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Building Services Engineering

RPS designs for people. We design places for people to work, study, rest and play.

RPS designs building services for the industrial, commercial, residential and public sectors. We design energy efficient installations for all aspects of the building services industry, incorporating best value sustainable design.

RPS engages with the client and the design team to ensure that the brief is adequately defined and in line with the client’s expectations. We carry out any relevant geotechnical or other investigations and, as required, we source records from statutory bodies. Conceptual design and “optioneering” is then carried out to facilitate the choice of the most economically advantageous structural solution. Preliminary and detailed design is then implemented leading to the production of all drawings and specifications required for tender.

RPS can bring added value to the design process by providing additional services such as, integrated fire engineering, project management, geotechnical engineering, traffic engineering and civil engineering.

Our services include:

Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

Process engineering



Integrated fire engineering

Project management

Health & Safety

Geotechnical engineering

Traffic engineering

Civil engineering

Environmental engineering

Waste management

Energy management

Case Studies

Beaumont Hospital

Beaumont Hospital

Beaumont Hospital

Beaumont Hospital is a large academic teaching hospital, located 5km north of Dublin City centre.

The hospital provides emergency and acute care services.

Recent RPS projects at Beaumont Hospital include:

Phased Refurbishment of 12 Operating Theatres

Intensive Care Unit Upgrade

Coronary Care Ward Upgrade

MV/LV Electrical Site Upgrade

CWS Tank Upgrade

Theatre 9 & Theatre 12 HVAC & Laminar Airflow Refurbishment

Epilepsy Monitoring Ward Upgrade

Legionella Risk Assessment Project

Bed Passenger Lifts Upgrade

Security Maintenance Contracts


RPS project manage, design, engineer and specify the electrical, mechanical and HVAC utilities for all aspects of the above projects. These projects have been carried out in an operational acute hospital, which involved careful planning with technical services staff and the end users. The mechanical and electrical services were upgraded in line with current HTM standards.

Forest Laboratories

Forest Laboratories Ltd.

RPS has been engaged in a programme of continuous capital expenditure over a number of years to develop all aspects of the Forest Laboratories facility.

RPS has been involved in numerous projects in plant no.1 and plant no. 2 buildings. Recent projects include:

Tableting Facility

Synchron Expansion

Production Area Expansion

Cold rooms/ freezer rooms

3 Fluid Bed Dryer Facilities

New Warehouse Facility

New Offices & Reception Area

ATEX Rated Areas

IBC Washroom

New Fire Alarm System in Plant No. 1


RPS designed, engineered and specified the mechanical, HVAC, process equipment and clean utilities for all aspects of the site.
RPS has also been involved in providing specialist environmental advice and support to Forest Laboratories.

In February 2011, RPS submitted an Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Licence to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of Forest Laboratories. The IPPC licence was successfully granted by the EPA in December 2011.

Since the IPPC licence was granted, RPS has provided assistance in the implementation of the licence conditions. We have also carried out a hydrogeological site investigation, firewater risk assessment, environmental liabilities risk assessment (ELRA), decommissioning management plan (DMP), as well as providing annual noise monitoring, bi-annual groundwater monitoring, and ongoing environmental support and advice to senior management.

Hybrid Cardiac Cath. Lab & Orthopaedic Theatre at Crumlin Hospital

Image: Andrew Mulhall, RPS

Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Orthopaedic Theatre at Crumlin Hospital

Clancy Construction

RPS Building Services team was appointed by Clancy Construction as Contractor’s Designer for the construction of the new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin.

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin is the national centre for the provision of cardiac surgery for children. The €5.6m state-of-the-art laboratory provides the technology for treating patients at the highest level of international practice. The Paediatric Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory allows cardiologists to perform catheter-based procedures and if necessary, surgeons to perform open-heart surgery. It minimises risks of infection and provides more timely access to critical interventions.

The mechanical and electrical design was carried out in a Federated BIM Level 2 model. Careful phasing of works and meticulous attention to detail was required to ensure the continuity of critical services at all times during the construction project.

The project won two awards at the Irish Construction Industry 2016 Awards: Health Project of the Year and the overall prize Construction Project of the Year.

ICON Clinical Research Facility


RPS provided the mechanical and electrical design for a 12,000 sq. m. new offices in four connected wings to support administration, marketing and research functions with ancillary facilities for ICON, an international clinical research company.

The global headquarters of the organisation is located in the IDA, South Dublin Business Park and this includes such functions as quality assurance, finance, business development and human resources.

In addition, clinical research management teams are located on the site, comprising project managers and clinical research staff who set up, monitor and administer research programmes for major pharmaceutical company clients.
The site also contains ICON’s European centre for processing the data generated on all of its clinical trials in Europe and the rest of the world, excluding the US.

In order to ensure an optimum working environment utilising narrow plan buildings, the extension is designed in four blocks which run north-south. The office blocks are connected to a main concourse which has a fully glazed roof and is connected to the existing building for almost its full length and this concourse is now the primary organising element of circulation linking all the buildings and forming the heart of the complex. To enhance this area as the heart of the building, a new cafeteria is located at ground floor level.

The project involved the full mechanical and electrical installation of the new offices, a crèche, data centre and canteen area. The installation included medium voltage transformers, new site generator, a fully air conditioned facility and lighting control systems.

LEO Pharmaceutical Lab Extensions

LEO Pharmaceutical Lab Extensions

Leo Pharma

RPS provided full consultancy services for a new Fucithalmic Extension at Leo Pharma Dublin.

LEO Pharma is the trading name of LEO Laboratories Ltd. the Dublin based subsidiary of the LEO Pharma Group. The group’s Dublin-based activities include the manufacturing of dermatology and ophthalmology products for worldwide markets including the provision of LEO Pharma products to the Irish health services.

LEO Pharma has an extensive pharmaceutical topical manufacturing business at its premises at Cashel Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. This project consisted of a two storey over basement extension to the existing fucithalmic pharmaceutical manufacturing facility comprising change rooms, class A/B/C production areas and packaging for the production of sterile ointments utilising aseptic techniques.

RPS provided full consultancy services for the project including project management, architectural, civil/structural, equipment selection, process, validation, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our role included planning, full design services, tendering, contract negotiation and site supervision.

Mylan Sterile Fill Finish Facility


RPS has been engaged with Mylan Inc. in a number of programmes to upgrade the Bioniche Pharma facility in Co. Galway and has recently committed to another large-scale venture in Co. Dublin.

Bioniche Pharma is a global manufacturer of injectable pharmaceutical products serving a variety of niche markets, with expertise in aseptic fill finish processing.

Bioniche Pharma was acquired in September 2010 by Mylan Inc, a Fortune 500 company that ranks as one of the world's leading generic and specialty pharmaceuticals companies, providing products to customers in more than 150 countries and territories. The upgrade works at Bioniche Pharma in Inverin required pharmaceutical manufacture and vial and syringe packaging lines.RPS has been engaged in a number of programmes of capital expenditure over a number of years to develop the facility.

RPS responsibilities included:

Site Masterplanning

Project Management

Mechanical, Electrical and Process Design

Civil, Structural & Architectural

Environmental & Wastewater Treatment



Detailed design included:

Grade A, B,C and D cleanroom design

Mechanical and Electrical design for GMP areas

HVAC design for GMP areas

Purified Water pre-treatment and purification installation

WFI and Pure Steam system installation

Equipment specifications for all process equipment including vial washer, dehydrogenation tunnel, vial filler, syringe filler, autoclaves, compounding vessels etc.

Equipment specification and design of a CIP/SIP system for compounding vessels and transfer lines

Ongoing design review and Fat attendance for all process equipment

Generation and assistance in execution of validation protocols for mechanical, electrical and process utilities


To date, RPS has completed a full upgrade of a manufacturing area in Bioniche Pharma and a substantial manufacturing expansion plan and full design to construct a new Vial and Syringe Fill Finish Facility.

UCC Beaufort Building


UCC Beaufort Building

University College Cork

The University College Cork Beaufort Building is a Marine and Energy research building built by University College Cork (UCC) on a brownfield site in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Opened in July 2015, the 4,500 sq m Beaufort building comprises laboratory areas, offices, workshops and a large tank hall with three separate wave generation tanks.

RPS provided mechanical & electrical consultancy services on the €11m project, which placed a particular emphasis on the use of sustainable and low energy technologies.

The building houses three separate research groups, CMRC (Coastal Marine Research Centre), HMRC (Harbour Marine Research Centre), and SERG (Sustainable Energy Research Group). At the concept design stage, RPS engaged with these building users (who themselves have expertise in energy and energy management) to investigate how best to design and manage the energy requirements for the project.

Various low and sustainable energy options were evaluated and those implemented included natural ventilation and passive cooling using automatic opening louvres and exposed concrete slabs, low energy lighting with presence detection and daylight controls, rainwater harvesting, and use of solar panels to generate domestic hot water.

The building has also been futureproofed to allow for the seamless integration of other sources of energy generation, including a wind turbine and photo-voltaic solar panels. The building currently achieves a BER “A3” rating with the possibility of upgrading this to an “A1” rating when additional energy generating devices are connected.

UCC recently became the first university in the world to achieve ISO 50001 accreditation for Energy Management. The energy assessment method used on this project played a key role in achieving this status.