Road and Rail Infrastructure Projects

Are you preparing to construct a new road or rail scheme?

If so, you will need to engage with archaeology.  

All new infrastructure schemes require heritage works to be embedded into the project. HS2 for example has published their needs for archaeology, and major road schemes, such as the Dualling of the A9 in Scotland, and the A14 improvement works routinely do the same.

The process for archaeological management starts with preparation of Detailed Historic Environment / Archaeological Desk Based Assessments to inform the works defined in an Environmental Statement. Fieldwork is certainly required, but recommendations for automatic progression to large scale works needs to be questioned. 

Make sure you take the correct advice:

AB Heritage has in place a dedicated and skilled team of Archaeological Consultants to work solely on your behalf.

AB Heritage Delivers Operational Excellence and is registered Archaeological Organisation with Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Client Testimonials:

"AB Heritage played a central role in the success of Network Rail's Crossrail works. There client focused approach combined with a high level of expertise, meant we could operate confident that we have the best archaeological strategy in place"  Tertius Beneke, Environmental Manager (Crossrail), Network Rail

"AB Heritage provided a Project Archaeologist to manage the South Wales A477 Improvement Scheme. They offered a supportive and proactive approach, consistently delivering high quality input into the Environmental Statement, Consultation, Public Local Inquiry and licensing processes"  Roy Emberton, Technical Director, Ramboll

Example Projects:

If you are a Tier 1 contractor looking for assistance with your rail construction project, please speak to Andy or Dan for informal advice and guidance that is appropriate for your project.

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