Our Services

Drainage Design

Our team uses trusted software to produce surface and foul drainage strategies that can be implemented through the planning process, technical approvals (i.e. section 104) and to construction. Our expertise allows us to design SuDS features that can be integrated to the development masterplan. We undertake developer enquiries to statutory authorities to establish post-development flows and volumes, capacity and connections.

Due Diligence & Feasibility

We are able to provide clients with our expert advice at the earliest stages of a project, such as establishing any key constraints to the development and identifying solutions and strategies that could mitigate these in the future.  Our sister company, Morgan Structural Limited, is able to review any information that may be available in respect to ground conditions and advising on potential foundation types.

Ground Modelling

Our software allows us to produce a 3D model of the proposed design, of which a number of options can be assessed, that can be interrogated against the site topography, to achieve the optimum earthworks design. The ultimate objective being to minimise off-site disposal of material, which contributes to a reduction in development costs and shortens the programme. This also has added environmental benefits in reducing road haulage and landfill disposal. 

Highway Design

We provide clients with a service from initial feasibility to preparing detailed designs to enable technical approval and sectional agreements (section 38 & 278 for example). We use software to produce 3D designs that meet the requirements of the highway authority, compliance with DMRB standards and the guidance set out in Manual for Streets. Our team can assist in the tender and construction stages, including on-site supervision.

Masterplanning & Planning Support

We work in an integrated project team creating sustainable places that meet the needs of future communities. We combine a wide ranging knowledge of land promotion and development to maximise opportunities for urban extension, new communities and regeneration. Our team provide specialist technical advice in support of the planning process, tailored to meet the specific requirements of our clients. 

Urban Design & Public Realm

We strongly believe that the public realm is key to creating a sense of community. These are everyday places where we live, work and play. We work closely with the design team to combine materials and features that produce functional and unique spaces, whilst offering flexibility and providing durability and low maintenance. Competing demands of traffic and members of the public are fully considered.

Structural Engineering

Our sister company, Morgan Structural Limited are able to provide engineering design solutions for both sub and super-structures.

Utilities Infrastructure

At the earliest stages of a project we undertake developer enquiries to utility providers to obtain existing utility records, and establish any constraints to the development, including capacity issues, easements, diversions and/or protections. We use our expertise in developing the masterplan to take account of these constraints. We liaise with utility providers in the design of new supplies, and are able to produce a combined utilities drawing(s) to assist with the design process. 

AVOCET CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY

A trading name of Avocet Group Ltd. Company Registration No. 10819923

01275 217727

Bristol office: Caswell Park, Caswell Lane, Clapton-in-Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7RT

Cardiff office: Suite 3, Creative Quarter, Morgan Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1AF

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