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October 2016

We are delighted to see the refurbished swimming pool at Forres reopen following a £1.1m refurbishment, the most extensive work carried out since it first opened more than 40 years ago.

From the commissioning of a survey by RSP, the Council adopted our recommendations on plant replacement and also, after reviewing our life cycle analysis and carrying out a thermal imaging study, carried out a fabric upgrade to the roof, walls, windows and doors.

An interesting project which contains solar thermal panels for pool water preheating, a high efficiency heat recovery system, new controls, lighting and pool plant.

Moray Council’s sport and leisure manager, Ken Brown, said: 

"Forres swimming pool has offered considerable score in terms of energy saving on a spend-to-save basis which will result in a quality leisure facility with enhanced energy and environmental benefits and reduced running costs.

"Pool supervisor Dave Chapman and his staff are looking forward to welcoming back the various swimming groups and regular pool users who have shown great patience and understanding during the shutdown period."

"They will be returning to a vastly improved facility with a full seven-day programme of activities."

September 2016

RSP had another successful day at Musselburgh Racecourse.   This marketing event has proved to be a very popular and enjoyable day for all those who attend.  The races have proved to be an excellent way to entertain clients in an informal setting with the added benefit of perhaps even having a few successful bets!!  RSP sponsored the  3rd race the 15:05 RSP Handicap which was won by the favourite called One Boy. 

Robert and his wife Loretta assisted by Mairi Murray (David Murray's wife) had the fun of choosing the best turned out horse for this race, with a cash prize going to the groom.

They chose as the best turned out horse, the immaculately groomed Royal Brave which came in a respectable third in the Handicap.

August 2016

Great Scottish Swim

RSP Employee ​Stuart Hill took part in the Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond on 27th August in the 1 mile distance category and he completed in a time of 32 mins and 9 seconds. 

Congratulations Stuart!

​Project News in August

RSP continues successfully securing projects in all our Offices.   A selection of these projects are as follows:


This multi-million pound project for the City of Edinburgh Leisure Department includes the complete replacement of the existing Sports Hall Complex with a new facility.

The project also includes our Infrastructure Team providing advice on the wider aspects of new Housing and Student Accomodation.



We are delighted to be involved in the upgrading of bedrooms and the remodelling of the Deseo Restaurant within this presigious hotel.


Following our success in securing a framework contract with the Council, we have received our first commission relating to the refurbishment of offices at Eskdail Court in Dalkeith.

Our Glasgow Office continues to be successful in securing hotel projects throughout the UK for the Moxy Hotel chain for Vastint.

Other projects our Glasgow Office have secured are:

An Adult Acute Unit (AAU) and Complex Clinical Care (CCC) unit at Stobhill Hospital for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde through the hub South West.

Glasgow are also involved in the 6000 sq m refurbishment of building No 3 at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow for Resonance Capital.

5 Ferries Challenge

RSP's own Owen and David completed the 5 Ferries challenge on Sunday doing 71 miles (mostly uphill!)

The Ferries crossed were: 

Ardrossan to Wemyss Bay

Rothesay to Rhubodach

Colintraive to Portavadie 

Tarbet to Clonaig

Lochranza to Brodick 


Well done  to  Owen and David! 

July 2016

City of Edinburgh Basketball Club

RSP are delighted with their continued support of City of Edinburgh Basketball Club.

The practice assisted the club with sponsorship of their annual awards night with the photo’s below showing the male and female club players of the year for 2016.

We consider helping organisations such as the City Of Edinburgh Basketball Club, with its emphasis on youth development, as an essential part of our commitment to supporting our local community.

May 2016

Hotel News

2016 has started well for the practice in terms of hotel sector work. We have managed to receive commissions from some new clients, existing clients and returning clients. These can be seen as follows:

An existing client, APEX Hotels are venturing into the serviced apartments at Custom House in Dundee Quayside. The project consists of the conversion of a historic listed customs house building to 38 short let serviced apartments with associated back of house services. They continue to upgrade and alter their existing hotels with the City hotel in London and the European in Edinburgh currently being upgraded.

We are delighted to be involved with the new extension to the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews. This Macdonald hotel development consists of 44 new bedrooms with a roof terrace restaurant and basement car park. This is a new client for the practice and hope to look forward to a continuing relationship in the future.

We are returning to the George hotel in George Street in Edinburgh. The practice carried out the upgrade of the hotel over 10 years ago. We have now been commissioned to provide building services design associated with the relocation of the bar within the printing press restaurant.

Continuing on from the successful completion of Marriott Courtyard (first in Europe) hotel in Aberdeen we have have completed the design for the first Moxy hotel in the United Kingdom in the same city. The Moxy hotel is the younger brand style from Marriott to attract business from families and business people who desire quality accommodation, easy check in and out, food on the go and instant internet access. The construction concept is based on an offsite construction principle developed by Vastint who will build the prefabricated elements, own and manage the property and are responsible for a full European wide role out programme. The offsite construction and materials, embodied energy and energy concepts are linked to Marriott’s requirements for a high LEED (U.S. equivalent of BREEAM) score in all developments.

The Aberdeen project which is a 200 bed facility is currently under construction and RSP have also been awarded the design for a new Moxy hotel at Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow’s Collegelands, City of York, Bristol and Southampton. We are also involved in a number of other pre-development projects with Vastint at Basingstoke, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Newcastle and another project in York.

City of Edinburgh Council Framework

The practice has been successful in winning the building services framework for the City of Edinburgh Council. The success has provided the practice with a significant level of work. The framework is over 3 years and we are looking forward to working with the council on many varied projects. Some of these include:

  • A feasibility study to ascertain the viability of expanding 11 no primary schools to cater for the increase in primary school rolls within the council area. The study addresses the strategic risks in as robust a manner exploring as far as possible and a realistic assessment of the ability and cost of expansion.
  • A communal heating system for multi-tenant housing blocks at Westfield and Maidencraig
  • Various improvements to heating systems at Leith Academy High School
  • 6 new nurseries at Corstorphine, Davidson Mains, Ferryhill, Granton, Longstone and Tynecastle
  • St Stephens Court – New social housing scheme, the building has been unoccupied since it’s purchase by the council in 2007/8, but in that time has benefited from being re-roofed and had new windows installed. The works will consist of the demolition of the existing interior walls, creation of new one or two bedroom homes complete with individual power, water and gas to each unit.

Education sector success

We are delighted to have been successful with a number of projects in the first quarter of 2016. The educational sector is proving particularly successful. The ability and experience of the practice to provide BIM designs has contributed to this success as highlighted below:

  • Abertay University continue with their programmes of upgrading their building stock with the upgrade of laboratories within the Kydd building and recladding of the south elevation. The project was secured by demonstrating our experience and ability on similar projects, where BIM modelling of existing premises was required as well as diligence during the commissioning period and providing the Client with a “soft landing”. 

  • Wallyford Primary school is a £17m new school to be located on the major St Clements development at Wallyford. Hub South East are the client who awarded the project after a thorough selection process. The school will be one of the largest in Scotland with a project roll of 1194 pupils.

  • Hub South East have continued with their rising roll project programme. We are now on our 5th consecutive year (rising roll 5) of providing designs for 2, 3 and 4 classroom primary school extensions.

  • The University of Aberdeen and the University of St Andrews continue to provide a stream of small works such as laboratories and new boiler house upgrades.

April 2016

RSP are delighted to announce that we'll be supporting Carnegie Cyclones over the next couple of years. 

Carnegie Cyclones give 7 to 16 year olds within Fife the chance to experience the action and excitement of cycle sport and is accredited through British Cycling’s Go-Ride scheme. 

Activities are fun, exciting and challenging for newcomers and more experienced riders alike. Young people will learn essential cycling skills that will make them safer, better and faster than their friends. We look forward to working with the organisers and hearing how well the kids are doing.

March 2016

Heriot Watt University Squash Club

RSP are pleased to sponsor the Heriot Watt University Squash Club. This is our second year of sponsoring the Squash Club and continues our special relationship with the Heriot Watt University

2016 News and Updates