An award winning track record for commercial development across the UK; RPS has extensive experience advising on a diverse range of commercial projects for occupiers, developers and investors.

We advise on all types of Class B1 developments from high density, high rise office developments in city centres, to out of town business parks and specialist occupier requirements in science and high technology parks as well data centres and high specification, security sensitive financial facilities.

Our experience spans refurbishments, single developments and long-term complicated schemes where we have supported clients through planning, design and on to implementation. Innovation and sustainability each play a key role in our design approach and we strive to stay ahead of the ever changing standards and regulations, providing market leading solutions for energy conservation and low carbon technologies.

Key Contacts

Tim Downing

Tim Downing   |   Managing Director   |   Send Email

As Managing Director of RPS’ Project Management, Cost and Building Consultancy division, Tim works with energy and flair to develop the team into industry-leading consultants. His technical expertise is only surpassed by his ability to successfully lead projects through an awareness of the whole development process. Specialisms include: commercial market place, regeneration, development consultancy, value engineering and procurement.

Mike Straw

Mike Straw   |   Planning Director   |   Send Email

Mike has experience of advising developers, investors and occupiers of commercial developments in the UK. He has advised on specialist occupier needs associated with the Pharmaceutical Industry within the Cambridge Science Park, as well as mixed used commercial and residential developments within Central London.

Thomas Vazakas

Thomas Vazakas   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Thomas is a Chartered Engineer and has extensive experience with specialist technical knowledge of energy and sustainability assessments in the built environment. As an accredited Low Carbon Consultant and BREEAM Assessor, he advises clients on low energy and sustainable design, on both new and operational buildings. Thomas also represents the industry on various panels regarding energy and sustainability.

David Callaghan

David Callaghan   |   Operational Director   |   Send Email

David has led many high profile commercial projects including recently the provision of a new office suite within the prestigious Grand Hotel in the centre of Birmingham’s business district for Horton Estates and he has been, from inception, involved in assisting Wiltshire County Council in providing a new business and science Park at Porton Down, Wiltshire.