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Wardell Armstrong Archaeology and Wardell Armstrong Heritage

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology is a commercial archaeological contractor which works throughout the UK on a wide range of projects in all sectors including renewable energy, utilities, mining/aggregates, house-building and transport. WAA has a proven track record of successfully managing and undertaking all types of archaeological fieldwork on behalf of their clients and offers a cost-effective and efficient service which is driven by the commercial realities faced by developers. WAA can provide the whole range of fieldwork services from geophysical survey through to full scale excavation and can also offer a full suite of post-excavation services including in-house specialist services. WAA’s unique position as part of a larger environmental and engineering consultancy means that whilst they can work independently like any other archaeological contractor, they are able to draw upon the expertise of disciplines such as ground engineering, geotechnics and ecology to offer clients cost-effective and time saving survey packages relevant to their particular development site needs.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Helen Martin-Bacon (Fieldwork Services)
David Hodgkinson (Consultancy Services)

Fieldwork and post excavation services
Cocklakes Yard

Heritage and consultancy services
Sir Henry Doulton House
Forge Lane
Stoke on Trent

01782 276792 (Fieldwork), 0845 1117777 (Consultancy)
Website: &
Commercial Services Contact: 

Helen Martin-Bacon
Technical Director
01782 276792

East Midlands
Northern Ireland
Yorkshire and the Humber
West Midlands
South West (inc. Isles of Scilly)
South East (inc. London, Isle of Wight)
North West (inc. Isle of Man)
North East
East of England
characterisation and appraisals
building analysis and recording
analysis of artefacts, industrial residues, environmental material and human remains
university-based research
teaching and training
public outreach, participation and events
interpretation and displays
collections and archive curation
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
conservation management plans
historic environment advice to/on behalf of national and local government on policy, strategy and development control
watching briefs
measured and topographical survey
geophysical survey
field evaluation

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446