The Project Managers at MOLA successfully deliver on some of the most challenging archaeological and built heritage projects across the UK. Experts in complex urban sites, large open-area rural sites and above-ground built heritage, our Project Managers understand the pressures of construction and adeptly manage programmes to meet time and budget constraints.
Head of Developer Services (Northampton and Basingstoke)
Adam Yates is Head of Developer Services Northampton and Basingstoke. He manages a team of Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers, leading on scheduling of work programmes, preparation of tenders, oversight of quality and ensuring budgets, timescales and margins are met. Having worked for over 27 years in commercial archaeology, Adam has extensive consultancy and management experience, covering the full range of archaeological services, from project inception and scoping of works, through to fieldwork, analysis and reporting programmes.
Adam gained a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Wales, Lampeter. From 1986 he worked on a wide range of sites in England and Wales, before becoming a Project officer at the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, where he directed a number of major projects, including work on a causewayed enclosure and a Roman roadside settlement and legionary cemetery.
In 2003 he joined Northamptonshire Archaeology as a Senior Project Officer and became a Senior Project Manager at MOLA when Northamptonshire Archaeology was acquired in 2013. He has managed the archaeological aspects of large residential, commercial and infrastructure projects throughout the UK, including A43 Corby Bypass (Northamptonshire), A249 Sheppey Crossing (Kent), M6 Guards Mill (Cumbria), Hayle Harbour (Cornwall) and Stanground (Peterborough).
In 2017 Adam was appointed Head of Developer Services in Northampton, which in 2019 was expanded to include Basingstoke, reporting to Nick Bateman Director of Development Services.
Adam is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He has written many client reports, and has authored and contributed to published articles in journals and monographs