East Anglia One - Scottish Power Renewables (Iberdrola) (2016-ongoing)
The Project involved Archaeological mitigation for onshore cable for 714MW EA1 offshore wind-farm. Services provided included WSI development, Metal detecting, Field stripping supervision, Archaeological fieldwork, Post-excavation services.
By working closely with the client, our sub-contract archaeological units (over 12 sub-contract units were engaged to secure the resources
required). Key Facts:
· 21-mile cable route
· 14 months on site
· 58 acres investigated by hand and cleared of archaeology
· 56 individual sites
· 250+ archaeologists
· 2,000 metal-detecting finds
· 2,300 kg of finds
· 7,000 environmental samples
Iberdrola required a single contractor to undertake the intrusive archaeological investigation along the cable route, to ensure a consistent
approach to the works and to minimise the management interfaces for the client.
In order to do this Wardell Armstrong created an operating entity, utilising both in-house and sub-contract resources to undertake the very significant volume of archaeological investigation works required in line with the clients’ wider construction programme.
Wylfa Newydd - Horizon Nuclear Power (2016-ongoing)
Wardell Armstrong LLP (WA) were commissioned by the client, Horizon Nuclear Power to provide an archaeological technical lead for Wylfa Newydd archaeological excavation works.
Wylfa Newydd was an exceptionally large programme of works which was being undertaken to support at DCO application for a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey. The excavation programmeat Wylfa has generated the most archaeologically understood landscape in the UK with multiple teams of subcontracted staff from multiple providers managed directly by WA Consultants.
Following the completion of the consultancy role, we succesfully tendered for processing and post excavation assessment works, which will be completed during 2020.
Emerson's Green - Gardiner and Theobald (2012-2020)
On the north-east outskirts of Bristol, Wardell-Armstrong’s programme of trial trenching and excavation revealed a Late Roman villa, preceded by a series of Late Iron Age settlement enclosures and related agricultural fields - followed by Publication Phase.
The preservation of animal bone plant remains was poor, but the Early Roman phases nonetheless display evidence of crop processing, in the form of two corn-drying ovens, as well as iron production. The ceramic assemblage demonstrates links with southern Spain and France from the Flavian period onwards, gradually being replaced by regionally produced, fine tableware in the Late Roman period. The rich coinage assemblage matches that of other known villa sites in Roman Britain. A number of pairs of iron shears found in also indicate animal husbandry. These economic activities continued into the late Roman period, with a stone villa being built towards the end of the 3rd c. AD. In contrast to a number of the villa’s ancillary buildings, the villa was not built with that had been quarried on-site. Contrasts with villa excavated within the region demonstrate that the owners of the villa were not in the upper echelons of the élite but were simply landowners of a sizeable estate. Six substantially complete cremation urns and 3 cist burials were excavated, associated with the use-life of the Early Roman settlement and the later villa. Occupation ceased in the late 4th or early 5th c., with a hiatus of activity before Medieval stone robbing began, probably in the 12th c. AD.
Blackfriars, Leicester -