Onshore and Offshore Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Services
Royal Haskoning offers consultancy services for a wide range of sectors, from renewable energy and port development, to flood alleviation schemes and urban planning.
We have extensive experience and knowledge of regulatory compliance regulations for the UK, Scottish and EU countries, and are often used as expert witnesses to support consent and planning applications. We are also appointed to independently audit environmental statements, particularly for potentially contentious projects.
Royal Haskoning’s environmental consultants and scientists are already providing excellent advice as part of our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) service, with in-house experts in the fields of; traffic and transport, ecology, noise and vibration, air quality, geology, land quality, hydrogeology, geomorphology,EIA and consenting.
Until recently, archaeology and cultural heritage were topics that were often passed to dedicated sub-consultants in order to provide a full-service capability. In line with our goal to enhance society through innovative and world class engineering and consultancy solutions, we are pleased to announce that we have added a full time archaeology and cultural heritage specialist to our EIA team.
Royal Haskoning are now able to provide the following onshore and offshore archaeology and cultural heritage services in addition to our current offerings:
- Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies
- Initial Site Appraisal and Scoping
- Engaging with consultees, stakeholders and communities
- Heritage assessments and walkover surveys
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Written schemes of investigation
- Advice on surveys and data management
- Archaeological fieldwork supervision
- Construction phase watching briefs
Senior Heritage Consultant
Matt Astill BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MA
Matt Astill, based within the Industry and Energy Team in London, is a Senior Heritage Consultant and Associate member of the Institute for Archaeology (IfA) specialising in heritage assessments and surveys for both terrestrial and marine development projects. Terrestrial projects have ranged from localised developments to large-scale linear projects including gas pipelines and electricity cable laying. Within the marine sector, as a qualified commercial diver, Mr Astill has carried out underwater surveys of wrecks, submerged prehistoric settlements and landscapes. Mr Astill is proficient in the production of Deskbased Assessments, Written Schemes of Investigation and Environmental Impact Assessments.
Mr Astill is an experienced negotiator with statutory consultees and has worked for a diverse range of clients including English Heritage, Forewind, National Grid, Total Oil, Teikoku Oil, E.ON Climate and Renewables, Veolia, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Mr Astill has worked on international surveys in Cyprus, Libya, Belize and Honduras.
To find out more about our archaeology and heritage capabilities or to seek advice from Matt on any of our current or future projects please contact him directly at email@example.com or on 02073 409680.