Historic places and structures connect us to our past and are part of our identity. Our archaeology and heritage experts help our clients make informed decisions for the future of their built and natural landscape while keeping its character intact, empowering them as the custodians who connect heritage with the future.



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WSP advises clients at all stages of an archaeology or heritage project on how to comply with international, national and local planning policy and best practice. Our team contributes to the identification, mitigation of developmental impacts and conservation of cultural heritage resources across the world, delivering solutions that respect the environmental, aesthetic, cultural, and historical values that shape our communities and their collective identities. We liaise extensively with the public, local architectural conservation advisory committees, and other stakeholders. We have advised on archaeological sites, landscapes, structures, and monuments internationally.

Our archaeology and heritage services include:


  • Property assessment
  • Cultural resource management
  • Special places
  • Archaeological overview assessments
  • Archaeological inventory or surveys
  • Archaeological impact assessments
  • Implementation of mitigation strategies
  • Archaeological analysis
  • Monitoring the condition of archaeological resources
  • Master plan development
  • Preparation of historic building records

Built Heritage and cultural heritage landscapes

  • Built heritage assessments
  • Heritage streetscape revitalisation and design
  • Heritage urban design
  • Cultural heritage landscape surveys, analysis, research, and evaluation
  • Historic site conservation
  • Cultural heritage landscape design and conservation

Heritage planning

  • Heritage planning policy
  • Heritage conservation district studies and plans
  • Listed building consent


  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Augmented reality
  • 3D modeling
  • Laser scanning

Building conservation

  • Structural design of new additions to existing buildings
  • Seismic retrofit of existing buildings and structures
  • Bridge evaluation and retrofit
  • Façade evaluation, repair design, contract administration and construction review
  • Performance modelling of existing wall/window assemblies for durability and retrofit
  • Fire engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Pedestrian flow