Residential Development

RPS advises residential developers, landowners and investors on the delivery of all types of residential development. This includes open market, low density family housing through to high density, high-rise city centre housing as well as affordable housing provided by RSLs, PRS & Build to Rent, student accommodation and other specialist housing needs, including care homes, throughout the UK.

We provide integrated consultancy services throughout all stages of the residential development process; from the initial site appraisal and environmental impacts & due diligence, to the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications and strategic land promotion, through to the design and delivery phases encompassing architecture, civil engineering, project management, cost and building consultancy services.

We consistently add value for our clients through our extensive knowledge of the local planning and residential development context through our network of regional offices, including London. We have an extensive portfolio of all types of residential projects and have forged strong, valued relationships with landowners, housebuilders, investors as well as Local Planning and Highway Authorities throughout the UK.

Key Contacts

Darren Parker

Darren Parker   |   Operational Director, Planning   |   Send Email

Darren has provided specialist services to the residential sector throughout his professional career. His experience covers multiple types of residential development and has included presenting evidence at local plan examinations and acting as an expert witness at public inquiries. He is the RPS lead for the residential sector outside London.

Mike Straw

Mike Straw   |   Director, Planning   |   Send Email

Mike is a Planning Director based in London and he is also the Business Development Director for RPS’ Planning & Environmental services. Mike has extensive experience advising residential developers, investors and landowners in the delivery of viable residential developments in London. Mike is a member of the WPA, CPA NLA and London First. Mike is the RPS lead for the residential sector in London.

Steven Kelly

Steven Kelly   |   Operations Director, Project and Cost Management   |   Send Email

With an in-depth knowledge of the residential sector, Steve’s expertise covers the whole development process. His passion is to optimise value within dense urban environments and push the boundaries, whilst never losing sight of commercial, quality and programme drivers. Specialisms include: feasibility studies, procurement strategy and implementation, residential-led mixed-use developments and team leadership.

David Jasper

David Jasper   |   Technical Director, Design   |   Send Email

With over 25 years of experience David has an understanding of client's design and commercial aspirations having worked in private practice and for major public sector housing developers. David leads a dedicated team providing architectural services to deliver schemes of varying complexity to major house builders.

John Carroll

John Carroll   |   Operational Director, Building Services   |   Send Email

John leads a team of building services engineers and has over 30 years’ experience with blue chip organisations. He has a particular expertise in residential development working on developments for Select Properties, Peel Holdings, X1 for both build to sell and PRS schemes. Together with extensive experience of Student accommodation development throughout the UK, John has an in-depth of knowledge in the private and PRS sector.