Archaeology Services

The archaeology team are the leading providers of independent advice to land owners and developers. Free of links to local authority archaeologists and field units, our professional approach and extensive contacts ensure that clients' interests are dealt with effectively and a balance between the often conflicting demands of profitable development and conservation is achieved. Our input from the site acquisition or project scoping stage can ensure that unexpected delays and extra costs are avoided. CgMs will adhere to the specifics of the project brief and comply with any relevant standards and regulations set by the Local Authority or industry bodies such as the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). As the UK’s largest and leading archaeological consultancy and a Registered Archaeological Organisation, CgMs is ideally placed to provide independent advice and to deliver projects whilst keeping archaeological costs to an absolute minimum.

Core archaeology services include:

  • Advice on and the discharge of archaeological planning conditions;
  • Desk based assessments, impact assessments;
  • Preparation of the appropriate written scheme of investigation and/or brief for archaeological field work;
  • Specification, tendering and project management of archaeological fieldwork;
  • Fieldwork including evaluation trial trenching, watching brief, geoarchaeological boreholes, geophysical survey, excavation, post excavation, community outreach
  • Historic Building Recording;
  • Historic landscape characterisation including buildings and hedgerows;
  • Advice on the need for, cost and duration of works;
  • Expert evidence at Planning Inquiries;
  • Industrial and military archaeological advice;
  • Review of development plan policies and boundaries of designated or proposed sites of archaeological interest.

Regional contacts:

London and South

Matthew Smith - Director
020 7832 0284

West and Wales

Nick Cooke - Director
01242 259290

Midlands, North & Scotland:

Simon Mortimer - Director
01636 642 707

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