Commercial archaeology

From your first enquiry you will be guided through the historic environment planning process by one of our senior project managers.

They have the knowledge, experience and skill to advise and manage your historic environment project from start to finish. Their professional guidance will give you the confidence that your project will be delivered on time and within budget.

Terrestrial services

ORCA offers an excellent land-based historic environment service that will be tailored to address your project requirements.

Whether you are a developer requiring archaeological involvement, devising a community project, or an organisation requiring collaborative academic research, ORCA can supply the expertise and guidance to provide solutions in the ever more complex world of historic environment management.

For projects on land, contact Paul Clark, Senior Project Manager:
T: (01856) 569223

Heritage Consultancy

We work with your team to assess potential impacts and project risks at an early stage. Our access to unique in-house data combined with ORCA staff experience at collating and interrogating HER data, GIS management and interpretation of  aerial photographs enables us to prepare robust, focused  assessments.

Liaising with landowners, the ORCA team organise walkover surveys and desk based assessments to provide an appraisal of potential archaeology present and assign archaeological significance.

Our assessments often provide the baseline data for Environmental Impact Assessments.

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Our fieldwork team is trained to operate safely and efficiently – all supervisors are IOSH trained and all site staff hold CSCS cards.

Our capabilities in the field range from simple site surveys to large-scale complex projects which draw on our in-house geomatics, geophysics and environmental site support.

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ORCA can draw on in-house specialists and the resources of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, to provide in-depth analysis and interpretation of finds.