AOC, IAC and CFA have joined together to bid for future heritage contracts related to large, complex infrastructure projects, such as HS2. Together, we are one of the most-experienced heritage divisions in Britain and Ireland

Our vastly experienced team of over 200 staff uses the most up-to-date archaeological techniques and equipment and, complimented by our impressive heritage and commercial awareness, deliver a thorough and comprehensive heritage package. Close collaboration with our clients ensures that every project runs as smoothly as possible and is delivered on time and on budget. We provide a rapid response service to minimise disruption to a development schedule.

We work to extremely tight deadlines, with short lead-in and turnaround times, without compromising the quality of our service or the product. We deliver pragmatic and innovative solutions that manage our clients' risk. We are well-respected by fellow professionals in national agencies and local authorities. We also have an exceptional track record in key areas such innovation, sustainability, employment, community engagement, training and skills development. 

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IAC Archaeology

IAC Archaeology IAC Archaeology is one of the leading archaeological contractor's in transport infrastructure operating in Britain and Ireland. IAC have investigated over 450km of linear transport projects, excavated over 2 million sq.m of test trenches excavated, resolved over 500 archaeological sites and have mobilised and managed teams of up to 380 archaeologists on projects up to 64km in length.

IAC's portfolio ranges from rail projects and regional road improvements to major inter-urban motorways and greenway infrastructure. IAC's comprehensive experience includes bringing major transport projects from Feasibility Stage through to Environmental Impact Assessment and Oral Hearing, Testing Trenching, Excavation and publication. Experience, team-work and strong project management skills are key components to IAC's successful delivery of transport projects, on time and within budget.

Projects include, Metro North and Luas Cross City, redevelopment of Hueston, Tara St. & Connolly Railway Stations, in Dublin, M1, M3, M4, M7, M9-M10, M11 motorways in Ireland and the R2 Ruskovce-Pravotice and D1 Jánovce-Jablonov, motorway projects in the Slovak Republic.


AOC Archaeology

AOC Archaeology Group is one of the longest established archaeological / heritage companies in Britain. The company has a network of 4 offices across the UK (London, York, Edinburgh and Inverness). We work in Britain, Europe and further afield and offer a full range of services including: consultancy, evaluation, excavations, watching briefs, historic building recording, geophysical survey, laser scanning, post-excavation, conservation and community outreach. We are a Registered Organisation of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.  AOC has a strong track record in delivering transport, utilities and infrastructure projects on time and on budget and using our expert project managers to mobilise and manage large teams. All of our work is underpinned by our exceptional staff and quality management systems. Please see for further details and projects.


CFA Archaeology

CFA Archaeology prides itself on providing all our clients with expert planning advice on cultural heritage matters, balancing your best interests with our professional responsibility to our shared heritage.  CFA Archaeology has a network of 7 offices across the UK (Scotland, Cumbria, West and South Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire). We are a Registered Organisation of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and offer the full suite of heritage services.  Like our partners, CFA has a strong track record in delivering transport, utilities and infrastructure projects across the UK, on time and on budget. Please see for further details and projects.