Archaeology and Construction: Mitigating Risk and Delay

Organiser: Centre for Applied Archaeology
Location: CUBE 113-115 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6DW

The Centre for Applied Archaeology, based at CUBE, invite you to join them for their inaugural seminar which will address a key topical issue geared specifically towards the construction industry.

Built Heritage and below ground archaeological remains are frequently encountered as part of the planning process associated with new construction or alterations of existing buildings. Addressing this issue in the pre planning and pre construction stages will minimise both cost and delay. This event will offer an overview of the current legislation, proposed changes in policy guidance and planning requirements relating to all archaeological implications indicating how to manage and minimise these risk to developers.

Speaker: Dr Michael Nevell MIFA FSA, Head of Centre, CfAA

Mike is currently Head of the Centre for Applied Archaeology based at the University of Salford, he has over 20 years experience in the professional developer funded archaeological sector specialising in standing buildings and industrial archaeology. He has authored over twenty publications within the sector and sits on multiple regional and national archaeological associations and journals.

Speaker: Mr Norman Redhead, County Archaeologist, Greater Manchester

Norman Redhead BA MIFA FSA is the County Archaeologist for Greater Manchester and Director of the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit. GMAU act as archaeological curators for Greater Manchester and provide planning advice to its ten planning authorities, as well as maintaining the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record.

Registration: To reserve a place at the event please contact Principal Archaeologist Adam Thompson at

Please feel free to forward the invitation to colleagues that may find the seminar of interest.

Please note that there is no charge to attend, but due to the popularity of these events, places are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Refreshments provided.