Enabling future growth through the delivery of new commercial developments is a key challenge facing the UK.

A lack of suitable development land often results in the regeneration of brownfield sites, which come with a wide range of economic challenges and regulatory requirements.


Managing heritage risk

We offer a safe, creative approach to managing your heritage risk and enabling sustainable development. Working with our clients and the planning authorities from the start of a project through to completion, we ensure that any risk from the historic environment is managed effectively through targeted and proportionate strategies that deliver against planning constraints.

Our experience in successfully delivering on commercial and industrial projects is unrivalled, and we understand the complexities and challenges that developers face. We offer impartial advice to give developers a clear understanding of heritage risk in their project planning, with the capacity to deploy large teams to complete work on time and on budget.


Services for industrial & commercial projects

We aim to work with clients from project design phase, to ensure that heritage assets within a site are identified early and plans are put in place to mitigate any risks from construction work which could jeopardise a planning application or delay the project.

Our experienced teams have the capacity to undertake work efficiently and professionally on large-scale sites to successfully discharge any planning conditions relating to the heritage environment.

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Community engagement

As a charity, community engagement is at the heart of what we do.

We work with our clients to positively promote clients’ developments and establish their place in existing communities through public engagement and education.

Our experienced Community & Education team can help both to fulfil community engagement requirements for specific projects or to deliver against wider organisational CSR objectives.

To find out more about our Community & Education services, click here.


What our clients say…

“Significant archaeological material was uncovered during the on-site investigations and the recording of these was performed in a professional manner whilst also understanding the programme and commercial constraints of the construction project.”

Gavin Johnson BSc (Hons) MRICS Director at Johnson Associates (UK) Ltd

“Over the course of a decade, investigations by Wessex Archaeology have provided a new perspective on the submerged historic environment of the Thames.”

Rachael Haylock-Jones, DP World London Gateway, Environment Manager.

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