Delivering Value to Clients
‘Cockle Bay Park will deliver cutting-edge workplaces, leading sustainable design and a significant new public place for the community along with a world-class retail, entertainment and dining precinct.’
GPT’s Head of Office and Logistics, Matthew Faddy.
Henning Larsen designs Australian landmark
Cockle Bay Park links Sydney’s Central Business District to the waterfront at Darling Harbour, covering an area over the Western Distributor freeway that currently acts as a barrier between the city centre, the waterfront and the thriving Pyrmont district. The 73,000-square metre project, which includes a 63,000-square metre of tower atop a 10,000-square metre public plinth, is situated in the heart of Sydney and is co-led by The GPT Group and AMP Capital.
Luke Briscoe, AMP Capital’s Managing Director, Office & Logistics, said: ‘By partnering with landmark architecture firms and incorporating leading-edge urban design, we are optimising performance for our investors, as well as delivering a huge win for our customer and the people of Sydney. We are delighted that the design brings to life our aim to reconnect the harbour and the city by creating a new expanse of public open green space.’
Grundfos’ new Americas Regional Center
In 2020, Grundfos decided to relocate its Americas Regional Center headquarters from Chicago to Houston, where the company already has production facilities. Consequently, a new 4,500 m2 office building is being built.
Grundfos places exceptionally high demands on quality and sustainability levels in the company’s projects. The building is being designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Platinum level certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with the newest, strictest version 4.
‘The partnership between Grundfos and Ramboll has been established with trust, collaboration and communication. They understand our values and our ambitions towards the SDG goals clean water and climate action. They helped to ensure that Grundfos’ values with water and energy are fulfilled in this highly sustainable project.’ said Michael Franzen, Snr. Regional Manager, Facilities & Machining, Grundfos.
Hospital Nova in Finland
In Finland, the old central hospital in Central Finland has been replaced with a new, more extensive central hospital, which will provide a better premise for patient-oriented and interactive care. Ramboll carried out the construction management and supervisory tasks for the more than half-a-billion-euro project finally delivered in 2020. We were also responsible for the hospital’s structural, geotechnical and electrical engineering, as well as the Healthy Buildings coordination.
‘Ramboll’s experts handled the project’s construction and supervision work for more than half a decade. It was important for us to have Ramboll’s local professionals act as construction site supervisors. They brought their long-standing experience with hospital district operations and clients’ change expectations to the quality control of the new hospital’s technology and construction,’ said Mikko Jylhä, Project Director at the Central Finland Health Care District.
‘One of the most significant successes of the project is that the users’ expectations were implemented into the plans and therefore into the building.’
The golden bridge in Sweden
In Sweden, Ramboll has created the construction design for the golden Slussen bridge connecting Södermalm with the Old Town in Stockholm. The bridge is designed on behalf of Skanska as part of the Stockholm City Project, ‘Stockholm is Growing.’ Standing at 140 metres long and 45 metres wide, the bridge has lanes for walking, cycling and road traffic. It will be a landmark in Stockholm for the next 100 years, and most people growing up in Sweden will cross the bridge during their lifetime.
‘The bridge is constructed in one piece and encompasses a very complex design. It was transported from China and brought to Stockholm in front of broadcast media and thousands of people in Stockholm. It has been a challenging project, but with Ramboll on board, we have felt completely safe. Their expertise and understanding of the conditions have been crucial for the success of the project,’ said Patrik Mettävainio, Production Manager, Steel and Mechanics, Skanska.
New Danish facility for the green transition
DSB, Danish Rail, plans to establish a Repair and Maintenance Facility (RMF) in Naestved, Denmark. The RMF is part of the overall rollout of electric train service that will provide Denmark with new climate friendly trains. The RMF will focus on sustainability as its guiding principle and will be DGNB-certified. DSB has chosen Ramboll as a full-service consultant for the design of the RMF.
‘Ramboll has all the many competencies needed, and I look forward to working with them. At DSB, we have an ambition to reduce our energy consumption by 50 per cent by 2030, and the new, climate-friendly workshops will be an important tool for achieving this goal. Here, too, Ramboll will be able to contribute with the right knowledge,’ said Jürgen Müller, Director of Strategy and Train Equipment and a member of DSB’s Group Management.