PCA has a excellent track record of delivering the required heritage results ahead of new transport infrastructure schemes.
Road and rail schemes can face a number of challenges when it comes to archaeology, not least because a single scheme may encounter a number of important sites. PCA ensures that any potential archaeological sites are identified and assessed as early as possible to minimise disruption to the project. Surveys are conducted during the planning process, prior to the start of construction, to determine whether there are any archaeological remains that may be impacted by the scheme. If these are discovered, PCA can be trusted to provide workable recommendations for mitigation.
Collaboration is the key for successful infrastructure projects and PCA works closely with planners, engineers and developers to minimise delays to project timelines. Public engagement and outreach programmes may also help mitigate negative effects to local communities, such as disruption and changes in the landscape, by sparking an interest and instilling a sense of pride in newly discovered cultural heritage in both residents and visitors to the area.
Click below for some examples of our work on transport infrastructure projects.