Professional Heritage Services

  • Atherton Leasure Centre, Newham
  • An inscribed slate object, recovered from the fill of the Roman ditch in Southwark
  • George III gaming counter found at Fulham Palace
  • Excavation of a medieval Cemetery at Berkhamstead
  • Remains of a medieval brick kiln at Puckeridge, Hertfordshire
  • Decorative Saxon bone tool from Stoke Quay, Ipswich
  • A Roman gold and variscite neckless from Kent
  • Arches under London Bridge Station
  • Arches under London Bridge Station
  • Three 16th-century drinking vessels found at London Road Barking
  • Panorama of the excavations at London Road, Barking
  • Bronze Age Ring Ditch from Needham Market, Suffolk
  • X-Ray image of iron objects from Whitstable Nursery, Southwark
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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

7th July

On June 3rd 2015 PCA attended a private event hosted by Lothbury Investment Management at the ‘Society of Antiquaries of London’. See News

6th July

Extended until August 14th the Museum of London has a small display showcasing our recent discoveries from excavations at Dickens Square in Southwark at the Baitul Aziz Mosque. See News

1st July 2015

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is seeking applications from Field Archaeologists who are able to work on sites in central and Greater London and in the wider South-East region with an immediate start. See Careers Page

29th April 2015

We have new updates on the continuing excavation at Ermine Street, Huntingdon. See News

22nd April 2015

PCA has started an excavation at Ermine Street within the boundary of medieval Huntingdon. Early pictures on our News page.

15th April 2015

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is seeking applications from Field Archaeologists who are able to work on sites in central and Greater London and in the wider South-East region with an immediate start. See Careers page for details.


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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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