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 ...
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 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 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 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.
In Copenhagen, The first green wave for cyclists has reduced travel time going to and from the city centre along three main streets during peak hour. This is the result of coordinating the traffic lights for cyclists travelling at a steady pace of 20 km/h on the selected street sections.
Workshop for Engelinranta Area Development, RFI, City of Hameenlinna 22 October 2013
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.
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.
Transport for London and Sustrans approached Ramboll’s bridge engineers to investigate the feasibility of a pedestrian/cycle bridge upstream of Tower Bridge — the first proposed for this locale in decades. It's an ambitious project, designed to improve connections between Canary Wharf and the Rotherhithe peninsula in time for the London 2012 Olympics. We consulted a range of interested parties to assess multiple sites and viable options. Transport links, construction access, conservation, ground conditions and structural requirements were taken into consideration. A suitable site was identified at Durands Wharf — it's close to housing, existing transport links and cycle networks, opposite open space at Westferry Road, and this position allows open sightlines for ease of river ...
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.
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.
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 project is part of the Copenhagen Bicycle Policy, which aims at improving conditions for cyclists in city centre. Ramboll is involved in the planning and establishment of new bicycle paths in and around the historical urban core. The project is executed with a special focus on the integration of bicycle traffic with the historical city centre and the urban environment.
Ramboll has been instrumental in the upgrading and expansion of Dubrovnik Airport’s infrastructure. The project will ensure the airport is fit for the future and capable of handling increasing passenger numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 ...
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.
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.
Project planning of separate tram networks for two major cities in Finland, Tampere and Turku.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atelier Dreiseitl was commissioned to create a new city vision for Taipei. A humid subtropical climate, subject to typhoons, makes flooding a common occurrence, while the local Keelung River has been seriously degraded.
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.
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. Ramboll UK joined the multi-disciplinary masterplanning team to advise on overall feasibility and on infrastructure and utilities in particular, with special emphasis on sustainable water supply, management, treatment and recycling.The development occupies a 17 hectare site, currently consisting of sub-arable land and largely disused buildings. Orange and lemon orchards occupying the site are to be retained, relocated to areas of water-rich parkland that are integral to the new plans.Our infrastructure and mas ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.