Wardell Armstrong LLP

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.

Wardell Armstrong Heritage provide a comprehensive suite of archaeological and heritage consultancy services to clients in all business sectors. Our services range 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, including World Heritage Sites and undertake setting studies, historic environment assessments and view analysis associated with tall buildings and renewable energy schemes. 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.

Our unique position as part of a larger environmental and engineering consultancy means that we 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.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Dave Hodgkinson (WA LLP), Technical Director
Frank Giecco, Technical Director
0845 111 7777
Offices and contacts
Stoke-on-Trent office
Sir Henry Doulton House, Forge Lane, Etruria, Stoke on Trent, ST1 5BD
0845 111 7777
Carlisle office
Cocklakes Yard, Cumwhinton, Cumbria, CA4 0BQ
Frank Giecco, Technical Director
01228 564 820
Birmingham office
2 Devon Way, Longbridge Technology Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2TS
Nick Daffern, Senior Project Manager
0121 580 0909
Greater Manchester office
2 The Avenue, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1ES
Martin Railton, Senior Project Manager
01942 260101
Additional contacts: 

Dave Hodgkinson, Technical Director
Commercial Services
Tel: 0845 111 777
Email: dhodgkinson [at] wardell-armstrong.com

Frank Giecco, Technical Director
Carlisle Office enquiries
Tel: 01228 564 820
Email: fgiecco [at] wardell-armstrong.com

Martin Railton, Senior Project Manager
Greater Manchester Office enquiries
Tel: 01942 260 101
Email: mrailton [at] wardell-armstrong.com

Nick Daffern, Senior Project Manager
Birmingham Office enquiries
Tel: 0121 580 0909
Email: ndaffern [at] wardell-armstrong.com

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
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
maritime archaeology
measured and topographical survey
object conservation
watching briefs

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