At Burrows Graham, we believe in early engagement and are regularly involved on projects from early-stage site acquisition through to completion of the projects. This is to try and ensure we work closely with the client and their supporting design team, with each project being Director led with an allocated team of resources so there is continuity and consistency in our approach.

Our aim is to understand and exceed our client’s expectations across all our services and work sectors, and from the outset, establish the particular services the client requires, to suit the specific project. We remain flexible, adaptable and reactive to change as projects develop, so that our service accurately reflects the scheme requirements and remains cost-effective for our client. We also understand the importance of sustainable and low carbon construction and are proactively considering options on new schemes.


  • Assisting with site acquisitions and completing Due Diligence Reports
  • Undertaking Condition and Structural Surveys
  • Assessing Ground Conditions
  • Advising and arranging Topographical and drainage Surveys, along with Phase 1 and Site Investigation Reporting
  • Reviewing Flood Risk and Drainage Strategy
  • Review topography, site levels and highway access
  • Identify and advise on commercial, planning and delivery/programme risks


  • Detailed levels assessment and cut/fill modelling.
  • Flood risk and drainage strategy/SuDS assessments to satisfy local policy
  • Assisting with assessing Ground Conditions and reviewing Phase 1 and 2 SI reports.
  • Early engagement with key stakeholders, such as the EA, LLFA, Network Rail, Sewage and Highway Authorities
  • Preliminary civil/structural and highway/infrastructure design to assist the planning process and to inform costs plans
  • Providing input into Breeam and Low Carbon Assessments


  • Preliminary and detailed superstructure and substructure design using latest design software, in BIM and Revit
  • Civil engineering design – geotechnical and earthworks models, drainage and external works design and detailing, using 3D modelling software.
  • Specialist surveys, assessments and reporting.


  • On and off-site detailed highway design
  • Overseeing applications for S278/S38/S104/S102 agreements, including Road Safety Audits
  • Major highway schemes (Local Authority and National Highways)
  • Development Consent Order (DCO) schemes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)