Professional Heritage Services

About PCA

PCA Monograph No.12Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is a well-established independent company specialising in providing appropriate solutions to heritage problems. At PCA we are acutely aware that many of our clients commission archaeological or built heritage works in order to obtain planning permissions. For some clients this may be an unwanted and unwelcome problem. PCA is here to assist clients in the discharge of their heritage planning conditions.

We have a flexible approach which aims to deliver a professional service, minimising delay and inconvenience while maximising a site's heritage value. We are committed to providing a service which is both high quality and cost-effective. We believe that we can achieve these goals while maintaining the highest professional standards.

We have a proven record of delivering results within an agreed time-scale and budget. Our service is designed to fulfil all planning requirements from desktop assessment through to full excavation and publication. We have a well-established and respected team whose experience at all levels allows us to deliver a unique service designed to meet the specific requirements of each project.

Our work covers a variety of sites, both green and brown-field, above and below ground heritage recording. These projects are wide ranging and include housing developments, road construction, infrastructure improvement and utilities, quarrying, environmental management schemes and industrial facilities.

Latest News

13th January 2017

PCA launches our new Blog

16th December 2016

PCA North are in the final days of an excavation at the site of an 18th- to 19th-century pottery works situated in the Forth Banks area of Newcastle upon Tyne which us being carried out on behalf of the Marcus Worthington Group. In the medieval period the site was located beyond the medieval walls of the city on the western side of the Skinner Burn, a tributary of the River Tyne occupying a steeply-incised valley on the northern banks of the Tyne Valley. See News for more on this story.

21st November 2016

PCA is seeking an experienced CAD Technician to work in the CAD department, which is based  in the London Offices.The post involves using AutoCAD to produce archaeological maps and stratigraphic drawings for all of the PCA offices. See Careers for more detail.

COPA10th November 2016

We are pleased to announce that a new website has been launched to showcase the capability of the UK's largest ever consortium of professional archaeologists. COPA is formed from Cotswold Archaeology; Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology, three of the largest and most successful archaeological companies in the country. See News for more information..


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At PCA we provide our clients with a full range of services.

We have a team of knowledgeable and experienced Project Managers accomplished in dealing with every stage of the development planning process, from the preparation of supporting documents for a planning application, to the design and management of a range of evaluation and excavation services required to fulfil a planning condition.


PCA undertakes projects of all sizes and scope and in many diverse sectors.
A few of our latest Projects:

PCA prides itself in producing publications, which stand up to academic scrutiny as well as
reports and Journal articles, which are accessible to a broad spectrum of people. A few of our latest Publications:

We run a range of initiatives which help people of all ages and abilities to get involved and learn more about our fantastic heritage. This includes free events, lectures, talks, exhibitions, open-days on major archaeological excavations, and the opportunity to partake in voluntary work and Community digs

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