RPS has grown into one of the world’s pre-eminent consultancies by underpinning our local connections with the resources and knowledge of an international business.

We employ more than 5000 people in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the Russian Federation, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Africa, Middle East and Australia Asia Pacific regions.

Throughout all levels of our operations we strive to deliver value for money for our clients by promoting a culture which ensures best practice, responsibility, accountability and effective communication.

We provide this by providing high quality systems, resources and training infrastructure.

Delivering focused and cost-effective advice on both well understood problems and emerging challenges enables us to maintain long-standing partnerships with our clients.

Our integrated approach focuses on thorough research and creative design to ensure our solutions meet the needs of our clients, the local community and the local authority.

As the world around us changes RPS responds by developing a range of its own services.

We have a unique group of talented staff who operate in multidisciplinary teams providing creative and cost effective solutions for the problems facing our clients

RPS has a reputation for meeting the challenges posed by large complex projects and problems and conducting business in an open and responsible manner.

RPS staff hold memberships in more than 250 professional bodies across the world, as well as numerous highly respected, senior advisory and professional posts.

Project Highlights

Victoria Regional Rail Link in Melbourne

RPS is supporting the Victoria Regional Rail Link, a 47.5 km railway line improving public transport services to Melbourne’s growing western fringe. It is the largest transport infrastructure project being undertaken in Australia and has won the ‘IPA Infrastructure Project of the Year’ award.

Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre

RPS was the lead designer on the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre, providing affordable energy from the controlled burning of the county’s non-recycled residual waste. The 20MW plant was completed in 2017 and is able to power 21,000 homes from 240,000tpa of domestic waste diverted from landfill. Image courtesy of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd.

Port Arthur oil refinery in Texas

RPS served as the primary air quality consultant to secure authorisation for a 325,000 barrel-per-day expansion of the Port Arthur refinery in Texas. This is the largest refinery construction project in the United States since the 1970’s.

Stanley Dock, Liverpool

Redevelopment of Liverpool’s conservation area Stanley Dock, part of the UNESCO world heritage site that makes up most of the Liverpool Docklands. The redevelopment includes a £30m sensitive conversion of a Grade 11 listed warehouse to provide a 4-star 150 suite hotel with dockside dining terrace.

The Ichthys LNG pipeline to Darwin

RPS is advising on the Ichthys LNG pipeline to Darwin which will be the longest in the southern hemisphere.

Lower Clydach Gorge in south Wales

RPS has been providing environmental support since May 2011 in relation to the dualling of the A465 Heads of the Valley Road in south Wales.

The Corrib Gas Pipeline in Co. Mayo

RPS is recognised as the leading energy and environmental consultancy in Ireland, and has worked on a number of high profile oil & gas projects such as Shell’s Corrib Gas Pipeline in Co. Mayo.

Drilling for shale in Alberta

Drilling on the Bakken shale in Alberta, Canada where RPS is providing integrated reserves and resource assessments.

Oil & Gas exploration in the North Sea

Since the early days of North Sea exploration RPS has worked with UKCS oil and gas operators providing a broad range of consultancy services to their offshore exploration, construction, inspection, maintenance and production operations. We operate on approximately 300 projects for over 80 clients in the region.

The London Array offshore windfarm

RPS acted as lead consultant for the London Array, one of the largest offshore windfarm projects in the world. Its 175 turbines are capable of generating enough energy to power nearly half a million homes and reduce CO2 emissions by over 900,000 tonnes a year.

Mizen Head Bridge in County Cork

RPS has successfully delivered a new bridge at Mizen Head, Cork, a faithful replica of the 1909 Mizen Head Bridge. The replacement bridge was an overall winner of the Engineers Ireland Excellence awards.

Drax Power Station in Selby

RPS is lead designer, architect and civil/structural engineer for the eco-store and biomass fuel transfer element of Project Phoenix, a programme to convert coal to renewable, cost effective biomass material at Drax Power Station. The project is a Major Civil Engineering Project finalist in the British Construction Industry Awards to be announced in October 2016.

Mersey Gateway Bridge in Merseyside

RPS is the Techical Advisor for the Mersey Gateway Bridge, a £600m project for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new tolled bridge over the River Mersey. Proposed as an economic driver to the Mersey Port regeneration, RPS is also advising on new tolling facilities for the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Australia

RPS landscape architects are currently working on the landscape design for the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre which will hold swimming, diving and other aquatic sporting events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

London City Airport

RPS won Best Environmental Initiative Award from the Airport Operators Association for its involvement at London City Airport.

Petrochemical plant in The Netherlands

RPS’ laboratory services were called upon following a major explosion at the Chemie Moerdijk petrochemical plant in the Netherlands. The fast response by RPS and same day analysis of the air and surface samples enabled the client to make fundamental decisions in securing their site.

LiDAR surveying in southeastern Australia.

RPS is undertaking Australia’s largest ever LiDAR survey and aerial photography project at the Murray-Darling Basin for Geoscience Australia. Accurate terrain mapping is crucial for managing climate change in the area and LiDAR is essential to ensure consistent high quality data capture across the 22 sq km river basin.

The Channel Tunnel, Folkestone, Kent

We are providing occupational health services to Eurotunnel’s UK-based staff at Folkestone. RPS is also providing occupational health services across Siemens Plc’s UK businesses including its manufacturing and rail sites and wind farms.

The National Museum in Oslo

RPS has been appointed by the Norwegian government to project manage the construction of the New National Museum in Oslo. It will be one of Norway’s most culturally significant public buildings with an area of 54,600 sqm and a completion date in 2019.


Image by Kleihues and Schuwerk, and courtesy of Statsbygg.

FDPSO project near the Republic of Congo

RPS is part of a team responsible for coordinating all aspects of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) associated with the world’s first FDPSO (Floating, Drilling, Production, Storage and Off-loading) project.

Protection of marine mammals in New Zealand

RPS has developed a new MMO/PAO assessment programme, to meet more stringent requirements set out in 2012 for the New Zealand Conservation Authority to protect marine mammals from acoustic disturbance during seismic survey operations. The programme was conducted in winter 2013 to great achievement and acclaim for its exceptionally high standards of testing.

Enbridge Northern Gateway in Canada

As leader of the Built and Natural Environment business in Canada, Paul Anderson has provided expert witness testimony to Canada’s National Energy board. The $6.5 billion Enbridge Northern Gateway project will provide twin pipelines running 1,177km from Northern Alberta to Kitimat, the port in British Colombia providing access to shipping across the Pacific.

‘REnescience Northwich’ innovative waste treatment

RPS has designed and secured unanimous planning consent for DONG Energy’s innovative waste-to-energy facility near Northwich in Cheshire. This first-of-its-kind plant will use enzyme bioreactors and anaerobic digestion to recover renewable energy and recyclables from up to 144,000 tpa of mixed waste. RPS has provided design, planning, EIA and environmental permit services to secure consent and is working with DONG through construction and commissioning.

In The Spotlight

Energy Infrastructure

Infrastructure for generating energy from renewable sources, storing and transporting hydrocarbons and transmitting energy and power are essential components in ensuring energy supply and providing energy security.

RPS is uniquely placed to support the planning and development of this infrastructure as we have both an in depth knowledge of the energy sector and expertise in all aspects of the built and natural environment.



Our high standards of practice and the benefits we deliver to our clients, mean we are consistently recognised for our many achievements within our professions.


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Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre Completes

Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre Completes

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