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More people live in the urban cities of the world than ever before. This has driven the need for massive and complex structures for accommodation, worship, leisure, entertainment, shopping, eating and working.

Measuring these buildings to identify key structural elements, areas and layouts is part of the specialised role of a measured building surveyor. Furthermore recording and documenting historic buildings and buildings of architectural significance is also vital to preserve the culture of the world's cities.

As a leader in this field we work closely with architects, planners, developers, designers, agents, engineers and other property professionals to produce 3D models, reports, plans, elevations and sections of the highest standard. We bring innovative measurement solutions to the team, enhanced by our laser scanning capabilities, and our work is central to the success of every project.

Measured Building Surveys

These provide detailed internal and external plans, sections and elevations. Consultation with our surveyors ensures that all plans are prepared to meet your precise requirements. We know from experience that it is essential to cross check and reference all components of a measured survey, providing peace of mind to the development team and allowing them to work with absolute confidence.

Whilst on site, we aim to record additional information and detail to assist the development team with crucial decisions. Using the latest 3D laser scanners, MSA is less intrusive, faster and more cost-effective.

BIM Modelling

The provision of measured survey information in the form of a 3D model greatly enhances understanding and accelerates the design process. Our clients and the consultant teams with whom we work are fully aware of the benefit of implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) into their project from the start.

BIM is not simply just producing 3D models or changing the software we use, rather for MSA it is about a more collaborative and management approach for the compilation and utilisation of all information across the whole life-cycle of the building.

Providing scan to BIM solutions and working closely with other project consultants means that MSA can deliver greater detail, accuracy and efficiency, which contributes massively to cost and time savings as well as to the final project outcome.

Our expertise in capturing, recording and detailing spatial information and working collaboratively alongside other professionals makes us an invaluable BIM partner in delivering solutions and decision support to any project.








Right of Light Surveys

Alongside planning, Rights of Light (RoL) is the largest constraint on development potential in the United Kingdom. A measured survey is the only way to provide an accurate and conclusive view of the Rights of Light implications for any proposed development. With more than 27 years of experience in this field, MSA continues to work alongside the leading RoL consultant companies and has been involved in many of the most prestigious developments in London and in the UK. MSA’s reputation in this field makes us the market leader and consultant of choice.  

Our experience on these projects means that our surveyors have an in-depth understanding of exactly what is required for the analysis and ensures that all the required detail is captured and included. Our expertise in data capture and modelling, our knowledge of the subject and our experience ensures that the 3D models delivered by us flow seamlessly into the RoL Consultants software and workflows.  


Area Reports

Accurate and independent area reporting is required for planning, evaluation, rating and property management. MSA is considered one of the leading measurement consultants in this field. We are often engaged by property agents and developers to produce area report to International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) or for Net Internal, Gross Internal and Gross External Area reports compliant with the RICS Code of Measurement Practice.

We understand the importance of fast turnaround and working closely with the agents involved to ensure a consistent and accurate interpretation of the codes. The accuracy, quality and high standard of presentation make our reports unique and sought after by property professionals and developers.

We are confident in our Quality Assurance procedures, which are ISO 9001 accredited and provide a Duty of Care for projects undertaken to afford peace of mind.




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Heritage Documentation

The accurate recording, detailed documentation and faithful reproduction of the unique features of our irreplaceable architectural, artistic and landscape heritage is a key element in the conservation, protection and enhancement of the historic environment in a sustainable regeneration setting.  

MSA, with its use of advanced high definition 3D Laser Scanning, photography and modelling technology, and a team of dedicated and highly experienced preservation specialists, have built an enviable reputation as one of the very best survey documentation companies. With a track record of excellence gained working on projects ranging from Grade 1 Listed buildings to individual sculptured figures of international significance, you can rely on us to provide the depth of knowledge and technical expertise to whatever challenge your project may present.

Facade Elevations

A building's elevations are regularly produced for Rights of Light, planning and architectural purposes. The level of detail will vary depending on the intended use or the status of the façade. Using a state of the art 3D laser scanner, we can prepare detailed elevations of complex façades to various levels of detail depending on the intended use.

This method also ensures that additional detail can be added to the façade drawings at a later stage without the need to return to site to take further measurements. In addition, we can determine verticality of the façade from the comprehensive data captured.

Lease Plans

We are often asked to produce lease plans for individual properties and areas within buildings to compliment our Area Reporting services. These are compiled in accordance with Land Registry guidance and placed on an Ordnance Survey backdrop. These are essential and graphically define the extents of usage of existing rights as described within lease agreements.

Our Key Services

"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it."

H. James Harrington |

Entrepreneur and Author