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.
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 ...