What We Do

Our services can be broadly divided into three distinct areas, corresponding with the usual UK process for most kinds of development.

 (1) Pre-Planning

Cambria actively encourages early consultant involvement and our pre-planning advice can range from an informal view on likely acceptability of a new highway access, a formal due diligence report on engineering viability, or right through to full pre-planning services including the provision of Phase I Environmental Assessment, Flood Consequence/Risk Assessment, Surface Water Drainage Strategy, Transport Impact Assessment and Travel Plan.

 (2) Pre-Construction

It is often the case that our clients have already progressed to outline planning or independently developed their site location. In our Pre-Construction phase, our services concentrate on the discharging of planning conditions, preparation of Civil/Structural/Environmental/Highways tendering information, design development, contractor tender evaluation,

 (3) Construction

It is imperative that our design information is clear and concise and easily translated and delivered by the contractor. The Construction period is the critical time, where our reaction to unforeseen changes or site parameters can be the difference between a successful project and not. Whilst this period typically sees the least amount of information production, it is the time when we provide the highest levels of support.

Civil Engineering

In the last two decades the construction industry has reacted to the Egan and Latham reports and, by consensus, achieved a degree of success in delivering off-site, higher quality and low risk building… Read more »

Structural Engineering

It is imperative that we continue to push the boundaries of Structural Engineering to ensure we allow Architects to deliver better spaces with tighter budgets. The design process will undoubtedly become more integrated… Read more »

Environment

One of the most noticeable changes to how we are required to approach designs within the last decade has been the increasing amounts of legislation and regulatory bodies which must vet and approve… Read more »

Transport

As the UK population continues to increase and cars become more affordable, the local and national transport networks equally continue to struggle with capacity, and hence satisfying the authorities that new development can… Read more »

BIM

The world of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a vast and confusing place, which can be difficult to access without lots of technical knowledge – we’re challenging that and have provided a simple… Read more »

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Adventure Rooms were no match for Cambria’s Collective Brains!

The Cardiff and Bristol offices came together for an afternoon of fun at the Adventure Rooms Cardiff on Friday 8th June.  We were split into three teams of six to take on the… Read more »

Cambria obtain Constructionline Gold (Level 3) Membership

Cambria continually look to raise its professional standard and have recently obtained Constructionline Gold (Level 3) membership which demonstrates we are ‘fit-to-supply’ the market by aligning to industry and government standards. This standard… Read more »

Cardiff Devils 2017/2018 Season

Cambria are proud sponsors of The Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club. The team have had a great 2017-2018 season earning themselves the title of The Elite League Champions. The team made up for… Read more »

Cambria jump on board to help raise money for charity!

A big thank you to Willmott Dixon for inviting Cambria to participate in the ‘All Hands on Deck’ Challenge. Callum, Kiron and Geoff had a great time adding 14km to your rowing total!… Read more »

Bridge Street Student Accommodation Site Tour

On Wednesday 9th May, Trish attended a site tour and presentation of the prestigious Bridge Street Student Accommodation. The site visit was organised by the South Wales Branch of Women in Property while… Read more »

Ysgol Bae Baglan IStructE Talk

On Tuesday 8th May 2018 at Cardiff University our Wynn James, along side Phil Grant of Stride Treglown Architects held a talk on the Award Winning super school Ysgol Bae Baglan based in… Read more »

New Senior Associate appointed at our Bristol Office

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Snr Associate Tim Hodson to our successful Bristol Team.  Tim has more than 10 years’ experience in designing complex projects, from inception feasibility, to design… Read more »

Cambria Work Experience

Cambria hosted two students from Cardiff and Vale College this week studying Construction and the Built Environment.  Raied and Nia enjoyed their time with us and commented on how this week helped them… Read more »