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RPS Group Plc

Public Limited Company |

20 Western Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SH

Telephone: 01235 438151
Fax: 01235 834698
Mobile: +44-(0)7886 484 603
Contact: Mr Douglas Lamont

Other offices in: Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Cork, County Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Milton Keynes, Newark, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, Southampton




20 Western Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SH

Telephone: 01235 438151
Fax: 01235 834698
Mobile: +44-(0)7886 484 603
Contact: Mr Douglas Lamont



Highfield House
5 Ridgeway
Quinton Business Park
B32 1AF

Telephone: 0121 213 5500
Fax: 0121 213 5502
Mobile: +44-(0)7771-614 359
Contact: Mr Tim Partridge



6-7 Lovers Walk
East Sussex

Telephone: 01273 546 800
Mobile: 07810 508 926
Contact: Mr Jon Pullen



2420 The Quadrant
Aztec west
BS32 4AQ

Telephone: 01454 853000
Fax: 01454 205820
Mobile: 07831 387 362
Contact: Mr Alistair MacDonald



Park House
Greyfriars Road
South Glamorgan
CF10 3AF

Telephone: 029 2066 8662
Fax: 029 2066 8622
Mobile: 07825 402 087
Contact: Mr Darren Parker



Burlington House
Lypiatt Road
GL50 2SY

Telephone: 01242 259 290
Fax: 01242 259 299
Contact: Mr Kevin Goodwin



Third Floor
34 Lisbon Street
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 0113 220 6190
Fax: 0113 243 9161
Mobile: +44-(0)7768 826 090
Contact: Mr Andrew Stevenson



140 London Wall

Telephone: 020 7583 6767
Fax: 020 7583 2231
Contact: Ms Karen Jones


Milton Keynes

Noble House
Capital Drive
Linford Wood
Milton Keynes
MK14 6QP

Telephone: 01908 669 898
Fax: 01908 669 899
Mobile: 07966 143 740
Contact: Mr Nick Ball



Sherwood House
Sherwood Avenue
NG24 1QQ

Telephone: 01636 605700
Fax: 01636 610696
Mobile: +44-(0)7515-995 172
Contact: Mr Jonathan Smith


Newcastle upon Tyne

Cathedral Buildings
Dean Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 232 6306
Fax: 0191 232 5359
Mobile: 0775 398 4105
Contact: Mr Michael Robinson



20 Western Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SH

Telephone: 01235 838 200
Fax: 01235 838 225
Mobile: +44-(0)7778-207 033
Contact: Mr Chris LeCointe



Lakesbury House
Hiltingbury Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 5SS

Telephone: 023 8081 0440
Fax: 023 8081 0449
Mobile: 07778 207 044
Contact: Mr Craig Thomson



Ocean Point One
4th Floor
94 Ocean Drive

Telephone: 0131 555 5011
Fax: 0131 555 4911
Contact: Mr Andrew Walters



Elmwood House
74 Boucher Road
County Down
BT12 6RZ

Telephone: 028 9066 7914
Fax: 028 9066 8286
Contact: Mr Seamus Fay



County Cork

Telephone: +353 (0)21 466 5900
Fax: +353-(0)21 462 0814
Mobile: +353 (0)86 264 7721
Contact: Ms Michelle Bennett


County Dublin

West Pier Business Campus
Dun Laoghair
County Dublin

Telephone: +353 (0) 1488 2900
Fax: +353 (0) 1283 5676
Mobile: +353-(0)86-385 5682
Contact: Mr Kieran Kennedy


Mr Douglas Lamont  [ E-mail ]

Mr Alistair MacDonald BEng Hons, IEng, AIMMM, AMIQ, AMIExpE  [ E-mail ]

Mr Andrew Stevenson MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Andrew Walters MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Chris LeCointe BA (Hons), Town & Country Planning  [ E-mail ]

Mr Chris Simkins BA (Hons), MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Craig Thomson BA (Hons) CMLI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Danny Simmonds MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Darren Parker BA (Hons) BTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ms Erica Mortimer BA, FRTPI, FRSA  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jonathan Smith GradCert Professional Planning Studies,MA Town Planning,MBA PGCert level,PGDip U  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jon Pullen PhD  [ E-mail ]

Mr Kevin Goodwin BTp, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Kieran Kennedy DipTP, MSc, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Michael Robinson  [ E-mail ]

Ms Michelle Bennett MIPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Mike Straw BA, DipTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Nick Ball BSc, CEng  [ E-mail ]

Mr Paul Aldridge MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Seamus Fay  [ E-mail ]

Mr Simon Zisman BSC (Hons), MSc, PhD   [ E-mail ]

Mr Tim Partridge BA Hons Dip TP  [ E-mail ]

Ms Karen Jones  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, Development Control Application Systems, GIS, Internet, Local Authority IT Guidance / Systems, Web & Graphic Design


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Empty Homes Surveys, Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Private Sector Stock Condition Surveys, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Travel Plans, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      5000
Total Professional Staff      3250
Chartered Town Planners      230
Architects      20
Chartered Surveyors      270
Chartered & Professional Engineers      800
Chartered & Professional Builders      5
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1200
Conservation Professionals      50
Chartered Housing Professionals      10
Transport Professionals      320
Economic Development Professionals      5
Management Professionals      250
Amenity & Leisure Professionals      30
Overseas Staff      2750
Overseas Offices      Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, UAE, Iraqi Kurdistan, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia
Turnover      £572,126m (2014)
Quality Assured      Yes
Legal Firms      Yes

Countries operated in: Africa

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries operated in: Asia

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Countries operated in: Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yugoslavia

Countries operated in: North America

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Countries operated in: Oceania

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Countries operated in: South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

The RPS Group Plc is a leading planning and development, energy and environmental management consultancy with over 5,000 staff operating from offices located in 125 major towns and cities globally. The group is based in the UK with overseas offices in Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, UAE, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

Planning Consultancy

RPS is the UK's leading planning consultancy with 130 chartered planning professionals and more than 600 other planning and development staff working in support disciplines. Many of the professionals are recognised in their fields as leading expert witnesses appearing regularly at inquiries and tribunals considering development proposals in the residential, retail, commercial leisure and regeneration sectors. Particular specialisms of RPS are environmental assessment and historic buildings advice, where the Company can draw on the strengths of several hundred in-house specialist staff.

In the recent RTPI planning survey RPS was rated the largest planning consultancy in the following areas: Mixed use Brownfield and Greenfield Planning; Commercial; Retail Planning and Town Centres; Leisure, Sport & Entertainment; Energy Planning and Waste Management Planning.

RPS plays a key role in leading and co-ordinating complex and challenging projects. Key infrastructure such as airports, railways, power stations and water supply schemes in addition to large scale developments encompassing new settlements and strategic urban extensions, retail and business parks, stadia and leisure complexes and urban regeneration of many of our cities typify the sort of project where RPS skills can be used to best effect.

Taking architecture, urban design, civil & structural engineering and building services offices into account, RPS operates from offices located within 23 major towns and cities across the UK and Ireland. From this base, we can service our wide and varied list of valued clients ranging from major international and national companies to smaller, more locally based businesses. We also provide support to Central Government and Local Government bodies throughout the UK.

Whether private or public, our aim is to provide clients with a high quality, cost effective service that is focused on their requirements.

In Ireland, RPS is the largest planning consultancy. With offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, the company operates throughout Ireland. Many of the largest recent developments in Ireland were handled by RPS and involved environmental assessment and sustainability analysis as well as master planning and urban design.

RPS is the largest planning consultancy in both Eastern and Western Australia. Globally RPS employs around 230 chartered town planners.