Site Topographic Surveys

topographical site survey

Our professional surveyors will deliver accurate site topographic site surveys that you can rely on

Mapping your site, its features and topography is normally the first stage of any development project, which is why its accuracy is so important.

When you commission your topographical survey from CADS you are always guaranteed to receive an accurate measured survey that you can trust.

With nationwide coverage and five regional offices, CADS Survey has the scale of resources and capacity to respond and deliver large, complex or multiple site survey programmes.


CADS’ survey clients include

C A Design Services client Sainsbury's Argos logo
C A Design Services client Morrisons logo
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Measured survey client - IngletonWood
C A Design Services client Pick Everard

Topographical surveys tailored to your specific needs

Starting with early-stage detailed discussions, we will give you practical advice and support based on years of experience. We will help you develop your site survey brief to ensure the resulting survey meets your specific technical requirements and contains the relevant information for your project.

We want to make sure you receive the correct survey for the work you are undertaking; safeguarding against unnecessary costs for collecting unwanted data or for the need to commission expensive additional surveys to obtain missing data.

Using the latest technology

Our topographic surveyors are equipped with the latest GPS, Total Station and laser scanning measuring instruments. They will employ both traditional surveying techniques and the latest laser technologies.

Adhering to professional quality standards, we work to:

  • RICS and TSA professional codes
  • our own exacting ISO 9001 quality standards
  • and BS 1192 for BIM ready survey services
  • an ethos of ‘always right first time

You can always trust the information you receive, which is why we have established long term relationships with so many of our clients.

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Digital delivery of survey data

Our surveyors will also prepare your survey data in a 2D or 3D CAD format which can be incorporated into a BIM model if required.

All survey data is delivered direct to your desktop ready for you to start work.

Our in-house team is able to provide your topographic information in a number of digital formats including GIS, .shp, .tab, .bds and other file formats.

Importing additional digital information

We can also import other digital information supplied by you, by migrating this information from pdf to CAD format. The completed OS data maps will be supplied to you in a CAD file format, scaled to suit your requirements and containing your corporate branding if desired.

Point Cloud survey and LOD level 2 model for Further Education College
Site survey delivered as GIS map for Grounds Maintenance
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Benefits of commissioning your topographic survey from CADS

With years’ of experience and nationwide coverage there are several benefits of commissioning your topographic survey from CADS. These include:

  • practical impartial advice from experienced professional surveyors;
  • a fixed price competitive quote;
  • a survey solution tailored to your specific technical and programme requirements;
  • an efficient high-quality consultative service.

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Bespoke site plans for contractors and project managers

Our in-house cartographer can also create bespoke site plans for contractors and project managers. Working either from client supplied maps or purchased Ordnance Survey maps, we will capture the level of detail you require including physical features such as transport networks, buildings and boundaries both physical and political including access routes.

Complementary services

Working with our partners, we can also offer:

  • integrate underground utilities and services within your topographical survey data , providing either a 2D CAD format or 3D models;
  • provide CCTV drainage investigation surveys;
  • GIS and asset information and we are a Cadcorp Partner.


How Can We Help You?

Please get in touch to discuss your topographic survey requirements or get a survey quote by filling out the form

or contact us on 01493 440444, or by email

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Case Studies

Laser Survey & LOD3 Model of Large Hospital Site

Laser Survey & LOD3 Model of Large Hospital Site

C A Design Services was approached by architects Ingleton Wood to produce a survey and 3D model of the Goodmayes Hospital site, which could be used to inform development decisions.

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Extensive Measured Building Survey of Salisbury Maltings

Extensive Measured Building Survey of Salisbury Maltings

Our client’s instruction was to deliver a full topographic site survey and traditional 2D floor plans of all retail units and apartments together with a LOD2 3D model of the site.

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Our clients include

Employing over 100 people across five UK locations we offer an unrivalled, comprehensive and integrated range of planning, communication, design, architecture and implementation services, as well as sector specific software applications StoreSpace® and Storeview®.

C A Design Services is registered in England No. 01595687 at The Design Centre, Hewett Road, Gapton Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NN.

Phone: 01493 440444

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