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Archaeological Services

Drawing on our understanding of the construction industry, we offer advice to clarify all processes and stages involved in ground investigation to provide a faster and more cost-effective route towards project design and planning approval.

As longstanding ground investigation specialists, our company recognises the synergy between archaeological investigations and geotechnical investigations. As part of the wider RSK Group we can supply specialist archaeological and heritage services which can be tailored to meet the requirements of any scheme, coupled with geo-environmental aspects or other environmental constraints as required.

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We specialise in understanding and meeting the needs of our clients to help them comply with the requirements of heritage legislation and planning policies while meeting best practice, standards and guidance for the heritage sector. Our in-house services can be offered directly to your organisation or as a part of an integrated team of specialists.

Our Services:

  • Archaeological desk-based assessments
  • Scheduled monument and listed building consent applications
  • Advice on property acquisitions and planning applications
  • Negotiation with statutory authorities
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Mitigation strategies and technical specification
  • Expert witness
  • Geophysical surveys
  • Site investigations: trial trenching and 'watching briefs'
  • Heritage statements and historic building recording

Our services are in line with the standards and guidance of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), with which the RSK Group is a 'Registered Organisation' and we are formally recognised as an Historic Environment Service Provider by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

We comply with the Institution of Civil Engineers' 'ICE Conditions of Contract for Archaeological Investigation', and are members of the Association of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Specialists (AGS).