Local Government / Public Sector

Creating sustainable, innovative and inspiring spaces for business, education, healthcare, leisure and living.

We have forged strong relationships with commercial developers, contractors, local authorities and state bodies. Our projects range from large mixed-use developments, to major acute hospitals, creative and functional primary and secondary schools and inspiring office buildings.

From our expert planners to our highly skilled civil, structural and building services engineers, sustainability is at the core of our approach to all projects.

RPS has an extensive portfolio of building projects across sectors, providing an integrated service throughout the development lifecycle from planning to design and construction. Our multi-disciplinary teams combine efficiency with innovation to deliver best value, energy efficient, high quality buildings.

Key Contacts

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw   |   Director, Structures   |   Send Email

Michael has 29 years’ experience of structural design encompassing commercial, retail, leisure, industrial and residential developments within both the public and private sector. He is a fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers as well as a chartered member of The Institution of Civil Engineers and holds an MBA from Queens University. As well as being Past Chairman of the IStructE Northern Region, he continues to play an active role in institution affairs.

Don McQuillan

Don McQuillan   |   Director, Structures   |   Send Email

Don has 42 years’ experience, including 28 years at Director level, and has spent the last 16 years spearheading RPS’ acute and primary healthcare projects some of which have been procured within PFI/PPP frameworks. He is also responsible for many iconic buildings, some of which have been PPP procured, and specialises in the in-house coordination of multi-disciplinary input to projects and for sustainable design. He now specialises in forensic engineering and providing expert witness advice to clients. He is currently Vice President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Barry McAllister

Barry McAllister   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Barry has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and has managed a wide range of high profile complex projects including most recently a number of new leisure centres for various councils. He has experience in all forms of procurement including traditional design team appointments, design and build and PFI/PPP. Barry has a particular expertise in the healthcare sector including working on projects on live operational healthcare sites. This experience has allowed Barry to become familiar with the bespoke issues presented in healthcare buildings. Barry is also a chartered Fire Engineer and is a part time lecturer at the University of Ulster in Fire Engineering as well as an advisor to a number of Building Control Authorities on Fire Safety matters. He is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Fire Engineering Study Group and has been a guest speaker at conferences and seminars on Fire Engineering.