Aecom is one of seven companies to have won a place on the first ever Highways England archaeology framework.
The other companies awarded places on the four-year framework which starts this month includes: the Museum of London Archaeology, Infra, Headland Archaeology, OCA, Connect Archaeology and Archaeology Management Solutions.
These companies will help Highways England with its aim of ensuring that on all projects archaeological remains are protected, preserved and recorded. The new framework will help support this by providing archaeological expertise and advice on design and contract documentation as well as works supervision, monitoring and search and recovery support.
The framework comes in three lots, with lot 1 covering all works to £2 million, lot 2 covering works from £2million to £5 million and lot 3 is for projects over £5 million.
Catherine McGrath, Category Manager for Ground Investigation and Archaeology, said: “It is the first (framework) of its kind in the archaeological sector for Highways England and enables us to develop direct relationships with archaeology contractors, developing greater efficiencies.”
The framework will be available to use on all of Highways England’s road schemes and major projects.