As planning permission was being sought, our client commissioned PCA to undertake archaeological Desk-Based Assessments (DBA) in support of the development of the planning application. The proposed redevelopment involved the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a mixed-use multi-storey building with a basement. The listed building located at 127 Borough High Street was to be retained and only subject to refurbishment.
The DBA identified moderate and low potential for prehistoric and Saxon remains with a very high potential of Roman, medieval and post-medieval remains. With the construction of the basement level, complete truncation of all archaeological depositions on the site was expected. As a result, the DBA recommended an archaeological evaluation to locate and identify the archaeological resources.
PCA worked together with the client to provide excellent and efficient services, to keep costs to a minimum and to enable the construction works to proceed in tandem with the archaeological investigation.