Shaping a better tomorrow

Sustainable practices are built into every project we undertake.

Smarter project outcomes

Our multidisciplinary approach offers complete solutions for any size project.

Get the right answer, first time

With over 90 staff South Island wide, we’ve got the scale and expertise to support your next project.

COVID-19 Update

With New Zealand’s COVID-19 alert system moving to level two, we are excited to start returning to our physical offices which will be operating from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Working under a strict Health and Safety Covid-19 Risk Management Plan, the safety of our people, clients and wider communities remain our priority.

We continue to have the capacity and the capability to proceed with your projects. If you have any questions or inquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with the Team at ES. Alternatively, please call 03 379 4014 or email

Thank you for your support. Stay safe, stay smart, stay kind.

We plan boldly for the success of your property development project.

Eliot Sinclair Queenstown

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+64 3 441 4466

Eliot Sinclair & Partners (ESP) is a firm of professional surveyors, engineers, planners, landscape architects and urban designers working throughout the South Pacific and Asia, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Founded in 1932, the company is one of the city’s longest-established surveying and engineering firms, and embraces the most up-to-date technology available as it continues building on its respected history. Today, ESP thrives as a multi-disciplinary surveying, engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban design consultancy comprising about 100 expert staff members.

Our Expertise

The company’s expertise covers the full range of engineering services encompassing Environmental, Geotechnical, Civil and Infrastructure, and Structural engineering; as well as the full range of surveying disciplines including Cadastral, Hydrographic, 3-D Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry (UAV), Settlement Monitoring, Topographical and Land surveying. ESP also provides Resource Management Planning, Land Development and Urban and Landscape Design services. All of us at ESP are fully committed to planning boldly together to ensure the success of your project.


Eliot Sinclair’s expertise covers the full range of engineering services encompassing Environmental, Geotechnical, Civil and Infrastructure, and Structural engineering.

Landscape Architecture

Eliot Sinclair’s innovative landscape design team works inclusively and collaboratively with our clients and regulatory bodies to achieve attractive design outcomes.

Land Development

Eliot Sinclair offers our clients a ‘one-stop shop’ approach whereby the multi-disciplinary expertise required for successful land development projects can be sourced under one roof.


The specialist expertise within the company covers the entire planning spectrum from private plan changes and large land development projects to providing resource management planning advice for site specific issues. 


Eliot Sinclair provide a full range of surveying disciplines including Engineering, Hydrographic, 3-D Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry (UAV), Settlement Monitoring and Land surveying

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What our clients are saying

Enterprise Homes

Residential Subdivisions
Engineering, Planning, Surveying, Land Development

“Our Company has utilised the services of Eliot Sinclair for over 50 years on many Residential Subdivisions in and around Christchurch. We have no hesitation in recommending their services in all the fields we have had to utilise, including Surveying, Engineering and Planning. The service that we have received including the ability to complete is exemplary.”