Ramboll provides a wide range of Geomatics land surveying capabilities including reality capture, 3D laser scanning and field data gathering services in the UK and overseas.

Survey of Winston House, West Sussex, UK. Ramboll


Simon Benfield. Ramboll

Simon Benfield

Director, Bridges UK
T: +44 20 7631 5291

A focused, reliable service

The constant sharing of knowledge allows us to fine-tune our survey procedures to precisely address the requirements of particular situations economically and reliably, time after time. Our aim is to always add tangible value while providing clients with the ongoing assurance of a world-class engineering consultancy, with third party accreditation to ISO 9001 and 14001.

We provide specialist surveying services, including land surveys for developments and design, 3D laser scanning of buildings, infrastructure & historic structures and structural monitoring, not just in the construction sector but to all types of industry. We work in a range of market sectors including energy, environment, buildings, archaeology, civil engineering and oil & gas. Our clients include developers, contractors, local authorities, government agencies and major institutions.

Our team of highly qualified and field-experienced surveyors undertakes survey design, field work, data processing and presentation, and we are able to advise on almost all aspects of surveying — from the survey of simple topographic features to complex infrastructure projects involving high definition laser scanning and 3D modelling. We also provide a consultancy service to assist in the specification or procurement and management of a survey or investigation undertaken by others.

We undertake bespoke commissions for external clients and we also work alongside our colleagues in the engineering, environmental and transport disciplines. Our approach is to ensure that we add value in all we do and our work is underpinned by continuous knowledge sharing.

Field and desk capabilities

  • Engineering surveys - highways and bridges, railway infrastructure, pipelines and sewers, marine works, existing and as-built construction surveys, building developments, coastal protection, cliff monitoring, deformation monitoring, steel structures, flood inundation, volumetric surveys, landfill sites
  • Laser scanning - Point cloud data sets, limited access structures, facades, plant rooms, rock faces, volumetric, forensics, offshore platforms, refineries
  • Land surveys - topographical, 3D modelling, precise levelling, proof surveys, GPS surveys, setting out, services tracing
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) - LAM® (laser aided modelling), 3D surface models, Revit models, visualisations and animations, asset management data capture, floor plans, sections and elevations
  • Historic structures and archaeology - measured surveys, plans and elevations, excavations, earthworks and landscapes, presentation drawings

Deliveries of data are fully customised to client needs, from AutoCAD drawings to highly detailed 3D models. We have also developed a web viewer for the delivery of 360 images, laser scanning data including online measurements, 3D models and analysis. Our RamView360 online tool allows anyone linked with a project to interrogate 360 views with no requirement for downloading software.

Further information


3D scan of Brighton pier

Brighton Pier - Survey for Boat Deck Replacement

Brighton Pier is a Grade II* listed building which opened in 1899. The pier head comprises structure from three distinct periods. The central core is constructed of Victorian cast iron screw piles while to the northeast corner is an area approximately 35m x 15m known as the boat deck and built in the 1930s. In the mid-1990s, the pier head was then extended, with a new structure surrounding the original construction.

London Tube

London Underground deep tube programme, Piccadilly Line surveys

Ramboll specialists were commissioned to undertake detailed laser scanning surveys of 52 of the 53 stations on the Piccadilly Line, one of London Underground’s major arteries.

The Mersey Gateway completed. Image courtesy of Merseylink

The Mersey Gateway

It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes. The central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. 

Arnside Viaduct deck and rail replacement

Arnside Viaduct deck and rail replacement

Built in 1856 — and rebuilt in 1915 — the 51-span Arnside Viaduct carries the Carnforth to Whitehaven railway over the River Kent estuary at a point close to Morecambe Bay. Its deck had suffered considerable deterioration and Network Rail decided to replace it. Our transport engineers undertook a Grip Stage 5 (Form B) design for the superstructure, working closely with contractor May Gurney.

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240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7631 5291

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Company registration

Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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