With its dedicated Heritage Management Services department, and team of experienced project managers, Oxford Archaeology is the natural choice to lead on both heritage and archaeological issues, delivering a high-quality 'cradle to grave' service

Desk-based assessments

Local planning authorities may request a desk-based assessment to assess whether archaeology is likely to be found on a site and what level of groundwork is needed. A desk-based assessment is a review of historical documents relevant to a site. Our experts assess this information to determine how the area was used in the past and what archaeological remains are likely to survive.

Environmental impact assessments

We have contributed to some of the most high-profile environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in the UK. We have undertaken assessments for the airport expansions at Heathrow and Stansted, transport and road schemes, and urban development. Our work on High Speed 1 and the Highways Agency's Design Manual for Roads and Bridges created the best practice template for cultural heritage assessment. In 2010 we published the definitive review, commissioned by the Council of Europe, on the effectiveness of EIAs.

Heritage statements and advice

As leaders in the sector, our we are often chosen to carry out research and provide strategy and policy advice to local and regional authorities, as well as national and international heritage institutions.

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