Projects

Over the years, we have solved many distinctive and challenging projects for our customers. Ramboll’s Project excellence programme is dedicated to providing clients with world class project management competencies and the very best results.


Fehmarn Belt fixed link geotechnical analysis

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 ...

Riverside Bridge

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.

Raven Meadows

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 ...

Weather - It’s Raining... or Not

Ramboll advised on the geotechnical, structural and mechanical aspects of the ‘Weather — It’s Raining or Not…’ installation in Hoxton Square.

The Weather Yesterday

Ramboll provided geotechnical and structural engineering advice for the LED installation ‘The Weather Yesterday’, at the 2012 London Festival of Architecture.

Louis Vuitton, New Bond Street

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.

Travelodge, City Road

Travelodge had acquired a Grade II listed historic building in Greater London, formerly the headquarters for Singer Sewing Machines. It has been refurbished to house hotel facilities and an extension added. A seven storey structure in loadbearing Portland stone, the existing building has some notable features, such as an entirely oak panelled room, which has been preserved.The extension is steel frame concrete slab construction up to the first floor. For the upper six storeys, lightweight modular wall construction has been used to reduce load. This solution also allowed for off site fabrication and so sped up construction. The extension's façade has been carefully rendered to marry with the historic building adjacent. Windows have been recessed and rainscreen claddi ...

University of East London School of Education

As part of a campus-wide masterplan, the University of East London is expanding its teaching facilities with a new building to house lecture rooms and offices. The cramped Stratford site — which sits directly above a Channel Tunnel rail link — posed some challenges to the design team. Efficient use of vertical volume was a key priority.The architect suggested a bold solution: a rectilinear building, bisected by a full-height atrium, with each of the two wings designed for specific use. Thus the west wing, which houses lecture facilities, is designed with generous floor-to ceiling heights and comprises three storeys. The east wing, housing offices, comprises four stories with a reduced floor-to-ceiling height ratio. Each wing is structurally independent. This approach maximises ...

Tidworth Physical & Recreational Training Centre

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 ...

UCL Institute of Education extension

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 ...

SmartLIFE UK

An international centre for the study of sustainable construction at a leading Cambridge college for further education was designed to illustrate a range of sustainable solutions. We played a leadership role in liaising between numerous subcontractors, ensuring the smooth integration of techniques.The main building is largely of timber and is L-shaped in plan. One wing houses teaching and classroom facilities and the other, a visitor centre. Nestled in the crook of the L is a second timber frame structure, diamond-shaped in plan. Here, a large workshop is sheltered by a suspended fabric roof — the largest hyperbolic shaped roof in the UK.In the main building's north wing, 2.5m x 12m Lenotec wall panels are suspended from glulam beams. This prefabricated solution ...

215 - 219 Oxford Street office conversion

With a Central Line tube running directly under the site and a Grade II* listed building to be retained and integrated into the development, this new office block called for a sensitive approach. Clad in precast panels commemorating the Festival of Britain, the existing building occupied the corner of Oxford St and Ramillies St. A new fully glazed concrete structure, roughly L shaped in plan, has been built hard up against the side and rear elevations. Segments of the existing walls were removed to permit circulation between the buildings. Underpinning helped maximise the site footprint and a concrete raft foundation has been used.From basement to first floor houses retail, with offices occupying the remaining upper four storeys. Minimal use of internal columns ens ...

Wymondham College extension

This new campus building is designed to provide additional accommodation for sixth form students. Our approach emphasized buildability, with a consistent structural design that included some modular elements. The concrete frame structure — which links to an existing campus building — is L-shaped in plan and houses four storeys of living space. The eastern wing is gently curved in plan, with ample glazing on the east-facing elevation that provides residents with pleasing views. Nestled in the crook of the L is a landscaped courtyard. Acoustic performance was a priority in this high-density environment. We suggested using RC frame construction with alternating loadbearing crosswalls. Every other separation wall is loadbearing concrete. This sound structural solution a ...

Okhta Centre Tower

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 ...

NUDC 3

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 ...

Northumbria Healthcare

Located on the edge of Cramlington to the north of Newcastle, this new build facility will provide a uniquely comprehensive range of emergency care to patients in Northumbria. Specialist consultants and senior doctors will be available at all times to deliver expert emergency diagnostics and treatment to A&E patients. Our structural, geotechnical and civil engineers, along with our environmental consultants, worked on the concept design.At the centre of the development is a three-storey hub housing laboratories, radiology and operating theatres. The hub is flanked by a series of ‘cogs’ that house wards on one side, and the entrance and ambulance podiums on the other. A concrete frame solution has been specified. The floor slabs vary between 200mm and 450mm in depth, depending ...

Eton rowing lake bridges

A gravel quarry in Buckinghamshire has been converted into an Olympic-standard rowing lake for British independent school Eton College. It's connected to a parallel feeder lake by channels at the start, middle and finish, each spanned by a road bridge designed by our bridges team. The lake has since been designated as a venue for the rowing, canoeing and kayaking events of the 2012 Olympics and we have been asked back to design two further bridges.Originally six steel bridges had been planned but their cost exceeded the available budget. We were asked to investigate alternatives. The access road and cycle track were moved together at the channel crossings, halving the number of necessary bridges. In the design of the bridges, we combined visual wit with structural ingenuity to ...

Faculty of Humanities, University of Cambridge

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. The site is bordered by three faculty buildings and a road, and features a number of retained mature trees that restrict access and storage. Originally appointed to conduct a feasibility study, our eventual remit included a ground conditions report, the structural scheme design and the routing of drainage to avoid tree disturbance. The 4,000 sq m four-storey structure has a Grade 4 basement under its central rectangular footprint, intended for use as a document and film archive. The foundation solution here is a steel sheet pile retaining wall that transf ...

Docklands Light Railway upgrade and expansion works

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 ...

Port of Beirut, Quay 12-14 - Detailed Design

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.

Malmö City Tunnel

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.

Chelsea Bridge Wharf phase 5

We helped our client achieve the final phase of the Chelsea Bridge Wharf development. Built on a 19th century railway freight terminal site, phase 5 consists of four new blocks. These architect designed glass-fronted buildings are dominated by a 14 storey hotel, some 8,000 sq m of office space, 11 floors of apartments and riverside restaurants with views of Battersea Bridge. As with phases 1-4, we used a modular framework and reinforced concrete slabs. Framed steel shuttering was moved from one column to the next. Columns were kept to the same size with transfer slabs running to 400mm. As part of the hotel design we engineered floating wall columns to support the balconies of the 202-room building. The substructure basement slab is semi-suspended on top of pile foundations bore ...

Golden Jubilee Footbridges

The Golden Jubilee Footbridges lie either side of Hungerford Railway Bridge, across the River Thames in central London.The competition-winning design provides a replacement for the single footbridge once attached to the downstream side of the rail bridge. The site is complex and historic — two piers from Brunel's suspension bridge of 1845 are now part of the rail bridge's structure. A deep telecommunications tunnel runs under the site, and three underground train lines run nearby, posing extra challenges for our ground and structural engineers. Each footbridge is a seven-span cable-stayed structure hung away from the rail bridge on tapered tubular steel pylons. Span lengths are typically 50m and 53m, and the width of the reinforced concrete decks is 4.7m. In addition, new islan ...

Three Quays

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 ...

Moorgate Exchange

Situated in the heart of London, the Moorgate Exchange is a £65m commercial 12 storey redevelopment, offering 218,000 sq. ft. of grade A office and headquarter accommodation.

Waingels College

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 ...

Forthside footbridge

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.

Palace of Westminster settlement remediation

Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster was founded in 1097, though only sections of masonry remain from this date. Its spectacular hammer beam roof — which dates from 1402 — is thought to be the best example in Europe, and the whole building is Grade 1 listed and part of the Westminster UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hall's grand southern steps and some areas of floor had suffered from considerable ongoing settlement and our specialists were appointed to investigate the causes, consider repair options and recommend remedial measures.Working closely with the Parliamentary Works Directorate, the Palace's conservation architect and English Heritage to ensure that all work followed best conservation practice, we took the role of lead consultant. Non-destructive surveys, inc ...

Riverside Building, Lewisham University Hospital

The third phase of development at Lewisham Hospital in London was carried out under a PFI contract with Carrillion Construction (Mowlem). Our engineers contributed substantially to the winning bid for the project to build the seven-storey Riverside Building, and provided structural, geotechnical and civil engineering services throughout.The site is flanked on three sides by existing hospital buildings, and on the fourth by the River Ravensbourne. The river winds at this point and the design team's focus on maximum use of the site led to and 'S' plan solution for the building. The 22,000 m2 new facility accommodates operating theatres, theatre recovery, specialist treatment rooms, a coronary care unit, a high-dependency unit and four wards.Riverside is founded on a c ...

Project Jacobs, Winnersh Triangle

The Winnersh Triangle lies within a mile of the M4 motorway, close to Reading and is the subject of a phased redevelopment plan to create a new grade A business park. We were appointed to provide structural, fire, infrastructure, sustainability and geotechnical services for five buildings, including a new HQ for Jacobs Engineering. Bespoke office accommodation was required while the client requested that the building's design be consistent with the rest of the park.The Jacobs building comprises five floors on top of a podium structure containing an undercroft car park, set half in the ground and designed to work with the site's contours. The podium is finished with a mixture of hard and soft landscaping which helps attenuate surface water drainage and reduces discharge into the ...

University of Leicester Centre for Medicine

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.

Jarrold Bridge, Norwich

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 ...

London Edition Hotel

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.

KPMG Headquarters design supervision

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 Shard ground movement assessment and monitoring

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 ...

Sheffield University Resource Centre

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...

Sheffield Academies

The UK government's academies program aims to give underperforming schools a new lease of life by building legible, curriculum-appropriate facilities that encourage academic endeavour. For these two schools — Park and Springs — we provided engineering solutions that served an economic building program. Steel framed with composite concrete slabs, the schools have external masonry cavity walls that help regulate thermal capacity. Springs is triangular in plan, with a central courtyard housing an amphitheatre. The self-enclosing triangular structure was chosen for heightened security. Parks is E-shaped in plan, with three wings leading off a long “street.” Both structures are double glazed throughout with ventilation systems designed to promote sound insulation. The sc ...

St Katharine Docks restaurant proposal

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 Salt House

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 ...

99-121 Kensington High Street refurbishment

Adjacent to Kensington High Street London Underground station, this listed building is home to 361,000 sq ft of retail and office space, with the famous Kensington Roof Gardens and the Virgin nightclub on top.Retail facilities occupy the basement, ground, first and second floors, and offices the third to fifth floors. Record label Sony BMG signed a 10-year lease for the third and fourth floors on the understanding they could reconfigure the space. Realising the company's vision involved extensive structural renovations. Voids were created by removal of some floor areas and temporary bracing inserted to enable this. In order to reinforce existing columns, plates were welded to them to create box-section columns capable of spanning two floors in height.We also provid ...

Woodside Quarry development

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 ...

Waterside Marina

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. ...

Wandsworth Academy of Design & Technology extension

As part of the City Academy program to increase schools' academic standards, this award winning 1950s school will be refurbished and a two-storey concrete frame extension added, including entry atrium, classrooms, dance hall, sports hall and music rooms. Our main challenge is to marry a high architectural standard with a competitive budget. Lateral thinking has produced some ingenious solutions involving the use of prefab elements and some recycled materials.The existing sports hall has a timber truss roof. Once removed, these trusses will be recycled in the construction of the new atrium rooflight. A dramatic double storey height 'street' running the entire width of the extension building, the atrium will be a key visual feature of the new build. The new roof will ...

Oxford Brookes University student centre

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 ...

One Southampton Row

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...

M25 DBFO widening J27-30, one of the fastest highway construction programmes

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.

M25 motorway J12-15 widening and T5 spur road

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.

East Water Catchment decommissioning, Gibraltar

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. < ...

Abu Dhabi Airport Expansion

Part of a $6.8bn expansion programme to increase capacity from 3.5 to 20 million passengers by 2011.

A transparent Town Hall in Tallinn

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.

Building a home for elephants

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.

Danderyd Hospital

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.

Grundfos Manufacturing Serbia - GMS 1

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.

Regional Sea Level Rise

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.

Oslo Opera House

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.

Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

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.

Mossbourne Community Academy

A site scattered with decommissioned school buildings and forked between two urban railway lines might have seemed an unprepossessing birthplace for this landmark development by the London Community Academies Initiative.In fact, its location was entirely to the point. The academy was part of the Department of Education & Science's initial drive to seed educational excellence in targeted areas. Sensitivity to the community was integral at all levels: sustainable development was key to our brief.With Richard Rogers, we designed a three storey Glulam timber frame structure with concrete floor slabs to achieve thermal mass. This main building is V-shaped in plan, with naturally-ventilated classrooms along the arms and an air-conditioned assembly hall at the central poin ...

3 St James Court, Norwich

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 ...

14 Cornhill

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...

Sonning residence

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 ...

Leeds Canal Basin residential

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.

75-79 York Road offices

A tired 1960s office block has been transformed with a series of extensions, a new façade treatment and improved circulation. An previous two storey extension at the front of the building has been demolished to make way for a new four storey one, and a two storey structure has been added at the rear, on a site that previously served as a carpark.The tower's twelfth storey has been removed and a steel frame penthouse added in its place to house residential units. Additional plant supports an increased services requirement that includes air conditioning, and new lifts improve access. Reducing depth of scree at each floor plate has streamlined the structure so that only localised strengthening to the existing foundation was required.

Aldermanbury Square

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 ...

British Geological Survey offices

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...

Crawley Fire Station

The new fire station complex at Crawley is dominated by a striking three storey asymmetrical concrete frame building that houses lecture and teaching rooms and sleeping accommodation.As part of the aesthetic, the rear wall inclines outwards from ground to roof level. Visual balance is provided by a two storey glazed entrance block attached to the front elevation. We engineered a sizeable concrete core at the building's centre to achieve the necessary structural stability. Internal space is uncluttered: perimeter columns, inclined at the rear of the building, are concealed within the blockwork walls.Other facilities on site include the exercise and training yards, workshops, a hose tower and single storey appliance station. The latter steel framed structure is linked ...

British Museum World Conservation & Exhibition Centre

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 ...

Cambridge Science Park Building 101

Established by Trinity College in 1970, Cambridge Science Park is the UK's oldest and most prestigious science park. Approval was sought from the landlord before work could begin on this speculative, three-storey office building.Fitting comfortably into the home of over 90 hi-tech companies and new businesses, the Building 101 is a conventional concrete frame. The preferred in situ flat slab solution simplified the underground installation of services and made savings in construction time. For the cladding, panels of sun-sensitive, galvanized aluminium create a glossy dark exterior.A cantilevered steel staircase, comprising two flights with midway landing, wraps around the double height atrium.We also engineered a freestanding 130-space car park sited adj ...

Brighton Pier boat deck replacement

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 ...

Bankside 123

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 ...

Ariadne Building and Piazza

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 ...

Borders Primary Schools

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 ...

Campus Centre, University of Bedfordshire

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 ...

Bournville College

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 ...

CitizenM Hotel, Tower Hill

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.

Belgrave House

Designed to provide 30,000 sq m of floor space, at the time of construction this six-storey steel-composite structure was the largest speculative office development to be undertaken in London's West End in a decade.Six of our departments worked with the architect Squire and Partners to develop the design, necessitating rigorous project co-ordination. The results speak for themselves: the building was delivered 15% below budget and two months in advance of the original programme.Site challenges included the close proximity of London Underground tunnels and re-use of existing pile foundations, both of which required detailed analysis and strategy.We used 15m spans to provide the necessary column-free space for a fully flexible, open plan interior. The stee ...

Riverlight

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.

Tjuvholmen

Tjuvholmen outside Aker Brygge is the first stage of the project Fjordbyen Oslo, which is aimed at reviving the harbour areas of Oslo.

Olympics 2004 opening ceremony effects

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 ...

Anfield new stadium

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.

Beechwood and Arbourvale Schools PFI

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 ...

Merano Residences

Merano Residences is a 28 storey, high end, mixed use development boasting panoramic views of Westminster and the City of London.

Elizabeth II Court refurbishment

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 ...

135-137 New Bond Street

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 ...

The Embankment

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.

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

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.

Cathedral Bridge

Designing a new foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby has given our bridge team the opportunity to progress bridge technology at a significant site of industrial history.The competition-winning design is the face of modern engineering, 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. The design of the backspan was dictated by the site: it crosses a mill race, reinterpreted as a dynamic piece of public art, enabling access to the riverside walkway whether the bridge is open or closed.One big challenge was the river's flow rate, which is not only fast but can rise rapidly by up to 1m. Under flood ...

A477 St Clears to Red Roses road improvement scheme

The improved section of the A477 road forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. The original road was considered sub-standard in a number of aspects and the Welsh government appointed SRB Civil Engineering and Ramboll’s transport and environmental consultants in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.

Bahrain International Airport

A project involving the design of a bespoke new apron, service facility and taxiway

Elektron residential development

An ambitious regeneration of the East India Dock neighbourhood has culminated in this flagship development. Three highly glazed towers — one at 25 storeys, the others at 22 — house high specification flats with ground floor car parking. We came on board at post stage D development. We helped streamline the initial design, increasing efficiency of construction and reducing costs. Each concrete frame structure is set on a piled raft foundation incorporating up to 100 piles per tower. With careful analysis we were able to revise the original design to deliver a uniform column grid, eliminating the need for costly transfer structures. Strengthened concrete is used to keep columns to a slender 200mm in width.

GSM-R Banedanmark Roll-out project

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.

Nini and Cecilie - Minimum-facility platforms for a marginal field

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.

CitySuites, Chapel Street

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. 

Gatwick Airport airside/landside boundary relocation

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.

Goldsmiths, Department of Media & Communications

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 ...

Greenwich Millennium Village phase 1 C,D and E

An award-winning scheme, these new dwellings constitute Phase I of a larger development — Greenwich Millenium Village. This includes a variety of residences, a school, parkland, waterways and a football pitch. The buildings in Phase I provide a major proportion of the affordable housing for the project.Holly Court (otherwise known as Phase IC) consists of two ten storey concrete frame buildings, both L-shaped in plan, enclosing a central courtyard. The upper storeys of each building are stepped back from the elevation The roof is a steel barrel-vault.Due to site contamination, digging a basement was not an option, so indoor car parking is provided on the ground floor. This contributed to our challenge of maximizing the total number of storeys within a 30m planning ...

Grace Academy, Coventry

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 ...

House of Music: Harmonic interaction in architectural playground

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.

Royal Holloway, University of London

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

The Presidential Library, Astana

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 ...

Mayfield School

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.

Hevossaari water intake plant

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.

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Construction of the Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury made possible the consolidation of Pembury and Kent & Sussex Hospitals into one single location. Built on the site of Pembury hospital, it includes 512 bedrooms and was the first NHS acute hospital in Britain to have single room wards.

British Embassy, Sana'a

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 ...

Central Park business park transport gateway

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 ...

Old Town Dock detailed design

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.

St David's 2

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...

Kings Cross Central Development

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.

Crome Court, University of East Anglia

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.

Ferrari World rollercoaster works

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 ...

Oldham Leisure Centre

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.

1 Moor Lane refurbishment

Ramboll UK helped update this tired office building, which had been left unlet for several years. Work involved modifying the existing atrium and replacing its glazed roof, and adding several storeys above the terraced west wing. Crucially, we devised solutions to substantially increase floor space with the minimum of structural intervention.The existing steel frame structure was rectangular in plan, with an irregular atrium — roughly circular in plan — in the centre. The first six stories housed offices, with plant located on the seventh and eighth floors and in a service drum that rose three storeys above the building.Infilling half the atrium served to extend floor space at each storey. The new, diminished atrium was then reconfigured to conform to a more pleasin ...

Tradewinds residential

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 ...

Crossrail - Paddington Station

Crossrail is delivering a new railway which will be known as the Elizabeth line and will have the capacity to carry 200 million passengers a year once complete. As part of the new line, a new station is being built at Paddington, alongside Brunel’s original building, incorporating 250m long platforms and taking the form of an underground box (265m long x 25m wide x 25m deep).

37-45 Kensington High Street

We provided structural and geotechnical services for major demolition and rebuilding work behind retained façades on this corner commercial site. The ground and basement levels of the five storey brick building house retail, and levels one to four offices.

RNLI Baltimore upgrade

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 ...

Liverpool John Moores University Design Academy

Opened to coincide with Liverpool's appointment as European Capital of Culture, the design academy provides facilities for a wide range of programs including architecture, fine arts, textiles, graphics and printing. The building is designed for energy efficiency, with renewable technologies accounting for 10% of annual energy demand. The five storey concrete frame structure is waved on plan, with saw toothed windows from first floor up on the two long elevations. A full height glazed atrium forms a dramatic "cut-through," permitting sightlines across the building. Open-plan at ground floor level, the atrium's upper storeys are internally articulated with segments of the floor slabs filled in at varying locations. Lightweight cantilever steel scissor stairs connect the ascending ...

Ormiston Academies

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 ...

Fort Nelson museum

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 ...

Ras Laffan port expansion

Ramboll provided the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Phase 2 of the Ras Laffan Port Expansion Project.

Gateway Asia 2030: Feasibility study for new major airport and seaport project, Manila

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.

New Power Station for BWSC

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.

New Power to Ouagadougou

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.

Ramboll purifies water for over 1 million inhabitants of Stockholm

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 Hamsun Centre

The Hamsun Centre, built to celebrate the most famous Norwegian author, combines exceptional architecture with unique technical solutions.

Bella Sky: The hotel which leans and twists

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.

Beaumont Leys School

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 ...

Athena Sculpture

Ramboll reaches for the sky, erecting the UK’s tallest bronze sculpture  in difficult ground conditions near London City Airport.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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.

The Blade

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...

Alakati mixed-use development masterplan

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 ...

Four Seasons

The large scale mixed use redevelopment of the Four Seasons hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivers world class hotel, residential and commercial facilities.

Ferrari World

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.

East Ayrshire schools PPP

A major PPP project to consolidate ten different schools of four Scottish campuses. As we provided a full range of services, including structural, building services, geotechnical and fire engineering as well as BREEAM consultancy, we were able to deliver highly co-ordinated solutions.Overall, the developments provide for nursery, primary, secondary and special needs teaching, as well as sports and other facilities for community use. We worked closely with the architect to help achieve a design that balances cost-effective repeatability with the flexibility to respond to each school's distinct character and needs. For example, St Joseph's has an Oratory, Shortlees a weightlifting room and The Grange a special needs facility.At Mauchline School, a 19th century buildin ...

BBC W1 project

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...

Carlton House Terrace refurbishment

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...

Somerset House refurbishment

Somerset House is one of London's most important 18th century buildings and is located on a Thames-side site adjacent to Waterloo Bridge. Since the formation of the Somerset House Trust in 1997, the complex has been transformed from the home of the Inland Revenue and the Records Office into a centre for culture and the arts. We provided engineering and specialist services for phase two of the works, which focused on the south range, river terrace and central courtyard.Built of loadbearing stone and masonry, with timber floors and a timber truss roof, the six storey south range has two levels of basement, featuring cross vaults and open light wells around the perimeter of the courtyard. To enable the creation of new gallery spaces, and associated restaurant and catering facili ...

Rhyl High School

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.

Eastgate and Chester City walls

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. The project was funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, who recognised the important value of the site for its local economy...

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant

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...

Ankhor development, Tashkent

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 ...

Paradise, Birmingham

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.

Thermoform Factory in Liberec, Czech Republic FPCZ-I

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 Great Northern Hotel Refurbishment

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.

Greenwich Millennium Village phases 3, 4 and 5

We produced a tender devised to promote a competitive overall costing by designing for three alternate methods of construction. This placed the contractor in a strong position to secure the most economic solution.

International Quarter London - Plot S6

Situated in the Olympic Park site, as part of the London 2012 games legacy, Transport for London’s (TfL) new headquarter at International Quarter London provides 265,000 sq ft modern, dynamic facilities for around 3,000 TfL staff.

Iasi Business Campus

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 ...

London Heathrow Airport

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.

Maljevik Bay

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 ...

The Hepworth Wakefield

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.

Twin Sails Bridge

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 …

Vatnsmyri Airport masterplan

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...

Greenfield Production Facility for Bang & Olufsen, Czech Republic

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Faerch Plast

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.

Production Facility for Grundfos

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.

Extension to Production Facility for Grundfos

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

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.

Harpa Concert and Conference Center: Designed in 3D

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.

Greenfield Steel Service Centre for Ib Andresen Industri

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast, phase 1 to 3, Hungary

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.

New National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

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).

Main Sales Office and Service Centre for Grundfos

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.

Black Sea Hotel and residences

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.

CityLife Milan technical reviews

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.

St Matthew Academy

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 ...

Pulkovo Airport

Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg provides a critical gateway into Russia and is one of Europe’s most ambitious aviation projects with a landmark terminal and surrounding airport ‘city’.

Tithebarn city centre regeneration

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.

Kent schools PFI

This project involved the refurbishment and expansion of six secondary schools in Kent. Our challenge was to install new teaching and recreational facilities with minimal disturbance to users of the existing school buildings.Working with the architects, we developed a steel-framed structural system for almost all the new buildings involved. Modular units were designed in varying shapes and sizes, depending on their function. Flat roofed, with a maximum height of two storeys and clad using a proprietary cladding system, they were able to be slotted in and around existing structures with speed and efficiency. Once the new structures were in place, old buildings were demolished or refurbished according to the needs of each school. We also engineered double-height gym f ...

Modernisation of Swedish hospitals

The upgrading of healthcare facilities in Sörmland, Sweden includes the refurbishment and extensions of hospitals in three cities.

Tate Modern

Officially opened on the 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. The ground breaking Tate Modern extension pushes the boundaries of modern design and engineering. From its one-of-a-kind geometric structure to its striking brick façade, every facet of this building has been planned and engineered with staggering accuracy.

RNLI Coventina - All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC)

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.

NN 1R Purification Pilot

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.

Tunnel under Marselis Boulevard

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.

Storstrøm Prison

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast

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.

First Extension to Production Facility for Coloplast

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.

Final Extension to Production Facility for Coloplast

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.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast

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.

Modification of Coloplast Production Facility

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.

The Niels Bohr Building

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 Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum Complex

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.

Cobham Motorway Service Area

Ramboll was lead engineer for Cobham Motorway Service Area, a 20ha development on an environmentally sensitive greenfield site.

First part of Carlsberg City

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.

Spectacular project in the Copenhagen harbour area

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.

Ayrshire College

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.

Maritime Museum in Elsinore

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.

Anholt Offshore Wind Farm - Denmark's largest offshore wind farm

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.

Helix-London development

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 ...

Vestas Blade Technology Centre

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...

Fehmarn: The world's longest road/rail tunnel

In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.

Nordhavnsvej – the largest road construction project in Copenhagen in 50 years

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.

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