Market Director, Buildings
Contact Duncan Zealey
T: +44 7552 204 613
Duncan is a Director at Ramboll and has held a senior management position within the Construction Industry for over 30 years. Having served his apprenticeship with a major MEP contractor he moved into consultancy in 1986.
Duncan has developed a wealth of experience on a variety of large and prestigious mixed use schemes throughout the world. Through continual training and day to day practice management, he has developed his skills both in house and with external parties to ensure he develops teams whom deliver internationally acclaimed solutions, that are not only practical but are delivered both punctually and cost effectively.
As a proactive member of a number of the industry's institutions, he supports the aim to develop and promote innovative solutions that result in time, cost and energy savings. He also has a passion for developing and tailoring new and existing low carbon engineering technologies with the in house Ramboll specialists whilst mindful that the project team are key to the decision process. Duncan has produced designs in both Sub Zero and Sub Tropical environments and has lectured and chaired International conferences and acted as an expert witness.
Duncan enjoys working on challenging projects that inevitably provide the team with an opportunity to realize their potential.
BP North Sea Operations headquarters
Sometimes it pays to look twice at received ideas about what works and what doesn’t. By questioning some basic assumptions, we were able to provide cost-saving innovations on this HQ development in Aberdeen.
Three buildings are connected by an internal fully-glazed triple-height ‘street’. Comprising a total of seven wings, the buildings project out on either side of the street, so the overall structure is roughly star shaped on plan. Each three-storey building is steel framed and is clad in glazing and rendered panels. Two atria book-end the development, and a long span stair provides a visual focal point.
Precast concrete hollow-core floor panels are used throughout. Following detailed analysis of the interaction between the steel frame and concrete elements, we wer ...
Uppingham School sports centre sustainability services
The first phase of campus redevelopment at Uppingham School in Rutland included the construction of a new two-storey sports centre. The 4,690 sq m facility provides a 25m pool, sports hall, dance studio, gym and associated amenities as well as a reception, catering kitchen and hospitality suites. Uppingham School's chief concern was to have a high-quality facility that incorporated sustainable features and reduced energy consumption.
Ramboll's sustainability consultants analysed the full development plan as part of a feasibility study to determine the overall energy strategy for the new campus. With district heating confirmed as a viable option, we set out the specification requirements for the tender of M&E services provision for the centre. Situated in the plant room, a combi ...
New School, Harringay
The New School in London's Haringey is the first new school to be built in the borough since the 1960s. It provides teaching accommodation and facilities for more than 1,000 pupils. Included in the scheme are 60 new classrooms, a sports hall, an assembly space, a cafeteria and kitchen, and science laboratories. The building is designed to be an exemplar sustainable school and to achieve a BREEAM 'excellent' rating.
The location of the site adjacent to a main railway line led to the need for mechanical ventilation throughout the building. In addition, the high level of IT installations has meant the installation of cooling to most of the classrooms.
The design of the school incorporates a number of low-carbon and sustainability features. These include the provision of ...
Brookwood Farm and Coresbrook Way
Despite its conventional appearance, this 12-dwelling residential development is an innovation for Britain. It achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 compliance, one of the first such traditional housing projects to do so. We worked with the architect-developer to facilitate this achievement within the constraints of a low-key aesthetic that was central to gaining planning consent.
The development consists of 10 semi-detached and two detached houses, all of which are two storeys plus usable loft space. To help meet the Code's requirement for net zero energy use for heating, we focused on the creation of a highly insulated, air tight building fabric. The buildings are constructed from Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) — prefabricated blocks comprising a 100mm concrete core s ...