NATIONWIDE - Working across the UK, AB Heritage Ltd has extensive experience in the delivery of high quality yet cost-efficient archaeological and heritage services, successfully guiding our clients through the planning process and reducing project risk. From Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Cultural Heritage EIA, through to Historic Building Recording, Geophysical Survey and Fieldwork, our dedicated and client focused team provide a professional one-stop shop for all your heritage needs.
Offices in London, Swansea, Taunton, Newcastle and Castle Donington (see below for details)
Andy Buckley, Managing Director
London & East Office:
South Office (Head Office):
Blackbrook Business Park
West & Wales Office:
North & Scotland Office:
North East Office Block
Swan Hunter Yard
Newcastle upon Tyne NE286EQ
Central & Midlands Office:
Pegasus Business Park
Castle Donington DE742TZ
At Aeon Archaeology we pride ourselves in offering affordable archaeological contractual and consultancy services for your company, project, or private development. Based in the heart of Chester we specialise in all forms of archaeological assessment, mitigation and recording, as well as providing consultancy services. Our aim is to provide professional solutions for projects of any size, from private domestic developments, to infrastructure and energy-sector schemes.
Allen Archaeology has extensive experience in archaeological contracting and consulting, providing a one stop shop for all heritage services throughout the UK. From geophysical surveys, to desk-based research and fieldwork, our dedicated team provide a first class and cost-efficient bespoke service to suit our client’s needs.
Mark Allen, Director
Branston Business Park,
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.
Archaeological Research Services Ltd is an experienced commercial practice providing a full range of archaeological and historic buildings services throughout the UK. Our services cover all aspects of archaeological work in the areas of commercial archaeology, commissioned research, the curatorial sector, higher education and interpretation and outreach. We specialise in the design and production of interpretive materials, and
archaeological reconstructions. We also have a range of in-house specialist services including geophyisical survey and human bone analysis.
Archaeological Solutions Ltd is an independent archaeological contractor specialising in the full range of field archaeology investigations nationwide. It provides an archaeological service to both public and private sectors.
Claire Halpin, Director
Jon Murray, Senior Project Manager
6 Brunel Business Court
Bury St Edmunds
Archaeology South-East is the field unit of the UCL Institute of Archaeology: the largest centre for archaeology and cultural heritage in Britain. We offer a comprehensive range of archaeological and heritage services.
Dominic Perring,Director, Centre for Applied Archaeology
Mark Atkinson, Manager, ASE Essex
Units 1 & 2
2 Chapel Place
East Sussex BN411DR
Archaeology Wales works across the UK offering independent services to businesses, communities and individuals, including: consultancy, fieldwork services, desk-based services, surveys, finds analysis and programmes of community engagement.
Our team of archaeologists is led by managing director Mark Houliston (MIfA) and project managers Amelia Pannett (MIfA) and Chris Smith (MIfA). Between us we have over 40 years of experience in successfully managing commercial and private archaeological projects.
Archaeology Wales provides a full range of field services, working on behalf clients to identify, assess and mitigate the impact of proposed developments on surviving archaeological remains. It is in no one’s interest to see archaeology turning up once a development has started, so our aim is always to deal with potential issues as early as possible in the planning process.
Mark Houliston, Managing Director
Archaeology Wales Ltd,
Based at Staffordshire University, the Centre of Archaeology is committed to providing unparalleled support, expertise and consultancy on a wide variety of archaeological projects. Our highly dedicated and professional team offers a diverse range of skills and experience to allow the successful completion of archaeological projects ranging from long-term research programmes through to commercial, development-led ventures, short-term forensic police consultancy, and Continuing Professional Development training courses.
Kevin Simon Colls. Archaeological Project Manager
Caroline Sturdy Colls, Lecturer in Forensic Investigation
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
R102, Science Centre
Cultural heritage consultancy with offices across the UK, with expertise covering EIA and expert witness, desk-based assessment, site investigation, post-excavation, reporting, graphics and design, research and interpretation.
Andrew Dunwell, Managing Director
The Old Engine House
East Lothian EH217PQ
CgMs Consulting is the UK’s largest provider of independent archaeological advice, related desk studies and fieldwork.
Based in London, with many regional offices the company works on behalf of a wide variety of landowners, house-builders, blue chip property companies, planning consultancies and numerous niche developers to resolve archaeological issues and enable sustainable development whether in historic city centres, brownfield or greenfield sites.
The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust works to understand and interpret all aspects of the historic environment. Our Field Services team is the leading archaeological practice in mid- and north-east Wales, and one of the longest-established archaeological contractors in Europe. We provide independent, comprehensive, and high quality archaeology and cultural heritage services for a diverse range of clients. The Curatorial team maintains the regional Historic Environment Record, and provides planning advice for developers and local authorities, and heritage management solutions for farmers and landowners. The Education and Outreach team delivers innovative public archaeology, community heritage, education and training programmes.
Colchester Archaeological Trust’s primary aim is to research and promote the archaeology of Colchester.
The Trust employs a professional unit, which provides developers with a full range of archaeological services. The trust has built considerable in-house experience of complex stratified urban archaeology and associated finds research. The discovery of the Roman fortress in the 1970s and of Britain’s only Roman circus in 2004 are among the many highlights of almost 50 years of fieldwork.
Philip Crummy, Director
Howard Brooks, Deputy Director
Roman Circus House, Circular Road North, Colchester, Essex, CO27GZ
We are a major national provider of archaeological and heritage services in the UK. From offices in Cirencester, Andover and Milton Keynes, we are able to offer bespoke archaeological and heritage solutions for a diverse range of projects from major infrastructure to small-scale housing and renewable energy projects. Our outstanding reputation is based on working closely with clients, offering expert and pragmatic advice, and effectively delivering high quality archaeological projects on time and on budget. With extensive experience of both urban and rural projects across the UK, we are able to offer the full range of fieldwork and desk-based investigations and can resource major projects wherever they occur.
Neil Holbrook, Chief Executive
Kemble Enterprise Park
DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to designing, developing and delivering community archaeology projects throughout the UK and further afield. We combine our considerable experience and understanding of development-led archaeology with a strategic approach to outreach and engagement, designing public-facing research tailored to the specific needs of our project partners, local community groups and heritage managers. We are the only community-focused organisation to have been awarded RO status, reflecting our unique approach to archaeological fieldwork, heritage consultancy, field skills training, audience development and community participation.
Brendon RJ Wilkins
Lisa W Westcott Wilkins
27-33 Bethnal Green Road
Based in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Dyfed Archaeological Trust (established 1975) is an independent organisation dedicated to the effective protection, investigation, recording and promotion of the historic environment.
Ken Murphy, Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary
The Shire Hall,
8 Carmarthen Street,
EDP provides independent environmental planning and design advice to the landowners, property and energy sector clients throughout the UK from offices in the Cotswolds and Shrewsbury. Our founding principles are based around the highest standards of client care we can manage; flexible charging structures; senior level involvement in all projects and a small team culture. These principles are as important to us today as they were when we set up the business in 2005. Since then, we have grown, almost exclusively via repeat business and recommendation, to a team of over 60 and with over 1000 projects instructed. EDP offers independent consultancy services for all aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage. We can assist in the areas of: archaeological assessment and evaluation; heritage management plans; listed building and conservation area issues; fieldwork management; historic buildings assessment and listed building issues and conservation area and scheduled monument consent issues.
Andrew Crutchley, Partner
Jo Vallender, Principal Consultant
Barnsley Park Estate
GGAT Ltd is established to educate the public in archaeology. The Trust maintains and enhances the Regional HER, contributes to developing research agendas, and promotes knowledge and learning about the past. The Trust also provides archaeological planning management services for South Wales, provides general curatorial advice, and reports on portable antiquities.
Its project staff undertake assessments, evaluations, surveys, watching-briefs, building recording and excavations, and have had extensive involvement with major developments in the area. Projects staff also carry out monument assessment and survey works for Cadw.
GUARD Archaeology specialise in the management of archaeology and heritage projects. We provide a comprehensive range of services for private and public sector organisations throughout Scotland and beyond.
John Atkinson, Managing Director
52 Elderpark Workspace
100 Elderpark Street
An independent practice specialising in Archaeology and the Historic Environment. Established in 1992, the practice has a wide experience of development projects in both the public and private sectors.
David Hillelson, Managing Director
11 Furmston Court,
Letchworth Garden City,
We are based in the Scottish Highlands and specialise in the archaeology of northern Britain, offering a wide range of services from consultancy, expert witness, environmental assessment, conservation management planning, training and community projects to surveys, excavations and watching briefs on individual house sites.
Jacobs Engineering is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services. We serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.
John Moore Heritage Services was founded in 1999 and is an independent heritage consultancy and archaeological practice with a staff of specialists based in Oxford with regional offices in Lancashire and South Wales.
John Moore Heritage Services is one of the leading service-providers in development archaeology, with many clients who recognise us as experts in excavation and heritage management. All work is carried out to IfA Standards and is fully complicit with bodies such as RCHME, English Heritage and CADW.
John Moore, Director
David Gilbert, Project Manager
KDK Archaeology is a progressive, innovative company working closely with both clients and planning authorities to provide an efficient, professional and friendly service. We offer a flexible and holistic approach to fulfil archaeological requirements with the least possible delay and inconvenience. We offer a broad suite of desk-based and field services to our clients who are from both the public and private sectors and include individual developers, local authorities and multi-national companies.
The Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) (formerly the HWTMA) is a non-profit making organization that promotes interest, research and knowledge of maritime archaeology and heritage. Our remit includes research, fieldwork, training, education and outreach. We investigate a wide range of marine heritage assets - submerged landscapes, shipwrecks, and coastal instillations - in addition to undertaking broader strategic studies. The HWTMA was formed in 1991 and MAT is now involved in many nationally and internationally significant projects.
Maritime Archaeology Ltd is a maritime archaeological consultancy owned by MAT, specialised in Environmental Impact Assessments, strategic studies, marine geophysical survey, diving and field investigations, plus education and outreach.
Garry Momber, Director
National Oceanography Centre,
MOLA provides independent advice and professional services in archaeology and built heritage. MOLA’s 250 staff operate across the UK, working with clients to discharge planning conditions swiftly and expertly. Specialists in heritage consultancy, archaeological fieldwork and a range of specialist services, MOLA has over 40 years’ experience. MOLA’s innovative research and dynamic community engagement initiatives are internationally acclaimed.
We are a leading single-source archaeological service with an established history of delivery on major infrastructure projects. We benefit from expertise in power generation, energy transmission, utilities and transport. We are known for delivering professional support, taking care of the archaeology and enabling projects to keep moving forward.
Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest and longest established independent archaeology and heritage practices in Europe. With over 250 specialist staff and permanent full service offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge, we provide heritage services to both public and private clients across the UK and internationally. Our projects range from major transport and infrastructure schemes, through local town centre and housing developments to minor alterations to listed buildings. Wherever heritage issues arise as part of the development process, Oxford Archaeology are on hand to help.
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 IfA Standards and is fully complicit with bodies such as English Heritage/RCHME, CADW and Historic Scotland and the company is ISO9001 registered.
Gary Brown, Managing Director
Dr Frank Meddens, Director & Post Excavation Manager
Brockley Cross Business Centre
96 Endwell Road
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company which provides multidisciplinary solutions for businesses, governments and communities around the world. Our specialist consultants support clients in the UK and abroad in the realisation of their development schemes, helping them to ensure that critical risks to design, budget and programme are identified and avoided. Cultural Heritage & Archaeology is one of Ramboll’s core services. Based in London and Southampton, our team of experienced archaeologists provides pre-acquisition advice, negotiates with planning agencies, and manages archaeological contractors to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of archaeological works to the requisite standard. Our principal strengths include urban mitigation, including cross-disciplinary design development to preserve archaeological remains in situ. We also offer expertise in environmental impact assessments, conservation management plans, assessing setting issues, characterising the historic landscape and marine archaeology. Ramboll is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited company.
Phil Emery, Associate - Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
Rubicon Heritage are a major archaeological firm who have been delivering efficient, professional and reliable services to private and public sector clients for over ten years. We use our experience, commercial awareness and dedicated staff to meet all your archaeological and heritage needs. Rubicon have offices across the UK and Ireland, including London, Edinburgh and Cork.
Colm Moloney, Managing Director
Damian Shiels, Managing Director
Unit 2, Europa Enterprise Park
Co. Cork, Ireland
SLR Consulting Ltd is a UK-based, international, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy. Our team of experienced staff can offer a wide range of services both nationally and locally. Our objective is to provide straight-forward advice, design and analysis on the Historic Environment to help clients achieve their aims. Our work includes early involvement as part of the design team, due diligence and risk appraisals, assessment of significance, negotiations with regulatory bodies, Environmental Impact Assessments, Conservation Management Plans, Site Investigations, Building Surveys, Mitigation works, programmes of analysis and publication, and Public Presentation of Heritage.
SLR’s heritage team work independently on many schemes or as part of multi-disciplinary teams on complex infrastructure projects, and can draw upon a wealth of knowledge in associated disciplines within the parent company.
Stratascan is the largest provider of archaeological geophysics in the UK. Along with magnetic gradiometer and earth resistance surveys we also offer GPR with a wide range of antenna frequencies and multi channel systems to cover all situations. In June 2011 we became part of the SUMO group, and now offer topographic, measured building and utility surveys. We also provide forensic geophysical support to police forces in the UK and to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains in Ireland.
We have achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, Achilles UVDB and CHAS accreditations, membership of The Survey Association and the EuroGPR.
Peter Barker, Managing Director
Simon Haddrell, General Manager
Upper Hook Road
Upton Upon Severn
SCAU provides high quality, competitively priced, archaeological services. The Unit’s highly skilled staff bring a wealth of experience to integrating the archaeological work for your project seamlessly into the development process.
The JESSOP Consultancy is a heritage practice that has a particular expertise in ‘understanding the historic environment’, specifically in regards to the archaeological recording and analysis of Listed Buildings, Landmark Structures and Designed Landscapes. It was founded in January 2012 and undertakes commissions throughout the UK from offices in Sheffield and Oxford. It provides targeted advice regarding the survey and investigation of buildings, historic gardens and heritage landscapes, that include concrete modernist buildings, 18thC garden follies, Elizabethan water gardens and medieval defensive structures.
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.
Patrick Clay, Director
Richard Buckley, Director
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE17RH
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.
Helen Martin-Bacon (Fieldwork Services)
David Hodgkinson (Consultancy Services)
Fieldwork and post excavation services
Heritage and consultancy services
Sir Henry Doulton House
Stoke on Trent ST15BD
WYG is an established global project management and technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We work in partnership with clients in over 35 countries to help them realise their corporate and project ambitions by providing innovative solutions. Our c.1,400 employees deliver multi-disciplinary consultancy services across design, planning, engineering, environment, transport planning, project management and social development to help change, shape and develop the world’s landscapes, societies and economies for the better.
Wyvern Heritage and Landscape Consultancy works with local authorities, local communities and private landowners and brings together 10 years archaeological and heritage experience working within the commercial and private sectors. Our innovative consultancy offers particular expertise in the creation and interpretation of historic characterisations and associated management plans as well as the assessment and analysis of heritage assets at both a site based and landscape scale and the preparation of heritage statements. We also specialise in working in partnership with local communities on heritage projects.