Leading providers of support services to the Defence Sector in Equipment Safety, Environmental and Facilities Management and Design for over 30 years.

Providing support across Land, Sea and Air domains, we have extensive experience in airworthiness, unmanned air systems, safety management systems development, safety case production, hazard analysis / hazard management and Independent Safety Audit (ISA), applying Def Stan 00-56, POSMS and the MRP.

Our multi-disciplinary design teams have worked on many varied defence projects from high specification MOD secure office accommodation to runway replacements on numerous airbases.


We have comprehensive experience, conducting Environmental Impact Assessments Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Assessments.

Our services include:



Building Services Engineering

Civil & Structural Engineering

Contaminated Land


Environmental Risk Management

Environmental Management Systems


Hazard Identification & Hazard Management

Hazardous Materials assessment

Health & Safety

Independent Safety Audit

Landscape Architecture & Management

Life Cycle Assessment

Planning & Consents

Risk Management

Safety Case Development

Safety Management Systems

Transport & Infrastructure.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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Case Studies

RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford RAF Fairford

Defence Estates

RPS provided Civil Engineering services for the refurbishment of the base's runway, taxiways and aprons, the installation of a jet fuel system and refurbishment to an existing electrical high voltage ring main.

Designs were prepared to establish the most cost-effective options to minimise the volumes of material to be imported or disposed of. All excavated materials were processed for reuse on the site and a solution was developed to optimise the use of these materials. In some areas existing pavements were overlaid, in other areas existing pavements were excavated and new construction provided. The 714,000m2 of pavement quality concrete was installed using modern slip-form paving.

RPS worked in close conjunction with the client and project team to provide the optimum paving technique solution, within programme and budget.

Secure High Spec Office Facility

Secure, High Spec Office Facility Secure, High Spec Office Facility

MoD / Ask Developments

RPS provided design consultancy services for this 100,000ft2, high-spec, high security and heavily serviced two-storey secure facility.

The building secured a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating and accommodates control rooms, R&D areas, meeting room suites, 'safe areas', offices, a restaurant, overnight accommodation, gym, vehicle maintenance unit and workshops.

The high specification structural design considerations for the envelope included blast loadings, blast screening and progressive collapse plus the incorporation of double height voids and top-hat windows to bring in natural light to the building which is fitted-out with high quality finishes.

The design team members were subject to Counter Terrorism Measures (CTM) Security Clearance at the Client's specific instruction. All information relating to the project was stored and accessed under strict confidentially procedures with access restricted solely to 'CTM cleared' design staff.

Management procedures included input to risk register, value engineering, planning conditions tracking and building control issues with the design team having direct input into contractor procurement and the programme.