Archaeological Solutions

About Us

Recently, Archaeological Solutions (AS) Directors have become increasingly conscious regarding provision for the future of AS, principally its staff and clients. We at AS have worked very successfully with Wardell Armstrong on projects in recent years, and the companies share common values and aspirations. As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

Wardell Armstrong are a multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering and mining consultancy, and our two like-minded businesses coming together provides a great opportunity to collectively strengthen and develop our archaeological services and extend the range of available investigations within one company. The move is part of Wardell Armstrong’s plans to grow its existing archaeological and heritage team and expand services in the UK and Internationally.

This now makes Wardell Armstrong one of the UK’s largest suppliers of archaeological services.

The AS team have joined Wardell Armstrong, and as such you will experience little change. Our commitment to you, and the aim to maintain an excellent service remain the same. Please do continue to contact us in the way you always have.

We will keep you updated in the coming months with further news about the new situation, and of course welcome any questions or comments you may have about this change.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this change, we welcome you to get in touch. Chris Rigby is Wardell Armstrong's Operations Director and is supporting the integration process. You can contact Chris via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the office on 01284 765210 or of course you can contact the AS team as you usually would.


Archaeological Solutions specialises in the full range of field archaeology investigations (consultancy, archaeological assessments and evaluations, archaeological excavations, building surveys and post-excavation services), nationwide. It provides an archaeological service to both public and private sectors.

AS is one of the few organisations of its type to be a recognised Investor in People, to hold ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Accreditation, to have SMAS Worksafe Contractor Membership Certification and to be an Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Registered Archaeological Organisation. AS therefore operates within the code of conduct of the CIfA, the criteria of Investors in People and the requirements of ISO 9001. This is a guarantee of our commitment to quality and service to our clients and to our staff.

Archaeological Solutions was formerly the Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust (HAT). HAT was formed in 1986 as an independent educational charity and company limited by guarantee. As a result of changes within archaeology in the UK from the 1990s onwards the role of HAT began to change. As a result of these changes HAT ceased to exist in 2003; it developed in to Archaeological Solutions Ltd, a modern organisation suited to operating in commercial archaeology and the heritage sector in the 21st century.

We have regional representation with our main offices located in the centre of the historic towns of Shefford and Bury St. Edmunds. These locations mean that we are well placed to carry out work at your site, wherever it may be.

On behalf of our clients, AS undertakes the full range of archaeological investigations required under the National Planning Policy Framework. We undertake these investigations in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner that allows the archaeological requirements on your planning application to be discharged and your development to proceed at the earliest opportunity.

AS aims to achieve the recovery, synthesis and dissemination of the archaeological resource to the highest professional standards.

AS’ dedicated and professional staff have a wide range of experience and expertise in commercial and academic British archaeology.