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Wardell Armstrong provide archaeology and built heritage consultancy services and archaeological fieldwork services to a diverse range of clients with projects in all sectors including renewable energy, utilities, mining/aggregates, construction (residential and commercial) and transport infrastructure.
Our expert consultants have provided comprehensive advice to clients for over 25 years, delivering complex projects in sensitive locations through the application of pragmatic and cost effective solutions. We are able to advise clients at every stage of their project from project viability appraisals, consultancy and negotiations with statutory and local authorities, through to desk-based assessment, EIA and archaeological management and mitigation. We have considerable experience in the assessment of new development in sensitive historic environments and to sensitive heritage assets, including Listed Buildings, Registered Parks and World Heritage Sites and the design and delivery of archaeological strategies for large-scale infrastructure projects. We have appeared as expert witness at Planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and Examinations in Public and are able to provide expert advice on heritage legislation and heritage planning related matters.
We are able to offer a full range of archaeological fieldwork services throughout the UK. We provide non-intrusive archaeological services including topographic and geophysical survey, geoarchaeological mapping and predictive ground modelling, building surveys, laser scanning and photogrammetry, through to invasive archaeological investigations, comprising evaluation trenching, open area excavation and archaeological monitoring. We have extensive experience of undertaking the management and coordination of large teams as overall lead archaeological contractor.
We have two specialist dedicated Post-Excavation and Processing facilities providing in-house and external specialist advise including osteology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany (including bulk and washover environmental processing), pollen, insects, charcoal and wood; with all being reported on from assessment to publication standards.
We have undertaken a number of community archaeology projects, providing archaeological support to local societies and interest groups and have an inhouse capability to provide outreach services as part of projects to local stakeholders.