PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY
Professional Heritage Services
 

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

28th September 2016

Listen to PCA’s Chris Mayo talking last night to Mark Forrest on BBC Local Radio. Chris was invited on to talk about the findings at one of PCA’s sites in Manchester and discussed working in archaeology and some of the fantastic sites he has been involved in. You can listen to him here (about 2hrs .45 in to the programme) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046w4lx

13th September 2016

PCA Southern Office is seeking applications from Field Archaeologists who are able to work on sites in central and Greater London and in the wider South-East region with an immediate start. See our Careers page for more detail.

18th August 2016

PCA Monograph 19 PCA Monograph 20
PCA Monograph 19 PCA Monograph 20

We have published two new Monographs:
PCA Monograph 19: An Immense and Exceedingly Commodious Goods Station
The Archaeology and History of the Great Northern Railway's Goods Yard at King's Cross, 1849 to the Present Day

PCA Monograph 20: A Quaker Burial Ground at North Shields. Excavations at Coach Lane, Tyne and Wear.

More News

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.

Utilities

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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