University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) is an award-winning commercial archaeological unit that undertakes contracts in England and Wales, with the majority of our work focused in the English Midlands.

Following the government’s announcement regarding the closing of all non-essential business on 23 March 2020, ULAS took the decision to suspend fieldwork from 24 March 2020, in line with the government’s current directive on social distancing.  This was necessary in order to protect the health and safety of our staff, clients and members of the public. The majority of our staff will continue to work from home and remain contactable. We are continually monitoring the situation and will provide updates as we receive further information and guidance from government and industry.

*UPDATE Friday 17 April*
In order to maintain a level of service for our clients, ULAS has developed a strategy and Risk Assessment alongside the University's Safety Services using the CLC Guidelines and CIFA guidelines to assess fieldwork on a site by site basis.  We are now undertaking some site work where we feel we can maintain the standards and guidance on social distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and the public.


About Us

About Us

Our Services

Our Services

Discoveries and Impact

Discoveries & Impact

Our team includes experienced specialists in many different archaeological fields, and we can call on the expertise of academic staff within the University who have detailed, up-to-date knowledge in a wide range of relevant subjects.

ULAS archaeologists are fully trained and conversant in all stages of the planning process and relevant guidance and legislation involving the historic environment, and have considerable expertise in understanding and recording heritage assets. We offer a range of archaeological services which can aid developers in achieving design solutions that enable development to proceed with minimal impact to the underlying archaeology.

To find out more about our latest discoveries, visit our News blog here.

All contract work includes a full consultancy service at no additional cost.

For more information please contact us:

Telephone: 0116 252 2848

Email: ulas@le.ac.uk


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Contact Us

For a friendly discussion on any aspect of how we may help you with archaeological work please call or email.

Tel: 0116 252 2848

Email: ulas@le.ac.uk

Archaeological Services (ULAS), University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.