A site analysis is a preliminary phase of the architectural and urban design process dedicated to the study of the climatic, geographical, historical, legal and infrastructural context of a specific site. The analysis plan scopes a comprehensive view of the constraints and opportunities of a development site. It forms the basis for designers to develop a proposal that can maximise the potential of a site.

Site analysis plans for improving your property development.

A Site Analysis Plan is a land survey plan used to gain an understanding of your site and its context. This enables stakeholders to identify the potential constraints and opportunities for a development site. A site analysis plan can be tailored by Realserve to include the level of detail required for your project, just like any of our topographic survey plans.

Site analysis plans are a crucial starting point for architects and designers as they form a basis for good site and development planning, and influence all decision making. A site analysis allows architects to: 

  • Determine suitable building locations
  • Retain desirable landscape elements
  • Establish existing and new building footprints & orientations
  • Identify and protect significant trees and / or heritage features
  • Plan use of natural light and ventilation for a greener environment
  • Maintain existing character within your urban environment
  • Minimise land disturbances during your construction
  • Make cost effective developments in relation to services and existing land uses

Site analysis plans can help you in designing and constructing effective developments by showing you the features you need to know about before you can begin designing including: 

  • underground pipes, roads, parking, lighting, and landscaping

You may also require a site analysis plan as they are often a council development requirement. They assist the council in assessing proposed properties and developments. Our experienced surveyors are located countrywide and can give you expert advice based on your site, whether it’s located in a metropolitan or rural area.


Our typical process

We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data then produce our site analysis plans. The equipment we use is state of the art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drone). 

We use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit to prepare your site plan and deliver it in a format type suitable for your work flows.

Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.

In summary;

  • Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Agree on a scope of work – you may require the details and contours of the surrounding street scape which we can capture in 2D or 3D.
  • A site visit is organised with one of our surveyors with the necessary data collection equipment.
  • All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
  • All plans, drawings or models are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
  • All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit.

Site analysis plan samples

See some of our case studies