University of Leicester Archaeological Services

ULAS is an independent archaeological unit embedded in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester University. Its staff have a broad range of expertise, and the academic staff within the School have specialist knowledge covering a range of archaeological periods.

Our staff are fully trained in all stages of the planning process and have considerable expertise in understanding and recording heritage assets. All contract work includes a full consultancy service at no additional cost. ULAS also holds the Investors in People standard.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Richard Buckley, Director
Patrick Clay, Director
0116 252 2848
Offices and contacts
University of Leicester, School of Antiquities and Ancient History, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH
Vicki Score, Project Manager
0116 252 2848
Additional contacts: 

Nick Cooper, Post-excavation Project Manager
Post-excavation specialist assessment/analysis
Tel: 0116 252 2848
Email: ulas [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.
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
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
collections and archive curation
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
university-based research
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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