We provide a comprehensive range of archaeological and built heritage services to the development industry. Our clients include architects, planners, developers, local authorities, semi-state bodies and government departments.
We have the ability to meet all of our clients cultural heritage needs from pre-planning advice, to managing archaeological requirements on-site, through to securing full planning compliance.
Our aim is to provide an excellent service to our clients by supplying good advice, pre-empting potential difficulties and delivering pragmatic value for money solutions whilst ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget and to the highest archaeological standards.
LIST OF SERVICES
We offer our clients a wide range of services, which ensures that we can provide for all of their Archaeological and Built Heritage needs. We have the technical skills and experience to allow us deliver pragmatic and flexible solutions to any archaeological situation no matter how complex and challenging. Our strength lies in our experience, which is backed-up with a proven track-record of delivering for our clients.
Our clients expect Breochloch to provide a full archaeological service, working on their behalf; identifying and minimising risks, assessing liability, identifying reasonable costs as early as possible. Evaluations, watching briefs and excavations are routine parts of our work and are always undertaken to the highest standard.
ARTEFACTS – POTTERY, SMALL FINDS, LITHICS
Artefacts provide a chronological framework and add detail regarding site function and status. Whether they are stone tools or cannon balls, the skill is knowing how to respond to such discoveries, how to treat them, their interpretative value and which specialist to seek advice from. Artefacts are key to the understanding of archaeological sites.
Planning authorities, developers and conservation groups increasingly see historic building analysis as an integral part of development control and heritage management. We have responded through the application of new time-saving technology and the creation of a dedicated and qualified team. Historic buildings are a valued and integral part of our heritage.
By providing strategic advice at the outset of a project we can help offset any difficulties that may arise at pre-planning or planning stage. We provide strong and experienced representation for our clients during consultations with planners, local authority archaeologists and conservation officers through-out the planning process. By working closely with the other professionals within the design team we clearly set out the relevant issues and deliver common-sense solutions.
Our consultancy services include:
- Planning advice on all aspects of cultural heritage.
- Site feasibility assessment.
- Public consultations.
- Planning negotiations and mediation.
CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSESSMENTS
We have considerable experience in preparing cultural heritage assessments. Our objective is to accurately assess the significance of the cultural heritage of a site, assess the impact of a development on it and work with the client and design team to develop appropriate mitigation measures.
We provide expertise in the following areas:
- Desk-top assessments.
- Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).
- Local Area Plans (LAP’s).
- Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA).
- Environmental Reports.
- Master Plans.
- Scoping Documents.