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Plowman Craven House, 2 Lea Business Park, Lower Luton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 5EQ

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Welcome to Plowman Craven

We specialise in providing geospatial data services to both public and private sectors and, as one of the largest surveying companies in the UK, our access to resource means we’re able to respond efficiently with experienced personnel, no matter the location or size of your project.

We’ve been offering geospatial advice, services and solutions through every stage of the construction project lifecycle for nearly 60 years, but we’re not just a survey company. We are a multi-disciplinary firm combining the very latest equipment and techniques to provide the data that helps inform and underpin a clients’ plans. We measure and scan. We survey and record. We model and monitor. We interpret and advise.

Having played a key role on some of the most prestigious development projects in the UK and overseas, we serve a broad client base that includes developers, architects, contractors, engineers, project managers, commercial agents, estate managers, investors and government bodies.

Our reputation is based on honesty, integrity and the consistent delivery of quality service and our efficiencies and expertise in providing integrated measurement and consultancy services enable us to deliver real savings and value. Read more about us


Our Services

Our continued investment and R&D and increasingly strong performance ensures we remain one of the UK’s largest measurement surveying companies. We are experts in the capture and provision of high-quality geospatial data to the Property, Rail, Infrastructure and Urban Regeneration markets.  With over 170 employees, we continue to invest in highly skilled staff and advanced survey technology.

We provide the certainty needed to build, manage and maintain the commercial properties, infrastructure and assets that form the backbone of Britain. In a typical week, we could be consulting on a commercial property development, supplying rail track alignment surveys, laser-scanning and 3D modelling a heritage building, surveying using an unmanned drone or mapping out the underground utility services at a redevelopment site.

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Advice, services and solutions through every stage of the construction project lifecycle. 


We provide specialist advice and consultancy services to support your property investment decisions, whether it’s helping to identify and minimise environmental risks or finding the most appropriate and cost-effective geospatial solution.

Services within the Strategy phase


Feasibility & Planning

Our innovative and expert team can provide a range of added value services during the early stages of any project. Accurate and up-to- date data at this phase and our ability to work across all aspects of a planning application ensures a single point of contact.

Services within the Feasibility & Planning phase



For more than 50 years we have applied our survey expertise to complex infrastructure projects and large urban regeneration schemes, supplementing traditional techniques with new technologies such as drones, 3D laser scanning and digital monitoring.

Services within the Design phase



Our considerable knowledge in the Property and Infrastructure sectors enables bespoke technical solutions that reduce risk, increase efficiency and provide cost savings. Major BIM and Rail projects have benefited from our unique application of these solutions.

Services within the Pre-Construction phase



By providing a range of invaluable services, including surveying with drones, the application of environmental and structural monitoring, and the use of construction verification, we are able to help reduce risk for any construction project.

Services within the Construction phase


In Use

Offering a wide spectrum of surveying services enables us to offer support and advice for the lifetime of a facility. Providing 'one-stop- shop' Technical Due Diligence also involves us as large portfolios or single assets change hands.

Services within the In Use phase








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