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

18th July 2018

In September, PCA will be celebrating 25 years of providing archaeological and built heritage services.See News to download our special edition of Nuntius.

15th May 2018

The Roman sarcophagus found during PCA's excavation at Harper Road, Southwark, will shortly be forming the centrepiece of an exciting new exhibition Roman Dead - at the Museum of London Docklands from 25th May 2018 don't miss it! Museum of London

30th April 2018

PCA has its very own angel - Congratulations to Vicki Ridgeway for receiving the Historic England Angel Award. See News for more details.

29th March 2018

CBA London has arranged a unique visit to the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich featuring a double tour of the highest and deepest parts of the building. See News for more info.

14th November 2017

PCA Cambridge's Regional Manager, Mark Hinman, will be speaking at the Cambridge Antiquarian Society's Annual Conference this Saturday 18th November.
PCA London's Shane Maher will be giving a lecture to the City of London Archaeological Society (COLAS) on the recent archaeological discoveries at Holy Family Technology College, Walthamstow this Friday, 17th November.
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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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