This is Centara

Northern powerhouse in delivering technical services across the nation

Yorkshire-based Centara has been providing surveying and engineering services to the UK rail, engineering, construction, utilities and electricity transmission and distribution sectors for more than a decade. Industry-leading businesses such as Balfour Beatty, Mace, National Grid and Network Rail are some of our repeat clients. We deliver high-quality, responsive and cost-effective surveying and mapping and management solutions. Our Normanton-based team works throughout the UK on many diverse projects, offering competitive pricing and fast turnarounds. In November 2021, we merged with the RSK group, which has honed our raft of services and enabled us to offer bespoke solutions by relying on the impressive heft of a global engineering and technical service business.

Who we are

Northern-based, people-powered

Centara’s electrical engineering and geomatics and service mapping divisions are staffed by over 60 professionals with extensive and practical experience. Now we have a connection with RSK’s Geosciences and Engineering division, we will strengthen our surveying and engineering design services to target a wide range of sectors. We also plan to refine our surveying, mapping and clearance of buried services offerings.

Centara delivers 3D laser surveys using the latest technology and software. We can undertake a range of projects with different applications through the design, build and asset management life cycle. We can also carry out a range of UAV services, including photography, video and geomatic surveying.


Centara is an independently assessed and accredited company. Our quality, health and safety and environmental management systems are assessed through DNV. We hold ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 SSIP. We also hold UVDB Verify, Constructionline Gold, RISQS and CHAS accreditations and are members of The Survey Association and the European GPR Association. We are licensed by OFCOM to operate ground-penetrating radar (GPR) systems.

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Centara is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.