Professional Heritage Services

  • Atherton Leasure Centre, Newham
  • An inscribed slate object, recovered from the fill of the Roman ditch in Southwark
  • George III gaming counter found at Fulham Palace
  • Excavation of a medieval Cemetery at Berkhamstead
  • Remains of a medieval brick kiln at Puckeridge, Hertfordshire
  • Decorative Saxon bone tool from Stoke Quay, Ipswich
  • A Roman gold and variscite neckless from Kent
  • Arches under London Bridge Station
  • Arches under London Bridge Station
  • Three 16th-century drinking vessels found at London Road Barking
  • Panorama of the excavations at London Road, Barking
  • Bronze Age Ring Ditch from Needham Market, Suffolk
  • X-Ray image of iron objects from Whitstable Nursery, Southwark
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About PCA

PCA Monograph No.12Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is a well-established independent company specialising in providing appropriate solutions to heritage problems. At PCA we are acutely aware that many of our clients commission archaeological or built heritage works in order to obtain planning permissions. For some clients this may be an unwanted and unwelcome problem. PCA is here to assist clients in the discharge of their heritage planning conditions.

We have a flexible approach which aims to deliver a professional service, minimising delay and inconvenience while maximising a site's heritage value. We are committed to providing a service which is both high quality and cost-effective. We believe that we can achieve these goals while maintaining the highest professional standards.

We have a proven record of delivering results within an agreed time-scale and budget. Our service is designed to fulfil all planning requirements from desktop assessment through to full excavation and publication. We have a well-established and respected team whose experience at all levels allows us to deliver a unique service designed to meet the specific requirements of each project.

Our work covers a variety of sites, both green and brown-field, above and below ground heritage recording. These projects are wide ranging and include housing developments, road construction, infrastructure improvement and utilities, quarrying, environmental management schemes and industrial facilities.

Latest News

1st August 2014

A team from PCA’s North Regional Office have recently concluded two area excavations on a site beside the Custom House on Newcastle’s Quayside. The site is being developed by Live Theatre as ‘LiveWorks’ a £10 million capital development scheme, to provide new commercial office space, a new public park and a children and young people’s writing centre.

Kids digging28th July 2014

Children from Great Barton Primary School came to visit our excavation at the edge of Great Barton Village.

19th May 2014

Pre-Construct Archaeology are currently working with Kent University on a series of monographs which seek to bring to publication the results of fieldwork and research undertaken by the Department  of Classics and Archaeology. The first of these, published in 2013, is a report on survey and excavation work at Nettleton and Rothwell in Lincolnshire, by Dr Steven Willis.


8th May 2014

Our PCA North Regional Office is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced archaeologists to undertake excavations in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne and central Manchester/Salford. See Careers for more details.


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At PCA we provide our clients with a full range of services.

We have a team of knowledgeable and experienced Project Managers accomplished in dealing with every stage of the development planning process, from the preparation of supporting documents for a planning application, to the design and management of a range of evaluation and excavation services required to fulfil a planning condition.


PCA undertakes projects of all sizes and scope and in many diverse sectors.
A few of our latest Projects:

PCA prides itself in producing publications, which stand up to academic scrutiny as well as
reports and Journal articles, which are accessible to a broad spectrum of people. A few of our latest Publications:

We run a range of initiatives which help people of all ages and abilities to get involved and learn more about our fantastic heritage. This includes free events, lectures, talks, exhibitions, open-days on major archaeological excavations, and the opportunity to partake in voluntary work and Community digs

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