With over 40 years of experience, RPS has established an enviable reputation in the education sector. We have created an extensive portfolio of projects and have forged strong, valued relationships with local authorities, universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools across the UK & Ireland.

We have worked extensively in all aspects of education renewal and transformation on a wide variety of projects ranging from extensions and remodelling of existing facilities through to major new buildings and campus masterplanning.

Experts in the delivery of Capital Works programmes in the education sector, we provide services through all stages of a building’s life, from feasibility, planning, delivery and in use.

Clients include Higher Education Institutions, ESFA, LocatED free school operators, Local Education Authorities, landowners, contractors and developers incorporating schools, often within a wider masterplan.

Key Contacts

Mike Straw

Mike Straw   |   Planning Director   |   Send Email

Mike has extensive experience working in the delivery of free schools either on behalf of the Local Education Authority, the ESFA or a developer promoting a wider mixed use development. Mike provides the necessary planning advice to the team, working within both the client’s budget and the resource constraints of the Local Planning Authority.

David Callaghan

David Callaghan   |   Operational Director   |   Send Email

David has been RPS’ lead director in connection with the delivery of building services solutions for eight years and during that time has successfully delivered over fifty new build or refurbished schools as part of the Building Schools for the Future Framework (BSF), Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), Free Schools and working directly for local authorities. Most recently David has been instrumental in the securing of three batches of schools under the PSBP framework as a leading part of the design teams through the PITT and ITT stages with our delivery partners throughout the country by engaging directly with the Education Funding Agency to ensure the correct environmental solutions are provided to each scheme on an individual basis.

Kieran Adair

Kieran Adair   |   Director   |   Send Email

As Education Lead for our Cost and Project Management service delivery, Kieran has successfully delivered major, complex private and public sector buildings in multi-stakeholder environments. His client and contractor side leadership of projects brings a rare level of skill and insight, adding value at each stage. He is a great believer in developing positive team environments where collaboration and shared goals are prioritised.