UK Market Director, Rail
Contact Steve Brown
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Steve Brown joined Ramboll in 2014 as Director - Rail. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 29 years' experience in programme / project management, programme controls, contract administration / negotiation and asset management. Education: BEng(Hons) CEng MICE
Steve is responsible for developing the rail business and overseeing some of Ramboll’s UK rail projects.
During 14 years at Network Rail, Steve spent 12 years in Project Management (eight years as Programme Manager and four as Programme Controller), and two years in Asset Management. He has expertise in heavy rail, light rail, public transport and highway civil engineering works, as well as new build, refurbishment, asset management and maintenance building projects.
Before joining Ramboll, Steve was lead client for development and construction of Network Rail's £50m headquarters in Basingstoke. The new Campus headquarters will encompass office accommodation for 400 people, training facilities for project management and maintenance staff, signalling control centre for the whole route and associated health and welfare facilities.
He also provided project management and planning advice in preparation for setting up the alliance between Network Rail and SSWT.
In 2010, as Programme Manager at Network Rail, Steve managed the Commercial Property team of 40 staff with a typical annual programme value of c£50m.
During this time, he project managed construction of Southampton Airport Parkway multi-storey car park on behalf of Network Rail. This included the procurement process, the planning application and undertaking a full design review to NR GRIP protocol. Steve oversaw the principal contractor's work and led all negotiations with the client, Stagecoach South West Trains (SSWT). The project was delivered safely, within budget, ahead of schedule and to demanding expectations to satisfy the franchise commitment made by SSWT to DfT/ORR.
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 ...