Measured surveys for Santander’s UK-wide refurbishment programme

Project deliverable:

Measured survey and 2D CAD drawings

Accurate & reliable drawings for refurbishment programme

C A Design Services (CADS) was approached by McCue Crafted Fit to carry out measured surveys and drawings for the branches allocated to them for refurbishment by their client Santander. The project timescale meant that measured surveys had to be carried out simultaneously in all the branches assigned to McCue. CAD drawings were also required so that McCue’s design team and contractors had reliable and dimensionally accurate building data to work from.

Better information, preventing costly delays

In the absence of up-to-date estate records, the team surveyed each branch within McCue’s refurbishment programme and produced CAD drawings to reflect the full extent of the property and the as-existing layout of the branch, including fixtures and fittings.

The final drawings confirmed that the proposed refurbishment design could be implemented with confidence, avoiding delays that can occur because of inaccurate information.

Following the success of the data collected for McCue, the CAD’s surveying team was asked to supply survey measurements by other contractors working on the refurbishment including GB Farrer, Thomas Johnstone Ltd, C W Duke, Islwyn Pugh Construction and Cordery Build. This process helped standardise the use of data across the project.

Library of accurate and reliable survey data

CADS surveyed all branches within the whole refurbishment programme, collecting the data to build a library of accurate and reliable building survey information on which the contractors could rely.

Santander UK was historically three separate brands and with a nationwide refurbishment programme we needed to find ways to be more efficient with our delivery and update our drawing database across our portfolio of properties.

CADS provided an accurate survey of each building prior to the Design team producing any schemes or scoping meetings taking place. This gave us the confidence that our global design could be achieved in each location at a much earlier stage in the programme, reducing the number of site visits and drawing revisions. This had the benefit of saving on time and cost.

Alastair Rodda, National Construction Manager, Santander UK.

If you’d like to discover more about the full range of Survey Services offered by C A Design Services, please contact Mark Johnson or Iain Tubby on 01493 412806 or email