Archaeological Solutions


Recently, Archaeological Solutions (AS) Directors Tom and Claire have become increasingly conscious regarding provision for the future of AS, principally its staff and clients. We at AS have worked very successfully with Wardell Armstrong on projects in recent years, and the companies share common values and aspirations. As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

Wardell Armstrong are a multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering and mining consultancy, and our two like-minded businesses coming together provides a great opportunity to collectively strengthen and develop our archaeological services and extend the range of available investigations within one company. The move is part of Wardell Armstrong’s plans to grow its existing archaeological and heritage team and expand services in the UK and Internationally.

This now makes Wardell Armstrong one of the UK’s largest suppliers of archaeological services.

The AS management team including Claire Halpin, Tom McDonald and Jon Murray have joined Wardell Armstrong, along with the entire AS staff, and as such you will experience little change. Our commitment to you, and the aim to maintain an excellent service remain the same. Please do continue to contact us in the way you always have.

We will keep you updated in the coming months with further news about the new situation, and of course welcome any questions or comments you may have about this change.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this change, we welcome you to get in touch. Chloe Brownlee-Chapman heads up Wardell Armstrong's Archaeological and Heritage Team and is supporting the integration process. Her contact details are Tel: 07393 148 727, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or of course you can contact Claire, Jon or Tom as you usually would.


COVID-19 Update: AS remains fully operational despite the impact of Coronavirus. Our offices are all attended and report writing is being undertaken with staff working from home. We are maintaining our field team and fulfilling the needs of our clients, while operating under safe conditions in accordance with government advice and CLC SOP.

Archaeological Solutions provides the services to satisfy the archaeological requirements of your planning application.

AS is an independent archaeological contractor providing archaeological services to both public and private sector clients nationwide. AS provide services to clients to fulfil National Planning Policy Framework 2012 requirements and can assist in fulfilling the requirements of Section 106 agreements.

We carry out projects ranging from short programmes of archaeological monitoring and recording to full-scale open area excavation with all of the related research and analysis. We have a wealth of experience in urban archaeology, rural archaeology, building recording and all aspects of archaeological contracting.

AS can offer archaeological advice regarding your planning application and can offer information on archaeological legislation. We can provide help and advice no matter what archaeological service you require.

Latest News

May 05, 2020

AS Publish New Book

AS work at Mill House Farm, Chadwell St Mary, Essex has been published by BAR Publishing as a new book. Read more
Feb 25, 2019

New Publications

Two significant sites, excavated and analysed by AS, have been published as East Anglian Archaeology Monographs. Read more
Jul 31, 2018

New Book by AS published

The results of AS' excavations conducted at Black Horse Farm, Sawtry, Cambs. have been published as a monograph in the BAR British Series Read more
Feb 26, 2018

Developments in geophysical survey techniques

In January and February 2018, AS carried out a cart-based magnetic gradiometer survey at a site in Norfolk. Read more

Employment Opportunities

Wardell Armstrong regularly recruits field staff. Please register your interest here.

Specialist Analysis

AS offer Specialist Faunal, Archaeobotanical, Pottery, Lithics and Ceramic Building Material analysis.

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