About us…

Structural Design Partnership was formed in 1974 to offer a comprehensive structural and civil engineering consultancy to Architects, Developers and Local Authorities.

The practice was incorporated in 1991, and the trading name abbreviated in 1998. The Company is now well established with a wide range of clients and extensive in-house expertise in all aspects of structural and civil engineering design.

All projects are controlled and administered by a director who provides active support to the project and a valuable link between the client and the design team. Work is allocated within the Company to senior engineers and technicians who control schemes on a day by day basis. CAD draughtsmen are used as further support to design teams where necessary.

Our surveying department ( SDP Surveys ), also established in 1974, is also based at our head office in St Albans.

In 1999 a southern office was opened in Christchurch, to service clients in the southern region.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering services provided include all types of infrastructure requirements from ground engineering, drainage and water engineering, utilities and highways, master planning and urban regeneration.

Our engineers are highly skilled and experienced in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Road and Junction Design
  • Drainage Design
  • Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design Review
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Remediation Strategies
  • Strategies for Development
  • Cut and Fill Analysis
  • Ground Modelling
  • Sustainability
  • Traffic Planning
  • Swept Path Analysis

We are long standing users of PDS by Causeway for ground modelling and infrastructure design directly in the 2D/3D CAD environment. For drainage calculations, again we are long standing users of Microdrainage, and more recently with it’s introduction, Causeway Flow.


Structural Engineering

We provide a full range of professional structural engineering services, specialising in the design and analysis of new buildings in both the residential and commercial sectors. Our engineers are experienced in design of a diverse range of structures in steel, concrete, masonry and timber.

We also advise on refurbishment, restoration and repair of existing buildings.

We utilise industry standard software systems for reinforced concrete design and finite element analysis, including CADS RC and SCIA. Our highly skilled CAD draughtsmen use Autodesk AutoCAD for the majority of our digital output. We are long term subscribers to Autodesk products and have access to a raft of software through AEC collections. We are also leading on some projects in the BIM environment and have developed excellent skills with Revit in 3D.


SDP Surveys is the surveying department of SDP Consulting Engineers. We provide surveying services to all of our engineering clients, as well as offering general practice surveying disciplines to architects, designers, house builders, housing associations, local authorities and private individuals.

For more information on surveying services please visit the SDP Surveys website by clicking the link HERE,

Some of the surveying services we offer are listed below. If you need a survey, or a property measured or laser scanned, please call us on 01727 849500 or 07771 966132

  • Land Surveys / Topographical Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys / Boundary Disputes
  • Measured Building Surveys: Floor plans, Elevations, Sections, Reflected Ceiling Plans, etc.
  • 3D Laser Scanning / Registered Point Cloud Data
  • BIM and Revit Modelling
  • GPS Surveys / Survey Control Establishment
  • Engineering Surveys: As-Built Surveys, Setting Out, Monitoring, Post Demolition Surveys, Verticality Checks, and Site Control
  • Rights of light surveys
  • Verified View Surveys / Drone Surveys
  • Digital Ground Modelling / Cut and Fill Volumetric Calculations
  • Site Investigations: Underground Utility Mapping, Electrolocation and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Flood and Drainage Studies Structural and Condition Surveys / Pre Works Road Condition Reports

www.sdpsurveys.co.uk –::– 01727 849500 –::– 07771 966132

Contact Us

Head Office:  Suite 3, Salar House, Campfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5HT
Tel: 01727 844606        
Southern Office:  21a, Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QD
Tel: 01727 844606          

SDP Surveys:  Suite 3, Salar House, Campfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5HT

Tel: 01727 849500       

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