Our team at Cogswell know land development - we've been shaping Cambridge for over 50 years. Established in 1965, Cogswell has a long history of providing a wide range of land surveying and development services in the Cambridge area. We are nearing 20 staff and employ a range of ages to ensure that we get experience mixed with dynamic new ideas and innovation. We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for quality, with clients in both the private and corporate sectors of the community.
What do we do?
Cogswell offer a wide variety of surveying, planning and land development engineering services. This includes topographical surveys, subdivision, boundary definition/re-pegging, land use resource
consents, feasibility studies, and civil engineering design.
What projects have we worked on recently?
Cogswell have worked on some large subdivisions such as St Kilda, Norfolk Downs, Saffron Estate, Pukekura, Cambridge North and the majority of residential development in Cambridge. We have been involved in survey work for the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway, APL (Bardowie) and the recent Cambridge Jockey Club Synthetic track design and resurface. We have also worked on major commercial projects in Cambridge including BP, Countdown and Mitre 10 Mega.
As well as these larger projects, we have plenty of clients in the Waipa District who are undertaking their first subdivision on their own rural or residential property. These often lead to second and third subdivisions for the same clients!
What resources do we have available?
As well as our high skilled and experienced engineers, planners and surveyors, we also have a range of the most advanced technology available to use from UAV’s (drones) to robotic total stations, top of the line GPS units and digital levels which measure to 0.1mm! Our team are able to select the most appropriate technology from our tools to deliver you the most accurate results for your project.
Our UAV captures aerial images of your property and providing good quality subdivision scheme plans, allowing Cogswell to provide quality information to Council to assist in their decision making. Our computer programs are able to produce clear and concise plans, and which Council are accepting. Once the subdivision is approved, we are able to utilise our technology to schedule in the conditions and monitor the progress of your consent avoiding any times delays or timeframe lapsing. Our systems are setup to work from anywhere, so we can keep in contact and progress your job no matter what life throws!
How can we help you?
We gather information about your property, apply for the consents and then implement the consent for you. We take the stress of the development away from you, so you can kick your feet up and
just pay the bills! Our staff will keep you informed of the process along the way, such as when the application is being lodged with Council, or when we are coming out to site. We will also give a realistic fee estimate with a realistic timeframe for completion of the development, and then stick to
it as best we can. You can leave the entire process to us, and we will deliver your brief.
How are we different from the rest?
Cogswell will manage your project from the beginning right through to the end. We have solid relationships with Council staff and other consultants to get your job done. We are innovative and find appropriate solutions where we need to. We are friendly people who truly care about your project and will always answer your queries. We are active managers, we ask the question of others before it is asked of us, and we get the job done!
Whether you are ready to begin your project, or just considering your options, contact us today for further details on how we can help you with your project – whether it is big or small.
We are members of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and are committed to providing our clients with professional advice and quality service, while balancing their needs with local planning and legislative requirements.
Our team of Land Surveyors combine their varied knowledge and experience to deliver precise information and innovative solutions that maximise opportunity and create greater value.
Rebecca joined Cogswell in 2019, bringing with her over 9 years of Planning experience in both the private and public sectors.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences specialising in Resources and Environmental Planning. Rebecca has worked on various projects across the Waikato ranging from consenting apartment blocks, large residential subdivisions, infill housing developments and rural subdivisions. Her most recent experience was as a Senior Planner at Waipa District Council.
Ron completed his surveying apprenticeship in Palmerston North from 1952-57.
In 1964 he founded Cogswell Surveys Ltd in Cambridge. He attributes his long career to learning new skills and job fulfillment. Ron still maintains his Cambridge links and working for Cogswell Surveys part-time.
Ben has worked for Cogswell Surveys as a Survey Assistant since early 2019. He has commenced his study towards a Bachelor of Surveying at The University of Otago in 2020.
Ben continues to work during the University breaks bringing practical experience to his studies.