Production of Urban Archaeological Database

Production of Urban Archaeological Database

This project will produce an Urban Archaeological Database (UAD) for the town of King’s Lynn (Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk).

Contract summary


Research and Development

Location of contract


Value of contract

£70k – £75k

Published date

30 November 2017

Closing date

11 January 2018

Contract start date

18 January 2018

Contract end date

30 November 2018

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Throughout the Medieval period King’s Lynn was one of the most important ports and commercial centres on the east coast, trading goods across the North Sea with mainland Europe. This brought great wealth to the town reflected in its surviving historic buildings. With its low lying location there is high potential for deeply stratified water-logged deposits with associated artefacts and environmental deposits, which will be able to elucidate life in the town and its trading connections. Extensive rescue excavations were undertaken during the 1960s and 1970s, but relatively little work has been subsequently undertaken to understand the nature of archaeological deposits and historic assets in the town. This project will produce an Urban Archaeological Database (UAD) for the town of King’s Lynn (Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk) with the aim of improving the understanding of the nature and potential of buried archaeological deposits and the town’s historic buildings. This is critical to inform future development and to ensure one of the town’s outstanding assets, it historic environment, is safeguarded and enhanced. The project is part of the wider Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project for King’s Lynn being undertaken by Historic England in partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (BCKLWN). The completed UAD will cover the whole of the HAZ area and will be fully integrated into the Norfolk HER and will not be a standalone system. Charlie


About the buyer

Contact name

Charlie Garratt


Firefly Avenue
United Kingdom





Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

Suppliers interested in submitting a bid for this contract should express an interest via the Historic England procurement system InTend.

Information on registering as a supplier on InTend can be found on the Heritage Protection Commissions Tender Opportunities webpage ( or requested via an email to

Project Designs and Form of Tender packs should be submitted no later than 5pm Thursday 11th January 2018.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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