What a Year!

2015 was a busy year at Plowman Craven. Here’s a quick snapshot of just some of the highlights.


Innovation is what sets us apart and January kicked the year off with the first of many substantial investments in state of the art 3D laser scanning technology.


Having measured and collated various survey information over a 12 year period, in February we highlighted our involvement in the 67 acre King’s Cross Central regeneration programme.


March saw the reburial of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral - the precise 3D parametric model supplied by Plowman Craven assisted architects in the necessary redesign changes. March also saw the launch of our dedicated Urban Regeneration website website.

In the pursuit of Cool


In pursuit of cool – we penned an AEC article reviewing how new applications of laser scanning technology were making waves in the survey industry. Our Investors In People accreditation was also renewed – take a look at what Our Employees Say.


We were Finalists in the RICS BIM4 SME Awards with our work relating to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) Roadshow commenced in conjunction with RICS.


Our mobile Lidar scanning unit travelled to Beijing to work on The Great Wall of China Visual Effects – just one of the many productions under our belt in 2015. We opened a new office in Southwark Bridge Road and June also saw further investment in state of the art Leica P40 ScanStation laser scanners.

Urban Regeneration Brochure


We refined our approach in order to achieve our goals in expertise, innovation and ambition - the result was Our Purpose. We had a record number of teams entered into the JLL Property Triathlon in aid of Starlight charity, and our involvement in a variety of Urban Regeneration projects lead us to produce a dedicated Urban Regeneration Brochure.


We spent time at King’s Cross Central filming for ITN’s Building Tomorrow programme in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Building.


September saw the start of the Rugby World Cup – we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the official Webb Ellis Trophy ourselves, working with Canon to produce a 3D printed replica.

ast of England Constructing Excellence Awards


We were a Finalist in the East of England Constructing Excellence Awards and a revamped and a more detailed version of our BIM Specification & Reference Guide was officially launched.


We invested further in Total Station technology, and we became a Finalist in the Medium Sized Business category of the Hertfordshire Business Awards.


We launch an updated Corporate Brochure and our dream of a brand new Harpenden office is very quickly becoming a reality!