Trent & Peak Archaeology is the acknowledged expert in archaeology for aggregate extraction, large area rural excavation and fluvial geomorphology.

Take a look at some of our case studies below about how we have helped clients solve their archaeology requirements. Click on the client logo to direct you to that particular project or choose 'view all our case studies and latest news' to see a comprehensive breakdown of everything we do.



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A Successful Partnership Lasting Over Ten Years


Site: Northwich, River Thames and Derby
Project: Water & Environment Management Framework
Client: Environment Agency
Completion: 2015-2017

TPA operates as a partner in the management and mitigation of heritage constraints on significant schemes within the Framework. This has included Northwich (Cheshire) and the River Thames (Datchet to Teddington). 

Commissioned in July 2015 for extensive excavation and monitoring at the Scheduled Monument of Little Chester Roman fort (Derby) , TPA successfully delivered the complete  excavation programme within 13 months. Completion to budget and on time allowed smooth progression within the scheme, as part of the construction of flood defences within the City of Derby.  

Bespoke systems created by TPA equip us to offer a system of post-excavation during mitigation, approved by Historic England, producing an exceptionally rapid turnaround of assessment, reporting and site interpretation. 


A Service Provider in Advance of Major Redevelopment Works


Site: Nottingham Castle
Project: Nottingham Castle Transformation
Client: Nottingham City Council
Completion: 2014 - ongoing

Trent & Peak Archaeology has been Nottingham City Council's (NCC) preferred provider for the enabling surveys and preparatory works conducted in advance of major redevelopment proposals. 

Ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the Castle site will place Nottingham Castle firmly at the heart of the city.  As one of the most prominent heritage assets within Nottingham, the castle requires sensitive and continuing management in order to sustain its profile. Its protected status as a Scheduled Ancient Monument creates, however, complex archaeological requirements and constraints. 

We are proud to have been chosen to support NCC in managing these competing pressures. Our experience in managing archaeologically sensitive sites, established relationships with Nottingham City Council, and a unique understanding of the archaeology of Nottingham, are just some of the reasons why we were chosen for the project.

A number of works assisting in both the decision-making process and re-conceptualisation of the site layout have been conducted. This has included excavation of human remains, geo-environmental analysis and archaeological excavations carried out both adjacent to the Ducal Palace and on the gatehouse bridge.


Trent & Peak Archaeology was proud to be selected as the supplier of archaeological services to Phase 2 of Nottingham's new tram network - NET2.


Site: Route of NET2, Greater Nottingham area
Project: Nottingham Tram Network Phase 2 - NET2
Client: Vinci Construction UK
Completion: 2015

Proactive and ambitious for the partnership, TPA was able to identify and act upon opportunities to bring positive benefits to NET's local profile by stimulating and managing press and online coverage.  

In complex and high-profile projects TPA is the obvious local choice for your archaeological needs, managing archaeological risk and offering a professional specialist service on time and to budget. 

Archaeological services delivered both during and after construction were a vital part of this £600 million infrastructure project involving the creation of 17.5km of track. Successful completion highlights TPA's ability to deliver large-scale linear schemes as part of complex partnerships, to time and in budget. 

A TPA community archaeology project also expanded on the finds uncovered in one area, Lenton, during these works. This was funded by partners including Nottingham City Council and the National Lottery. An additional series of talks, articles and events capitalised on this exposure, bringing increased local buy-in to the NET business profile.


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
Completion: 2017

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

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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'.