Happy New Year from everyone at Design Base!


On behalf of everyone at Design Base Ltd we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

2018 will be special for Design Base, we are celebrating 20 successful years in business having incorporated on the 6th February 1998. It’s a notable achievement and a credit to David our Managing Director and original founder.



There are several recent appointments to catch up on….

James Lukins

First and perhaps most important it’s me. I joined Design Base in October as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator. It’s my job to spread the Design Base message far and wide and introduce new Customers to our comprehensive Surveying and BIM services.

Jordan King

Jordan returned to Design Base in June having spent a year with a similar practice in Australia. He has resumed his previous Client focused post as Projects Manager. His responsibilities include team and service development.

Jon Lyons

Jon has joined Design Base as a Senior BIM Technician. He is an expert Revit Technician challenged with progressing our 3D capability and providing BIM consultancy.

Richard Ingram

Richard has moved to Quality Control Manager with immediate effect. His brief is to drive continued service improvement through coaching, audits and inspections. As a chartered surveyor with 20 years’ experience Richard is well placed to meet the unique challenges of this important posting.

Graduate Training Scheme

The search is on for our next Graduate Trainee. This structured 2-year course builds a sound foundation in all aspects of Surveying and Building Information Modelling. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a graduate land surveyor or architectural technician to work with a respected practice. Applications must be sent with CV and covering letter to / Link to Graduate Page



Trimble Time

The arrival of the latest Trimble Total Station and GPS Instruments has been the cause of much excitement in our Land Surveying Team. Our ongoing investment in the latest surveying technology is delivering tangible benefits to our Clients and their projects.

Benefits of Customer Loyalty

Our dedication to excellent service is building repeat business. To encourage loyalty, we now offer a series of commercial benefits including, prioritised quotes, fee negotiation and regular discount offers. To find out more contact



Right now, we have a few stunning projects underway…

City Centre Vaults, Bath

We are currently engaged on a 3-month contract to survey the network of vaults that lie below the streets of central Bath. Commissioned by BANES planning department the deliverable includes the project Point Cloud, 2D sections and a 3D Revit model of the entire subterranean landscape. Link

Town Bridge, Bridgwater

We are building a Revit Model of the historic Town Bridge in Bridgwater, Somerset. Provided on behalf of fellow TSA members Lewis Brown the model is being developed to a BIM LOD3 Architectural specification and will make a stand out case study when complete. Link

Huntington Water Treatment Works, Chester

We are in the final stages of modelling the Huntington WTW on the outskirts of Chester. The model is being built for the RPS Group to a high specification including pipes, flanges, valves, cables, tanks, gantry systems, buildings and even nuts and bolts. Link



We recently opened a satellite base in London to speed our service response in the City and home counties. For enquiries please call London 02039 066892,


We are best known for our work in South and Central England including London. However, we regularly travel throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to deliver a wide array of surveying requirements. Across the years our survey operation has extended across Europe and further afield to Moscow. With today’s compact surveying systems, we could potentially travel across the globe. Now that would be a good way to celebrate 20 years in business!

For your service enquiries, quotes and tenders please contact jane.king@design-base

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