The recently renovated Thames Tower in central Reading may resemble an early tower block but has set new standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.
As part of developing a sustainability strategy, the Government-owned company Highways England needed to understand and establish a baseline for its total impact on sustainability. Ramboll was appointed to identify and quantify this impact.
Ramboll has been working with Highways England since 2006 on sustainability and environmental performance improvement. Tasks have addressed carbon, climate change, sustainability reporting, noise, air quality, water quality, flooding, biodiversity and heritage.
Maximising stakeholder perception and proving optimum sustainability performance through GRESB
Developing a three-year sustainability strategy for a leading outdoor advertising company.
Historically, sustainability in scaffolding has been more of a buzzword than a strategic building block. But, that notion is changing. Ramboll helped industry leader, HAKI, set the foundations for sustainable growth.
Providing environmental, climate change risk and social impact assessments for existing client EDF.
The award-winning Bramall Learning Centre at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Harlow Carr is designed to provide education facilities for more than 10,000 children every year. It is also a 'carbon neutral' building, with an exceptional BREEAM score of 88.51%. Its form, materials and servicing are integrated to provide optimum energy performance.The one and two storey Centre is located on a sloping site on the eastern boundary of the gardens, earth bermed to integrate it into the existing contours. The structure is curved in both plan and section and incorporates a number of sustainability measures. The glazed south elevation gives the interiors a light airy feel on both levels.The materials used include recycled aggregate, cement replacement, air dried cl ...
Delivering resource efficiency as part of distillery sustainability program: For one of the world’s largest spirits distillers, we identified significant water and energy savings through a series of audits at their North American plants.
With our support, Sigma-Aldrich has progressed their global corporate sustainability program, including supply chain sustainability, lifecycle analyses, water use, energy efficiency, green chemistry and greenhouse gas emissions.
Ramboll has been awarded a Framework Agreement to provide environmental and social sustainability advice to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development on its efforts to promote sustainable development of the agribusiness sector in Ukraine.
Rebuilding a vital section of the Thameslink rail line at Bermondsey Dive Under included track and infrastructure work, with sustainability and urban regeneration aspects. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, delivered significant cost benefits.
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 ...
Ramboll is working with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the only carbon-neutral airport the US, to take its sustainability journey to the next level.
Manchester Cathedral undergoes major renovation project, including installation of ground source heat pumps, to become most environmentally friendly Cathedral in the country.
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.
The A58 Blackbrook Bypass runs through one of the most environmentally important areas in St Helens, Merseyside. Our road and highway engineers worked under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with Birse Civils, which encourages a collaborative and proactive approach to embed sustainability at the heart of a project. Twenty-seven planning conditions had to be met before the project could proceed to detailed design.The landscape includes local nature reserve, Stanley Bank Meadow, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) — a semi-natural ancient woodland sitting alongside industrial remnants such as an iron-slitting mill.In addition to research and surveys of the proposed route and environs, the design team engaged with a wide range of regional ...
We provided strategic and technical support for NGS decision making around the use of recycled paper in the iconic National Geographic magazine.
Envisioned to be the first business park set in a tropical rainforest, Jurong Eco Garden plays an important role in spear-heading Singapore's efforts to become a leader in the global thrust, towards sustainability. It spans over a 50 hectares site, with a 5 hectares green core situated at its heart. Designed to be its lungs, the green core provides a place of respite for both the human inhabitants as well as the ecology of the site.
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 has helped the Municipality with the construction of a new city hall, where the environmental, social and economic sustainability is state-of-the-art.
We worked closely with the architect on a competition-winning design for a centre for education in sustainable construction techniques. Different materials were used for the construction of five linked single storey mini pavilions, demonstrating a range of sustainability solutions. At the centre of Genesis is a single storey unbraced sway frame structure, rectangular in plan and clad in curtain walling. This central 'forum' leads onto the four other pavilions made from, respectively, earth, clay, straw and timber. These sit two on each side of the forum’s long elevations, so that the whole is roughly starfish shaped in plan. Designed as a lecture theatre, the clay pavilion is constructed from Ziegel perforated fired clay blocks. The honeycomb network of voids runnin ...
Chicago is taking urban development in the US in a brand new direction. The Chicago Lakeside-project is based on the assumption that future generations picture themselves living in a city focused on liveability and sustainability.
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.
Ramboll has been appointed to undertake the MEP and sustainability design services for the Address branded hotel in Dubai Marina known as Jumeirah Gate.
The BESTSELLER group builds a new 50,000 m2 logistics center near Haderslev in Southern Denmark to handle the distribution of BESTSELLER products for all of Europe. The project is Ramboll’s first fully integrated industry project where stock logistics, project and construction management, tender documents for machinery, building and facility design, as well as sustainability are unified in one project.
Ramboll has developed a remedial options sustainability evaluation tool (ROSET) to enable a transparent selection of the most sustainable remedial solution for contaminated land, using a semi-quantitative approach.
When property developer Quintain embarked on transforming the long-neglected area surrounding the iconic Wembley stadium, into a new district and exciting hub, they sought Ramboll as an engineering partner who could fully realise their ambitious sustainability agenda.
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.
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.
Ramboll supported Capco in attaining legislative compliance to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme and UK GHG reporting requirements, meeting environmental objectives and completing performance reporting standards.
Amager Resource Centre (ARC) is a Danish waste management company with an emphasis on sustainability. Their recycling stations receive more than 800,000 visits a year. ARC’s waste-to-energy facility receives and processes waste from approximately 550,000 residents and 45,000 businesses and in turn delivers electricity and district heating to approximately 150,000 households. The existing waste-to-energy facility is scheduled for decommissioning in 2017, and the facility is being replaced by the world's most modern facility engineered by Ramboll.
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 throughtout 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently preparing marine plans for England including inshore and offshore areas in the north-east, north-west and south-west, as well as the south-east inshore area. The plans will set out how the UK marine policy statement will be implemented in these areas.
The new North Zealand Hospital rethinks previous hospital designs, increasing the focus on social, economic and environmental sustainability. The 115, 000 sqm hospital is based on a vision of the healing architecture.
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.
The people of London's North Fulham have responded enthusiastically to the revitalization of a 60-year old local park. First established on the site of bomb-damaged streets deemed too costly to repair after WWII, Normand Park had been little altered over the years. Consultation for the regeneration of the area, begun in 2001, revealed a powerful desire in the community to make better use of this public asset. The refurbished park is designed to provide something for every sector of society: young children and parents, teenagers, older citizens, residents and visitors.Ramboll UK was lead consultant on the project and the work of our masterplanning & urban development team played an important role throughout. Intensive community liaison was integral to our work, invol ...
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.
After almost three decades of producing renewable energy, German onshore wind turbines are finally reaching the end of their life. A strategy for the end-of-life process is required, particularly when it comes to waste management, reuse of valuable materials and a firm political framework.
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
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.
Ramboll developed an innovative, sustainable and economically beneficial approach to addressing the impact of metal contamination on river sediments in the River Nent in Cumbria.
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 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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Following an initial flooding and drainage assessment undertaken in 2008, we prepared a flood alleviation scheme for the Swindon Village Primary School site in Cheltenham. The scheme includes the comprehensive use of sustainable drainage measures and has resulted in greater flood resilience for the site and its neighbours.Gloucestershire had suffered heavy rainfall followed by extensive flooding and flash floods in 2007, to the extent of a 1 in 100 year flood event. The primary school, which is located in a low spot, suffered badly. The initial assessment had identified a lack of positive drainage outfall and capability for a 1 in 2 year storm event only.As part of the alleviation scheme, the school's car park has been lowered to below the building's finished floor ...
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
Concerns were raised for British Waterways when six of their lagoons adjacent to the Long Sandall Lock Canal, holding 100,000 cubic metres of dredging sediment, were nearing capacity. The lagoons are vital for storing sediments, the removal and re-use of which is a major part of successful canal operation. Our Environment team was brought in to determine whether the sediment could be reused as infill for canal bank stabilisation works. Existing waste guidelines classified dredgings as 'hazardous waste', assuming that the sediments were in a worst-case chemical form. Our team challenged this interpretation and, working closely with environmental regulators, developed a testing strategy that correctly classified the canal dredgings. Detailed assessment was used to dem ...
Before its upgrade, Bulford Road was a single-track road with passing places, which served nationally important energy sites and other developments in the vicinity of the Milford Haven waterway. This improvement scheme has transformed 2.7km into a road with safe walking and cycling paths linking the communities of Tiers Cross and Johnston.
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.
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...
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 ...
As part of the revival of the city of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Ramboll worked with architects and developers to transform contaminated industrial riverfront property to outdoor recreational space within an urban area for low- to-moderate income communities in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The project successfully provided for the delivery of safe and reliable drinking water to the region, as well as energy conservation through savings of more than one megawatt of energy pumping.
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.
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.
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.
Elaboration of environment and climate strategy, policy and climate accounts and environmental management system.
Greenwich Peninsula is a new development consisting of over 10,000 new homes and commercial space. The development has a build programme of 20 years.
Singapore’s new Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) will be the world’s largest energy recovery facility. The plant design is based on the most advanced waste-to-energy technology. By co-locating the facility next to a new water reclamation plant (Tuas WRP) it will be possible to achieve the highest energy efficiency and lowest greenhouse gas footprint.
The Wettendorf-Bottendorf onshore wind farm covers the energy demand of approximately 8,500 households, and its contribution to climate protection amounts to savings of more than 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
The people in Bangladesh are suffering from the deadly effects of contaminated drinking water. This has been caused by naturally occurring arsenic in the earth. The Ramboll Foundation has granted financial support for a three-year research project to secure safe drinking water.
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.
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.
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.
Since the end of the first REAP reporting year, we have been responsible for the external annual monitoring of the progress of REAP signatories on behalf of the European Commission (Directorate General Environment).
Ramboll was the engineer consultant on the NCC Company House Tangen project. The building is an office building developed after the NCC Property Development (Denmark) 'company house concept' for the future tennant ATEA.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
With the introduction of new technologies, biofuels could make out a sustainable strategy in the Norwegian aviation industry by 2025. But it takes by-product sales to make it profitable, states Ramboll report.
Ports are vulnerable to climate change and a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We worked with Port of San Diego on a climate action plan to reduce GHG emissions and climate adaptation assessments to identify and plan for potential vulnerabilities.
In Norway, the municipal bus service companies are working towards a shift from diesel to electric buses. This shift would mean a reduction in CO2 emissions, noise and local pollution, as well as a reduction of operating expenses.
The new Heimdal High School (VGS) is the largest zero emissions building in Norway and one of the most environmentally friendly school facilities in the world – and precisely consideration for the environment was an ambition right from the beginning of the project process.
Today, 38% of London’s domestic heat demand can be covered by utilising waste heat from the city. With the expansion of district heating networks in London, this number could rise to 63% by 2050.
The EU has committed itself to a transition to a circular economy. This entails a decrease of landfilling of waste, an increase of recycling of materials and the realisation of a non-toxic environment. To help EU realise its commitments, Ramboll has put together a study that will enable informed management of waste and recycled materials.
The construction sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors of the economy. Ramboll has helped the German Environment Agency conduct a study to evaluate options for strengthening recycling and setting incentives for use of recyclable materials.
Environmental design and EIA services to support a landmark mixed-use redevelopment
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.
Ramboll was awarded three mapping and masterplanning projects by Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) as part of local governmental efforts to decarbonise energy in England.
The South Devon Link Road Project was one of the biggest construction projects and one of the most complex highways schemes in the South West. Involving many partners and engineering challenges, the project has received awards for considerate practices that show respect to the community and the environment.
The new bypass on the A31 loops around the town of Magherafelt in Northern Ireland, and is expected to ease congestion in the town by as many as 50,000 vehicles a week, reducing journey times on a major route. Ramboll contributed highway, structures and geotechnical design, environmental co-ordination (including landscape design and assessment of alternative designs) and site supervision.
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.
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.
Advising Smiths Group on energy compliance and undertaking audits across the European Union
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.
The development of sustainable groundwater management plans for Vordingborg Municipality ensures clean groundwater for future generations.
The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm project is a significant step towards Taiwan’s transition to renewable energy. Ramboll designed the two large 600MW offshore substations for the wind farm.
For the new Cantonal Hospital building, Ramboll will be responsible for planning the logistics and automated transport systems that will enable the use of automated guided vehicles and pneumatic tube systems in the building.
Ramboll is the UK’s leading CLT (cross laminated timber) designer with extensive experience in concept design, detailed design and connections design. We have worked with CLT for over 15 years and designed some of the biggest and tallest CLT buildings in the country.
Supporting a global business with regulatory energy compliance and energy audits on all their UK facilities.
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.
Ramboll provided assistance to Clarence City Council to prepare a stormwater system management plan for the Bellerive-Howrah Beach stormwater catchment. This stormwater system management plan will be used as the basis for land use planning, emergency management, community consultation/education and capital expenditure planning.
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.
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.
Gullbergsvass is one of seven neighbourhoods in central Gothenburg’s port area to be transformed into the attractive new ‘RiverCity’. Ramboll performed a feasibility study for the 90 hectare district as a basis for stakeholder dialogue on the development. RiverCity promises to position Gothenburg as one of the top five cities in Europe for growth potential.
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.
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.
Ramboll Management Consulting is working on a 4-year project related to the UN’s Global Goals. The task is to analyse and describe the societal impacts generated in a so-called challenge-driven innovation programme.
The new 53,000m2 Niels Bohr Science Park is to consist of two separate buildings on either side of one of the busiest roads into the centre of Copenhagen. Ramboll experts teamed up with subconsultants from Vilhelm Lauritzen, Christensen & Co, GHB Landskabsarkitekter and Collin Gordon and Associates to provide an all encompassing proposal for the design of the building and its surroundings.
The creation of a green and sustainable city in a desert landscape is the ambitious goal for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The project is founded on a number of urban planning principles, with a focus on optimal utilisation of the region’s resources.
The Asian Development Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have started an initiative with Ramboll to develop, pilot, and implement smart city concepts in eight South-East Asian countries. The project will address urban challenges within liveability, climate change and resilience.
Ramboll has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate the route for the high-speed tracks between Gothenburg - Borås and two stations in Mölndal and Landvetter airport.
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.
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.
In-house code and geometry modelling used to model and then fabricate an innovative timber grid shell.
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.Plant is neatly located within ...
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 centrepiece. In order to prove airtight and energy efficient, the wall and floor joints are sealed. Services are accommodated under-floor wherever possible. The upper elevation's glass panels serve as rain screen cladding.
Environmental engineering services in support of a planning application for a unique 200-bed underground hotel.
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 ...
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 throught 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 ...
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.
Rehabilitating abandoned mine land and other key sites with site-specific native species, in collaboration with the US Forest Service and Colorado prison inmate employment programs
Ensuring biodiversity is protected while a pioneering wind farm project demonstrates the potential for renewable energy development in Western Africa
Lenders’ Independent Environmental & Social Consultant for three major 4.8GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) can displace native species and result in habitat alteration. Improved management of fouling on ships can help reduce the spread of AIS and protect native biodiversity
The Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation programme (AIMP) 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.
Sörmland to upgrade their healthcare facilities. Extensions and refurbishment of the hospitals in the cities of Eskilstuna, Nyköping and Katrineholm in Sweden.
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.
The Meridian Water project is one of the largest housing developments in London and the UK and will see up to 10,000 homes constructed over the next 20 years on an 85 hectare brownfield site.
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.
Ramboll is providing Lead Engineering Consultancy, Design and Construction Supervision on this 124-hectare multi-use development in Qatar.
Feasibility study of a district cooling system providing cooling for the headquarters of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
As key advisor to government offices across Europe, Ramboll Management Consulting contributes to effective and evidence-based solutions to the challenges posed by the influx of migrants and asylum seekers.
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.
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.
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.
In 2012 the UK government issued revised statutory guidance on how local authorities should implement Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990: the ‘Contaminated Land Regulations’, or ‘Part 2A’.
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.
The European Commission has asked Ramboll and its partner CO2logic to study how the Commission – as an organisation – can become greenhouse gas-neutral as early as possible prior to 2050.
It is the vision of Carlsberg Properties to create a new sustainable district in Copenhagen with housing, shops and office buildings in harmony with the historical old buildings and the neighbouring districts.
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.
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.
Operating 100% on renewable energy and with negative operational carbon emissions, Lidl’s distribution centre in Järvenpää excels in sustainable and smart solutions. 1,600solar panels have been installed.
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.
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.
The Makers District is set to become one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic communities.
Didsbury Technology Park is a commercial office in South Manchester, consisting of a net zero carbon office to be classified by the UK Green Building Council (GBC), a high spec smart office and a 500-space multi-storey car park