Olympic Park

Olympic Park archaeological investigations

Client: 
Olympic Delivery Authority
Date: 
2005 - 2009

Our involvement in one of the largest development projects London has ever seen, the Olympic Park, began in 2004. From site feasibility and the Environmental Statement to project design and excavation, our expertise was called upon to achieve planning consent and fulfil planning requirements.

Mitigation of the sizeable Olympic Park was carefully planned and successfully delivered within the tight construction programme.

We worked with the London Development Agency and the Olympic Delivery Authority to reduce the impact of development on the archaeology. Geoarchaeological deposit modelling and trial excavation were employed to identify areas of high archaeological potential, allowing for more extensive fieldwork to be targeted. The mitigation strategy included several large scale excavations, which took place successfully within a very tight ground remediation and construction programme. As well as below ground excavation, we recorded a number of buildings and structures ahead of their demolition or refurbishment. Our activities and findings were incorporated into the Olympic Delivery Authority’s programme of community engagement up to 2012.

  • Desk-based assessment

    Desk-Based Assessments

    Our assessments determine the nature of archaeological remains and recommend solutions for their management.
  • MOLA geoarchaeologist conducting a borehole survey

    Geoarchaeology

    Our geoarchaeological expertise enables us to carry out targeted investigations of deeply buried archaeological sediments and soils.
  • Historic building recording at Knole, Kent

    Historic Building Recording

    We undertake fieldwork for listed buildings, scheduled monuments, and for industrial and historic structures.
  • Urban archaeological excavation for a development project

    Archaeological Excavation

    We develop practical fieldwork strategies that ensure the best outcome in terms of safety, budget and programme.