L – P : Archaeology was founded on town planning expertise, and has grown into a nationwide practice covering all aspects of commercial archaeology. L – P was formed in 1999 when the Lawson Price planning and development closed down. Lawson-Price was one of the leading town planning practices in Britain throughout the 1980s and 90s – where it pioneered the field of environmental and archaeological consultancy.
The Lawson Price archaeology section management took the leap and bought out their department to form L – P. It wasn’t an easy transition, but several key clients stayed loyal to us helping to ensure that the new business survived. After a few months, the business was growing again, recording 50% growth in the first year.
After a couple of years, we expanded into the North West, setting up our second office in Chester in 2001, building on the legacy of Lawson-Price in the city. It paid off, allowing us to consolidate the projects that we were already undertaking in the region.
L – P was initially set up as a partnership, but as the business grew it became evident that we should turn into a limited company and issue shares to the partners. L – P : Partnership became a limited company in August 2002.
During 2003 and 2004 we experienced a sustained period of growth, doubling our small staff and extending our services to include a range of fieldwork services.
By the mid-2000s we took on our largest number of field projects, undertaking several massive projects in different parts of the UK. 2005 also saw L – P developing its digital work, expanding our pre-existing department to include full-time software development alongside geomatics, and building up our website and rebranding.
Following the recruitment and development of a number of high quality and skilled members (and a change in Company law) we became a Limited Liability Partnership (L – P : Heritage LLP) in 2011.
As each of the partners now holds a stake in the partnership we all share the same vision of excellence and efficiency in our work combined with great, tailored customer service and we continue to improve our archaeological work in the field, in regional practice and the use of technology.