The Edward Boyle Library is a modernist concrete building located in the heart of Leeds University’s campus. Dating back to 1975 and extended in 1996, the Grade II listed building forms part of a much wider group of listed buildings designed by Chamberlin Powell & Bon.
Cambridge University decided to relocate its numerous arts and humanities departments across the city in one building on its Sidgwick Site at 7 West Road, providing a mixture of offices, meeting space and associated amenities.
We are contributing highly specialised geotechnical expertise to a team investigating options for a fixed rail and road link between Denmark and Germany. The combination motorway and railway will replace the existing ferry service, dramatically decreasing travel time between Scandinavia and mainland Europe.Femern A/S, the Danish company tasked with designing and planning the link, requires detailed geotechnical analysis of a wide belt of the seabed between Rødby and Puttgarden. The information supplied will support the ultimate decision as to whether the link takes the form of a bridge – the preferred option – or a tunnel, and its exact route, as well as contributing to detailed design decisions later in the process.The materials involved include highly churned glac ...
Ramboll conceived and constructed the Fitzrovia Chalkboard as a piece of installation art for the 2013 London Festival of Architecture.
Award-winning Elm Court School in London's Lambeth is an education establishment for up to 100 students with special educational needs. To create it, an Edwardian former school building was refurbished and remodelled under the government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative.
Extreme conditions plague the unusual triform shaped roof of the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The ‘Rosso Corse’ coloured roof material, resembling a red Ferrari, had to maintain its colour while enduring UV exposure, pollution, salt from sea air and little rain to clean the surface, as well as being lightweight...
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the World’s only Ferrari theme park. Sixty of our engineers worked on the four-year project and were involved in every aspect of the park's unique design from concept to completion.
One of the largest temporary structures ever built, this spectacular 30m-high LED screen showed simultaneous broadcast of the 2007 Doha Asian Games.We designed the steel support structure for speed of construction — it had to be finished in time for the games — and resilience against strong desert winds.Situated at the north end of the stadium, the screen projects above the roof and is curved to follow the stadium contour. The support structure, consisting of steel buttresses, is structurally independent.Instead of reinforcing the structure against wind-load, we exploited the connection design to allow subtle movement. Frictionless PTFE plates inserted between bolts buffer the connections for ample flexibility. This lightweight steelwork solution kept co ...
In November 2009, Ericsson’s Dublin staff occupied four leased buildings at two locations. With leases due for renewal in June 2010, the client wished to refurbish two of the properties to accommodate all employees in one area and surrender the remaining ones.Ramboll's services engineers were asked to identify the most appropriate buildings for refurbishment as well assessing existing and future services provision. The new services design was implemented at Ericsson's headquarters — a 1960s precast concrete structure and at the more modern Boole House, built in the 1980s. Original drawings and existing information for both buildings was incomplete, making assessment of the services more challenging. Existing services for the HQ ran underneath egg-crate flooring, mak ...
Sustainability and energy efficiency were key drivers in determining the viability of re-using an existing concrete frame in providing Hampshire County Council with 130,000 sq ft of office space. Our engineers were able to demonstrate that increased loads were possible and minimise strengthening works. We also provided public health engineering, and undertook a geotechnical investigation and an archaeological desk study.The concrete frame of the Council's building was designed by E.W.H. Gifford, and dates from the 1960s. By combining non-linear analysis with a detailed understanding of load paths through the structure, we justified the increased loads planned for the meeting, conference, data centre and plant areas. Strengthening was limited to less than 5% of the frame by mas ...
Ramboll provided value engineering and detailed design services for Forum Palermo, a new landmark shopping centre delivering 57,000 sq m of retail space in Palermo, Sicily. This project is intended by its developers to act as a symbol of regeneration for the city's south-east side. As well as retail space, the complex provides leisure facilities, office space, car parking and the infrastructure needed to connect it to Palermo's centre.
Ocean Spa Plaza, Gibraltar (OSPG) will be situated as part of Gibraltar’s famous Ocean Village marina resort.
Designed to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the ascent of Everest, the memorial sculpture is located outside a medical clinic at Pheriche. We worked closely with artist Oliver Barratt to realize his vision of a conical steel frame shape split down the centre. The names of the dead are engraved on the flat inner surfaces of the split cone. The location of the site presented some unusual challenges. The sculpture was designed in 170 separate pieces that could be transported up the slope by sherpas using wicker panniers. Other materials — such as the stone used in the sculpture's base — were sourced locally.For the frame we suggested a lightweight steel mesh that was easy to handle and lift. Local stone was used to anchor the structure against high vel ...
At more than three times the size of its nearest rival, also engineered by Ramboll, the new-build Open Academy in Norwich was the largest cross-laminated timber panel structure in the country on completion. It uses more than 3,600 cu m of timber, is three storeys high...
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 ...
Manchester Cathedral undergoes major renovation project, including installation of ground source heat pumps, to become most environmentally friendly Cathedral in the country.
This six-storey steel frame development is located in a central London conservation area. The idea was to improve the building's potential as a commercial site while observing local authority building guidelines — the 19th century sections of the masonry façade remain intact...
Well planned phasing and comprehensive project management were crucial to our success in engineering major improvements to this extensive industrial complex. The construction programme was necessarily tight and fast-track, with all the client's usual operations continuing throughout.Our infrastructure team prepared roads and drainage systems, while existing buildings were largely demolished and removed. New, steel framed manufacturing facilities were created in forms tailor-made to the client's process.An existing office block was the only structure refurbished - we engineered a new glazed atrium as part of this work. Two further office blocks were also built on site, as was a staff amenities building. The striking steel-framed roof of this structure is curved i ...
Part of a broader urban regeneration project aimed at reclaiming the city's stature as a major European centre for culture and commerce, this HQ building is to be the tallest building in St Petersburg.The competition-winning design is for a glass-clad tower with a distinctive twisted profile that tapers to a rounded point — evoking the contour of a gas flame. Inspired by the pentagonal plan of an ancient Scandinavian fort believed to have once occupied the site, the tower consists of a central concrete core ringed by five square interlocking floorplates. The floorplates spin on their axes as they ascend, giving the building its twisted effect. A 'cog mechanism' — whereby the five floorplates interlock — ensures the tower's stability. Steel beams link the core to the external co ...
Following the destruction of 119 huts in the great 2014 St Valentine's Day storm event, the Hampshire village of Milford on Sea benefited from the creation of a £2.3 million seafront improvement scheme, including beach huts capable of withstanding a 1:200 year storm
An increase in personal data collection obliged a leading commercial organisation to purchase a seven hectare greenfield site on which to build a new data centre. A defining feature of this project was the detailed coordination between services and structures. A myriad of services was required to support the vast array of IT equipment. The building was designed to have no point of failure; everything is duplicated. Our first job was to carry out large scale ground improvements to produce a level site. The risk of differential settlement necessitated the use of a cement stabilisation method in order to create a stiff solid platform for the 15,000 sq m ground slab. In addition, it acted as a piling mat and sub-base replacement beneath the 2k of road on site. The struc ...
London's Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane has undergone major extensions. The concrete frame structure, built in the 1960s, consists of two buildings separated by a movement joint. Steel frame penthouse suites have been added to the 10th storey of one of the buildings and a luxury health spa to the other. The health spa, including a gym and hot tubs, takes up the 11th and 12th storeys of its building, and is the highest spa in England. Etched glass panels, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows have been used extensively within the steel frame to take advantage of the uninterrupted views of Hyde Park.Disruption to the operation of the hotel was minimised by using unobtrusive construction methods. To avoid full-height scaffolding obscuring views, a complicated scaffol ...
The expansion and modernisation of Mayfield Secondary School provides a showcase of how the latest construction materials, technologies and collaboration can address the increasing demand for school places, within tight programmes and budgets.
The new Materials Science & Metallurgy building at the University of Cambridge is one of the highest performing laboratory facilities in the world – a testament to the collaborative approach of the project team. Ramboll experts provided civil and structural engineering services for the project.
Our considerable experience in engineering special structures helped realize the spectacular design of the Olympics opening ceremony in Athens. Automated props, rotating LED displays and a lake that vanished were all concepts developed by the designer and promoters with the support of our special projects team.An ingenious underground chamber was key to several of the magical effects. Twenty-five metres deep, this in situ concrete structure is located at the centre of the arena and secret access is provided via a tunnel. Inside the chamber, a metal frame supports three levels of storage and personnel preparation areas around a central lift shaft. A ratchet-operated lift delivers performers and props above ground. Our work on the latter included concept engineering for rotating ...
Merchant Square forms the final part of one of the UK's biggest regeneration programmes — the revitalized Paddington Canal Basin in London. Covering 1.3 hectares, the development includes six canalside mixed-use buildings.We were appointed to deliver façade designs for Building E and played a leadership role in liaising between the client and the contractor. Work began with hand sketches and wind and air calculations. A detailed investigation of the building's radiant profile was made using shadow range analysis.The 14 storey steel frame structure is expressed as three interlocking triangular forms, each with its own façade detailing. We developed a prefabricated unitised system formulaic enough to permit ease of construction, detailed enough to accommodate variatio ...
A major multi-phased residential and retail development revitalising Canning Town. Constrained by major roads and properties and up to 21 storeys high, the 650 unit award-winning scheme presented numerous engineering challenges requiring creative and innovative solutions.
Two existing retail buildings sit on opposite sides of a gravel car park in Shrewsbury, in England's West Midlands. A new structure will be built on the car park site and the existing buildings knocked through to create a single merged retail development. Our geotechnical and infrastructure teams dealt with some tricky ground conditions involving a steeply sloping site, loose sandy ground and the likelihood of periodic flooding.Ground level at the rear of the site was much higher than at the front and required cut away to a depth of three storeys. Our geotechnical team carried out extensive site investigations and devised a piled retaining wall to support the cut-away slope.Work was further complicated by the high probability of periodic flooding in the area. Our so ...
For a new mixed use building on Oxford Street in central London, our façade engineers devised a series of specialised solutions to achieve the challenging architectural design. The building's double-curved façade is composed of an articulated 3D glass skin...
A new building, right next to Pirelli's current HQ, enhances the global company's presence in Milan. Our façades team worked closely with architect Gregotti to realise the client's vision for a supremely transparent envelope that performs to the highest standard of energy efficiency. Work began with a detailed investigation of the building's radiant profile using shadow range analysis and a sunpath diagram. The south elevation is a single-skin façade in glazed curtain walling, with glazed brise-soleils. The light-saturated west and east elevations have a double glazed façade, with the outer layer in tinted pvb laminated glass. A series of vertical glass fins, 400mm deep and set at 1.5m centres, further protect against glare. The five storey C-shaped structure featur ...
The Manchester New Square scheme is an exciting new residential development located within the heart of Manchester City, due for completion in 2020. The three individually designed 12-15 storey buildings, set around a landscaped square, comprise 351 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
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 ...
Located directly on the riverfront in the Nine Elms district between Chelsea Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge in London’s largest and most exciting regeneration area, the Riverlight development is a striking array of six high-specification residential apartment blocks.
The Nissan Halo comprises three independently cantilevering oval rings creating an internal Amphitheatre Experience. The Halo, part of Nissan’s “Innovation that Excites” brand concept, was conceived by George P Johnson Experience Marketing (GPJ) for the car manufacturer’s global auto show presence.
Having worked with us on a number of scenic and technical effects for high profile performers, Brilliant Stages approached us again to collaborate on the Rolling Stones world tour stage set.We engineered the stage structure (aluminium-framed for ease of transportation and assembly) to includes a second, smaller 'B' stage, just large enough to support all the band members. Mid-way through the performance, scissor lifts powered by hydraulic jacks lift the B stage, with the performers on it, several metres in the air. It then rolls down a track and comes to rest supported on two long rectangular aluminium elements in the heart of the crowd.We also engineered two monumental backdrops, one for use in indoor, the other in outdoor venues. For the outdoor set, a series of 2 ...
The pupil intake age at Parkstone Grammar has been lowered from 12 to 11 years, bringing it into line with others in the Poole area. To accommodate the additional students the school needed to expand its teaching facilities. We provided structural and infrastructure engineering for a new Art & Technology block, additional parking and the refurbishment of the existing Art & Technology building.The new block is located on a sloping site close to the front entrance of the school. Ground modelling helped determine the optimum build level, minimising groundwork costs. Build time was also a challenge as refurbishment of the older building could only commence once the new one was ready. The school remained open throughout.The new three-storey building has a grid layout, pr ...
The Ramboll Group's new headquarters building in Copenhagen reflects the company's commitment to innovative sustainable design. Its bespoke single- and double-skinned glazing system was designed by Ramboll's façade engineering team.
Louis Vuitton acquired property next to their store in central London to expand their retail accommodation. Now occupying a prime corner site at Clifford Street, they wished to merge the two buildings at basement and three upper levels beneath five storeys of occupied offices. Major structural changes were necessary to create the desired open plan space, stockrooms and VIP areas.
Situated on the south western outskirts of Riyadh, the King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) project is designed to be an exemplary eco-city with the capacity to accommodate approximately 80,000 people. As well as residential buildings, the scheme will include retail facilities, and healthcare, leisure, industrial and commercial units, schools and university buildings, community centres and mosques.
In the heart of Kings Cross and dating back to 1875-1895, the Lighthouse building is a local landmark. It was left derelict for many years until developers; UK Real Estate took the bold decision to redevelop the Grade II listed building that was on Historic England’s Buildings at Risk Register.
‘Unlocking the Rylands’ scheme sees major refurbishment to John Rylands Library, Manchester, with a new five-storey extension and conservation work to existing Grade I listed building.
A Canary Wharf development intended to meet high targets in sustainability and architectural design. In our role as holders of a watching brief, we made some interventions to improve internal legibility and façade performance.The 15 storey steel frame structure is L shaped on plan, with a courtyard nestled in the crook of the L. Several full height atria provide reception and circulation facilities — the use of open space pointing to KPMG's core values of transparency and communicability. We revised the initial circulation design so that stair flights connect to alternating sides of the ascending floor plates in the central atrium. Seen from below, the stairs form a criss-cross pattern, enhancing the impression of a fluid, multiply-connected environment. Our façade ...
The construction of 62 Buckingham Gate forms a key part of the regeneration strategy in London's Victoria for Land Securities Group. The unusual prism-like structure has 13 floors and it replaces a 10 storey rectilinear block on a prime corner site in Victoria Street. Retail space is provided at street level with around 38,000 sq m of flexible Grade-A office accommodation above. A canopied pedestrian area connects the structure with Westminster City Hall, providing space for pavement cafés and outdoor public seating alongside a green wall. With planning consent granted, our façade engineers developed the final design detailing in collaboration with the project architect, to provide a full specification for cladding contractors. To determine the best manufacturing process for th ...
This mixed use development is designed to accommodate offices and residences, with retail facilities on the ground floor. A Grade II listed building — housing a Pinet shoe store — has been retained and incorporated...
Foster + Partners' design of the building was originally based on the interlocking shells of a prawn. The two steps of the building help it relate more easily to the surrounding buildings.
Having worked in this busy inner-London high-end retail street many times before, we had the experience needed to manage the challenges of pedestrians, traffic and the three shared walls for this part-refurbishment, part-rebuild. The retained façade of the Grade II listed building fronts a basement and ground floor of retail space and four levels of office compliant with British Council for Offices specifications.Focused investigation and materials testing enabled us to understand and appraise the history and structural implications of past changes to the existing loadbearing masonry and steel frame structure. We developed an integrated scheme in which existing elements were retained, reused and/or strengthened where possible, and the constraints they imposed were thoroughly un ...
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...
The Southampton Civic Centre is being renovated and redeveloped as an integral part of the creation of the city's new cultural quarter, which includes the existing Guildhall, library and art gallery. We worked on the transformation of the Grade II* listed former magistrate's courts and police headquarters building — and its new extension pavilion — to accommodate the Sea City Museum, which focuses on the maritime history of Southampton. The museum opens on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, which began its ill-fated journey from the city's port.Working with architect Wilkinson Eyre, we provided structural, infrastructure and building services engineering for the refurbishment, conservation and new-building works.
As part of a larger project to enhance student services, we worked on the new resource centre for Sheffield University. The five to seven storey concrete frame structure houses study spaces, book stacks, classrooms, offices and a visitor centre...
Grade I listed Tyntesfield is a Gothic Revival house with an estate, and was acquired by the National Trust in 2002. The house was designed by John Norton, a close friend of Augustus Pugin, and dates from 1863. Following the success of the project's Heritage Lottery Fund bid, we were appointed to provide building services consultancy and advise on sustainability as part of a £20m restoration project and a wider estate masterplan.The original interiors have survived virtually intact and in the installation of new services, the work has been done sympathetically within the original building fabric, with discrete routing planned in advance of all works and minimal impact on existing finishes.The electrical services for the whole house have been replaced, and environmen ...
The Tradewinds development at Marina Bay, on Gibraltar’s west coast, south of the airport runway, has 81 apartments in three linked towers of up to 16 storeys. Underground car parking and retail outlets occupy the lower levels. The structural design uses an in situ concrete frame with flat unbonded post-tensioned floors — thought to be a first for Gibraltar — allowing the inclusion of an additional storey within the building height restrictions. Our engineers also undertook wind and environmental modelling.The towers are built around a swimming pool set back from the water’s edge, and have sloping roofs that increase in height from eight to 16 storeys, north to south. The buildings’ concrete frames are clad in a mixture of precast panels and curtain walling, which is illuminate ...
Looking out from within the new Tate Modern extension, it is difficult to comprehend the level of complexity involved in designing the windows. With five different inclinations, the building corners and creases resulted in 60 different glass heights across its nearly 1,700 glass panes, spanning up to 29 rows of windows and glazed screens scattered over the whole envelope.
On the Thames River wall at St Katharine Docks, we have solved the structural problems of locating a two storey building in an exposed riverside position. We have been working on a proposal for a new restaurant for the 1930s quay fronting the 1827 dock complex designed by Thomas Telford, which now houses a marina, hotels and restaurants.As piling into the Thames is prohibited, the quay is to be used as the foundation. Thorough testing and repairs are to be conducted to determine an accurate load capacity. However, it is likely that a lightweight design will be needed. The weight of the structure, which is to resemble a cut diamond, will be reduced by integrating the frame and façade. Lightweight structural elements of timber fletched with plate steel are to be located along the ...
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 ...
For St John Fisher School we helped deliver a new sports hall and teaching facilities, and the refurbishment of existing blocks. We devised timber panel solutions for the two new structures — this is the largest solid timber panel school project in the UK.When we came on board, the architect's proposal was to use loadbearing brick and precast concrete planks. Analysis led us to propose prefabricated timber panel structures. By taking a flat-pack approach, labour costs were reduced and money saved, convincing the school to commit to using 900 cubic metres of timber. Our approach shaved 14 weeks off the construction programme.Previous first-hand experience of working with this system enabled us to take full design responsibility. Using 230mm thick cross-laminated pane ...
Originally marked by a square tower built in the 1890s, the crossing at St Anne's Cathedral has been crowned with a new spire. The architects envisaged a tapering silvery rod that rises high above the church, guiding the eye heavenwards.The spire measures 50m from tip to pointed tip, rising 40m above the cathedral roof and suspended to 10m below. It is supported at its widest point, which is little over 1m in diameter. Ensuring sufficient rigidity was thus an important factor in our design.We examined a variety of structural options before deciding on a tapering steel tube without internal support. Extensive modelling and very detailed dynamic analysis informed the design of the tube, which consists of butt-welded bands of varying thickness and height. Seams are pol ...
Investigating ‘green retail’ opportunities at Kingfisher’s global outlets, by applying building physics techniques to model a range of design options.
A two-storey contemporary private residence on a 4.9 hectare plot next to the River Thames near Reading. Our structural engineers worked with the client’s architect to achieve a building that maximises natural light using full-height glazing, and features immaculate interior and exterior finishes. The grounds include a helipad, a golf green, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a fish pond.The new concrete frame house and private entrance courtyard occupy a greenfield portion of a site on which the previous dwelling was demolished. The building's slabs include integrated underfloor heating, and the roof is flat. The 4m wide balcony and large first floor terrace utilise a cantilevered concrete slab constructed using the Cobiax void former system of plastic spheres, which ...
This award-winning scheme for a new housing development near Upton manages to combine high architectural standards with a strong sustainability agenda — a sometimes tricky balancing act. Equipped with a range of renewable energy technologies and built to low energy standards, the houses feature ample glazing and some double-height spaces as part of a high-specification architectural brief.
This new sports centre, built on an army base, is part of the Tidworth Garrison ten-year regeneration and improvement scheme. With a sports hall, badminton court, gym and associated changing room accommodation, the centre provides leisure facilities to both military personnel and the wider community. The single storey centre is rectilinear in plan: inside, a mezzanine overlooks the double height sports hall, while ancillary facilities are housed to the rear. The structure is steel-framed and clad in brickwork and insulated render. A series of curved timber glulam beams, with a main span of 33m, support a profiled steel sheet roof deck. The beams terminate at the south end of the building in a series of concrete thrust blocks. This detail, chosen by the architect, was made to se ...
A low energy teaching wing is being added to central London's Institute of Education. The design of the new wing echoes parts of the Institute's main building, which dates from the 1970s — a monolithic exposed concrete structure designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun. The L-shaped new wing consists of four new storeys above the 1990s library extension and three storeys plus a basement adjacent to it.The building is situated in an unused area between the main Institute building, a row of Georgian townhouses and two roads, so our construction methods have to suit the tight space. Through detailed sampling and testing of the concrete we determined that the library foundations and structure could be reused. We will strengthen the existing structure by feeding new columns through th ...
Ramboll provided geotechnical and structural engineering advice for the LED installation ‘The Weather Yesterday’, at the 2012 London Festival of Architecture.
We overcame the unusual challenge of building a structure on a ship and helped bring The Royal Yacht Britannia back to something of her former glory with the addition of a new events space on her top deck. The historic vessel has a permanent mooring in Edinburgh’s Western Harbour and the new space is known as Royal Deck Tea Room.The new function suite sits on the teak deck, its design reminiscent of the temporary candy-striped canopy that was erected on the Yacht in the 1960s when her former owners, the British Royal Family, and their guests were in the Caribbean.The new permanent steel portal-frame structure is, however, designed for Edinburgh’s climate, with a double-skin roof of lightweight steel and tensile fabric to ensure no leaks.
Cutting edge research into form finding and surface patterning embodied in a dramatic and sustainable expo structure
The large-scale regeneration of Glasgow city centre begins with the extension and refurbishment of this major shopping centre. First built in the late 1980s, St Enoch — which already occupies three city blocks — is to be extended on two sides, and a link is to be inserted to the adjacent Debenham’s. Our services engineers are working closely with the Carbon Trust to find ways of reducing CO2 emissions over the building’s lifetime. Historically the centre — whose façade is entirely glazed — has relied on extensive combined heating and cooling systems. Even so, excessive radiant heat has been a recurring problem. We’ve used CFD modelling to develop key services interventions to promote low-energy performance alternatives. For example, adapting the buildin ...
At the University of Bath, we are working on number of projects as part of a framework agreement. For the replacement of the campus' 4 West building, we have engineered a three and five storey new concrete structure and the refurbishment of the 1970s Nucleus building. The new 4 West complex will house digital research facilities.The new structure is built in the footprint of its predecessor, which was steel frame and had been found to contain asbestos. We were lead consultants for the demolition of this building and worked closely with asbestos removal experts.Investigations into the Nucleus building found that it too contained asbestos. However, refurbishment was more cost effective than rebuilding in this case. Strategies have been established to manage the asbest ...
Tampere Arena is the centre piece for a new unique central area in Finland, located above an existing 140-year-old railway that links Tampere to Helsinki.
A multi-unit residential development in Croydon incorporating an iconic 44-storey tower and a new public town square, this highly sustainable urban complex incorporates Ramboll designed building services throughout.
Reopened in May 2018 by David Attenborough, Temperate House is a magnificent Victorian glasshouse in the heart of Kew Gardens. A five year restoration project has repaired and updated the building ready for today's visitors and tomorrow’s needs.
Glasgow’s G1 Building on the south side of the city’s George Square was once the city’s main post office. It now houses 120,000 sq ft of office and restaurant space behind its Grade A listed façade. Ramboll’s building services and fire engineers designed energy-efficient systems that enabled maximisation of the total lettable area of the 12-storey building. The services design provides flexibility, allowing for separate metering for two tenants per floor on each of the building’s eight office floors, with further provision in the basement and on the roof for the installation of tenant plant. Air-handling units and chillers have been custom made to fit the comparatively small roof space. The two chillers circulate water to each floor’s ceiling-mounted fan coil units, while fresh ...
We teamed up with long term client Brilliant Stages and Production Designer Mark Fisher to add the critical finishing touch to the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.The finale was an acrobatic dance display performed high above the crowd on a "stage" consisting of five aluminium trusses, circular in plan, elevated between six aluminium towers. As the performance ended, the five circles pivoted 90 degrees to form the five Olympic rings amid spectacular pyrotechnics and choreographed lighting.We designed a bespoke connection that allows the one tonne rings to rotate and is sufficiently strong to tolerate considerable dynamic loads. An aluminium connection plate with a central slew ring slots in at each side of the ring-shaped truss, which is raised between two ...
Ramboll was design team partner with Various Architects of Norway as finalists in the open international competition for a mobile pavilion for regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The brief was to design a demountable structure incorporating 500 sq m of floor space to be used for presentations, exhibitions or entertainment. It was anticipated that ground conditions at potential locations would vary widely. Reflecting Yorkshire’s mining heritage, the architect’s concept is based on the atomic structure of carbon and diamonds. The 20m x 26m x 10m temporary structure consists of a shell of inflatable tubes over an inner skin — its angular, irregular inner space is ‘carved out’ of a diamond grid volume. The external shell is attached to the staging and designed to be inf ...
Verona Forum is a multi-building development in Verona’s fast-growing new business district. The centrepiece is a dramatic high-rise office building, rectangular in plan, the four external walls all inclining outwards from base to roof level. The architect’s concept is based on an ice cube, requiring a façade of uninterrupted clear glazing. We were asked to offer options that would reconcile this vision with the client’s wish for an energy-efficient building. We analysed the energy-related performance of the existing design and modelled alternatives, including the use of solar control film or darker glazing. Client and architect eventually agreed on a solution that combines a clear glass, double skinned façade with mechanical ventilation units set in the inner skin at each store ...
Ramboll advised on the geotechnical, structural and mechanical aspects of the ‘Weather — It’s Raining or Not…’ installation in Hoxton Square.
Containing 3,800 cubic metres of timber, the William Perkin High School is the largest cross laminated timber building in the UK.
Using our unwavering passion for design, the Vanke Pavilion façade that comprised hundreds of ceramic tiles to create this uniquely shaped building, was engineered using advanced coding techniques to deliver simplified construction of a complex structure.
We helped our client to construct a stylish new world within the two lowest storeys of a Richard Rogers building in Soho.At ground floor level, in the Yauatcha teashop and patisserie, stacks of cakes and coloured packages appear to float mid-air. They're arranged on structural glass shelf units, engineered by our façades team. A blue and black feature stair, illuminated along one side from within a recess between the terazzo treads and an adjoining black glass wall, descends to the basement restaurant, where the bar is a 7m long fish tank.Our special projects team provided bespoke engineering solutions for every structural detail of the fit out, integrating extensive services requirements and enabling the creation of A3 front of house space on a confined site. ...
Ramboll UK helped transform the ground and basement floors of a former fashion store that overlooks London's Bond Street into an elegant showroom for Wempe's luxury line of jewellery and watches.The main structural intervention involved the removal of a staircase positioned in the middle of the retail area. Infilling the void and inserting a new single flight staircase at the back of the store created an uninterrupted space.The basement's change of use from a trading floor to a stockroom demanded a complete refurbishment. Ground floor walls, floors and fittings were replaced to match the company's high-end image. Special care was taken to devise engineering solutions for a myriad of services, including air-conditioning and top lighting.A new recessed sto ...
On an island site next to London's Tate Modern, two 1960s office blocks were demolished to make way for a landmark development. The three buildings of Bankside 123 provide 70,000 sq m of high specification office space, with retail and leisure facilities at ground floor level. Bankside 1, the first to be completed, is the largest, providing approximately half the development's total indoor area.Our involvement from the earliest stages of feasibility planning helped de-risk the project and maximize commercial viability. We used 3D modelling to map out a forest of existing mini-piles that congest the site. This informed a successful foundation design which incorporates 52m deep piles and a waterproof basement wall that doubles as support for the superstructure. Plunge columns wer ...
A change of ownership at Liverpool Football Club was the catalyst behind the desire for a new, 73,000 seat landmark stadium, with substantially expanded facilities. Ramboll's structural, infrastructure and ground engineers were involved at an early stage of the design process for the Stanley Park site adjacent to Anfield, working closely with HKS architects. The new owners were keen to make reference in proposed new arena to the club's potent history and association with Anfield – home of the club since 1892.
The BBC has developed a new broadcasting complex consisting of two new, linked buildings and a refurbished Broadcasting House. The project has been constructed in two phases...
The client for the Arts Alliance mobile venue set a tough brief. The structure had to be capable of being erected within two weeks and when demounted it had to fit inside a reasonable number of shipping containers for transportation across the world. It also had to be of the highest quality architecturally. Working with Various Architects, who are based in Norway, together with specialist contractor ESS, we developed a structural concept that has met the challenge. The travelling theatre has an ultra low-weight steel roof with radiating steel tension spokes and a perimeter steel structure, like a bicycle wheel. The exterior skin is self-supporting and consists of a web of inflatable fabric tubes coated in PVC, with translucent inflated pillows as infill. Aluminium portal frames ...
Sensitivity is required on this project to build an eight storey residential building and a fourteen storey commercial high-rise on an historic site which once housed a mill complex run by Benedictine monks. Care was taken during demolition to preserve a medieval arch, which has been awarded scheduled monument status...
A major refurbishment saw the former Dickens & Jones department store in central London transformed into a mixed retail and commercial venue. As part of this broader programme, we helped engineer one of the new retail units to house Armani Exchange's flagship UK store, which, at 11,700 sq ft, was the brand's largest store in the world at the time of completion.
Following a grant of £1.4m from Cheshire West and Chester Council, Chester Cathedral set about an ambitious project to enable guided public tours of the cathedral tower, tower roof, bell-ringing chamber, bell-frame chamber and upper parts of the nave. The project, completed within budget and on programme, enables the public to gain fantastic views of the interior and exterior of the cathedral, the surrounding city and countryside.
Cavendish III will be the new home of the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. The department has a long and distinguished history including 29 Nobel Laureates.
Long-time collaborators Brilliant Stages appointed Ramboll as structural design and checking engineers for key scenic elements of Robbie Williams’ recent Take The Crown tour.
A new Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) has been constructed to serve John Radcliffe Hospital's new cardiology building, part of the Oxford facility's expansion programme. Our structural, civil and building services engineers worked with BAM Construction under a Department of Health ProCure21 framework agreement to design and deliver the imaging centre.The AVIC site is located in a narrow gap between the cardiology unit and the Accident & Emergency department of the main hospital. Its three-storey concrete frame is structurally independent but linked to the structures on either side at first floor level, and bridges a road used for deliveries and fire access.Adjacent to the main hospital, ground beams span existing pile caps and below-ground services. Columns o ...
The intriguing and popular British Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai was designed by Heatherwick Studio, winners of the 2007 design competition. More than 200 countries are taking part in the Expo, the theme for which is "Better City, Better Life"...
Eight secondary school premises are being built or refurbished under the Future Manchester framework — part of the Government’s massive UK-wide schools replacement programme, Building Schools for the Future.We’ve worked on building services design to be replicated — with modifications — across all eight schools. An important area of focus has been the precise control of CO2 levels in line with BB101, together with a wider agenda for reduced energy use.Our solution involves a streamlined mechanical ventilation system in which an air handling unit is positioned at ceiling level in every classroom. Automatic heat recovery reduces the energy used by each unit, because the heat generated by occupants, increased ICT provision and any solar gain is recycled rather than exp ...
Located on the outskirts of the city, the British Embassy in Georgia was formerly occupied by a hospital. Major earthworks allow the 1,600 sq m building complex, a stacked basalt stone plinth structure to sit firmly in the steep slope with a 30m bomb-blast security perimeter.
A landmark tower among landmark towers, Capital Gate is the 35 storey focal point of Abu Dhabi's Capital Centre, a mixed use development supporting the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). In June 2010, it was certified by Guiness Book of Records as the furthest-leaning manmade tower in the world. We were appointed as specialist consultant by lead engineer and architect RMJM to advise on construction.
Aluna is a breath taking and monumental Moon and Tide Clock and public waterfront space. Located at a spectacular location on the intersection of 0° longitude and the historic Greenwich Peninsula waterfront – at the point where time and tide meet – Aluna is a new world-class landmark for London.
The visitor centre at Castlefield Park was conceived as a social outreach project to address the problem of youth gangs who would congregate in the park and vandalize property. The new activity centre and education facility is designed to serve this community’s needs and is provided with optimal security and anti-vandalism features.Set on a raft foundation, the single-storey concrete structure is l-shaped in plan, and houses a seminar room and a kitchenette. Two glass doors are set back from the façade, allowing optimal penetration of natural light; at night, heavy shutters roll down for security. Once construction was complete, we "buried" the rear of the building and added minimal landscaping that gives the impression of a buried bunker.Our innovative waterproofi ...
This PFI project involved two schools — one a secondary, the other a special needs school — that share some facilities, including a sports hall and playing field.The development is centred round a large two-storey doughnut-shaped building (nearly 200m in diameter) that frames a circular courtyard. Five wings project from this central building so the whole is roughly starfish-shaped on plan. One wing houses the shared sports hall, a second the special needs school, and the three remaining wings provide teaching facilities for Beechwood secondary school.Each structure, including the central building and the five wings, is engineered as linked but structurally independent. A key challenge was to stabilize the circular building without the use of crossbracing, which wou ...
Built on a greenfield site following the demolition of an old army barracks, Aldershot's new health centre consists of four wings extending from a central hub, hexagonal in plan. Users of the facilities will include the Army and local GPs as well as the Primary Care Trust.We liaised with Buro Happold and other contributors as part of a design and build contract, which included engineering proposals for underground and off-site drainage and for the structural design of a multi-storey hospital carpark.We advised a 6.5m grid for the hospital structure, to provide generous column-free space throughout and ensure that the architect's specifications for floor-zone and load-bearing requirements are met. A glass-roofed atrium at the heart of the building will maximize the p ...
The gardens of Chiswick House were designed by William Kent and are hailed as the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. In a £12m, two-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Grade I listed landscape was restored and key focal points returned to their mid-18th century appearance. Our structural and conservation engineers worked with architect on a comprehensive programme to restore and repair the structures in the gardens, including the 18th century Classic Bridge attributed to James Wyatt. Built for the 5th Duke of Devonshire as part of the extensive remodelling of Kent’s villa and gardens in 1774, the bridge was in poor condition after long exposure to weather and pollution and a lack of maintenance. The Grade I listed bridge consists of a single Por ...
Covering 44,000 sq ft of space over four floors and with 26 staircases, 121 Regent Street is home to the largest ever Burberry store that is hailed as the most technologically advanced high fashion store.
Crome Court, part of The University of East Anglia’s £58m campus redevelopment, is the University’s newest and most energy efficient accommodation block, achieving ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.
We were commissioned to work on part of this multi-building development — David Chipperfield's first residential design for the UK — on the upper slopes of Hampstead Heath. Three new pavilions have been built in the grounds of Athlone House, formerly used as a hospital. Ranging from three to four storeys in height, each houses a number of luxury flats, with car parking and leisure facilities at basement level across the entire site.Our foundation design addresses the steep slope of the site. A sheet-piled wall was sunk to alleviate loads on the foundation structure. Elsewhere the slope has been used to advantage with the construction of a new ha-ha.The design of the pavilion façades addresses security as well as aesthetics. Made of precast concrete and stone with ...
With an expanding mission and existing buildings falling into disrepair, the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master wished to replace their convent and facilities at Blackrock, County Dublin. Ramboll's building services engineers worked closely with the Order and architect to develop the services design for a new centre within the grounds of the existing nunnery. The complex provides 1,200 sq m of accommodation for 14 nuns, including library facilities, areas for quiet contemplation and a place of worship.The two-storey masonry and precast concrete building has large feature windows and is designed around multiple concentric and intersecting circles. We used thermal modelling to analyse the building to accurately determine heat load requirements and solar gain effects. This helped us identify the most efficient and cost-effective methods of heating and cooling the space and evaluate the options.An air source heat pump with under-floor heating was installed, which is easy to operate and maintain. Using only 1kW of energy to produce 4kW heat, it is very efficient and helps meet the local council's requirement for 20% space and water heating to be provided by renewable sources.Natural ventilation is used throughout the new complex, apart from the bathroom areas where electric fans are triggered with the light switch and timer controlled. Domestic modern light fittings were selected with the addition of proximity detectors to automatically shut off when activity has ceased in the main areas.We undertook a Building Energy Review (BER) at the close of this project to determine energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. The audit confirmed our expectations from the original thermal modelling analysis and the building has a positive B1 rating.
The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, home to Renaissance masterpieces and Middle-Eastern treasures, opened its doors to the public 120 years ago. We helped produce a 20-year plan to restore and redevelop the Chamberlain Square buildings, maximise gallery space and improve circulation to all areas of the museum.We also worked on the structural engineering required for modifications to the second floor, part of the first phase of the plan. This area was bombed during the Second World War and extensively rebuilt in the 1950s.Our engineers worked closely with the architect and English Heritage to convert two of the largest galleries and side offices into a modern orientation space and column-free gallery. This now houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Birmingh ...
The new British Embassy in Berlin was opened by HM Queen on July 18th. It is the first embassy to have been procured through the PFI process. The building is of the highest quality and designed for a long life.Our integrated engineering concept produced a low energy building, achieving German comfort standards through the use of external solar shading, exposed slabs, night-time cooling and displaced ventilation.The internal focus of the Embassy is the Winter Garden. Here, underfloor systems limit seasonal extremes of temperature in both winter and summer. Our building physicists used Dynamic Thermal Simulation to help the development of the environmental strategy.
In the heart of London's Covent Garden, we engineered a new building to house the City Literary Institute, which had occupied a nearby site for many years. The seven storey concrete frame structure is clad in biscuit coloured brick and supported by new piled foundations.The building is distinctive in plan: the end bordering on Keeley Street is piano shaped. Within this, two double height floors house the Institute's teaching rooms and drama studios. Ten metre spans create a generous feeling of open space.We modelled the design of the studio windows. Full height glass panels are set at the back of a brick inset, 700mm deep, that is angled to permit the maximum amount of light to penetrate.Exposed concrete walls and ceilings throughout the building are par ...
We were lead consultants for a project to construct new British Embassy and consular offices in Sana'a, Yemen. The competition-winning design is a two storey reinforced concrete building housing 1,000 sq m of office space. It stands in landscaped gardens that are irrigated in part by rainwater harvested from the flat roof. The building's thermal mass is part of an integrated services strategy that includes passive cooling systems. A canopy overhang and brise soleil further mitigate solar gain.We provided in-house expertise for a wide range of specialist aspects: our geotechnical engineers contributed to the development of seismic-resistant features and our fire engineering team advised on compartmentation and fire-fighting methods.By providing an integr ...
Ramboll’s experience with complex composite structures has informed an ingenious design for a canopy to shield diners at an outdoor terrace at Buckfast Abbey, Devon. A key driver was the need to meet strict planning requirements imposed by English Heritage at this historically sensitive site. Architect Moxley McDonald's response to the brief is an imaginative design in timber and glass that echoes the trees dotted across the abbey lawn. A glazed canopy is supported on tree-like timber columns, each sporting eight 'branches'. We helped realise this interpretation by suggesting the column members be expressed as composite timber and steel portalised frames with cruciform steel elements encased within timber cladding. Using the two materials in sympathy limited the size of the mem ...
The new three-storey office building for the British Geological Survey at their Keyworth campus is the first large-scale building in the UK to use TermoDeck precast slabs supported on timber in a composite structural frame...
Borders College, one of the largest providers of further and higher education in Scotland's south east, has joined part of Heriot Watt University on the newly created Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, south of Edinburgh. Our engineers and consultants worked on a new university building and the refurbishment of three 1960s higher education buildings redeveloped to accommodate the College. The three refurbished buildings have been stripped of their out-dated building services and provided with high-efficiency lighting and heating systems. Economical heat recovery ventilation systems have also been installed. High windows with temperature-controlled opening functions provide natural ventilation. The new building is for Herit Watt. Here, solar panel installation ha ...
Chiswick House Gardens in London was the subject of a £12m regeneration project partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and completed in 2010. As part of the scheme, a new café has been built within the curtilage of the Grade I listed landscape conceived by Lord Burlington and William Kent. Our structural and conservation engineers worked closely with architect Caruso St John and English Heritage to achieve a high quality and carefully detailed structure. Referencing aspects of classical Palladian architecture, the simple, contemporary single-storey building is well suited to its setting and respectful of its environmentally and politically sensitive location. The café is built over the footings of a significant earlier stables building, supported on a concrete raft to minim ...
The architect's design for Aylesbury Theatre is an interpretation of the surrounding countryside, with its woods and rolling hills. In keeping with this concept, its concrete core, which house the auditorium, is surrounded by a timber frame. The auditorium stands at the heart of the building as if at the heart of the forest. One hundred and ninety geothermal piles make up the foundations.
Appointed by NERC as Technical Advisors to BAS (British Antarctic Survey), Ramboll is providing specialist engineering and consultancy services for seven years. Delivering a host of projects within the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP), BAS and its Technical Advisors (including NORR Architects and Turner & Townsend) are preparing for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough, which will be ready for operation from 2019.
Ramboll Computational Design collaborated with the concept architects to realise their interactive transitory installations for the 2013 Burning Man Festival.
Our structural engineering design for this speculative office and retail development helped increase the project's earning potential as well as cutting costs significantly.The scheme originally allowed for 17 storeys of flexible office space. We worked closely with the services engineers to save more than 100mm on the combined depth of the perforated steel beam, services and ceiling void between each floor; the total saving over 17 floors enabled the architects to add an eighteenth storey without increasing the overall building height.The new building is a steel frame structure with concrete cores and curtain wall glazing set back from projected stainless steel-clad columns. It replaces a 1960s building on the same site.We deepened the existing single ba ...
Our engineers and consultants provided structural, infrastructure, building services and geotechnical engineering for Bournville College's new campus complex on the former car plant site at Longbridge in Birmingham. It's a flagship project that forms a key part of the redevelopment of the area, governed by the Longbridge Area Action Plan.Bournville College — home of further education, higher education and vocational teaching — is now accommodated in a central concrete frame spine building housing teaching spaces, accompanied by anxillary structures such as a conference centre, a learning resource centre, and restaurants. The spine building provides a dramatic skyline for travellers along the nearby A38 arterial road.The main building rises to six storeys high and fe ...
Continuing the successful business model established at the Bluewater shopping centre, we helped create an industrial aesthetic for this popular brand in Liverpool's new Met Quarter.We broke out the existing concrete floor and installed a stone floor. 150mm concrete mesh reinforced slabs and profiled metal decking ensured a quick build. A single flight stair with glass balustrades was inserted into a void between the ground and first floors. The steel frame stair with folded metal treads is clad in aluminium.To reduce the ceiling height, polycarbonate lightweight panels are suspended from the existing floors.A faceted glass envelope secures the store with maximum exposure in the former post office building. Polished plaster walls provide the desired dark ...
Ramboll UK was appointed lead consultant to refurbish an office building in the centre of Brussels on behalf of the British Embassy and the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union. Structural, building services, fire engineering, lighting and sustainability services were provided to make the long, narrow, nine storey building with three basement levels fit for purpose.Limited information and incomplete structural drawings existed for the 1960s building, so the details of its concrete frame and substructure only became available when fittings and fixtures were stripped out. Ongoing survey and assessment work was carried out while refurbishment commenced to reduce the impact of the lack of information on the fast-track construction programme.Essential securi ...
The Grade I listed Carlton House Terrace is a six-storey stucco rendered building in central London. The freehold belongs to the Crown Estate. Classical in style, complete with Corinthian columns, it dates from 1827-32 and was designed by celebrated architect John Nash...
The world's first public national museum, the British Museum, was established in 1753 in Bloomsbury, London. Over time, its buildings were developed to accommodate the museum's growing collections. Inadequate exhibition space and scattered conservation facilities recently prompted the redevelopment of buildings in the north east corner of the site to provide a new gallery, conservation and science centre, collections management hub and storage. Working directly with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, we helped co-ordinate the brief and design for the 18,000 sq m purpose-built facility. To minimise impact, a significant proportion (about 60%) of the new building is located underground and its structural line steps back from adjacent properties. Surcharge loads were verified and st ...
This state-of-the-art centre for training and education is one of a growing international series part-funded by Ford Motors. In Dagenham, the company's concept combined perfectly with plans for regeneration following the closure of the local motor works: the CEME development is the first landmark building to be completed in the area. Our services engineering brief emphasized design excellence and meaningful long-term investment as reflecting the core principles of the project.CEME's main building is a faceted glass and steel construction, curved in plan. It houses double-height workshops on the north side, a two-storey strip of offices and workshops down the centre and, to the south, a glazed internal street facing onto a man-made lake.The plant is neatly located within ...
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 ...
A traditional residential street in the heart of Cambridge has been given a contemporary facelift with the construction of a sustainable, three-storey timber frame house. A 1930s building was demolished to create the site. Using 95mm thick cross-laminated panels of sustainably sourced fir, spruce and pine, we erected the watertight frame in six days. A glulam sub-frame provided a practical and robust solution, using renewable materials.The most striking structural feature of this Modernist, box-like building is a first floor wall panel designed to support floor and roof loads above. We worked with our client to fit the roof with an architecturally-designed skylight that runs the length of the house. As well as maximising natural light, the skylight provides a visual ...
Located in South Georgia – one of the richest wildlife sites in the world - the Bird Island Research Station upgrade was the first project to be completed under the ongoing Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation programme, which will transform how British Antarctic Survey (BAS) enables and supports frontier science.
Flexible designs for five-star hotel, office and retail complex on airport site.
Located in Ahmedabad, this multi-speciality hospital is being constructed to store 1600 beds. It will also house a utility building and helipad and cover an area of 14,50,000 sq.ft.
Advanced multi-storey residential apartments, Maison Express offers high-end spaces for abode and is spread across an area of 9,00,000 sq.ft.
Project consists of 11 Residential Towers of G+8 Storeys. All these towers are connected at Basement and Podium levels with necessary expansion joints.
The office complex in Reliance Corporate Park is being constructed to house a cluster of 4 buildings. The project is located in Mumbai.
A new correctional facility is beginning to take shape in the capital of Greenland – Nuuk. More than being one of the most beautifully located facilities in the world, it will provide the sentenced with an opportunity to serve time closer to their families, nature and culture.
The project was very complex as the ongoing diary production in Nordhackstedt was not to be disturbed during construction, and as the space for the new production was very tight and required special attention in order to fit all installations into the buildings.
The Örebro University Hospital will be expanded to increase its capacity and range of healthcare services provided. A brand new surgery ward and a facility for specialized care will be built. The project also includes the renovation and extension of the existing emergency room. Ramboll has received the prestigious task to be responsible for all mechanical engineering in the project.
The upgrading of healthcare facilities in Sörmland, Sweden includes the refurbishment and extensions of hospitals in three cities.
Uniting two poultry factories to the biggest poultry factory in Scandinavia.
A new Centre for Imaging and Intervention is planned at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. This will be one of the largest single investments ever for the hospital. About SEK 1.8 billion will be the price tag for construction and medical equipment in the new centre. Ramboll is responsible for all HVAC systems in the project, including preliminary studies and determination of user requirements and design conditions.
An integrated community which, apart from a luxurious hotel, will house 1,000 residences, retail and leisure facilities. This new 285 room, five star waterfront resort is located in picturesque Jordan, overlooking the Dead Sea. The resort will feature seven restaurants, a spa and one of the largest, best appointed convention centres in the region.
Pragmatic fire engineering affecting the layout of these exciting towers. Three twisting towers, connected by a large podium, will provide luxury accommodation in the heart of Bahrain’s capital. Ramboll was involved up to the end of the schematic stage negotiating alternate solutions with the Bahrain Civil Defence authorities.
A landmark enclosed bio-dome ecosystem housing some 3,000 plants and animals invites visitors to discover the wonders of a tropical rainforest.
A multi-disciplinary, international team working together on this important healthcare project. The extension of the King Saud University Medical City comprises of several new buildings for the university with an approximate area of 350.000sqm. The first stage includes a new National Diabetic Center, a new Dental college and an expansion of the medical college.
Teamworking is essential in this 99 luxury villa community as we ensure all contractor and interior design requirements are met. Flanked on one side by the Greg Norman-designed Earth course, and on the other by lakes and waterfalls, Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Sanctuary Falls is a community of 99 exclusive five and six bedroom villas.
This Zaha Hadid design has tested our engineers’ skills unlike any other. In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East are in fact driving innovation in engineering design.
Home to the world’s richest horse race, this magnificent venue is also the world’s largest racecourse. With only three years from its announcement to the first meeting, the $1bn Meydan is a testament to the efficiency of the Middle East’s construction industry.
A high-end residential tower sitting in a prominent position on the Jeddah cornice
By producing a 3D visualisation film, Ramboll helps bringing ambitious plans for a new square to life.
While Chief Executive Officer proposes to smash Stromsheia flat within 50 years, investors will preserve the landscape, building homes and offices in 20 storeys instead
The project include an additional 3 storey building to house the new MR scanner. Housing a scanner require thoroughly consideration to weight, size, transportation and future maintenance. Parts of the facade is detachable enabling transportation of the machine to its final destination.
Rambøll has in collaboration with the architect group Cubus been commissioned by Bergen municipality to carry out overall planning of a new district center at Damsgård.
The UN House is the center for United Nations Environment Program in Norway and is located on the seafront of Arendal city.
Toftoey School is a modern primary school that has been programmed and planned in accordance with the latest teaching methods and built to accommodate approx. 200 students and around 70 children for after school care.
The new university area of Campus Grimstad will gather the students of Arendal and Grimstad under one roof. Ramboll has actively participated in the accomplishment of the project.
The new center for children and youth at Haukeland hospital in Bergen will hold a high international standard, and create an inspiring and functional environment for both patients, relatives, employees and students.
Rambøll Architects have designed this outstanding shelter building in connection with the Arctic Museum Aarvak in Brandal on the west coast of Norway. The contract was allocated after winning a closed design competition.
The Hamsun Centre, built to celebrate the most famous Norwegian author, combines exceptional architecture with unique technical solutions.
Every capital around the world has its own distinctive attractions and national symbols such as a Parliamentary building, a university and museums. In Oslo, the Norwegian national planning authority, Statsbygg, is currently planning a National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Nasjonalmuseet).
Ramboll was appointed as the Lead Consultant to provide fully multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering design services for the extension of existing facilities of Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Dragon Mart is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China. A 1.25km long shopping complex with a total built-up area of 158,000sqm in International City, Dubai, Dragon Mart is the largest wholesale Chinese market outside of mainland China.
Cleveland Clinic is the future of healthcare in the Middle East region This 7 star, state-of-the-art, 22-storey facility promises to set the benchmark in this sector for years to come. In the UAE, such a beacon of progress deserves to be eye catching.
A five tower office complex surrounding a central plaza in the world’s first maritime business centre. The first ever purpose-built maritime center in the world, Dubai maritime city, will serve as an international hub for maritime business.
So far, exceptionally high buildings have been rare in Finland. Ramboll and its team are working together with a steering group and a team of expert authorities to develop city-level deviation guidelines for high-rise buildings which may also be used by other cities in the future.
A completely new hospital, expected to be operational in 2020, will be built in the area of the Central Hospital of Central Finland in Kukkumäki, Jyväskylä. Most of the hospital premises will be dedicated to special healthcare and the rest to Jyväskylä's primary health care.
A new shopping centre complex is being built in Espoonlahti, district of city Espoo, that will bring together daily services, housing and convenient mobility with public transport. The large-scale project includes the new shopping centre Lippulaiva, eight residential buildings on its yard decks, and a residential care home for senior citizens.
Replacement of a 220 m long motorway bridge at Skovdiget. The work was conducted as a Design & Construct contract and the replacement took place over just 41 days in summer 2010.
The Russian capital has experienced a business and building boom in recent years. The great building activity naturally depends on a strong, reliable electrical power grid with sufficient capacity to service all the new buildings.
Mumbai is a city surrounded by sea on 3 sides. This means that due to coastal zonal regulations and environmental issues, the city cannot expand horizontally. The only way to accommodate the growing population in the city is to grow vertically. This has ignited an interest in the construction of high-rise structures. For our office in Mumbai their first design consultancy contract for a high-rise building was the Exotica building.
Ramboll was engaged as the consulting engineer on the construction of the Opera House and had engaged Buro Happold (UK) as sub consultant to review Ramboll's superstructures and mechanical and electrical services. The roof was projected in cooperation with Henning Larsen Architects.
Working with Eastern Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, Ramboll will help with the construction of 10 bioremediation plants. The plants use microorganisms to remove pollutants.
Ramboll has helped realise the new Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo, designed by Norman Foster. This building is setting new standards for animal welfare in inner city zoos, being designed with regard to the social patterns of the elephant as well as a desire to bring a sense of light and openness.
A new type of houses is emerging in the wake of the focus on climate change and energy costs. These so called passive houses are seen as the solution to the challenging task to drastically reducing energy consumption in buildings.
By investing in two massive boilers the ferro-alloy plant Finnfjord is able to recover heat from steel production and transform it to 340 GWh of electricity pr. year, equivalent to 85,000 Norwegian households. Ramboll has designed the steel structures for the boilers at Finnfjord.
In the centre of Beirut, we helped our clients achieve planning permission for a multi-storey office development with a deep basement that provides several levels of parking space. Our concept design was taken forward as part of a Design & Build contract involving local engineers.We focused on solutions that work hard without adding complexity. The building's concrete frame helps to moderate the internal environment as part of an integrated services strategy. A large central atrium maximises daylight penetration into the office spaces. The resulting heat gain is counteracted by air conditioning in all occupied areas, including the atrium's ground floor level and walkways.An elegant bespoke roof adds visual drama to the conventional structure.
On behalf of the fabricator, we analysed the dynamics of the 32-tonne steel roof sculpture that identifies Bright Start Tower — a mixed-use development some 60 storeys tall.
Samawah, the capital city of Muthanna with a population of 250,000, lies 280 km south of Baghdad situated within the Japanese sector of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. As part of Japan’s governmental reconstruction efforts, their emergency aid program financed total construction of the 60 MW power station for the cost of USD 110m for the people of Iraq. Ramboll was proud to provide the civil works turnkey contract for design and supply services for the Samawah power station.
Ouagadougou would seem like any normal African capital, over-populated and under-serviced by infrastructure, if not for the Sonabel power station phase 1. Contributing to bolster much needed electricity for a sprawling city, the project improved welfare and development of many ordinary Burkinabes. Ramboll provided the civil turnkey contract for design, supply and erection services.
Bang & Olufsen, the manufacturer of high quality audio-visual technology, decided to place their only foreign production facility in Koprivnice in North Moravia. The company invested EUR 16.5 million in the construction of a new factory employing up to 200 workers. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
The new town hall and public plaza in Tallinn, the beautifully preserved capital of Estonia, are to be placed right between the medieval city walls and the open waters of the Gulf of Finland. After winning an international design competition, BIG architects approached Ramboll to provide the complete engineering services.
The Drobeta Turnu Severin Road is part of Romanian National Highway No. 6, and an important link between Romania and Serbia and Western Europe. This project consists of repairs and construction over around 180km of road.
New state of the art aseptic GMO 2 flexible manufacturing facility for manufacture of novel vaccines in Kvistgaard.
The new building, which will be adjacent to the headquarters of Denmark's Radio and Copenhagen's Concert Hall, is designed by Henning Larsen Architects. Covering a 46,000 m² area with a 10,000 m² basement and the possibility of extending up to a total of 70,000 m², the building will accommodate between 1800 and 2200 employees.
Facade Lighting for Malmö Entré shopping mall
Lighting proposal for competition for the Museum of Danish art in Randers, Denmark
Facade lighting for TAS (waste-to-energy) plant in Kolding, Denmark
Public housing area Gadekærvej in Valby, Copenhagen is undergoing a major renovation, which amongst others includes the construction of a 600 m2 LED lit poem embedded in the house-ending wall. The art piece has been developed in a partnership between the area residents, poet Morten Søndergaard and Ramboll Lighting. The art piece has been named ‘The Wall of Dreams’ and was inaugurated in May, 2015.
Lighting design for Energinet's head office in Fredericia, Denmark
Daylight design for DR (Danish broadcasting) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lighting design for canteen at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Copenhagen Designer Outlet in Taastrup wanted an exclusive, highly visible look to raise awareness among potential customers. Ramboll answered their call by designing a lighting solution with subtle interior lights and a distinctive façade to attract potential customers.
Lighting design for Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo
Daylight design for Arla head office in Sønderhøj, Denmark
Facade lighting for Returkraft (waste-to-energy) plant in Kristiansand, Norway
Lighting design for permanent exhibition at Danish National Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
Daylight design for SEB bank in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lighting masterplan for the historical urban area Carlsberg in Copenhagen
Office lighting for Saxo bank in Copenhagen, Denmark
A comprehensive restoration is underway on Istedgade in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. One of the projects involves the restoration of the square in front of Maria Church. The project has been named 'The sun shines on us all' and includes a whole new street illumination, in the form of a prismatic light sphere hung above the square.
Lighting design for Götaplatsen in Gothenburg, Sweden
Daylight design for DR (Danish broadcasting) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lighting design for Danish National Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lighting design for the multifunctional building 101 at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Lighting design for Langelinie foot and bicycle bridge in Copenhagen
Lighting design for chapel at The Copenhagen University Hospital
Facade lighting for sludge incineration plant "Lynetten" in Copenhagen, Denmark
Facade lighting for Fasan (waste-to-energy) plant in Næstved, Denmark
The Utzon Centre has stood on the Aalborg waterfront since 2008; it houses an archive of the world famous architect Jørn Utzon's works, an exhibition room, a lecture hall, a workshop area and a café.
The largest maximum security prison in Denmark is located on the island of Falster. The prison has capacity for 250 inmates and is the most secure facility in Denmark.
Harpa Concert and Conference Center has been hailed as a symbol of Iceland’s economic dynamism and has since it opened in 2011 hosted a range of world-class congresses and concerts. The concert and conference center is part of a larger master plan for the area around Reykjavik’s harbour, intended to attract tourists and artists. But the building is more than merely beautiful; however, it is also CO2-neutral, obtaining its energy from Iceland’s geothermal resources.
The Old Town open air museum in Aarhus is expanding, with a brand new quarter that aims to tell visitors all about everyday life in Denmark in the 20th century.
Ramboll consider sustainability all the way from the actual construction process to the long-term energy use and supply of the building. In Navitas, a new building for the college of engineering in Aarhus, Denmark, Ramboll performed a complete screening of the proposed sustainability initiatives. This showed that by improving documentation, construction management and making some extra investments, the building would be the first in the country to achieve an ‘excellent’ rating under the BREEAM International Bespoke certification.
Rambøll Denmark A/S was appointed by Novo Nordisk A/S for the design of a new production facility which will deliver the world’s first protein tablet to the global market.
Frederiksberg Shopping Centre in Copenhagen has undergone an extensive renovation. The reconstruction offers a totally new interior and lighting design that invites light and costumers into the shopping centre.
The vision for Ramboll’s Head Office is to become a holistic and sustainable reference project. Therefore the Head Office project group in close co-operation with Ramboll's most experienced specialist in the field of sustainability implemented as many sustainable solutions in the project as possible.
Eksklusive udlejningsboliger i et nyt boligområde syd for Aarhus
In connection with a comprehensive modernisation of the production machinery the plans for a new slaughterhouse emerged.
Ramboll was steel consultant and supplier for BWSC in the construction of two power plants in Lebanon, from 2012 to 2016. Ramboll designed and provided the materials for the buildings (totalling 8,000 m2) which in capsule these process plants.
In cooperation with renowned architects 3XN, Ramboll is providing engineering expertise and design management for the Lighthouse tower in Arhus. The 44-storey high building will consist of more than 200 apartments, along with a café, restaurant, observation deck and a sky bar.
The desire to increase their range of distribution was the principal reason behind Faerch Plast's decision to locate their first production facility outside Denmark in the Czech Republic. The new location provides proximity to the rapidly growing markets in Central and Southern Europe. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.
Grundfos is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. When the existing acquired production facility in Suzhou became too small to supply pumps to the rapidly growing Chinese market, Grundfos purchased a new site in the amazing Suzhou Industrial Park for a new greenfield production facility. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
When a long-term subsupplier of Grundfos, who delivered electric motors to their submersible pumps in the USA, suddenly became a competitor by acquiring a small pump factory, Grundfos decided to realise a long-standing desire of the founders – a production facility in Mexico. The new factory forms an important part of the growth strategy for the North American market of Grundfos, one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner on the project.
Ib Andresen Industri A/S is a specialist subcontractor to Danish and non-Danish companies within the working and processing of steel and metals. As part of an internationalisation process, the company decided to build a new steel service centre in Györ, Hungary, offering coil warehousing as well as slitting and cutting of coils. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
As one of the fastest growing markets for Grundfos, the Istra Region near Moscow in Russia was the chosen location for the new production facilities of Grundfos, who is among the world leaders in pump manufacturing. The new factory would facilitate direct supply of efficient and energy-saving pumps to the craving Russian market. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
Ramboll assisted Novo Nordisk with the renovating of 600 m2 of clean rooms in their factory in China. Rambøll provided overall project management, technical solutions, supervision on local contractors before finally handing-over the clean rooms to Novo Nordisk.
Bergen kommunale bygg, BKB (Bergen Council Constructions) are in the process of renovating and extending Soeraashoegda School.
Bergen Health and Haukeland University Hospital have built a new Centre for Nuclear Medicine/PET with an associated Polyclinic and patient ward. The building is placed in the hospital park and has therefore been given the name “Parkbygget”, which in Norwegian means Park Building.
A change in the sea level in Western Norway, generally a permanent increase with extreme periodic variation, will strengthen the negative and harmful effects we are already experience in conjunction with periodic extreme high tides.
The Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation (AIM) programme to support world-class science through an upgrade of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research stations and infrastructure includes preparations for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
This major extension of Royal Holloway, University of London provides a library, student meeting areas, college administration facilities and records storage and archiving, and a new external meeting area
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is the UK’s first dedicated specialist emergency hospital with senior consultants on duty 24 hours a day, delivering a new model of emergency care for the people of North Teesside and Northumbria.
A new £38m state-of-the-art Emergency Department in the centre of a congested hospital estate with numerous complex interfaces with the surrounding buildings and infrastructure
Working in partnership with Oxford Archaeology, we are delivering archaeological and heritage services on the central section of Crossrail — London's new £15.9 billion railway that will bisect the city. As well as undertaking archaeological works ourselves, we are providing logistical...
The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham received a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to invest in Bishops Park and Fulham Palace under the Parks for People scheme. This has been used as part of an £8m improvement programme to revive the park and grounds of Fulham Palace as much valued local amenities. Our archaeological consultants were commissioned to develop the cultural heritage and archaeology elements of a Stage 2 HLF application, including design and implementation of the archaeological mitigation strategy based on an assessment of heritage constraints, risks and opportunities.Fulham Palace and Bishops Park are situated on the north bank of the River Thames between Putney Bridge and Craven Cottage football ground. Fulham Palace lies on a 36-acre si ...
Refurbishment of the Grade 1 Listed Birmingham Town Hall involved substantial structural repairs and a complete upgrade of the facilities, to provide an outstanding new performance venue.
The residential and commercial redevelopment of the Royal Woolwich Arsenal site, on the south bank of London’s River Thames, features a 19th century clock tower that was in a state of serious disrepair. Combining 3D modelling and knowledge of traditional construction techniques...
Adjoining buildings on Sloane Square, located in a London conservation area, have been modified to accommodate a new high-end restaurant. We assessed the buildings from foundations to roof, and discovered that their structural elements are interdependent. Our solution minimised underpinning, increased basement height without changing the façades, and avoided disturbance to the occupied four storeys above — all within tight budgetary and time constraints. Using a concrete box frame around a substantial new opening saved a third of the cost of an equivalent steel frame.The existing superstructure (1898) is a hybrid of steel frame and loadbearing masonry, and has complex load paths. The upper floors are mutually dependant on the structure of the mansard roofs. The foundations are ...
Ramboll UK's engineers worked side-by-side in Copenhagen with the architects on the development of the design of BIG's extraordinary, competition-winning scheme for the new Presidential Library in Astana, Kazakhstan, though the project has not proceeded. The steel and glass building was designed to house three million books, the National Archive, a museum, exhibition space, visitor amenities and an office for the country's President.A key challenge was to bring buildability to the complex structure, making an outwardly highly complicated form in an extreme climate achievable using simple rational forms and conventional building services systems. The design merges several architectural archetypes — the circle, the rotunda, the arch and the yurt (a felt-covered structure used by ...
The congress and conference centre near Krakow’s historical centre is a major new-build development. It comprises a 1,800-seat concert hall, a 500-seat theatre, a studio theatre and various ancillary break-out spaces.
When the Southbank Centre decided to refurbish three of their world-renowned arts spaces, Ramboll’s acoustics team were appointed to provide acoustic consultancy in all three venues.
King Edward Point (KEP) Research Station is owned by the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) and operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
The global supermarket chain Lidl has just opened its third distribution centre in Finland. The +60,000 m2 building is the size of 10 football fields and operates 100% on renewable energy.
The FPCZ-I factory on Faerch Plast's 10 ha site in Liberec comprises a 2-3-storey 2, 250 m2 support building including 650 m² offices, a 150 m2 container building and a 11,350 m2 production building including storage area.
The large scale mixed use redevelopment of the Four Seasons hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivers world class hotel, residential and commercial facilities.
Located in central London’s Fitzrovia, on the edge of London’s Soho neighbourhood, the Grade II listed Berners Hotel is refurbished to become part of the luxury boutique EDITION Hotel portfolio.
Located on top of Cerro Armazones in Chile, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world and will take telescope engineering into new territory. With a main mirror 39m in diameter, this ultra-advanced telescope will be housed in an enormous rotating dome 85m in diameter. When complete it will be be used to search for life on planets around other stars in the Milky Way.
Through its impressive £15m reinvention, The Whitworth Art Gallery has cemented its place at the centre of the cultural national stage - winning the prestigious 2015 ArtFund Museum of the Year Award and is currently shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize Award 2015.
The winning design for ‘The Wall’, a new 50m high landmark of hope, features dynamic geometry and a stunning representation of a Möbius strip, which seems to have no beginning and no end. Ramboll’s engineering simulation specialists are turning the design into a buildable proposition.
Intrinsic to the next phase of Gibraltar’s economic growth, this exemplar facility enables tenants to develop business across the globe via the World Trade Center Association. The new World Trade Center Gibraltar is the largest single commercial office building on the Rock at 15,750 sq m.
Chester’s most iconic heritage asset, Eastgate and its world-renowned clock, was reopened in 2015 following almost a year conservation and extensive repairs led by Ramboll’s conservation engineers.
Presented to the town in 1895, the Grade II* cast iron Golden Gates are an iconic symbol of Warrington, and a major landmark in the borough’s cultural and civic heart.
The Central Library Oodi opened to the public on the eve of the Finnish Independence Day 6th of December 2018. Besides its function as a library, Oodi is a new landmark in the heart of Helsinki, a place for learning, doing and a tourist destination.
The factory, which is the first factory on Haldor Topsoe site in Tianjin, China, comprises a production building of 6,000 m2, a warehouse building of 8,500 m2 and an administration building with offices, canteen, kitchen and locker rooms, total area 1,000 m2.
Multidisciplinary award-winning project. Ramboll completed the Shining Towers project in 2012. The project comprises two towers of 33 and 42 storeys respectively, and won the GCC tower of the year at the 2010 Construction Week awards.
Ramboll was the lead consultant for this project. Our structural engineers designed the building with a concrete structure and post-tensioned floor slabs, identified as being the most cost effective solution. The curved and tapered roof structure, crowning a large rooftop atrium, was designed in steel to maintain the architect’s vision.
A record nine month design & build programme to deliver Djibouti’s first five star hotel. The first five star hotel in Djibouti, and Kempinski’s first hotel in East Africa, the Djibouti Palace is set on a spit of land overlooking the Red Sea, with a private beach, marina and jetty and surrounded by palms and the hotel’s own infinity pools.
An affordable, self-sustained development in Jumeirah Village. A Mediterranean style gated community, Fortunato is a 5-storey hexagonally shaped apartment building and two 3-storey townhouse structures. Parking is provided below ground covering an area of 16,000m2.
Slanted at 6 degrees from the vertical, The Pad’s design is based on the iPod. Billed as the world’s first ‘cybertecture’ building, with its design inspired by the Apple iPod, The Pad is a twenty-three storey residential development in Dubai’s Business Bay.
The main 60-storey tower incorporates residential, office and hotel zones with a common podium Ramboll was appointed as structural engineer on this project. The main vertical elements are reinforced concrete, providing stability against wind and seismic activity. The floor slabs are post-tensioned concrete. The structural integrity of these slabs presented a challenge as it featured a typical step between the office section and the rest of the floors and contained a large opening that formed a ‘U’ shape to the floor plan. A number of column and shear walls were transferred from one location to another at the lower tower area which were quite distinctive structurally. A separate car park building, 16 storeys high, with a swimming pool and gymnasium on the roof, were also designed by Ramboll, incorporating reinforced concrete on the ground floor with steel columns and beams supporting the composite metal decking slabs on the floors above.
Two undulating, curved buildings on a small plot provided challenges for all of our disciplines. Perched on the edge of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Saraya Towers will provide exclusive, high-spec apartments, including a rooftop ‘royal penthouse’ with infinity pool.
With its sweeping, curving aspect, this mixed-use project offers prime retail, commercial and residential space on Business Bay. Comprising a 56-storey commercial tower, a 16-storey residential block and a 7,000sqm retail space, this complex comes together to create an ultra-modern gateway to Business Bay.
The factory, which is the first factory on Grundfos 150,000 m2 site in Indjija, Serbia, comprises a production and warehouse building of total 18,000 m2.
The New Karolinska Solna is one of the world’s biggest and most ambitious hospital projects. The hospital was completed in 2017 and offers highly qualified specialist care and a world-class research environment.
In-house code and geometry modelling used to model and then fabricate an innovative timber grid shell.
Creative engineering arising from a number of material and site constraints.
Z-huset is a visionary architectural statement. With its descending heights and open courtyards, the remarkable geometry of the building ensures natural light and a view of the astonishing surroundings at the Port of Aarhus.
Located between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, the curved brick building of the Great Northern Hotel was the world's first great railway terminus hotels, boasting high ceilings and sweeping corridors. It was originally completed in 1854 by renowned Victorian designer; Lewis Cubitt, however, despite its Grade II Listed status, the building fell into disrepair from 2001 when works took place to the adjacent Kings Cross underground station.
The new Media & Communications building at Goldsmiths, which is part of the University of London, is a purpose-built facility on a prominent location overlooking the campus Green. The building unites two previously separate departments. Our structural, building services civil and geotechnical engineers all contributed to the project, designed by architect Stride Treglown.The five-level steel frame structure includes a full-footprint basement. Its design had to meet a number of structural challenges, including the accommodation of a double height theatre, TV studio and lecture spaces in the basement. Our solution for these is several transfer structures, which not only provide the open floor areas needed but also allow for full utilisation of the floor plates above.T ...
Trumpington village on the south side of Cambridge was identified for potential expansion as a result of the Cambridge Southern Fringe Area Action Plan. Cambridge City Council recognised that the George V Pavilion had fallen into disrepair since its erection in the 1950s and new community facilities were needed. Working closely with the council and Trumpington Residents Association, architect 5th Studio approached Ramboll to develop the structural engineering aspects of the refurbishment.Consultation with the community determined that the new centre needed to accommodate multiple activities and users. The brief was expanded to provide an extended community hall, a youth room, kitchen, toilets, storage and office space for clean indoor activities. A separate prefabricated Portac ...
A new extension provides highly sustainable educational and community facilities to Gorton Monastery, an historic 150 year old Grade II listed, award winning conference and event venue.
Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) wanted to create a new data centre at the engineering complex at Inchicore Works, west of Dublin, to support crucial switching equipment for the rail network. Originally a railway station built in the 1840s, Inchicore now houses heavy engineering works in a listed sandstone building. Ramboll's building services engineers were asked to integrate into the building a modern data centre that would be 'future proof', expandable and maintainable, allowing for the relocation of the existing data centre at some point. In preparation for the installation of services and cabinets, a 110 sq m former storeroom was stripped out. The existing electrical supply for the 73 acre site was routed through several heavy engineering rooms to the new centre vi ...
Situated in Gibraltar’s famous Ocean Village marina complex, the new Imperial Ocean Plaza Gibraltar is an 18 storey mixed use development. It will comprise 116 luxury apartments, retail units and Category A commercial office space.
We worked on a project to develop 22 terraced townhouses – some affordable housing and some commercial – on a large plot in East Manchester. Each 2-3 bedroom house has its own courtyard at the rear; and roof gables in a style inspired by the typical Dutch terrace.As is typical in many parts of Manchester, the site’s industrial past posed some difficulties. Ground contamination was severe. Our solution was to use a minimized foundation strategy. We excavated the smallest possible area of contaminant and sank mini-piles to a depth below the contamination threshold. This cost effective approach kept the volume of contaminant we had to dispose of to an absolute minimum. The mock Dutch gables presented another challenge. In varying shapes and heights – some projecting as ...
At more than three times the size of its nearest rival, also engineered by Ramboll, the new-build Open Academy in Norwich was the largest cross-laminated timber panel structure in the country on completion. It uses more than 3,600 cu m of timber, is three storeys high and provides 9,500 sq m of open, flexible school accommodation.Our experience and expertise with cross-laminated timber panel construction led to our being specifically requested by the contractor for the timber engineering work. We used 3D integrated structural modelling software to co-ordinate the structural design with the M&E design concept at an early stage, which enabled an efficient and elegant solution to the integration of the two.Among the advantages of using cross-laminated timber constructi ...
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 ...
This new school is part of the government's city academies scheme. It will be built on the playing field of an existing school which will continue to operate during construction. When the new building is complete, the old one will be replaced with car parking and a sports field.The two to three storey structure is part concrete, part steel framed and is butterfly-shaped in plan, with four concrete-framed wings linked by a central atrium. Fully glazed on the front elevation, the structure's north elevation — facing onto a motorway — is blockwork with minimal glazing to ensure acoustic protection. A concrete roof slab provides further sound insulation while also contributing thermal mass as part of an integrated structures and services strategy.The second floor lectur ...
A multi-purpose complex with diverse recreational and business uses such as a shopping mall, a supermarket, an office centre and a high-class business hotel.
Merano Residences is a 28 storey, high end, mixed use development boasting panoramic views of Westminster and the City of London.
Tower Hill is a flagship location for CitizenM’s London offer, comprising a 370 bedroom hotel offering “affordable luxury” above Tower Hill underground station, in the setting of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Creating new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, the Quadram Institute brings together the Institute for Food Research (IFR), Norwich and Norfolk University Hospitals (NNUH) gastroenterology team, and researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) Faculty of Science into one building, facilitating world class translational research and clinical care.
The extension of the culture school is placed neighbouring the existing culture house in Husnes, Norway.
Jutting out into the River Thames from Gabriel’s Pier, stood Head Above Water, a 9-meter-high, interactive, Cross Laminated Timber sculpture. Creating a dramatic change to London’s skyline its intention was to provoke discussion to end mental health-related stigma and discrimination.
In Brockley, South East London, on a site previously used for fly tipping, Frendsbury Gardens has grown into a vital shared space and wildlife garden that improves community safety, cohesion and wellbeing.
This 220 bed hospital, consisting of two residential buildings for medical staff, a mosque, emergency helipad, air conditioned ambulance garage, an armoury, chemical storage facility and security gate house will be offering state of the art facilities in Sharjah. The hospital will cater for dignitaries by providing VIP medical suites. As well as providing medical services, the hospital will function as a cutting edge medical education facility, with an entire floor consisting of three lecture theatres, a library and associated offices, offering the very latest research and excellence in medical education.
Ramboll has been commissioned by Dewan Architects to provide Estidama and Sustainability Consultancy for the KGs and also Environmental Assessment for compliance with Estidama requirements.
Built in 1985, Dubai’s first shopping mall remains a thriving retail hub thanks to a recent re-development and expansion. Consisting of over 700 retail units over two floors, the main mall is complemented by a 220 key serviced apartment tower, a hotel plus a seven storey office tower. Ramboll was instructed to carry out building services engineering for Phase 2 of the Al Ghurair City mall re-development.
Ramboll has been appointed to undertake the MEP and sustainability design services for the Address branded hotel in Dubai Marina known as Jumeirah Gate.
For designjunction 2019, multi-award-winning British designer Steuart Padwick teamed up with Time to Change to create two monumental interactive sculptures that tower over visitors to Kings Cross, London, in a bid to further the conversation about the capital’s mental health.
Based at the heart of the University of Manchester’s campus, the Henry Royce Institute for Materials Science Research and Innovation brings together world-leading academics from across the UK to work closely with industry to ensure commercialisation of fundamental research.
Siemens Green Port Hull is providing a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the Humber region. The site was a much anticipated £160 million investment into wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire.
Three football pitches in size, the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (FEICC) is a state-of-the-art facility and the new home of the Farnborough International Airshow. The multi-purpose facility is set to become the leading venue for events in South of England and the third largest conference centre nationally. Ramboll provided the building services, structural, civil, fire and acoustic engineering services for this highly flexible and energy-efficient conference, function and exhibition 'factory', known as Hall 1.
Greenfield development of 38 acre site for establishing assembly and production facilities for trucks and buses.
Applying latest digital design capabilities to naturally abundant bamboo, Ramboll is partnering with local NGO Grenzeloos Milieu and University College London (UCL) to design replicable bamboo homes for use on the earthquake prone island of Lombok and beyond.
Leaning at a gravity-defying 15 degree angle, Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen’s Ørestad offers a sight never seen before: Two towers leaning in opposite directions at an angle almost four times that of the leaning tower of Pisa. The geometrical dare continues as the top nine floors of tower one and the bottom nine floors of tower two both twist an additional 19 degrees horizontally.
When Coloplast decided to establish their first production facility outside of Denmark, the aim was to reduce production costs while maintaining the high product quality level required for their medico products. This was achieved by the construction of their first production facility in the Hungarian city of Tatabánya. Ramboll acted as General Planner.
When Coloplast decided to build the third and final extension to their production facility in Tatabánya, Hungary, Ramboll's proven expertise as turnkey consultants on production facility projects worldwide was the answer.
Redmolen in Copenhagen is a development project comprising five new buildings in the rapidly growing harbour district Nordhavn. The project includes two commercial buildings, a hotel, two housing blocks and a basement.
The AV factory on Bang & Olufsen's 10 ha site in Koprivnice comprises a production building of 10,440 m2.
The first medico production facility by Coloplast in China was placed in the city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong province of South China. With the 18,500 sq.m. production facility complete with offices, canteen and over 2,500 sq.m. of cleanroom facilities, Coloplast has underlined its presence in China. Ramboll was chosen as General Planner on the project.
The pump factory is the first factory on Grundfos' 100,000 m2 site in Istra, the Moscow Region in Russia. The factory comprises a two-storey 2,200m2 administration building (basement and ground floor), an 8,750 m2 production building and a 500 m2 utility building.
Increasing sales soon made Coloplast's first production facility in Hungary too small to cope with demands. As a result, Coloplast decided on an extension of the facility in Tatabánya and, based on the success of the first project for Coloplast in Hungary, Ramboll was selected as General Planner.
The building with the eye-catching Maersk Tower is in many ways a research building beyond the usual. Requirements for flexibility and security have resulted in innovative solutions.
This psychiatric hospital is the largest and most ambitious psychiatric facility in Denmark. The 44,000 sqm building comprises wards for general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and includes a high-security ward, an outpatient clinic, training facilities, a swimming pool and a centre for research and education.
After a successful start-up of their production facility in Nyírbátor in Eastern Hungary, Coloplast decided to modify and extend the facility in order to accommodate new production lines. Ramboll was selected as General Planner for the project.
Establishing a new electronic production facility in an existing production hall.
Rambøll har hjulpet den internationale ejendomsudvikler, HB Reavis, med at definere virksomhedens fremtidige globale BIM-krav og retningslinjer for eksterne designkonsulenter. Resultatet er en ensartet og langt mere effektiv arbejdsgang både internt og med samarbejdspartnere.
In the Bang Na district of Bangkok, Grundfos has cemented its already solid presence in Thailand by erecting a new main sales office and service centre. As one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and an expanding company in need of additional space, Grundfos decided to build new facilities in Bangkok. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.
A combination of social and competitive aspects influenced Coloplast’s decision to place their fourth production facility in the city of Nyírbátor in Eastern Hungary. Ramboll was selected as General Planner for the entire project.
Due to an overwhelming success in the Chinese market, the world's leading pump manufacturer Grundfos decided to extend their Suzhou production facility from 2005. With the extension completed late 2008, the facility totalled 48,000 sq.m., making it the company's largest production facility worldwide outside Denmark at the time of completion. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
The desire to increase their range of distribution and to meet the increasing demand were the principal reasons behind Grundfos' decision to transfer their electric motor production from Bjerringbro in Denmark to Tatabánya in Hungary. In his inauguration speech, Niels Due Jensen, Chairman of Grundfos, said he was very pleased with the fact that not a single job was lost in connection with the transfer of motor production.Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.
With latest research showing a direct link between indoor air quality and classroom concentration levels, Ramboll, in partnership with Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), is applying Danish building design principles to create a sustainable learning environment at Queensferry High School.
A central district of Slovenia's capital city is to be completely transformed by an ambitious mixed use development that incorporates commercial, residential, retail, hotel, sports and leisure facilities for day and night. Ramboll's engineers and consultants have provided structural, building services, fire and transport engineering for the concept design.
The Ferrari World theme park is located in a three storey building that houses rides, restaurants and shops. It features two rollercoasters that simulate different car races. Boarding stations for the rollercoasters are situated on the third floor plaza level and the tracks travel outside the building.The first rollercoaster is F1-style and uses a high-powered winch to slingshot the cars. The winch is housed in a protective 40m x 50m steel framed room on the building's concrete slab. The second coaster is GT-style, simulating a two car race. Three concrete frame acceleration/breaking stations have been constructed to house its control gear.Each coaster has a steel and concrete framed station building consisting of an observation deck, load/unload platform, queue cor ...
Faslane Naval Base at Gare Loch west of Glasgow is home to Royal Navy's four Vanguard class Trident submarines — HMS Vanguard, HMS Victorious, HMS Vigilant and HMS Vengeance. Its shiplift is one of the largest in the world, and when confirmation of the safety case for its continued operation became necessary, our engineers provided an independent peer review and a technical assessment in support of the ultimately successful case.Facilities for submarines at Faslane consist of the huge shiplift building and three jetties to the side of it. One of the Trident submarines is always on patrol while another is in maintenance. The remaining two are on standby. Their pressurised water reactor power plants are designed to operate for seven years witho ...
Fort Nelson is one of a chain of fortifications built in the 1860s to protect the naval harbour and Royal Dockyard of Portsmouth from feared French invasion. The fort is a Grade I listed structure and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. These days it provides a home for the Royal Armouries’ collections of historic artillery — one of the finest such collections in the world. We provided a multi-disciplinary service for the remodelling of some gallery spaces, a new gallery building, a new admissions complex and a car park.Heritage Lottery funding had been secured to develop facilities to cater for the rising number of visitors to site, and to extend and improve the galleries for exhibits. The new admissions complex is located on the former site of the visitor car park, and its circular ...
Forthside footbridge provides pedestrians with a link between the constrained city centre of Stirling and an area of new development on the banks of the River Forth, crossing the main railway corridor in the process.
On the east side of Gibraltar, above the small village of Catalan Bay, is an area of some 130,000 sq m which has been in use since the early 1900s as a rainwater catchment for the territory's water supply. Our geotechnical engineers and environmental consultants worked on the decommissioning of the catchment and the reinstatement of the sloping site. We also undertook project management. The site rises 250m at a uniform angle of 34 degrees across its width. It is part of a dune structure, believed to have been formed in the period when the Mediterranean was a dry basin. For use as a catchment, it had been covered with corrugated steel sheeting, and stabilisation and environmental improvements were required to make it safe and to meet EU Protected Habitat requirements. < ...
The new five-storey concrete frame student centre has created a focal point for Oxford Brookes University. It houses the university's main library, the student union and a lecture theatre, along with teaching rooms, retail areas and catering facilities.The main entrance to the new building leads into a large atrium with the library and student union on each side and a ground floor dining area. The lecture theatre projects into the space, creating a mezzanine level above. Wings on three sides of the building accommodate retail and medical facilities, a link to the existing Abercrombie building and pooled teaching rooms.The new student centre is light, open plan and easy to navigate. Its long span steel-frame roof helps create the sense of space and the large voids pr ...
The brand new, £15m Oldham Leisure Centre is set to place the area on the national sporting map, providing state of the art competition level facilities for several sports including swimming, handball, boxing and basketball.
Section 4 of the M25 DBFO involved widening 25.8 km of dual 3-lane motorway to dual 4-lanes within the existing highway boundary, whist maintaining dual 3-lane operation. Design included upgraded junctions, controlled motorway infrastructure and overall improvements to the environmental, operational safety and maintenance provisions of the motorway.
Construction is now complete at the new National Graphene Institute (NGI) a £61 million state-of-the-art facility at The University of Manchester, dedicated to the study, research and development of graphene and its applications.
Located next to Moorgate station, Moorgate Exchange is a modern architectural statement, providing a dynamic and high quality office space. Its steel frame enabled the use of large column free spans, creating virtually column free internal spaces
To the west of London, a 12km stretch of the M25 — the busiest motorway in Europe — has been widened to relieve traffic pressure. A new spur road was also needed to facilitate the exchange of traffic in and out of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. In a joint venture with engineers WSP, our transport specialists developed the concept designs and worked with Balfour Beatty to implement the widening and spur road projects as part of a design & build contract.
We are working closely with the architect on a greenfield development on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, south west of Sutomore, creating a 3D digital model to determine the optimum roof forms. Ramboll is providing masterplanning, structural, building services, façade, acoustic, geotechnical and marine engineering services for the project, which includes detached housing, apartments, a spa with hotel, restaurants, retail areas and associated infrastructure.The site is fringed with heavily wooded slopes to the west and south, with a grassy plateau in the central area. A steep rocky peninsula forms its southern tip. The area is seismically active and the ground conditions are being assessed further for the detailed geotechnical design. The buildings are concrete frame with pad found ...
We are providing structural, infrastructure and building services engineering design for a new motorway services area on the M40 at Beaconsfield. The development includes a petrol station, an amenities building and overnight accommodation.The site covers 6.4 hectares and is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is surrounded by ancient woodland and near various significant structures, including a Roman road and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In designing the infrastructure for the project, care has been taken to protect and enhance these features.The project is intended to represent the future of motorway services: providing quality amenities and high levels of comfort, and embracing the requirements of sustainable development.The amenity buildi ...
A semi-permanent urban forest sculpture designed by students with digital modelling expertise and civil and structural engineering supplied by Ramboll.
Great Crested Newts are a protected species, so when our client embarked on a major mixed-use development on the site of a disused stone quarry, it was imperative that the newts who lived on the existing wasteland be found a suitable home. Ramboll, already involved in the Woodside Quarry development, undertook to support the client in every aspect of this new project. We acted as design engineers, consultants, project managers and contract administrators from planning to construction and monitoring of an appropriate alternative habitat for the newt population.Initially, we investigated different options for the receptor site, advising our client in discussions with the relevant authorities and specialist bodies. Detailed hydro-geological investigations and long term groundwater ...
Ramboll is working with contractor Balfour Beatty under a design & build contract to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk. The scheme, which is due for completion in 2014, is the latest in our five-year working relationship with Balfour Beatty, with whom we have completed more than 10 school developments, including work on the Building Schools for the Future government initiative. For this new scheme, collectively known as Ormiston Academies, Ramboll's engineers and consultants are providing a full range of services.The five academies are publicly-funded independent schools, teaching children aged 11-18 years. The Gateway, Park and Rivers Academies are located in Essex, and the Venture and Victory Academies are in Norfolk. In 2006, Gateway Academ ...
The £26 million Maxwell Centre is the latest science facility that Ramboll have been involved in for the University of Cambridge. The doubly-curved four storey steel structure provides a new home for “blue skies” physics research and industrial collaboration.
A new station is nearing completion at Paddington, west London, serving the Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail). Ramboll engineers have played an integral part in the delivery of the new station and the surrounding area
Residents of a new development beyond the Cam are now connected to Cambridge city centre by a steel pedestrian and cycle bridge that snakes across the water and adjacent flood plain.
A new state of the art secondary school for over 1,200 pupils, Rhyl High School is working to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating by adopting passive design strategy and variety of on-site renewable energy technologies.
Baltimore Lifeboat Station, on the south west tip of Ireland, has been extended and remodelled to accommodate the needs of crews for the inshore and all-weather lifeboats. Facilities have been improved further by creating an adjacent pontoon berth. Our team provided geotechnical, marine, structural and building services engineering and project management.The station building (c.1913) is an early example of reinforced concrete construction and has been refurbished and enlarged by the addition of a new steel frame extension, roofed with slate to match the existing. The station’s slipway has been modified so that RNLI Baltimore’s Atlantic 75B class inshore lifeboat Bessie can be launched directly from the boathouse. A water-source heat pump uses seawater to supply backgro ...
Porto Montenegro Marina is part of a larger regeneration project in the Bay of Kotor — the largest natural harbour in the Adriatic Sea. Kotor itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a walled city. The marina is designed to accommodate more than 150 super yachts in berths 30m-100m long, plus 600 berths for smaller vessels, serving the high-end residential, commercial, leisure and hotel projects that complete the development. Our structural, marine and services engineers have been working on this ongoing project.The marina will consist of seven jetties, the longest of which is 250m in length and 25m wide. The smallest, which was completed first, features palm trees on its deck, imported from Spain. It also features hand carved stone paving, curbing of black basalt imported fr ...
Over the next 50 years, a master plan and business strategy will drive the commercial development of Portland Harbour, one of the largest man-made harbours in the world. Portland Port Authority appointed Ramboll Marine and Energy Infrastructure to create a 3D surface model of the breakwaters in advance of new construction plans.
A vibrant new part of London that will be the largest mixed use redevelopment in single ownership to be developed in central London for over 150 years.
Ramboll’s detailed design for a major upgrade of Morocco’s Jorf Lasfar facilities is being implemented while the port remains operational.
This development, known as Granary Wharf, is the result of regeneration around the historic Leeds & Liverpool Canal, minutes from Leeds city centre. We provided civil and structural engineering for two landmark residential buildings; Candle House and Watermans Place and a footbridge linking the wharf to the central area of the city.
When Liverpool's 250-metre-long floating cruise liner facility opened in 2007, large cruise liners such as Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II were able to to visit Liverpool without entering the enclosed dock system or berthing mid-river.
Ramboll UK’s engineers have worked on a number of schools in the region. In the village of Larbert, not far from Falkirk's town centre, we worked on the extension and partial refurbishment of Larbert Village Primary School for Falkirk Council.The extension is a two storey steel frame classroom building, linked to the existing structure via a new structural opening. A sports hall and nursery facilities have also been provided, constructed using glulam frames and exposed external columns. Partial refurbishment of the existing building included new services installation and a new roof.As the school continued to open during construction, student safety was a key issue. The work compound was kept separate from the school site, as the students were naturally curious. Safe ...
Ramboll specialists were commissioned to undertake detailed laser scanning surveys of 52 of the 53 stations on the Piccadilly Line, one of London Underground’s major arteries.
Plans for Liverpool’s new permanent Cruise Terminal will replace the existing facility to create an exciting five-star experience for passengers. Ramboll is leading a multi-disciplinary technical team designing the new terminal and will stay involved until Scheme completion.
The masterplan for the site in Norwich between Barrack Street and the River Wensum includes 20,500 sq m of office space, 200 houses, a hotel, 1,500 sq m of retail space, restaurants and cafés as well as a footbridge, amenities and landscaping. The building at 3 St James Court is one of three office projects developed by Ramboll in the first phase of implementation, offering 3,354 sq m over two floors.Extensive investigations on adjacent ground indicated a strong likelihood of archaeological remains on the brownfield site, most recently occupied by a printworks. Our structural and geotechnical engineers liaised at length with the Norfolk county archaeologist to agree a strategy to limit ground disruption during construction.The printworks’ thick concrete floor has be ...
Education from start to finish — primary school to A level — is provided at this single complex, created through the Government's City Academies scheme. It's built on the playing field of an existing school, which remained open during construction. When the works were complete, the old school was demolished to make room for a new sports field.Most of the teaching spaces are housed in two reinforced concrete wings, respectively two and three storeys high. The wings are neatly linked by an enclosed steel bridge and a triple height assembly hall. This and the sports hall are steel framed and clad in zinc tile and timber.The assembly hall is spanned by a second enclosed bridge, so broad that it resembles a mezzanine floor. By suspending this structure from massive steel ...
In 2011, Ramboll was commissioned by Landid to undertake an energy review of the office campus known as Sun Park, at Camberley in Surrey. The complex was designed and built in the late 1990s/early 2000s and consists of three linked buildings, a car park area with 1,350 spaces and grounds that include a lake close to the buildings.
The largest city-centre regeneration to ever take place in Wales, St David's 2 Cardiff is a mixed-use development that includes over 100 new retail outlets, 300 luxury apartments and parking for 3,000 cars, spread across a site footprint that is roughly the size of eight football pitches...
The Salt House — a mixed use redevelopment in London's Soho — was welcomed by the local planning department but subject to tight deadlines for demolition and construction. The new building provides five retail units at basement and ground levels, with three floors and a penthouse, providing 15 apartments. A number of challenges had to be addressed. An unstable neighbouring property was also undergoing redevelopment and close liaison concerning the party wall was essential. Another neighbouring building houses a recording studio with sensitive equipment, and a street market had to relocate to accommodate Salt House construction. As far as possible, work was scheduled to allow other businesses to continue trading.In addition, the Soho streets are narrow, restricting v ...
The Cheval Group’s Three Quays project is located in a prime position, on a heavily constrained Thames waterfront site, between the Tower of London and Sugar Quay. The mixed use development offers private and serviced apartments over nine floors, retail accommodation at ground level, and plant, servicing facilities and some parking in the basement. In addition to providing structural engineering for the new concrete frame building, our engineers provided transport consultancy.Originally occupied by three Victorian buildings, the site is within an area of known archaeological interest. Findings proved richer than anticipated and took six months to process. They also resulted in alterations to the foundation design to avoid a Roman wall. To enable construction, a king post tempor ...
Devil’s Tower Camp is a British military base on Gibraltar’s east coast. It is home to various armed forces including the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. The site’s refurbishment included improvements to site’s transit, permanent and welfare facilities for 450 serving personnel.
Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant is the UK's second commercial straw-burning power plant near Sleaford in Lincolnshire. The 38MW commercial straw-burning power facility generates enough electricity to power 65,000 homes using sustainable fuel sources...
Grade II* listed Tynemouth Railway Station has undergone extensive refurbishment to preserve its elegant canopy roof and enable its redevelopment as a community venue.
The recently renovated Thames Tower in central Reading may resemble an early tower block but has set new standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.
The work of our geotechnical, infrastructure and structural engineers helped make a new seafront development viable. The site previously housed a boatyard, which caused considerable contamination through seepage of fuels, paints and solvents. Coupled with this, the seafront and nearby stream, Counters Creek, constitute ecologically sensitive areas.To overcome the constraint of contamination, the entire shoreside site is sealed beneath a watertight concrete box, held in place by piles that can act in tension if water levels rise. The top of this forms a podium on which the development is founded — townhouses, apartment buildings, local shops, cafés and public land. Its height above sea level is determined by the 1 in 200 year flood. The interior of the box is used for parking. ...
The Waingels College buildings are being replaced by four two-storey timber panel frame structures set around a central courtyard. Phasing and health & safety are critical as the school is to remain open during construction. Ground inspections highlighted the site's very high water table, resulting in the use of shallow strip foundations and a shallow drainage system.The modular timber panel frame solution has a number of advantages over a conventional concrete frame and this project is one of a series of schools Ramboll has engineered using this technique. Speed of construction is one advantage — this project has a 134 week programme.The prefabricated cross-laminated panels are assembled quickly on site, making it possible to achieve watertight buildings within a f ...
The 43 hectare CityLife development occupies the site of Milan’s former fairground and exhibition site (Fiera Campionaria). Its combination of residences, offices, retail space and public facilities are arrayed around a large park — Europe’s biggest privately funded park development. We worked in collaboration with J&A Consultants on technical reviews of the architects’ schemes. Our combined refinements and suggestions produced savings sufficient to cover our fees five times over.
As part of a framework agreement with the Scottish Borders Council, we have engineered four primary schools in three towns and villages. New premises have been constructed in Lauder Lander and Clovenford, while in Peebles, Kingsland Primary School has been relocated and rebuilt and Halyrude Primary School has moved into the refurbished Kingsland school buildings.To minimize impact on the landscape, all schools are single storey except for double height gym buildings and the main building at Kingsland School, which is built into the hill behind. Traditional construction was appropriate — we used loadbearing masonry with some steel elements in the roofs, and steel structures for the gyms. Reinforced masonry piers provide sufficient stability to allow some classroom walls to ...
Sparsely populated suburbs southwest of Nicosia are being redeveloped to provide a high-quality commercial, residential and retail district for Cyprus’s capital city. The developer's ambitions represent new goals locally for sustainable planning and operation.
Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is a mixed use redevelopment of a major former Royal Navy site on the waterfront. Our engineers worked on the Ariadne Building and the piazza that it faces — both part of the northern commercial development of the site. Previously, we had provided structural and civil engineering services for the southern part of the site, where 300 new houses and apartments have been constructed.The Ariadne Building is a four storey steel frame hotel and retail complex. It forms an integral part of the Gunwharf Quays development and faces the head of a canal in Portsmouth Harbour. The piazza is an area of hard landscaping intended to form a focal point for events such as street theatre and open-air concerts.The steel superstructure and composite floor c ...
Pavilion constructed in Olympic Park for 2012 Games in London.
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 ...
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club commissioned a new stadium and associated facilities for a greenfield site near Falmer in East Sussex. Our specialist consultants were involved at an early stage of the project to provide expertise and fieldwork management throughout the environmental impact assessment and construction phases. Contractor procurement and management was also a part of our role. The detailed cultural heritage environmental impact assessment determined that the potential for buried geo and prehistoric archaeological remains to survive on the site was good. Subsequent excavations, which followed large scale evaluation, were ultimately concentrated on one area of the huge site, at a point where weathered Reading and Woolwich Beds sealed the chalk predominant in th ...
With its £70m regeneration masterplan, the University of Bedfordshire aims to deliver a campus with an improved sense of community. The first phase concentrated on the new Campus Centre building, for which we supplied structural, fire and geotechnical engineering. It provides a student social hub, a lecture theatre, exhibition space, and catering and student support facilities, over four floors and a mezzanine.The site in central Luton posed a number of challenges, and historic remains — including a moat — discovered during demolition works delayed progress. In addition, a live services tunnel had to be diverted and negotiations on boundary issues undertaken. The new building shares a wall with the neighbouring business school, and the school's basement in particular required a ...
Thought to contain the oldest wrought iron chain links in the world, this bridge project has transformed a derelict and unsafe site into a safe, functional structure that is a major tourist attraction.
As part of a winning bid team led by leading UK building contractor Balfour Beatty, we delivered new premises for twelve schools in central Birmingham.The project consisted of ten primary schools, a secondary school and a technical college, built in two phases on an extremely tight schedule.The schools occupy urban sites where space is at a premium. Units thus range from single to triple storey. Working with the architects, we helped to create a four-classroom structural module used to create identical teaching wings for all the schools involved. These included classrooms with flexible partitions and a central corridor daylit via clerestory glazing.The design of other facilities is tailored to meet the needs of each particular site.
The University of Sheffield's Grade II* listed Arts Tower is a 20 storey concrete-frame high-rise. Opened in the1960s, it had fallen into disrepair and required full refurbishment. Our engineers...
Brighton Pier is a Grade II* listed building which opened in 1899. The pier head comprises structure from three distinct periods. The central core is constructed of Victorian cast iron screw piles while to the northeast corner is an area approximately 35m x 15m known as the boat deck and built in the 1930s. In the mid-1990s, the pier head was then extended, with a new structure surrounding the original construction.
Ramboll reaches for the sky, erecting the UK’s tallest bronze sculpture in difficult ground conditions near London City Airport.
Located adjacent to central Manchester and Manchester Victoria train stations, the CitySuites Chapel Street project is set to act as a catalyst for the cross city regeneration in Salford. CitySuites fuses the luxury touches of a hotel with the home comforts of residential living.
Brighton Pier, on the south coast, has undergone numerous alterations since it first opened in 1899. The Grade II* listed structure is 540m long and consists of a stem and head that date from three distinct periods. The 1930s ‘boat deck’ — an area approximately 35m x 15m in size — was found to be in poor condition. Our marine structural and geotechnical engineers were employed to design a sympathetic replacement scheme.Awkward access and a lack of accurate records made it difficult to identify the boat deck’s composition. Modern laser scanning techniques helped determine the existing geometry. The central core of the pier is its grid of Victorian-era cast iron screw piles. In the mid 1990s the pier head had been extended and the new structure surrounded the original. Adding to ...
Boscombe Pier In Bournemouth was constructed In the 1880s from wrought iron and timber, and is a Grade II listed structure. It is the focal point of Boscombe seafront and had undergone several alterations over the years, including the construction of a theatre on its main platform. Our marine specialists provided design services for a new pier head, central windbreak, timber deck and handrails as well as developing a phased construction schedule. Falling into disrepair, the pier head had been inaccessible for over 15 years, finally closing in 2005. The renovation of the pier forms part of a larger regeneration project for Boscombe's seafront that includes an artificial surf reef, a housing development and renewal of existing buildings.The pier's listed status meant ...
A Soviet-era tower block has been demolished to make way for a 23-storey five-star hotel and 14-storey apartment building linked by a two-storey podium in the historic port city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. We are providing a one-stop design and project management service for this fast-track development. Architect RTKL is acting as a sub-consultant to Ramboll. The design is contemporary but influenced by traditional Georgia. Features include an old-town style boulevard of two-storey shops and restaurants that runs along the seafront and through the new complex. Lawns and gardens cover the top of the podium to create an energy efficient green roof. Solar panels have also been installed on the podium and on the roof.
DaimlerChrysler wanted to create an atmosphere of distinct elegance in the architecture and ambience of their new Center of Excellence near Stuttgart, reflecting that something extra which defines their new line of Maybach cars.
Workshop for Engelinranta Area Development, RFI, City of Hameenlinna 22 October 2013
Nandian Park City is located in Tianjin, one of the largest cities in China. The masterplan for this 10 km2 new city district convinced the jury to choose this plan thanks to the outstanding high-density corniche which is based on a functional water system for the entire district.
For a confidential social media firm in the USA, Ramboll provided site selection, development and permitting support for a planned hyperscale data centre.
Water used for cooling operations is critical to data center management. A multi-disciplinary team evaluated the security of alternative future water supplies given different jurisdictions, drought restrictions, and local trends in climate and economic growth.
Ramboll was recently involved in the development of the high-profile Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong, the largest park of its kind in the region.
The patient capacity of Danderyd Hospital needs to be expanded and the hospital is being rebuilt and equipped with a new emergency room. Ramboll handles extensive commissions in the project.
Ramboll has assisted DONG Energy with a development project for modification of the Siri field in the North Sea, where we designed two lightweight and robust minimum-facility platforms, Nini and Cecilie.The two unmanned wellhead platforms operate as satellites tied back to the mother platform, Siri, via three inter-field pipelines. The water depth is approximately 60 metres.
Appointed as the lead design consultant for this project, Ramboll provided the multi-disciplinary engineering services as well as validated and optimised the initial design and reviewed the constructability that have enabled the client to create a vibrant environment that invites visitors to “live the game”.
170,000sqm state-of-the-art business centre community comprising commercial, retail and hospitality spaces to support Dubai’s vision for Innovation.
Ramboll has prepared a presentation movie of the planned housing developments in beautiful surroundings on Dvergsnes in Kristiansand.
Ramboll provided the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Phase 2 of the Ras Laffan Port Expansion Project.
The National Opera House (Nytt Operahus) located in the harbour area of Bjørvika, Oslo, has meant a tremendous boost for culture in Norway. The opera house was completed in 2007, opened in April 2008, and has won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in October 2008.
Expansion of Tromsø Airport to an efficient and user friendly airport with an expected capacity of 2,7 million travelers as per year 2025.
Ramboll has been the architect for the 25,000m2 dairy in Jæren in the county of Rogaland. Not only is the new dairy Norway's largest, but it is also one of the most advanced in Europe.
Ramboll engineers and DRMA Architects submitted the proposal ‘Norway in the future’ which was awarded second place in the idea competition for the future development of the Strømsø district. The aim was to get creative input for how the area may be turned into a future-oriented and human friendly city environment with reduced demands for transport and minimal emissions of climate gasses.
A project involving the design of a bespoke new apron, service facility and taxiway
Energinet.dk is investigating a range of different opportunities for increasing the flexibility of electricity demand to better match the supply pattern.
The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which was completed in 2013, is the world's third largest offshore wind farm. The 400 MW wind farm, placed in the Kattegat strait between Jutland and the island of Anholt, produces energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 400,000 households, or 4% of Denmark's total power consumption.
The client was the Slovakian National Railways (ZSR). Ramboll provided contract and construction management as well as planning services to ZSR. We also provided progress reports to the EU. This was a joint venture with iC Consulenten (Austria) as lead, and Dopravoprojekt (Slovakia) as sub-consultant.
As the Port of Skagen is lacking space for its industrial activities, the port authority wishes to expand towards the south west. This will serve to strengthen its position as Denmark’s leading fishing harbour.
The Port of Beirut has been rebuilt a number of times to accommodate for the growing sizes of modern container vessels. Expansion is crucial to ensure that the harbour can accommodate for the largest container vessels.
Zira Zero Island is a 1,000,000 m2 master plan for a carbon neutral resort and residential development on Zira Island located along the Caspian Sea. As a young post-soviet democracy, Azerbaijan is rediscovering its national identity by imagining Zira Island as an architectural landscape based upon the country’s dramatic natural setting.
Within Finland, Sweden and Norway in particular, Ramboll has been extensively involved in the establishment of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, part of EU’s TEN-T road network, linking this region closer to the rest of Europe and beyond. As a part of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, the E18 stretches all the way across southern Finland from Turku via the Helsinki metropolitan area to Vaalimaa at the Russian border providing a fast route to Eastern markets. Leading the consulting consortium in charge of construction design, Ramboll plays a central role in the E18 motorway extension from Koskenkylä to Kotka.
A new fourteen kilometers double track through the city of Holmestrand will greatly improve the rail services on the Vestfold line. Rambøll is responsible for the design of seven kilometers of the line and Holmestrand Statio
Offering technical advice for PFI procurement of contract for waste treatment and disposal services in Hertfordshire, UK
Ramboll is preparing a Master Plan for the Emirate of Fujairah (UAE). The Port of Fujairah includes one of the world’s largest oil terminals, and is the second largest bunkering port in the world. The port also contains a dry bulk terminal for export of aggregates and armour rock from the many quarries in the Emirate, a Marine services terminal, a container terminal and general cargo terminal.
Ramboll is part of the winning consortium to design and lead the construction of the largest hospital project in Northern Europe, The New University hospital in Aarhus. The project will stretch over the next 10-15 years, with the hospital site ending up the size of a provincial town - about 500,000 m2.
The Faroe Islands have only one airport, and it is their main connection with the rest of the world. Ramboll has helped to extend the runway, and to ensure reliable transport links in this area.
A complex transformation project is underway in the neighbourhoods of Gellerupparken and Toveshøj, on the outskirts of Aarhus in Denmark, where a run down area is being developed into an attractive urban district.
Ramboll has collaborated with the Danish Road Directorate on a guide on traffic safety intended for urban planners in municipalities and private companies. The purpose of the guide is to ensure that solutions regarding traffic safety are considered in the early planning stages – including in the district planning.
Ramboll is working with the contractor Balfour Beatty, under a design & build contract, to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk.
Ramboll has performed underwater noise level measurements and assessed the effectiveness of a proto-type ‘cofferdam’ noise reduction system for offshore monopile driving.
The City Tunnel Project called CTP was established as a project organisation under Banverket and included a twin tube railway tunnel, emergency access shafts, Triangeln station, ramp and C&C tunnel in Holma.
The outer and inner parts of the House of Music in Aalborg play very well together both in terms of architecture and construction. With its raw concrete appearance and high standards in terms of acoustics, the building contributes to the cultural development of the city and creates opportunities for attracting international artists.
Tying together the University of Copenhagen's various faculties, research facilities and laboratories as well as improving integration with the city and businesses in the area is the aim for the development of the Campus North area.
Two Vestas test centres have been designed in which to test the construction methods and design of prototype turbine blades. Ramboll has been in charge of the consultancy services for both centres.
Close to the city center of Copenhagen, Ramboll has designed and realised a square, Guldberg Byplads.
Designed by award-winning artist Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen enables walkers and cyclists to cross Christianshavns Kanal in stylish fashion. The bridge smoothly swings open to allow large vessels to pass.
As a part of major initiative to propel the economic growth in Gabon, the Republic of Gabon has aggressively been working on the improvement of the import and export capabilities of the seaports along the coast.
Together with an international consortium, Ramboll is renewing the entire signalling system in Denmark in one of the largest domestic rail projects ever.
Ramboll was appointed to deliver comprehensive technical advice and assistance in connection with a strategically important Purification Plant set up for Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark. The plant will increase the capacity for the manufacturing of active diabetes medicines in line with the Novo Nordisk development programme.
A Ramboll-designed energy centre will redistribute surplus heat from Facebook's data centre in Odense to the city’s district heating network.
Transport for London (TfL) is actively exploring opportunities to maximise its land for the development of new homes. Ramboll was commissioned to update a feasibility study using in-house parametric optioneering tools. Multiple design options were provided for building over the challenging and constrained site of a live station.
The BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated Parkside Building provides a new centre of excellence for Birmingham City University to support the full range of Arts, Design and Media courses.
The University of Leicester’s new George Davies Centre (formerly the Centre for Medicine) is the UK’s largest Passivhaus building and brings together academics, researchers, clinicians and students who were once spread across multiple university sites.
The Post & Mail development regenerated a decommissioned newspaper production and distribution building in the centre of Birmingham, converting it into a new 23-storey mixed-use building including a 6-storey basement car park.
Ramboll has drawn up the traffic plan for the development of central Jyllinge and its surrounding residential areas. The plan will ensure that development opportunities are maintained and supported by favourable traffic connections and accessibility in the area.
Ramboll has developed a proposal for a comprehensive network of cycling routes in the Municipality of Gentofte. The aim is to improve mobility and accessibility for all schools in the municipality.
In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.
Custom House Station is one of the 10 new stations in London for the Elizabeth Line. It is the only Crossrail above-ground station, and is on a tightly constrained site. The project involved a new station, predominantly in pre-cast concrete elements. Ramboll made the design more buildable and project managed the contractor's design team overseeing 12 separate design disciplines.
Chapel Street Bridge is a vital component in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project, which includes Ordsall Chord. It is also a key part of Central Salford Urban Regeneration scheme.
The new Central Park business park is viewed as a crucial catalyst in the regeneration of East Manchester and it is set to expand to 160ha over ten years, making it a major employment base. The transport gateway project provides a fully integrated hub, where road, rail, bus and Metrolink services converge, encouraging the use of public transport and providing safe, flexible transport options. We were lead designer for the transport hub for Balfour Beatty.Arterial road access to Central Park is via the A62 Oldham Road, which is separated from the site by the Manchester to Rochdale main railway line. The transport project required the construction of a new access road — The Gateway — and signalised junction on Oldham Road, incorporating bus, cycle and pedestrian priorities. The G ...
A new three-car DLR station built on-line around the existing Stratford line between All Saints and Devon's Road station, Langdon Park is central to regeneration plans for the area and was substantially funded by regional development monies. Ramboll acted as lead consultant for Costain, who carried out the project under a design & build contract.
Built in 1856 — and rebuilt in 1915 — the 51-span Arnside Viaduct carries the Carnforth to Whitehaven railway over the River Kent estuary at a point close to Morecambe Bay. Its deck had suffered considerable deterioration and Network Rail decided to replace it. Our transport engineers undertook a Grip Stage 5 (Form B) design for the superstructure, working closely with contractor May Gurney.
At 84 storeys, with a 15m deep basement, the Shard at London Bridge Station is the tallest building in Europe to date. It is constructed within one metre of the historic brick vaults that support the station and within eight metres of live rail lines. On behalf of Network Rail, our engineers have been assessing the reaction of existing structures to the building’s construction and advising on necessary measures to protect its assets during the construction period.London Bridge is the fifth busiest station in Europe, and one of the oldest, with construction primarily taking place in the 1830s and 40s. Its tracks and concourse are supported on a range of brick arches and an elegant train shed roof spans the platforms. We assessed the likely ground movements resulting from deep ex ...
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London's East End underwent major works to upgrade and expand the network, enabling it to carry three-car (six coach) trains. Working in conjunction with Arup, we provided rail engineering services for the detailed design of stations and supporting structures. Taylor Woodrow was awarded the design & build contract for this part of the project, officially known as Provision of Three Car Enhancement Works.At project tender stage, we provided full design support including the development of a number of innovative procedures for minimising the strengthening of structures. These included undertaking strain gauging and laboratory testing of a weld improvement technique. The DLR is an extensive automated network, running from Stratford ...
The road bridge carrying the A1 Holloway Road over the railway line at Upper Holloway station has been replaced. The £25m rebuild project is part of a Transport for London (TfL) scheme to improve London's roads and public spaces. It has been challenging and complex from feasibility to implementation.
The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games was Britain's largest peacetime logistical exercise and a major challenge for Transport for London (TfL). London's road network had suffered decades of under-investment preceding TfL’s ownership, and the highest priority structures had to be in a state of good repair before the Games began.
With technology and engineering expertise we were able to launch a much improved bridge for Croydon over 10 operational rail lines while keep trains running and passengers travelling.
SiteSolve is an invaluable tool for landowners and property professionals looking for ways to unlock the potential of available land, increase cost certainty and return on investment. SiteSolve fully explores and evaluates building development options at the early-stages of decision making, maximising site potential and minimising technical risks.
Ramboll was appointed to provide the preliminary and tender Design for the ground support equipment road tunnel.
The newly-upgraded terminal at London Luton Airport (LLA) officially opened in 2018 after a three-year transformation & expansion. Our sustainable, economic solutions helped the build within a live airport environment.
In March 2014, and following a 12 month intensive international design competition, the Architectural consortium of Herzog & de Meuron/Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter was awarded the contract to design the New North Zealand Hospital in Hillerød, Denmark, with Ramboll named as the engineering services consultant for the project.
Environmental engineering services in support of a planning application for a unique 200-bed underground hotel.
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.
When Gibraltar's airfield approached its due date for major planned refurbishment works and upgrade, Ramboll was appointed to provide management, technical and financial services to the project, which was the first full runway re-surfacing in 20 years.
Iasi’s new business park is located near the centre of town, divided from the university and commercial district by the River Bahlui. We worked on the masterplan and phase 1 of the development, which will eventually consist of 25 buildings in a dramatically landscaped environment. As well as offices, these include laboratories, hotel facilities, student accommodation and an arts institute. All structures and amenities are designed to meet the standards and expectations of companies used to operating in America and Western Europe. Former industrial use has left potential contamination on site. This, and the flood risk associated with its riverside location were dealt with by our infrastructure engineers. Our transport planning team examined links with the town centre ...
For almost three decades, Ramboll has supported multiple projects at Heathrow Airport. This includes the scheme design for Terminal 2B, integrating the light rail passenger transport system and new baggage handling networks.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is a Government of India undertaking, building vessels of many types — mostly for the government itself. Its shipyards are located on the River Hooghly in Kolkata. Together with our associated sub-consultants Appledore International, TK Roy & Associates and Intercon Maritime Consultants, we provided design and masterplanning services for the modernisation of the Garden Reach Shipyard.The main yard’s existing facilities included a dry dock, building berth, slipway, workshops and hull fabrication shops. The team carried out studies of existing shipyard processes, and of measures that would raise performance at Garden Reach to the level of a high quality modern yard. The main yard has being reorganised to incorporate additional faci ...
The pair of Golden Jubilee footbridges lie either side of Hungerford Railway Bridge, across the River Thames. Ramboll created the competition-winning design and developed several innovative construction methods at tender stage, which proved key to our contractor colleagues winning the contract.
As part of a broader masterplan to expand the UK's second-busiest airport to a capacity of 40 million passengers, Gatwick carried out a series of refurbishments to its South Terminal. We provided engineering expertise on several projects, including the relocation of the airside/landside boundary to accommodate more airside retail space.
Our engineers undertook a full structural inspection of Hastings Pier in parallel with a heritage evaluation by our archaeologist, to provide guidance on repair options.
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.
Working for the Government of Gibraltar, we developed a new access road to improve transportation links with Gibraltar Airport. The scheme consists of a 2.3km road running below the existing airport runway via a tunnel, and consequent relocation of military buildings.
Ramboll provided design input for the new track, multi-use games area, floodlighting and pavilion in Herne Hill Velodrome’s phased regeneration.
Refurbishing and extending a Grade II listed façade, previously used as a car park, into the luxury five star boutique hotel, The Beaumont.
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will accelerate the commercial impact of graphene and help realise its potential to revolutionise countless industries.
Set within a former railway station’s retained Grade II listed sandstone façade; Embankment consists of a 10 storey office sat atop a three-level car park podium. A future phase will add a second nine storey building upon the podium.
Phase 2 strengthening of the Hammersmith Flyover (HFO2), was a phenomenally complex £100m programme including innovative engineering solutions to install a full new prestress without removing the original. With 70,000 users every day on a key strategic route into London, the structure, which had been deteriorating due to significant corrosion, presented many technical, logistical, programme and political challenges.
Major redevelopment of the terminal buildings at Jersey Airport will create a 'new' airport by re-configuring the existing departures terminal buildings to integrate a new arrivals facility. Value for money will be achieved by upgrading operational elements including security and lounge facilities at the same time as constructing a new mezzanine floor.
Ramboll is advising on one of the first LEED Platinum developments in the Middle East King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC) is a community development comprising a research centre, community facilities and single family residential buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The community facilities, with seven buildings, are pursuing LEED Platinum under the LEED NC for Multiple Buildings, making it one of the first developments targeting this rating in the Middle East. In addition, the single family residential development of 200 residential buildings is targeting a Platinum rating under the LEED for Homes, the first project to attempt this outside of North America. The project adopts sustainable design and construction practices from the concept stage to achieve the Platinum certification and to reduce the carbon footprint of the project from a life cycle perspective. The project introduces multiple on-site renewable energy systems and water saving strategies. In addition, the project limits site disturbance through considerate design and the implementation of a construction activities management plan. The project also promotes biodiversity through ecology rehabilitation.
Ramboll is providing Lead Engineering Consultancy, Design and Construction Supervision on this 124-hectare multi-use development in Qatar.
As part of an ambitious plan to develop a railway based public transport in Doha, Qatar Railways Rail has appointed a Joint Venture comprising PORR, the Saudi Binladin Group and HBK Contracting for the design and construction of Green Line Underground.
Ramboll produced an outline strategic brief to improve access between the city centre and airport, adjacent to the frontier with Spain. The objective, to provide for a free flow of traffic; currently interrupted by airfield operations where 600m of existing road crosses the runway.
One of the few new timber framed offices in the UK, The Green House is a revival of a disused and derelict 1960s office block. Refurbished and extended with a cross laminated timber frame, it delivers an environmentally exemplary office space.
The new 514 unit student residential accommodation buildings utilised digital tools and offsite construction to enable a breathtakingly fast paced programme, completing the construction in just 62 weeks.
A modern and advanced rail freight terminal was required for the third expansion of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal. Moving freight by rail rather than road produces 3.4 times less CO2 per tonne-km and 70% less carbon emissions according to Department for Transport, UK, “Delivering a Sustainable Transport System”, The Logistics Perspective (December 2008).
New low temperature and energy optimized district heating infrastructure for university campus replaces outdated block heating system.
Copenhagen’s sustainable new neighbourhood, Nordhavn, will be enriched with an artificial island that provides the framework for a major underground car park, apartments with sea-views and an office building of slate.
Wembley Park is a major residential development adjacent to the iconic stadium. Ramboll created and implemented a District Heating masterplan that will deliver low carbon, sustainable energy across the whole Wembley Park site, as well as providing engineering and geotechnical services for three plots.
Wembley Park is a major residential development adjacent to the iconic stadium. As well as providing engineering and geotechnical services for three plots Ramboll has created and is implementing a District Heating masterplan that will deliver low carbon, sustainable energy across the whole Wembley Park site.
Banedanmark has decided to establish GSM-R coverage along all tracks in Denmark including tracks owned by private operators. Ramboll has as won the Civil Works part of the project, which in total was approx. 350 sites covering all of Denmark. About 200 of the sites were tower sites.
As the main consultant of the turnkey contractor, Ramboll has overseen the detailed project engineering of the Kistefos Museum. A close collaboration between Ramboll’s engineers, architects and architectural technologists internally, as well as with BIG and the turnkey contractor, Bladt, has rendered the project possible.
TeliaSonera’s new 34,000 m2 24MW data centre will achieve LEED Gold performance and deliver district heat to 9,000 Helsinki homes.
This project ensured the continual safe operation of one of the UK’s most critical pieces of infrastructure. It involved asset management and capacity enhancement as part of the upgrade of existing berths to accommodate larger VLCC vessels at ExxonMobil’s Fawley Oil Refinery
A brownfield site full of buried obstructions, including three historic docks, riverwall tie-rods and boulders — is the location of this riverside residential development in Newport, Wales. We provided the foundation design and a loadbearing masonry option for the three buildings: four, five and six storeys high, linked by a ground floor car park.
The All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC) at the RNLI Headquarters, Poole is a modern life boat manufacturing facility that has secured the charity’s lifeboat building supply chain for the next 30 years.
The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.
To the north of the River Wensum in Norwich, land is under redevelopment to create 200 houses, 20,500 sq m of office space, an hotel, 1,500 sq m of retail space, restaurants and cafés. The masterplan includes a new pedestrian bridge providing direct access to the city centre from the Barrack Street site. Various constraints and statutory requirements necessitated extensive liaison with Norwich Council and the Broads Authority to deliver a satisfactory design. Spanning a narrow 30m section of the Wensum, the deck needs to sit 2.9m above the water level to allow river traffic to pass unhindered. Long approach ramps are necessary to retain full accessibility for cycles and wheelchairs. To accommodate this, the bridge is 80m in length and curves to form a ‘J’ shape, aligning with t ...
The district of Kilburn South in London extends from Kilburn Underground Station on the east to Queen's Park Station on the west. Its mix of residences, shops and other amenities developed over the last 200 years and structures range from Victorian terraces to grouped multi-storey tower blocks.Funded by the Government's New Deal for Communities scheme, Brent Council has embarked on a regeneration initiative to improve and sustain the quality of life in the area over the long term.Working for MACE project management, we supported the masterplanning team with a wide range of engineering expertise. We have delivered detailed assessments of current conditions against which options for improvement can be considered by planners and the public. Our infrastructure and urban ...
The new Hepworth Wakefield gallery is the focal point of regeneration on the River Calder waterfront, formerly the site of a huddle of low mill buildings. It houses a collection of sculpture by local-born artist Barbara Hepworth alongside the works of other prominent artists, and is one of the largest art galleries yet built outside London.
We are working on various aspects of the new masterplan for the city centre of Preston, Lancashire. The area concerned is known as Heart of the Tithebarn Regeneration Area (HTRA) and covers approximately 14.8 hectares. The masterplan provides for 32 new-build blocks, the refurbishment of existing structures, relocation of the bus station and a considerable area of new retail space, leisure facilities, public spaces and car parking.Among the key environmental aspects considered during the evolution of the scheme have been land quality, archaeology, ecology (there are bats on the site), noise impacts, air quality, microclimate, drainage, townscape, visual context and waste management. Impact on the local economy and social structure have also been studied.Our consultants undertook preliminary microclimate analysis of daylight, sunlight and wind flow on the development site and the surrounding area. The objective of the wind flow analysis was to ensure that the proposals offered a year-round comfortable external environment.Our infrastructure engineers have completed an extensive 3D earthworks model of the proposed new bus station area that optimises the cut and fill volumes. A comprehensive drainage strategy has been developed that minimises the need for sewer diversion. The surface water strategy endorses the use of Sustainable Drainages Systems (SUDS) and includes rainwater harvesting, porous paving and the extensive use of green/brown roofs.
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.
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 ...
An ambitious mixed use development is planned for 20 hectares of wasteland, formerly a stone quarry, on the outskirts of Leeds. Three densities of housing are involved, the highest density to be combined with retail facilities, and an existing office building on the site may be reused. A new nursing home is also incorporated in the developer’s plans.The mile-long site slopes by 70m from end to end, necessitating the creation of plateaux at three levels. Our site investigations and ground modelling informed an earth works engineering design that avoids large natural impediments and balances cut and fill to minimize the need for imported material. A new Section 278 road winds from end to end of the site, with spurs accessing the various areas of development.We led neg ...
The world leader in the offshore wind industry, Vestas was looking to create an R&D facility to prototype and test its new wind turbine design. With 80m long blades, the V164 turbine is a huge leap in wind technology. Each turbine is set to generate...
Vatnsmyri is an area of 150 hectares located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. It is the last plot of undeveloped land on Reykjavik's narrow peninsula and is occupied by the domestic airport. To retain its historical centre and remain a competitor in the global market, the city has to expand...
One of the first education buildings to achieve the highest available BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ at design stage, Ayrshire College’s new £53m Kilmarnock Campus provides a functional, flexible and efficient learning environment that encourages collaboration between students.
Beaumont Leys co-educational secondary school is the first of four schools rebuilt or refurbished in Leicester as part of the Building Schools for the Future government programme. We provided a full range of services to Miller Construction throughout the project, including the planning, cost evaluation and tendering stages. The site for the new building is adjacent to the original, which remained in operation during construction.Our engineers appraised the constructability and maintainability of the school's design throughout the design & build process, contributing information to decisions about the phasing of the project.The structure consists of a three storey, 180m long braced steel frame, with concrete floors supported on composite beams and profiled metal deckin ...
Ramboll was lead engineer for Cobham Motorway Service Area, a 20ha development on an environmentally sensitive greenfield site.
Situated opposite the city's presidential complex, the Ankhor site in central Tashkent represents prime redevelopment land in Uzbekistan. Originally accommodating low level housing, outbuildings and wasteland, the 9.27ha site is located in a seismic zone. It is bounded by the Chirchick river, roads and buildings. Ramboll’s structural, infrastructural and environmental expertise was sought, and we liaised with the architect from an early stage to explore masterplan options for a mixed use development. The aim of the feasibility study was to maximise the density of any proposed design and address a number of issues in support of the planning application. Transport, access, structural requirements and infrastructure provision were investigated. Preliminary ground modelling was und ...
Ramboll has been appointed by NERC (the UK’s main agency for funding environmental sciences) to provide the British Geological Survey (BGS) with multidisciplinary services as they create a new ‘observatory for the underground’.
Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GMEL) intend to establish a new port as part of an integrated Concentrator and Refinery facility in Kvanefjeld, Greenland, for the Kvanefjeld Rare Earth and Uranium Project. Ramboll has covered the port and logistics part of the total project and prepared a Port Feasibility Study, which demonstrates the technical feasibility of the future Kvanefjeld Port.
At the beginning of the third millennium Solar City is Austria‘s largest urban development project. This first phase includes a neighborhood of 4,500 residents is designed for a site of 32.5 ha, including 20 ha of open space. The vision is for totally sustainable architecture and urban living, creating a new benchmark in high quality liveable city design.
The project RISA aims at developing climate adaptation responses for urban water to avoid flooding of basements, streets and properties as well as water pollution from combined sewer overflows and street run-offs.
The 856 km long, heavily polluted Xiang River can be seen as the Chinese version of the German River Rhein. The Rhein is a good example of a restored River in an industrial setting, giving a prospect of the future of Xiang River.
Driven by the vision of clean rivers and a nation which will treasure its water resources, Singapore has embarked on a national programme of transforming its utilitarian reservoirs and canals into unique, beautiful and clean destinations for all to enjoy and embrace.
Stockholm is growing, therefore the sanitation sewers will over the coming years undergo the biggest transformation of our time. As part of the project, Ramboll has been assigned the task to manage the process- and machine projection as well as project coordination of the site extension of the Henriksdal wastewater treatment plant. The contract is worth 24 million SEK and will run through 2015 and 2016.
The population in Western part of Sweden is growing and capacity problems on the railways in and around Gothenburg are increasing.
Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.
The Khalifa University Extension Phase 1 Project will add an additional area of 120,000 sqm to the existing 34,500 sqm of the current campus. Ramboll provided multidisciplinary services for extension.
This project is planned as a modern and flexible compact school in accordance with Norway’s latest educational principles. The primary goals with respect to planning are effective use of space and user friendliness.
Under the leadership of the Ruler of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Fujairah Municipality initiated the development of a strategic Framework Plan for the Emirate of Fujairah, one of seven Emirates making up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ramboll was commissioned by Fujairah Municipality to develop Fujairah’s Framework Plan through a multi-disciplinary approach.
Ramboll has been appointed by RSP Architects to provide consultancy services for the development of the new Headquarters’ office of Emirates Advanced Investment (EAI), located in Abu Dhabi. Elite Design and Engineering Consultancy, an Emirates Advance Investment Group (EAIG) Subsidiary is the main Client on this project.
Passing through and under the city of Moss, the coming Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad rail link south of Oslo calls for complex rail engineering skills. The project involves the design of double-track rail tunnels in hilly terrain and a modern rail station in the bustling city of Moss.
The Hevossaari water intake plant is being built in Heinola, Southern Finland. The plant will be inaugurated in late winter 2011, and will serve as the primary household water supply in Heinola. Ramboll has been in charge of all the planning stages and subareas.
Having served as Helsinki's cargo port for almost 100 years, Jätkäsaari will be transformed into an attractive urban residential area by 2025. The Jätkäsaari construction project consists of various commissions, which Ramboll is planning in connection with numerous client and cooperative partners.
Project planning of separate tram networks for two major cities in Finland, Tampere and Turku.
Akbulak Club Resort is a luxury leisure complex resort located in the south east of Kazakhstan, approximately 50km east of the former capital Almaty. The proposed development is laid over 980 hectares on a greenfield site, located at the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range, which separates Kazakhstan and China. Assessments, provided by Ramboll, included information that could be used to forecast costs, enabling our client to consider possible phasing options.
The road from Lusaka to Mongu is a vital connection to the western part of Zambia as well as to the Angolan border. The redevelopment of the road has led to considerable savings in time and transport costs.
Supervision of the refurbishment of the worlds’ longest rock tunnel that carries water to the capital of Finland. Finland’s Päijänne Water Tunnel (constructed in 1972) is the world’s longest continuous rock tunnel and provides Helsinki and surrounding cities with pure water from Lake Päijänne in central Finland.
In early 2010, NCG appointed Ramboll as lead designer of the redevelopment of Pulkovo Airport, which is one of the most ambitious aviation projects currently underway in Europe.
The construction of the new E18 motorway will secure a higher traffic capacity, easier access and a more predictable travel time through villages and areas in Østfold. The E18 road is split in to nine road sections, stretching from Vinterbro all the way to Sweden's boarder. This project focuses on the 6th section, between Knapstad and Akershus border, and involves preparation of zoning plans as well as the construction plans.
Sri Lanka Ports Authorities (SLPA) is planning to develop a new major greenfield seaport in Hambantota, situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Hambantota Port is expected to relieve Colombo Port and is intended to support the growing demand for servicing large vessels.
Ramboll has performed a feasibility study for a combined new Sangley Airport and Seaport Project in Manila, Philippines, envisaged as the new gateway to Manila and the Philippines.
The suburban area around Gentofterenden, north of Copenhagen, has suffered from severe flooding during cloudbursts. Ramboll has assisted in improving the water management by providing a carefully considered water plan that not only caters for the increased amounts of rainwater but also enhances the quality of life of local citizens.
Ramboll, in a joint venture with Arup and with architectural firm COBE as sub-consultant, is the planning advisor for the Nordhavnen Metro extension in central Copenhagen.
Urban Mediaspace Aarhus is the largest construction project in the history of the Municipality of Aarhus. The project transforms the industrial port environment to a new and lively city environment, creating a dynamic correlation between the city and the waterfront.
The Danish Working Environment Authority wanted to secure better accommodation for workers in the construction industry in Denmark. Ramboll identified potential solutions by conducting interviews with experts and by reviewing current laws and regulations.
The line between Aarhus and Hobro in Jutland, Denmark is being upgraded in preparation for high speed trains. This will help reduce travel time between Aalborg in the country’s north and Aarhus to one hour.
In Copenhagen, one of the world’s leading cities for cycling, congestion is not confined to the road system. A range of new Super Bike Path solutions includes green waves, fast lanes and virtual traffic islands to increase capacity and flow on bike paths.
This project consists of a detailed road and traffic management design, for a new traffic solution at Nørreport Station - including a new bus station.
The project consists of a 1.8 kilometre cut and cover tunnel, consisting of mechanical and electrical installations, several road and railway bridges (including railway bridges at Langenæs, Åhavevej and Viby Ringgade), and all temporary structures.
Planning new town near future S-train station The Delta Neighbourhood will be the first development of the new town Vinge, Denmark. The neighbourhood consists of 500-600 houses located close to a future S-train station and close to the surrounding nature.
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.
Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships.
The foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby is a competition-winning design and is unique in the UK as a variation on the cable-stayed swing bridge form. A 38m main span and an 18m kinked backspan are supported by three prestressed cables carrying load back to a 20m high raked mast.
Famously raised from the sea bed before a worldwide television audience of 60 million in 1982, the Tudor warship Mary Rose has been undergoing an heroic conservation process in a temporary museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Paradise Circus is being transformed into a vibrant mixed use development of commercial, retail, leisure and hotel spaces; providing major improvements to pedestrian access and greatly enhanced public realm befitting the setting close to Birmingham Town Hall and the Museum & Art Gallery.
The A477 road forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. Ramboll was appointed transport and environmental consultant in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.
York Engineers' Triangle is the UK's largest rail operating centre and was built above the well-preserved foundations of three roundhouse and a Victorian engine shed. Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains.
The thriving West Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge, close to the Penine Way, attracts 125,000 visitors a year and, as a result, has run out of car-parking spaces. This site, which had been vacant since the 1960s, is set on a tiered slope with a retaining wall in the heart of the town's conservation area. The planning issues are complicated and sensitivity has been integral at all levels.The design for the proposed seven-storey development is clad in local stone and offers 160 parking spaces, a hidden car stacker system, 48 residential properties and eight retail units.The foundation design incorporates a bored piled wall to form a double storey basement, and a concrete slab ground to act as support for the superstructure. Shops at street level will be concret ...
The Immersive Sound Studio (ISS) is a purpose built facility for auralisation. It helps designers to model the noise and acoustics in spaces before they are built.
Two elliptical residential towers of different heights sit above a two storey podium in this mixed use development in London's Canary Wharf. One of Europe's largest McDonald's restaurants has been demolished to make way for it.The concrete frame towers, one 28 storeys high and the other 35 storeys, are linked by spaghetti-like steel bridges. Each floor has a wrap-around balcony with views to the nearby marina. The podium below houses shops and a replacement McDonald's on the ground floor; and a children's playground, screened sports pitch and landscaped public space on the first floor.A complex transfer system supporting the two towers has been integrated into the podium. Concrete beams and deep reinforced concrete walls have been strategically positioned as part of ...
The much loved Victorian pleasure pier at Hastings has risen like a phoenix following decades of abuse, thanks to a group of local people and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ramboll played a key role in the restoration and regeneration of Hastings Pier, offering strategic advice to both the Pier Trust and Hastings Borough Council.
Three existing primary schools are being replaced by the new Hillhead Primary in Glasgow. We were appointed by the architect as part of the design team to create a learning environment for 666 pupils in a woodland habitat. The site is divided between a former car park and a greenfield site previously used by the city's parks department.The site's proximity to the River Kelvin necessitated an environmental impact assessment to examine the flood risk. Proposed green roofs will contribute to the drainage strategy by discharging excess water into the river. We provided transport solutions, including provisions for bicycles and staging drop-off zones in the surrounding side streets. An air quality study analysed the impact of CO2 emissions during peak hours.The school's ...
We have been supporting the urban designers in the creation of a comprehensive regeneration strategy for two tightly developed local centres in the London Borough of Hackney. This work complements the Mayor’s London Plan, which incorporates the regeneration of designated town centres within the capital. Transport for London is a key partner and stakeholder in the development of both masterplans.
The competition-winning design for the second road bridge crossing in Poole Harbour is a steel bascule bridge known as ‘Twin Sails’ for its distinctive silhouette when open …
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.
Marina Mall is a 180,000 sqm retail and leisure facility in the Lusail development on the east coast of Qatar. The mall includes over 70,000 sqm leasable retail over three main levels, as well as a hypermarket within the basement. It will also house cinemas, family entertainment centre, restaurants with terraces overlooking the marina and spa facilities.
Dalston Works (previously known as Dalston Lane) is the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) project globally, using more timber than any other scheme in the world by volume.
A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.
The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.
Proposals at Crouch Hill Park involved the relocation of Ashmount Primary School, Bowler’s Nursery and the renovation of the community CAPE building. The brief is challenging as the site is Metropolitan Open Land. Sustainability, energy and landscaping have all been integral to design development. Designs are based on a ‘tree house’ concept to connect with the surrounding environment.
Tianjin is one of China’s top 5 cities, not just in size and population but also in terms of business investments. Located just half an hour south-east of Beijing by high-speed train, Tianjin is also close to the sea. The high-water table needs to be maintained to prevent seawater encroaching inland and the dry, harsh climate does not preclude flooding.
The iconic Potsdamer Platz bridges the scar left by the wall between East and West Berlin. A veil of shallow flow-steps create a rhythmic surface of shimmering waves, providing multiple opportunities for people to cross and interact with the water. This urban waterscape has contributed to making Potsdamer Platz one of the most visited places in Berlin.
As a leading consultant in water and environment Ramboll has carried out a large portion of the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Programme which comprises multidisciplinary hydrogeological projects.
Elsinore Harbour is the home of a new subterranean maritime museum. Ramboll has made the subterranean museum possible, with its innovative solutions and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The museum is one of a kind – also on an international scale. It is situated underground and under the sea level, encircling a 150m dry dock where the wharf used to be.
This master plan will provide the vision and framework for economic, social and government based projects over the next 30 years. The creation of the Fujairah Strategic Masterplan Project is an initiative of the Government of Fujairah and will set a framework for the growth and development of the Emirate of Fujairah until 2040.
With its unique positioning and an area covering the size of 625 football grounds, Nordhavnen (or Nordhavn) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is Scandinavia's largest and most ambitious city development project for the time being. The overriding vision for Nordhavnen is to become the sustainable city of the future.
Ramboll is Client Consultant to the Skolkovo Foundation, established by the Russian President to develop Skolkovo Innovation Centre. Covering an area of 400 ha just outside of Moscow, the Centre is supposed to be Russia’s response to Silicon Valley.