Head of UK Building Specialist Division
Contact Mark Pniewski
T: +44 7436 274 650
“I am enthusiastic about creative, practical design and collaborating with other disciplines to deliver buildable, holistic solutions.”
As Head of the UK Building Specialist Division, Mark is responsible for a team of 50 engineers within Acoustics, Façades, Fire, Vertical Transport, Simulation and Computational Designers.
He has a natural passion for creativity, appreciation for aesthetics and building performance and fosters a collaborative approach with other disciplines to ensure the delivery of buildable, holistic solutions.
Mark's ability to apply and clearly communicate his knowledge of engineering principles with concept sketches is complimented by his competence in digital computational design and visualisation tools and abilities in advanced analysis and complex geometry.
He uses his valuable site experience to inform designs which are practical to construct and has a particular aptitude for integrating the requirements of other building disciplines with efficient structural engineering and façade design.
Joining Ramboll in 2006 as a structural engineer he became chartered with the ICE specialising in Façade Engineering and has since completed an Executive MBA to bring solid business acumen to building engineering endeavours.
Officially opened on 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension later named the Blavatnik building is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. Enabling new ways to display Tate's collection, the new building has been instrumental to Tate Modern's recent success, as it topped the polls as the UK's most visited attraction in 2018.
International Quarter London - Plot S6
Situated in the Olympic Park site, as part of the London 2012 games legacy, Transport for London’s (TfL) new headquarter at International Quarter London provides 265,000 sq ft modern, dynamic facilities for around 3,000 TfL staff.
Greenwich Millennium Village phase 1 C,D and E
An award-winning scheme, these new dwellings constitute Phase I of a larger development — Greenwich Millenium Village. This includes a variety of residences, a school, parkland, waterways and a football pitch. The buildings in Phase I provide a major proportion of the affordable housing for the project.
Holly Court (otherwise known as Phase IC) consists of two ten storey concrete frame buildings, both L-shaped in plan, enclosing a central courtyard. The upper storeys of each building are stepped back from the elevation The roof is a steel barrel-vault.
Due to site contamination, digging a basement was not an option, so indoor car parking is provided on the ground floor. This contributed to our challenge of maximizing the total number of storeys within a 30m planning ...
Greenwich Millennium Village phases 3, 4 and 5
We produced a tender devised to promote a competitive overall costing by designing for three alternate methods of construction. This placed the contractor in a strong position to secure the most economic solution.
Project Jacobs, Winnersh Triangle
The Winnersh Triangle lies within a mile of the M4 motorway, close to Reading and is the subject of a phased redevelopment plan to create a new grade A business park. We were appointed to provide structural, fire, infrastructure, sustainability and geotechnical services for five buildings, including a new HQ for Jacobs Engineering. Bespoke office accommodation was required while the client requested that the building's design be consistent with the rest of the park.
The Jacobs building comprises five floors on top of a podium structure containing an undercroft car park, set half in the ground and designed to work with the site's contours. The podium is finished with a mixture of hard and soft landscaping which helps attenuate surface water drainage and reduces discharge into the ...
Engineering the redevelopment of the old Lloyds/TSB headquarters required both sensitivity and audacity. Parts of the original building are Grade II listed: the banking hall, much of the façade and wood-panelled meeting rooms on the fifth floor. To create a viable modern office, the client required a significant increase in usable space; lower levels, including the first of three existing basements, were converted for retail use.
Two new floors were added to the top of the six storey building. To achieve this without damage to the panelled meeting rooms, our engineers inserted six mega columns that support a steel truss at roof level: the new floors are suspended from it. A portion of the existing building was demolished behind a retained façade and replaced with a new core stru ...