Wessex Archaeology has worked in partnership with the UK Defence sector for many years, providing archaeological services to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and their contractors in support of the essential housing and infrastructure needed to look after our armed forces. This relationship has derived additional benefits from heritage through our ground breaking work on the rehabilitation of troops and on the establishment of new communities through a shared understanding of place.

Our breadth of services and knowledge means that we can work with the planning authorities to ensure that heritage requirements are programmed at the correct stage of the project cycle, supporting client risk management throughout. We have a strong track record of working with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) contractors to find the best way to manage the potential risks likely to be encountered on former military training areas and to make sure that everyone can operate safely on these sites.