
    • Thermal imaging
    • Aerial video capture
    • Hyperspectral
  • Underground Utility Surveys
    • 3D utility modelling
    • Ground penetrating radar
    • Statutory record information
    • Drainage surveys
    • CCTV
  • Survey Advisory
    • Survey specification preparation
    • Data analysis
  • Other Services
    • Asset surveys
    • Swept path analysis
    • Structural/Deformation monitoring
    • Feature extraction
    • 360 photographic reality capture

Murphy Geospatial

39-41 North Road, London N7 9DP

Tel: +44 (0)20 35983775

Contact: Colin Murphy
For over 35 years Murphy Geospatial have been raising the standard in geospatial consultancy.  From topographical surveys through to 3D data capture and BIM modelling, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions, consultancy and advice to support the geospatial needs of the built and natural environment. Combining the latest surveying technology with a highly knowledgeable and experienced team, allows us to provide the most cost efficient solutions to minimise risks for our clients, whilst meeting the highest standards in accuracy and detail. With a nationwide footprint throughout Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe and over 240 employees, we can always ensure quick turnaround times and a service our clients can rely on. Services include: BIM, laser scanning, topographic surveys, setting out, monitoring, tunnels, railways, hydrographic, UAV, measured building surveys, subsurface mapping and many more.
Murphy Geospatial is Achilles RISQS and UVDB Verified and has Health, Safety, Quality and Environment management systems accredited with the relevant ISO9001, OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 certifications.

Plowman Craven

2 Lea Business Park, Lower Luton Road, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 5EQ
Tel: 01582 765566
Contact: Peter Folwell – Director.
Plowman Craven is a leading Chartered Surveying company providing integrated measurement and consultancy services to the property and infrastructure markets. The company pioneers the use of technical innovation to deliver proven expertise and trusted results throughout the project lifecycle. Operating worldwide, our access to skilled and specialist resource allows us to respond effectively, no matter the size of the project or how challenging, and we work closely with our clients so we can fully understand and respond to their individual needs. We are at the forefront of promoting the delivery of measurement information in 3D and BIM formats and our use of state-of-the-art laser scanning technology means we add significant value to any measurement project.Our Services include:

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Infrastructure Surveys
  • Correlation Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Rail Surveys
  • Engineering Surveys
  • Structural and Environmental Monitoring
  • Underground Utilities Mapping
  • Area Measurement Surveys
  • Aerial Surveys & Inspection Surveys
  • Building Surveys
  • Technical Due Diligence

We are UVDB and LinkUp registered and all work is carried out under a quality system accredited to BSI ISO 9001:2008.

The Severn Partnership

Chartered Surveyors, Geospatial Engineers
Lambda House, Hadley Park East, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6QJ
Tel: 01952 676 775
Contact: Nick Blenkarn BSc(Hons) MSc MRICS MInstCES MPWI
Mark Combes BSc(Hons) Dip Svy MRICS MInstCES
Severn Partnership is a firm of chartered geomatic surveyors with a reputation established over 30 years for providing a high quality professional service. We survey, measure & monitor to produce high quality plans, sections, elevations – all the way to 3D and Building Information Models (BIM).We work throughout the UK occasionally overseas, utilising the latest robotic survey equipment, 3D laser scanning technology & 3D modelling software, backed up by a wealth of survey expertise and experience. Our mission is to deliver a professional and personal service, regulated at all times by RICS standards and underpinned by strong ethical standards. Put simply:

  • Quality data
  • Measured safely
  • Delivered professionally
  • On time

Severn Partnership can draw on an extensive range of techniques, skills, experience and technology to solve any given survey problem; from basic topographical surveys through to complex three dimensional structures that defy conventional survey techniques.Please contact us to discuss your survey requirements and we will offer our professional advice on the full range of options available for completing the survey using a range of survey techniques.

Survey Solutions

Unit 3, West Area, Farthing Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 5AP
Tel: 01473 240 410
James Cooper Managing Director, Paul Singleton Director, Dave, Bredin Director, Greg Norman Director, Richard Glenn Director
Survey Solutions are one of the largest independent survey companies operating nationwide and throughout Europe with eight offices in the UK offering all aspects of surveying and mapping above and below ground.
Services include:

  • Land / Topographic surveys
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Underground Utility Tracing
  • Infrastructure Surveys
  • Boundary Disputes & Expert Witness
  • Railway Surveys
  • Setting Out for Construction
  • CCTV Drainage Surveys and Reports
  • GPS Surveying
  • Verified AVR Views
  • Engineering Surveys
  • Monitoring for Movement
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Using the latest Geomatic technology including; reflectorless theodolites, robotic instruments, survey quality GPS and one-man total stations, we provide our Clients and their Consultants with accurate and economical survey solutions for all aspects of mapping and survey. We provide dedicated expertise for underground investigations and utilities surveys using both non-intrusive investigations and direct access survey methods to provide a clear understanding of buried services, utilities and hazards necessary for many construction projects.