Provide Archaeological Assessment Services to English Heritage

Provide Archaeological Assessment  Services to English Heritage

Archaeological Assessment of Aerial Photography and Lidar in Greater London.

Review of National Mapping Programme for London and Survey of an Area within Bromley and Croydon Boroughs

English Heritage

Contract summary


Research and Development

Location of contract


Value of contract (£)

£20,000 – £50,000

Closing date

23 October 2015

Contract start date

09 November 2015

Contract end date

25 March 2016


Review of National Mapping Programme for London and Survey of an Area within Bromley and Croydon Boroughs The aim of the project is to improve the GLHER evidence base for archaeological advice in Greater London thereby enabling risk to be recognised and assessed earlier in the development consent process, providing a strategic framework for future enhancement. The project will bring together existing aerial photographic mapping for London highlighting the potential to professional, academic, and amateur researchers of what, archaeologically-speaking, is a sizeable but under-used resource – historic aerial photographs of sub-urban as well as rural and metropolitan areas of Greater London (including those held by the Historic England Archives, Swindon). Extensive lidar archives have recently been made available via the internet. Lidar material will be identified but only assessed for its potential to deliver significant new archaeological information. The project will enable the production of a report of the mapped evidence and the identification of significant new data through the use of historic aerial photographs and the potential represented by lidar to the study of sub-urban and rural areas, thus feeding directly into the planning and development casework, including the review of Archaeological Priority Areas. The project will examine the value of aerial photographs to studies and projects of areas that have been developed since the 1920s which currently make little or no use of this resource. PLEASE NOTE THE RETURN DATE FOR THIS PROJECT IS 23RD OCTOBER 2015 12:00

About the buyer

Contact name

Sandy Kidd


1 Waterhouse Square

138 – 142 Holborn



United Kingdom


020 7973 3215



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Organisations or individuals wishing to participate in this project should register and download tender information at: Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

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