Exploring the wider benefits of a development-led excavation
Site: Confetti, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham
Project: construction of a new creative and digital learning space
Client: Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies/ Nottingham Trent University
TPA worked closely with Marc Preite, Nottingham Trent University's project manager, in advance of the development, enabling the client to accurately factor the archaeological works into their project schedule.
They knew that the findings and records of the excavation would offer a valuable resource for learning, marketing and public profile. TPA was also able to work with Confetti to generate significant, very positive, press coverage. External information boards capitalized on interest from passers-by on busy Lower Parliament Street.
With its in-house community team and strong profile, TPA is the obvious choice for clients seeking to optimize the public presentation and reputational benefits that can accompany development-led archaeology.
Reports and Outputs
Our archaeological services delivered in Nottingham city centre for Nottingham Trent University and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies feature in the 1 June 2018 issue of Building Magazine. The article details the discovery of two caves on the site and the resultant adaptation of designs for the building's foundations. The site was described by the Acting City Archaeologist as 'the most significant to be excavated in the city centre in more than a decade'.