Our team at Cogswell Surveys know land development - we've been shaping Cambridge for over 50 years.

Established in 1965, Cogswell Surveys has a long history of providing a wide range of land surveying and development services in the Cambridge area. We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for quality, with clients in both the private and corporate sectors of the community.

We are based in Cambridge and service the Waikato Region & beyond. 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.

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

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.

Phil Cogswell

Registered Professional Surveyor

Phil has over 30 years’ experience in surveying and land development engineering. 
After completing a degree in Surveying along with a substantial completion of a BSc in Soil Science, Phil returned home to Cambridge to work alongside his father, until Ron’s retirement in 1997. Phil continued as the sole shareholder with Pete joining him in 2010.

Phil’s areas of expertise and interest are planning, engineering design and project management.  He has a reputation for delivering results on major projects through effective consultation and project management.

Pete McLachlan

Licenced Cadastral Surveyor

Pete first joined the team at Cogswell Surveys in 2002 after graduating from The University of Otago with a Bachelor of Surveying.

Pete has vast experience in Surveying and Engineering projects in NZ and the UK having worked on many high profile projects both locally and internationally.

Pete returned to Cogswell Surveys in 2009, becoming a director in 2010.  In 2017 Pete won the New Zealand Property Councils Waikato Property Professional of the Year award highlighting his leadership, commitment and innovation within the property industry.

Coming from a farming background, Pete enjoys the practical challenges of the day to day work and seeing projects through from concept to completion.