Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd

Pre-Construct Archaeology [PCA] is a well-established, independent, commercial contracting organisation founded in 1993, one of the earliest in the UK. It provides a full range of archaeological and built heritage services in all public and private sectors, including property development, house-building, transport, renewable energy, utilities, mining/aggregates etc. PCA is a major national provider of archaeological and heritage services from our Head Office in London and fully-resourced regional offices in Durham, Market Harborough, Cambridge and Winchester. The company employs more than 100 full time professional staff and has considerable experience and understanding of the imperatives of development-led archaeology, as shown by the numerous testimonials it has received. PCA is committed to outreach and local community engagement initiatives.

All work is carried out to CIfA Standards and is fully complicit with bodies such as English Heritage/RCHME, CADW and Historic Scotland and the company is ISO 9001 registered.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Gary Brown, Managing Director
Frank Meddens, Director & Post Excavation Manager
0207 732 3925
Offices and contacts
PCA South
Unit 54, Brockley Cross Business Centre, 96 Endwell Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2PD
Gary Brown, Managing Director
0207 732 3925
PCA Central
The Granary, Rectory Farm, Pampisford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3EN
Mark Hinman, Central Office Manager
01223 845 522
PCA West
Block 4 Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RB
Paul McCulloch, West Office Manager
01962 849 549
PCA Midlands
17-19 Kettering Road, Little Bowden, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8AN
Kevin Trott, Midlands Office Manager
01858 468 333
PCA North
Unit 19A, Tursdale Business Park, Durham, DH6 5PG
Paul Johnson, Director & North Office Manager
01913 771 111
Additional contacts: 

Tim Bradley, Associate Director
All archaeological matters
Tel: 0207 732 3925
Email: tbradley [at]

Chris Mayo, Associate Director
Archaeological fieldwork
Tel: 0207 732 3925
Email: cmayo [at]

Charlotte Matthews, Project Manager
Historic Buildings and Environments
Tel: 0207 732 3925
Email: cmatthews [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 Europe
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
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
collections and archive curation
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
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

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