AOC Archaeology Group

We are experts at balancing the interests of stakeholders with our professional responsibility to the shared heritage and offer a range of solutions for complex heritage situations, which are founded on realistic and achievable goals. This is all supported by a high quality financial and project management framework. From preliminary advice and assessments to comprehensive fieldwork and post-excavation analyses and publication, our professional approach is committed to achieving the best solutions for each client.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Ciara Clarke, Deputy Managing Director
Andy Heald, Managing Director
0131 440 3593
Offices and contacts
Head Office
AOC Archaeology Group, Edgefield Road Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9SY
Andy Heald, Managing Director
0131 440 3593
London Office
AOC Archaeology Group, St Margarets Business Centre, Moor Mead Road, Twickenham, TW1 1JS
Melissa Melikian, Operations Director (South)
020 8843 7380
York Office
AOC Archaeology Group, The Raylor Centre, James Street, York, YO10 3DW
Mitch Pollington
01904 413 404
Inverness Office
AOC Archaeology Group, Ardyne Studio, Bank Street, Cromarty, IV11 8YE
Mary Peteranna
01381 600650
Additional contacts: 

Andy Heald, Managing Director
Tel: 0131 440 3593
Email: andy.heald [at]

Melissa Melikian, Operations Director (South)
Tel: 020 8843 7380
Email: melissa.melikian [at]

Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
Elsewhere in the World
East Midlands
East of England
North East
North West (inc. Isle of Man)
South East (inc. London, Isle of Wight)
South West (inc. Isles of Scilly)
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
Northern Ireland
conservation management plans
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
Education & outreach
collections and archive curation
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
university-based research
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
analysis of artefacts, industrial residues, environmental material and human remains
building analysis and recording
characterisation and appraisals
field evaluation
geophysical survey
measured and topographical survey
object conservation
watching briefs

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

0118 378 6446
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