Welcome to Bournemouth University Archaeological Research Consultancy
Bournemouth University Archaeological Research Consultancy (BUARC) is a commercial archaeological consultancy and contracting unit based within Bournemouth University’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology. We offer a unique combination of professional experience and academic expertise to deliver bespoke, high-quality services to the heritage sector.
Our professional consultants work closely with local authority archaeologists and national bodies to deliver timely and responsive solutions, bringing together expert advice and comprehensive fieldwork and laboratory capability to provide our clients with a one-stop-shop for archaeological services.
We work in partnership with our clients to provide archaeological services in order to understand heritage impacts so we can manage historic environment risk. Our friendly team and holistic approach ensures your archaeological requirements are managed effectively from the beginning.
“Protecting the past, supporting the future”
The BUARC consultancy service is designed to guide you through planning requirements at an early stage in the process. Our professional team compile site appraisals and archaeological desk based assessments providing comprehensive assessments of below-ground archaeology and how potential development might be impacted.
Our Management Team compile Written Scheme of Investigations (WSI) or Project Designs for every project and liaise with local authorities and national bodies on your behalf.
Our Geophysics Team undertake archaeological geophysics surveys as a non-intrusive method of assessing the archaeological potential of a site and gain a better understanding of how archaeological features might be impacted by any development.
Our Fieldwork Team undertake archaeological field evaluations in the form of Trial Trench Evaluations, Strip, Map and Sample projects, Archaeological Excavations and Archaeological Watching Briefs guided by Written Schemes of Investigations or Project Designs which set out the bespoke requirements for your project.
Professional standards of practice and research are embedded throughout the core values of BUARC, and our services are tailored to meet your needs whether they are commercial or research driven.
Archaeology has the potential to present significant challenges to proposed development. BUARC has extensive experience in overcoming these challenges through the implementation of expert advice and appropriate investigations.
BUARC works in partnership with land managers to conserve scheduled monuments, manage forestry impacts and ensure agri-environment schemes consider archaeological implications. We work closely with the construction and minerals sector to ensure heritage issues are dealt with in the most effective way to minimise historic environment project risk.
BUARC provides guidance to private developers throughout the planning process and undertakes all forms of onsite archaeological projects to ensure planning conditions are discharged through appropriate mitigation strategies.
Our expertise in the renewables sector, including onshore wind and solar farm developments, as well as utilities in the form of water pipelines, underground cables and overhead lines, enables us to assess the potential impacts of such developments on heritage assets and help clients to design projects that minimise project risk alongside cost-effective mitigation.
We offer a bespoke, professional consulting service for developers seeking guidance on heritage issues within the planning process. Whether you have a planning consent, are planning a development or you require advice on pre-determination issues for a planning application, we can provide the services you need, from project design to completion of fieldwork investigations.
Call our friendly team today for an informal discussion on how we can help. Alternatively email us and we’ll respond setting out how we can ensure your project is managed successfully.
BUARC, Bournemouth University, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Christchurch House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset,BH12 5BB
Tel: +44 (0)1202 965295
LATEST NEWS FROM BUARC
BUARC’s Professional Archaeological Skills Training (PAST) Field School has been approved by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists as delivering high quality training which meets CIfA criteria and is mapped to appropriate National Occupational Standards.
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