Peter Mills - Director
Peter has been involved in archaeology for more than 30 years. From the age of 18 he has directed sites across the country, finally working for the Museum of London. Major excavations of his include sites at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the old Royal Mint by the Tower of London.
Seeing that developers had no independent source of archaeological advice he co-founded Mills Whipp in 1988. The archaeological consultancy, one of the first in the UK, provides developers with sound assessments, impartial advice and astute strategic skills, enabling construction projects to proceed as efficiently as possible whilst fulfilling any archaeological planning requirements.
He has been involved in major development schemes, particularly in central London. These include Drapers’ Gardens, Watermark Place, Custom House, Lansdowne House in Leicester Square and complex negotiations involving Historic England for significant redevelopments over the Scheduled Ancient Monuments at both Bermondsey Abbey and Tower House.
Using his historical research training Peter has also prepared documentary research reports to support and clarify complex leasehold issues on several central London sites.
Peter is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, a member of the Royal Archaeological Institute and a member of the London & Middx Archaeological Society.
Michael Hutchinson - Managing Director
Michael graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in archaeology. He joined the Museum of London in the 1980s, quickly becoming a senior project manager responsible for major infra-structure projects, such as the Jubilee Line Extension and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
In 1998 Michael joined Mills Whipp as the Managing Director and was instrumental in achieving ‘Registered Organisation’ status with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Michael has provided expert archaeological advice on many high-profile developments in central London and the south-east of England. In recent years he has been the consultant for the Tate Modern’s new extension, the Courtauld Institute of Art’s refurbishment of Somerset House and is currently assisting the National Portrait Gallery. Other recent projects include major City office redevelopments on Fenchurch Street and at Drapers Gardens. Michael is a skilled negotiator, representing Clients in direct discussions with Historic England and local planning authorities, including the City.
Michael is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.