Retail Survey & Planning

Surveybase built its reputation providing Survey and Planning Consultancy to the Retail industry. The Retail sector has been fundamental to Surveybase for over 20 years and remains an important part of our day to day activities and expertise.

We work with Retailers, Landlords, Agents and Investors on one off projects and nationwide programmes. Our considerable experience has cultivated an appreciation for the unique challenges of retail, and we have honed precision service procedures to meet industry expectations.

The dedicated Store Survey team provide precision “as built” records of supermarkets, conveniences stores, food service and high street outlets. Working to a tailored brief they record the structural, fit out and services information needed to build a comprehensive set of survey plans, elevations, and sections.

Our Planning service function supports refit programmes at store, department, and product level. We boost internal design resources during periods of intense workload. Our expertise includes layout planning, signage schemes and fit out specifications. The combined Store Survey and Planning service represents a managed design service solution.

2D Store Survey

Surveybase have delivered accurate measured surveys of retail property since foundation in 1998. We have worked with many blue-chip retail organisations and private investors. Our cost-effective service is designed specifically for the re-brand and refurbishment of existing retail space. Using Leica disto-metres and steel tapes we undertake traditional measurement of the building structure, sales area and back of house. We carefully map the layout of retail display equipment noting asset information such as bay dimension, shelving and supplier. Building services are recorded including mains power, gas and water connections along with lighting, electrical and security layout. The brief can be extended to include signage and merchandise layout. The survey is processed in 2D AutoCAD to our Clients layering standard and returned with referenced photography and an OS Map.

Store Planning Support

Surveybase is proud to work with some of the largest retail organisations in the UK. Our impressive portfolio includes projects with Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer. We offer a cost-effective solution to Store Layout Planning and CAD Services. Put simply we provide the skilled CAD resources that deliver change programmes in reduced time. The service is offered on an outsourced basis with CAD Technicians working remotely at Design Base or through the Clients cloud based planning portal. Each project is overseen by an experienced Senior Planner to control communication and quality.

Landlord & Investor Support

Surveybase works directly with commercial Landlords and Investors delivering measured survey solutions for property lease and conveyance. This support typically includes our Area Measurement service. We provide an outline measured building survey with a report breaking down the total space as Gross External Area (GEA), Gross Internal Area (GIA) and Nett Internal Area (NIA). On request the report is supported by a Letter Of Reliance that provides further assurance in our measurement to perspective buyers and tenants.

Service Options

We will develop a project specification that meets your precise requirements. Typical service options include;

  • Store Survey
  • Store Planning Support
  • Topographical Survey
  • 3D Laser Scan Survey
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Area Measurement (GEA, GIA, NIA)
  • Lease & Conveyance Plans
  • Visualisation

Specialist Support & Advice

If you require further information on our Retail Surveying & Planning services or need professional advice, please contact David Ascott direct; david.ascott@surveybase.co.uk.

Request A Quotation

If you are seeking a quotation, please contact Jane Spencer; jane.spencer@surveybase.co.uk


Areas we cover

We operate throughout the UK and with focus along the M4 corridor from South Wales to the South East and the surrounding counties including;

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • France

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