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RPS Tops the Planning Tables

24 November 2015

RPS Tops the Planning Tables

RPS is pleased to share news of its recent success, taking the top spot in a number of categories in Planning Magazine's 2015 Consultancy Survey.

The survey, completed by Planning Magazine, includes responses from over 160 planning practices operating across the UK.

"The growth we have achieved over the last 12 months is a testament to the quality of our Planning teams throughout the UK and the confidence of our clients. This can be seen across all our main sectors in the results of this year's Planning Consultancy surveyā€¯ advises David Cowan, Managing Director for Planning and Environment at RPS.

About RPS' Planning Services

RPS provides an unparalleled planning consultancy service advising on the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications and consents. We work with public and private sector clients across the UK and Ireland, providing strategic and project level planning advice.

Since acquiring CgMs Consulting in 2014, RPS has cemented its position as one of the UK and Ireland's leading planning and environmental consultants.

For more information on our Planning Services, download our Planning Capability Statement here.

More about RPS

RPS is a world leading multi-disciplinary planning and environmental consultancy with unrivalled knowledge and experience supporting clients throughout the development process, including planning inception, design, implementation and final completion stages. For more information, visit our website.

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RPS Designers for A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy in Scotland

12 November 2015

RPS Designers for A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy in Scotland

Aerial View – Extracted from RPS Scheme Model

RPS has been appointed as Lead Designer by a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction for the A9 Kincraig to Dalraddy Design and Build Road Scheme for Transport Scotland.

At the project sod turning ceremony on 10th September, Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Secretary, Keith Brown said the start of the work was “an important milestone in what will be one of the largest and most challenging infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history.”

The A9 is a vital strategic route linking central Scotland to Inverness, the Highlands and Islands. This scheme is the first section of the ambitious A9 Dualling Programme, which will deliver approx. 130 km of upgraded road between Perth and Inverness by 2025. The £36m contract for almost 9 km of dualling is expected to be completed by summer 2017.

A multidisciplinary team from RPS offices across Ireland and the UK will deliver the project:

Highways, geotechnical and civil design (Galway)

Structural and bridge design (Cork)

Environmental Surveys, design services and Ecological Clerk of Works services (Edinburgh)

Archaeological monitoring and advice (Edinburgh)

Landscaping design and supervision (Belfast)

Principal Designer under CDM regulations (Newark)

The project is a clear demonstration of RPS capacity to deliver major multidisciplinary projects, using complimentary skills across many offices. It will be the second major DB project that RPS has delivered in Scotland, building on our design of the £400 million M8/M73/M74 Upgrade DBFO which involves people from eight RPS offices in Ireland and UK.