Site Investigation

Our Site Investigation report provides due diligence for anyone involved in the purchase or development of land wanting to understand the utilities impact on their proposals. 

Site Investigation

Overview of our Site Investigation Services

A Site Investigation Report identifies the constraints and budget costs associated with existing and new utility infrastructure to inform development costing and planning. This Site Investigation report includes responses from utilities on new connections, diversions, reinforcements and disconnection costs, along with expert opinion and commentary from our utility consultants with extensive experience.

Businesses across various sectors, such as infrastructure development, construction, property, urban planning, telecommunications, and energy, greatly benefit from these reports. Whether it’s a large-scale construction project, urban redevelopment initiative, or commercial property development, these reports serve as indispensable tools for accurate budgeting, strategic planning, and risk mitigation.

The insights provided by Site Investigation Reports enable businesses to navigate regulatory requirements, optimise resource allocation, and ensure the seamless integration of utility infrastructure into their projects.

Why Do I Need a Site Investigation Report?

Our UK Site Investigation service is a critical element of your due diligence process and allows you to accurately plan and budget during land acquisition and proposed development planning phases. We undertake a site visit so we can compose a report based not only on desk-top utility records but also on our observations on site.

Who Are Our Clients?

At Premier Energy, we specialise in Site Investigation services to diverse client needs across various sectors. Whether it’s developers, local authorities, housing associations, or professionals in construction, infrastructure, telecommunications, or energy, we bring expertise to each project.

Our case studies highlight our ability to deliver thorough reports that inform decision-making, budgeting, and risk management for projects of all sizes. We prioritise collaboration and personalised solutions to ensure clients receive actionable insights aligned with their objectives.

  • Developers, Local Government and Housing Associations
  • Highways, Transport, MEP Consultants and Civil Engineers
  • Architects, Planners, Lawyers and Surveyors

Why Choose Our Site Investigation Report?

  • To ensure due diligence in land appraisal and acquisition
  • To identify issues such as constraints due to existing utility assets
  • To obtain a comprehensive set of PAS 128 Level D compliant utility records (C2 enquiry under NRSWA)
  • To obtain budget costs and inform the strategy for new utility connections
  • To understand existing utility network capacities and potential reinforcement costs**
  • To obtain C3 or C4 budget costs for diversions**
  • For use as a Utility Statement for planning submissions

Site Investigation Project Support

  • An additional service suitable for large-scale master planning or complex schemes seeking planning approval
  • Available primarily in our core consultancy region of London & the South East, although sites outside this area will be considered

Includes the scope as above, plus a range of additional client-requested support options:

  • Attend an agreed number of pre-planning design team meetings (e.g. for masterplan drafting) where required.
  • Provide technical support and consultancy advice for utility design issues relevant at the pre-planning application stage over an agreed period of time
  • To develop utility strategies for phased developments
*Limitation on area covered with site visit. Depends on size of the project and fees.
**Assumes client pays utility design fees where applicable
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