Building the future and protecting the past

Heritage and Archaeology

Progressive heritage solutions

Planning, design, management and mitigation

Our passion comes from understanding and protecting our history and ancient artefacts; the past informs our future.

At Ecus, we provide expert consultancy services across heritage, archaeology, historic buildings and landscapes. Whether it’s above or below ground, our expert team delivers heritage support to developers, landowners, planners, architects and heritage organisations.

“Protecting our history through responsive and innovative solutions”

We are outcomes-driven, providing solutions that focus on balancing heritage responsibilities with progressing your project. Our technical experts are able to progress your project through all stages of archaeological work from pre-planning consultation to discharging planning conditions, producing project publications and public consultation.

Keeping your requirements at the forefront of everything we do, you can expect the highest levels on every project.

We’ve recently welcomed Northern Archaeological Associates to the Ecus family, further strengthening our range of Heritage and Archaeology services.

Our Services

  • Planning


    • Consultation with local conservation officers and archaeological planning advisors to develop and in-depth understanding of the locations, environments and stakeholders
    • Ensuring the appropriate balance between the needs of our clients and conservation concerns throughout the planning process
    • Assessment of the significance of heritage assets, including their setting, to assist planning decisions and Environmental Statements
    • Address any heritage constraints within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for planning applications
  • Design


    • Assist in defining sustainable development solutions with regard to the historic environment and heritage assets
    • Survey and appraisal of historic landscapes, buildings and archaeological sites
  • Management and Mitigation

    Management and Mitigation

    • Preparation of Conservation and Heritage Management Plans for historic sites including Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks and Gardens, and World Heritage Sites (WHS)
    • Management of archaeological fieldwork, either at pre-application evaluation or post-determination mitigation stages
Heritage and Archaeology