Structural and Civil Engineering Services

Hughes Architects civil and structural engineering services operates alongside our planning, ecology and architectural teams.

We can provide a one-stop-shop for our clients, ensuring a seamless process, from site unlocking and pre-development planning to feasibility studies, planning applications, design, and adoption agreement support.

Alternatively, some clients require just one element of our professional services, and we can work alongside a range of project partners.

Our services are suitable for small to large-scale residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Civil and Structural Engineering Services

Our clients include:

Private landowners

Property developers

Local authorities

Housing associations


Government agencies/bodies

Our services include:

Site pre-development engineering feasibility and due diligence

Highways services

Foul drainage

Stormwater drainage

SuDS – Sustainable Drainage Systems

Structural engineering professional services

Our Structural Engineering services include:

Structural due diligence inspection & report for pre-purchase advice

Structural Insurance claim investigation with supporting documentation

Arranging structural material testing

Arranging geotechnical reporting for foundations, slope stability, and retaining walls

Wind and snow load model generation

Design of retaining walls

Design of steel structural elements

Design of concrete structural elements

Design of timber structural elements

Wind and snow load model generation

Construction detailing

Structural design of vehicle access bridges

Conservation structural design and consultation

Our Civil Engineering Services include:

Site pre-development engineering feasibility and due diligence


Drainage / development constraints

Utility services

Flood risk reviews

Highways Services

Visibility splays. Investigate, analyse and document.

Forward visibility chords. Investigate, analyse and document.

3D visibility limits

Junction design

Highway’s layout conforming to local road authority standards

Lifetime homes layouts and levels

Integrate highways with SUDS – Sustainable Drainage Systems – designs

Parking layouts on-street and off-street

Quantity take-offs for civils pricing schedules

(Future) Road restraint system

Foul Drainage

Investigate the feasibility of hierarchy of building control preferred options

Design and gain approvals for gravity drainage systems

Manage design and specification of pumped systems

Specify and/or carry out percolation testing

Size and specify sceptic tank systems

Size and specify cesspit/cesspool systems

Size and document drainage field secondary treatment system

Size and document drainage mound secondary treatment system

Civil and Structural Engineering Services

Stormwater drainage / SuDS

Catchment analysis

Site-specific rainfall models

Stormwater quantity calculations

Stormwater quality calculations

Construction site run-off management plans

Operation and maintenance documents

Soak pit / swale / detention pond calculations

Open channel flow calculations

Flood risk reviews

Call or email our team to discuss your requirements:



Newtown, Powys –     01686 610 311

Welshpool, Powys –   01938 553 436

Llandrindod Wells –    01597 730 083

Aberystwyth –             01970 602 600

Cardiff –                      02921 678 999