Commercial Services - Contracts Section
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust : Contracts Section is the commercial arm of the Trust and is the first point of contact for all client based archaeological project work. The key aim of the Contracts Section is to provide a comprehensive professional service to all clients who require archaeological work undertaken. We can provide expert advice, and undertake all aspects of archaeological work, from project inception through mitigation to publication.
The Contracts Section carries out a very wide range of projects, grant-aided by Welsh Government or commissioned by public bodies, amenity groups, private developers, utilities companies and individuals.
This includes a full range of archaeological services for all types of project, including research, large scale infrastructure projects, commercial developments and heritage initiatives.
For further information on any of our services please contact:
Head of Commercial Services and Principal Archaeologist
Tel: 01248 36 6957
Services offered include:
• desk-based assessments, including ASIDOHL and DMRBs
• geophysical survey
• topographic surveys
• building surveys
• watching briefs
• academic publication
• specialist illustration
The Contracts Section has played a significant role in all major civil engineering projects within its region. These have included the construction of new roads, including the A55 dual carriageway, improvements to the A470, the A499 and the A489. Other engineering projects include new water and gas pipelines, where the Trust, working closely with the clients and with the archaeological curators, has been able to instigate a much improved method of working, resulting in a more efficient service to the contractor. The Trust has worked closely with the Welsh Government and has provided all archaeological services for the development of two major new business parks within the local area. These have involved the assessment, evaluation and excavation of large areas of land (40 to 50 hectares), the results of which have made a significant contribution to archaeological research within both Wales and the United Kingdom .
The Trust is proud of the contribution it has made, and continues to make, to academic research and public interest in archaeology within North Wales. It is equally proud of the contribution it makes to the local economy, both in terms of promoting heritage and through working closely with planners, developers and contractors to enable and enhance infrastructure developments within the region.
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is a Registered Archaeological Organisation (RAO) of the Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA), and complies with the IFA's code of conduct.
All key Contract Section staff are CSCS registered and are experienced in the effective archaeological, administrative and financial management of all contracts.
The Trust is a registered organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists.