PRP is widely connected with the housing and construction industry through professional and industry affiliations. We sponsor and support a number of industry bodies which exert influence over policy and professional matters.
Many of our partners and directors contribute their time to industry and professional bodies on a voluntary, gratis basis.
Since its formation in 2012, ARCO (the Associated Retirement Community Operators) has been at the forefront of formulating standards for the housing-with-care sector for older people. With a growing membership and representing more than 50% of the market, ARCO has established a reach and voice that speaks confidently for both the extra care and retirement village sector.
PRP is part of the ARCO Affiliate Network for organisations other than operators who are engaged with the growing retirement community sector.
New London Architecture (NLA) is an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. Its core mission is to bring people together to shape a better city. PRP are Partner Members and help shape the NLA programme, enjoying regular opportunities to engage with and inform their activities. We contribute to learning and networking events and are regular presenters on the subjects of housing, public realm, housing an ageing population, planning and environmental issues.
RIBA is recognised as a symbol of professional excellence among both clients and architects. Its members and practices are the collective voice of architecture and work together to enhance and promote a profession facing significant challenges, champion good design the world over, influence UK government policy and legislation. PRP meets the criteria for the number of ARB chartered architects to be registered as Chartered Practice. PRP chairs the Housing Advisory Group which advises RIBA on housing related matters.
PRP are founding members of the BIM4 Housing working group with Rick Burgess being the Vice Chairman. The housing sector suffers from its general reluctance to embrace change and this is the final BIM4 group in support of the governments BIM task force. The groups primary objective is to raise awareness across the housing sector of the benefits that increased collaborative working can bring to all parties involved in our design, build and operate processes.
Its members range from Clients, Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers together with representatives from HCA, NHBC and HBF. The groups enthusiasm has gained huge traction across the industry in an effort to catch up with other sectors through seminars, workshops and presentations throughout the UK, and collaborating with other BIM4 groups. The groups momentum continues to assist and influence the housing sector’s approach to BIM at all levels of understanding, knowledge and innovation.
Formerly the UKTFA, PRP have been affiliated with this association for many years, and Rick Burgess continues to be a member of the STA think tank. This group brings key users of Structural Timber together from Clients, Designers, Suppliers, House Builders and Contractors, including other bodies such as NHBC, Insurers and mortgage providers. As an active member of this group PRP take this unique opportunity to learn from and feedback practical challenges to help assist in the smoothing out of our design and build processes with the objective to improve efficiencies and safety, whilst increasing the quality of the final design and build quality.