Environmental & Planning Due Diligence Assessment
Wolseley Group Plc
RPS acted as consultants to the Wolseley Group, in relation to environmental and planning due diligence, prior to the successful divestiture of its entire Irish hardware business, including Brooks, Heat Merchants and Tubs & Tiles.
The project included the assessment of over 100 properties across Ireland and Northern Ireland over a two month period. Working on behalf of the vendor, a detailed assessment was carried out to identify any planning or environmental liabilities associated with each property. These assessments included site visits, planning authority consultation, planning file searches, review of environmental databases, review of historic site mapping and risk assessment of the site operations.
RPS deployed multidisciplinary teams from offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast in order to successfully achieve the rapid turnaround required by the client. RPS has subsequently been retained to advise Wolseley in relation to other due diligence work internationally.