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Measured Survey in Sutton, London

Read about our measured survey project undertaken in Sutton, London.

Article By: Tom Ayre | Last Update: November 2020


Conrad Koslowsky Architects


Survey – 1 Week
Draughting – 1 Week


Sutton, London, United Kingdom


Jack Bidston / Scott Watts

Our Client

THS Concepts were commissioned by Conrad Koslowsky Architects, a highly regarded Architectural practise based in London. They are known for many projects, including developer-led and private residential developments, and an office refurbishment for the Selfridges Creative Team.

The Required Work

Conrad was asked to look into the feasibility and new design of a dilapidated care home in Sutton, London.  In its former days the property was a care home that was later converted into an 18 bedroom home of multiple occupancy. The building had no existing as-built information, which is key to undertaking detailed and accurate design work. Conrad being a busy Architect, needed a way to quickly obtain survey information and the production of CAD drawings for the project.

The Solution

The measured survey was undertaken on a corner plot in Burdon Lane, Sutton, London.

THS Concepts were commissioned to undertake a full survey of the grounds and building. We were tasked with producing a number of CAD drawings, including:

  • Site Plan
  • Elevations
  • Floor Plans
  • Sections

The survey work was undertaken using our Leica total stations and Faro 3D laser scanners. With this equipment, we accurately surveyed the entirety of the building and surrounding ground. The data from the 3D scanners produced a point cloud from which we extracted all the requested drawings.

The process for the 3D scanning is first stitching each scan to it’s closest scans, then stitching floors on floors and so on.


Overall, the measured survey process went well. The only slight issue was the lack of power, which meant there were dark areas of the property. We had to illuminate areas with battery powered floodlights. Some of the floors were a bit water damaged, which meant in some rooms it was tricky to set up our tripod mounted total station.

The drawings were presented in AutoCAD DWG & PDF format.

Conrad was very happy with our work and is still using THS Concepts for projects today!

Project Drawings