New consortium formed

Two of the most experienced archaeology and built-heritage practices in the UK, MOLA and Headland Archaeology, have combined their expertise to form MOLA Headland Infrastructure. The consortium has been formed specifically to bid for the delivery of archaeological and heritage services to large, world-class infrastructure projects, that require large numbers of experts, programme certainty and a thorough understanding of the issues facing major construction programmes.

Commenting on the deal, MOLA’s Acting CEO, Dawn Jackson, said: “Our strength as a consortium is the combination of complementary skills and an unrivalled level of multisector experience that has the resources to undertake large scale infrastructure projects across the UK. Most importantly, the consortium works in partnership with its clients; it is not just a supplier. We offer innovative approaches from fieldwork strategies to timesaving technologies.”

Headland Archaeology’s Managing Director, Tim Holden, added: “The consortium has over 450 leading archaeologists who understand commercial realities and can flexibly respond to the pressures of large infrastructure projects with the ability to safely deliver on time and to budget, without forgetting the importance of engaging with local businesses, communities and other stakeholders. We’re delighted that we have already been successful in winning two major archaeological contracts and we’re looking forward to extending our combined expertise and experience to other projects such as the HS2.”