Peterborough City Centre

Peterborough has kept MAS busy over the last couple of years with varied and interesting projects, ranging from desktop assessments, evaluations, watching briefs and building recording.

Between 2011-12 we conducted watching briefs at the Queensgate Shopping Centre during small scale expansion of the site, and where we discovered post-medieval pottery and a stone lined well of the same period just metres from the current shopping centre building. Whilst in the depths of the shopping centre we recorded the foundation remains of the late 19th century Salvation Army Citadel Building. Other works here have included a Level 3 historic building survey of Harriets Tearooms, a well known Grade II Listed landmark building. More recently, in 2014, we were involved in the monitoring of groundworks for the re-development of the former Royal Mail depot at Bourges Boulevard during the construction of a new Waitrose supermarket.

Photograph of a well under archaeological excavation

Stone Lined Well, Harriets Tearooms, Queensgate Shopping Centre

A photograph of Harriets Tearooms, Peterborough

Harriets Tearooms 19th century Revival Style Alms Houses

Photograph showing digging at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

Primark, Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

Photograph of excavations at former Royal Mail Depot, Peterborough

Former Royal Mail Depot Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough

Architectural plan of Harriets Tearooms, Peterborough

Harriets Tearooms 19th century Revival Style Alms Houses