Westminster Urban Archaeological Database

Development of Westminster Urban Archaeological Database

Westminster and Whitehall have been at the centre of English government for a thousand years.

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£20k – £25k

Published date

18 July 2019

Closing date

12 September 2019

Contract start date

26 September 2019

Contract end date

08 September 2020

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Westminster and Whitehall have been at the centre of English government for a thousand years. Built on what was then an island at the confluence of the Thames and the Tyburn stream, Westminster Abbey was chosen by Edward the Confessor as the site for his royal palace. Taken on by the Norman kings the expanding abbey, palace and town of Westminster reclaimed land from the surrounding marsh. In the 16th century Henry VIII built his new palace of Whitehall just to the north of the abbey and old palace.

The internationally outstanding historical, architectural and artistic importance of Westminster and Whitehall is universally recognised. In contrast its archaeological interest has not always been so well appreciated. Current major public development proposals pose a significant threat to the archaeological resource. This project aims to raise awareness of Westminster’s archaeology by providing a high quality evidence base to inform development proposals and decisions. By combining the results of many individually small-scale and piece-meal investigations the Westminster Urban Archaeological Database will enable archaeology to contribute more towards understanding and valuing this unique place.


About the buyer

Contact name

Caroline Howarth


The Engine House
Firefly Avenue
United Kingdom






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Additional information on how to apply for this contract


Suppliers interested in this opportunity should register at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/historic-england/aspx/Home in order to express interest and download documentation.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.