Surveys for Santander's national refurbishment programme

In the absence of up-to-date estate records, CADS captured the necessary building data to support this extensive national refurbishment programme

Iain Tubby
Survey Case Study by Iain Tubby Principal Surveyor 31/07/2019
CADS' survey client Santander

Accurate branch site information, preventing costly delays

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.

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.

Surveys for Santander's national refurbishment programme

Better information, preventing costly delays

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.

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CADS provided an accurate survey of each building prior to the design team producing any schemes, or scoping meetings taking place, giving us confidence that our global design could be achieved in each location at a much earlier stage in the programme.

Alastair Rodda National Construction Manager, Santander UK

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.

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