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Malcolm Hughes surveying Mersey Gateway Bridge

Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors, part of the Ogilvie Group, have been working on one of the biggest construction projects in the UK, the £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge. Malcolm Hughes have been working on the project since 2015 and will be on site until March 2018.

As engineering surveyors, Malcolm Hughes’ main role was to supervise the construction of the North and Central bridge piers, working at heights of up to 110m. At the peak of the project, the team was made up of 18 surveyors, with turnover reaching £2.5m in July 2017.

The bridge opens in October 2017 and will carry six lanes of traffic over both the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Including the approach viaducts on each side, the will be 2,130km long, with a river span of over 1,000 metres.

The landmark structure has a unique cable-stayed design with three towers varying in height between 80 and 125m.

The Mersey Gateway Bridge joins the towns of Widnes and Runcorn and will relieve congestion on the ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Ogilvie trial Trimble SX10 at The Hill House

Ogilvie Geomatics recently completed a range of topographic, elevational and utility surveys at The Hill House in Helensburgh, using a Trimble SX10 which was kindly loaned to us by Survey Solutions Scotland. The SX10 is a next generation survey instrument which combines both high-speed 3D laser scanning and high-accuracy total station measurements. This type of survey would normally require two different instruments to carry this work out.

Read more: Ogilvie trial Trimble SX10 at The Hill House

CPD seminars to your business

Matt Parkinson, Survey Manager at Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors and Alasdair Bain , Director at Loy Surveys recently presented a CPD seminar to an architectural practise in Edinburgh

Ogilvie Geomatics provide regular CPD presentations across the UK to various organisations.

The presentation includes details of all the types of measured surveys that can be provided, current technology in use and information about Laser scanning, mobile mapping, point clouds, 3D modelling and PAS128 Utility surveying. These are a one hour engaging and educational discussion.

If any of your contacts are interested in a similar CPD session please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ogilvie produce structure profiles on Britain's railways

Ogilvie Geomatics surveyors using a trolley mounted laser scanner to produce Structure Gauging profiles.

Using this system allows for the capture of large amounts of data in a short space of time – essential when working on the railways.

The track geometry cab be included as part of topographical surveys or pre/post tamping surveys.

Deliverables to Clients include SCO files,  3D point clouds and DXF files.

Ogilvie Geomatics carry out track surveys for various Clients across the UK.

Malcolm Hughes staff achieve Chartered Surveyors status


Two Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors employees have recently successfully qualified as Chartered Land Surveyors. Chris Mackowski and David Newton became chartered surveyors in May following extensive assessment from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Malcolm Hughes is part of the Ogilvie Geomatics Group, with offices in Sale and Livingston. The directors of both Malcolm Hughes and Ogilvie would like to pass on their congratulations to both for this achievement. 

Ogilvie Geomatics invests in the ongoing training and development process to support managers and staff to aspire to and achieve Professional status with RICS and other Institutions.

Ogilvie Geomatics, alongside its subsidiaries Loy Surveys and Longdin and Browning, is one of the UK's leading independent surveying companies, operating throughout the UK.


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