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“"We work hard at our relationships with contractors — high quality projects depend on them."”
Simon Groves joined the practice in 1988, becoming an Associate in 1992 and a Director in 2000.
Simon is responsible for overseeing the work of Ramboll UK in the London region. His focus is on commercial, residential and arts projects, and airport buildings. He led our successful bid for a BAA 2nd Generation framework agreement for structural engineering and now heads the dedicated design team.
His design successes integrate technical innovation and a clear understanding of the financial implications of alternative solutions.
Through design reviews and the development of project-specific client and contractor feedback processes,
he ensures that buildability issues are addressed both at the strategic level of foundation and frame design and in relation to details. This generates added value on projects where successive buildings are developed.
Simon contributes to the continued development of Group Quality Management systems.
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.
Work began on Pulkovo Airport in March 2008 to deliver Grimshaw’s winning architectural concept, whilst keeping the existing Pulkovo Airport fully functioning. As the lead design consultant, Ramboll helped to create a world leading airport terminal conforming to international best practice, in parallel with restrictive Russian standards.
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.
Green Mountain Project
The Green Mountain Project for a Sustainable Future was a development initiative led by the Engineering Consulting Office for Utilities (ECOU) in partnership with a consortium of international consultants led by Ramboll UK. In 2009, ECOU was one of the main engineering consulting practices in Libya involved design on major projects. Its work included urban and regional planning, and investigations supporting the designation of protected areas and national parks.
The project's overall objectives were to provide the local population of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) area on Libya's northeast coast, with infrastructure and income as well as protect the region's natural and cultural assets, both of which are important for quality of life and tourism. Impetus for the project spr ...