About us

Who We Are

We are a team of highly qualified and experienced surveyors equipped with the latest in geomatics technology including reflectorless total stations, robotic instruments and Trimble GPS.

The leading-edge software we use can produce data in any format, including 2D and 3D CAD drawings, 3D Revit building models, 3D digital terrain models, volume or area calculations, sections and setting-out schedules. We provide our clients and their consultants with accurate and economical survey data.

We operate to the highest academic and technical standards and have established a large client base with lasting working relationships by understanding every client’s individual requirements.

With our extensive experience and survey knowledge, we take pride in delivering a professional service to a wide range of clients, including Architects, Land owners, Developers, Environment Agency, Landscape designers, Rivers' Trusts, Private and Commercial Property Owners.

Our history

amrGeomatics (Northern) Ltd was acquired by Crawford Higgins Associates Ltd (Chartered Building Surveyors) in summer 2014. The opportunity to merge land and building surveying services was ideal as the skills from each department overlap and complement each other, enabling us to deliver a service that exceeds others currently found in the same industry.

The combination of the land and building surveying knowledge results in a team that understands not only construction, but the requirements of architects, engineers and designers generally.

The in-house expertise in Revit and CAD facilitates production of the highest quality site and building drawings.

We aim to always provide a high quality, prompt and value for money service.


To serve our clients with accurate and easy to understand surveys, produced in an affordable and timely manner, using state of the art technology.


To be the company of choice for all commercial and domestic survey projects.

Our team

Graeme Wakefield MCIOB - Director

Graeme is a Chartered Building Consultant with 25 years’ experience in the industry, 20 years at management level. Graeme works predominantly for the building surveying side of the business (Crawford Higgins Associates) and focusses his time carrying out design, project management and contract administration, as well as CDM Coordination on projects up to £3m in construction value; new builds, conversions, refurbishment and extension – for domestic, commercial and leisure purposes. While overseeing the management of amrGeomatics. Graeme is an expert operator of Revit 3D software and has over 15 years’ experience in modelling buildings digitally, and also more than 12 years’ experience as an NBS Scheduler.

Lee Riley (Hons) ICIOB - Director

Lee studied Building Surveying at Northumbria University, graduating in 2010 with a First-Class Honours Degree. Lee joined the amrGeomatics team in 2014 following the merge with Crawford Higgins Associates. He is fully competent in 2D and 3D CAD, 3D Revit and LSS Digital Terrain Modelling software. Lee has a wide range of experience in both the Land and Building surveying sectors and has been responsible for surveying and producing accurate drawings of some high-profile buildings and sites, such as: Alnwick Castle, Penshaw Monument, Kielder Castle, Seaton Delaval Hall, Darlington Theatre, The Queens Hall & St Mary’s Lighthouse.

Mark Hudspith - Technical manager. Senior Cad Technician / Surveyor

Mark began his career as Area Draughtsman for British Coal opencast before a promotion in 1989 to Chief Draftsman. Mark found time to Lecture at Newcastle College before moving to UK Coal Surface Mines where he took the position of Senior CAD / Graphics Designer. In 2015 Mark joined the amrGeomatics team where his experience and technical knowledge have proved invaluable. Mark is involved in all aspects of surveying from the detailed site work, producing highly accurate floor plans and elevations from measured building surveys, to carrying out volume calculations and producing site cross sections. He does this using 2D and 3D CAD, 3D Revit and LSS Digital Terrain Modelling software


Julia studied architecture at the University of Liverpool. Following graduation in 2007 she began working for amrGeomatics after making the decision to change career path. Julia then concentrated on advancing her land surveying skills by attending courses, on-site training, reading reference books and RICS literature. She is highly experienced in 2D and 3D CAD and LSS Digital Terrain Modelling software, as well as being able to use 3D Revit. Julia became an affiliate member of the RIBA in 2016 which enables her to keep up to date with current construction knowledge and in 2018 she was successful in becoming a Chartered Land Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Julia has a keen eye for detail and has overseen and completed many large, complex and high-profile projects, such as: Many River Cross Section schemes for the Environment Agency, St Mary’s Lighthouse, Seaton Delaval Hall, Gibside, Cragside and Alnwick Castle.

Some of our clients