Archaeology & Built Heritage

From strategic review and risk management to planning advice and bespoke assessment, the historic environment can play a critical role in the design and delivery of any project or scheme.

We always seek to tailor our heritage services to meet our clients’ key objectives.

Our Heritage Team provides a wide range of specialist services supporting private and public sector clients from developers through to Local Authorities and Government Agencies. With our breadth of experience in archaeology and built heritage, we can provide robust advice and products for all stages of project delivery, including due diligence, initial feasibility, master planning, outline and detailed planning applications, Project Control Framework stages, Development Control Orders, site investigations and mitigation.

We know it is fundamental to deliver in a timely and cost effective manner, particularly for complex projects employing multidisciplinary teams. Key to helping our clients succeed is to ensure services are accurately scoped, costed and programme managed. Through regular engagement with our wider environmental colleagues at Waterman, we ensure that our advice is consistent with other wider environmental considerations, driving added value, innovation and product development.

We are a registered organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Our work is undertaken in accordance with national planning policy and guidelines published by bodies such as Historic England, Historic Scotland and Cadw. A list of our standard services is provided below, while we also welcome enquiries for bespoke work.

Feasibility Studies – Due Diligence – Heritage Advice – Historic Environment Research – Desk-based Assessment – Heritage Impact Assessment – Built Heritage Settings Assessment – Environmental Impact Assessment – Conservation Management Plans – Archaeological Strategy & Risk Management – Written Scheme of Investigations – Listed Building Consent – Section 42 Consent – Scheduled Monument Consent – Historic Building Recording – Condition & Measured Surveys – Historic Landscape Assessment – Subcontractor Procurement & Tender Review – Archaeological Evaluation – Expert Witness Services – Masterplanning Advice – Funding Applications – Mitigation Fieldwork – Post-Excavation Reporting – Public & Statutory Consultation – Community Outreach.

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