Hordaland County Authority has engaged Ramboll Norway to develop a VISSIM model for the public transit terminal in Nonneseter and the surrounding road network in Bergen.
Norwegian National Road Administration engaged Ramboll to visualize the the two alternatives for the busses on E18 highway.
Involving citizens and stakeholders effectively in sketching out the new urban spaces by the City Circle Line stations in Copenhagen. In 2010 Ramboll planned and implemented a strategy for citizen and stakeholder involvement in the establishment of 14 new urban spaces related to the new stations of the City Circle line in Copenhagen.
Supporting the ability to travel from A to B in a simple and flexible manner is an essential element in Helsingør Municipality’s aims to attract and retain families and jobs. A new plan presents perspectives and 17 concrete solutions to increase mobility in Helsingør Municipality.
The current expressway will be converted into a motorway between Koskenkylä and Loviisa (17 km), and a new motorway will be built from Loviisa to Kotka (36 km).
As the use of autonomous vehicles becomes more widespread, it is becoming increasingly important to accurately assess the risks involved.
Helsinki to Stockholm by train in only 30 minutes? This may sound like the stuff of science fiction but initial studies in Finland suggest that it may be feasible.
With a population of almost 8 million people, the city of Hyderabad is the fourth most populous in India. As part of an effort to increase mobility and help Hyderabad become a more people-friendly and greener city, the new Metro Rail Project integrates multi-modal public transport with urban spaces and infrastructure development.
Ramboll has collaborated with the Danish Road Directorate on a guide on traffic safety intended for urban planners in municipalities and private companies. The purpose of the guide is to ensure that solutions regarding traffic safety are considered in the early planning stages – including in the district planning.
Ramboll has drawn up the traffic plan for the development of central Jyllinge and its surrounding residential areas. The plan will ensure that development opportunities are maintained and supported by favourable traffic connections and accessibility in the area.
The Kivistö railway station is located in Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Simulation was used to reveal possible traffic bottlenecks around the Kivistö station and the surrounding area of new residential and office buildings.
In Copenhagen, The first green wave for cyclists has reduced travel time going to and from the city centre along three main streets during peak hour. This is the result of coordinating the traffic lights for cyclists travelling at a steady pace of 20 km/h on the selected street sections.
Ramboll has developed a proposal for a comprehensive network of cycling routes in the Municipality of Gentofte. The aim is to improve mobility and accessibility for all schools in the municipality.
Principal Inspection of Highway Structures in UAE. Highway structures are vital elements in Nakheel’s iconic development and enable access to the island. The whole life costs of the structures are expected to be significant. The number of highway structures that require a fully detailed asset management system is increasing. Although the majority of the existing Nakheel bridges and tunnels were constructed within the past ten years, the need for inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation is essential to keep the road assets in service in a safe and usable condition. The effective management of these assets will help to secure a longer serviceable life for the structure.
The 23 km Follo Line railway will connect Oslo to the commuter city of Ski. Currently the largest transport project in Norway, it features Norway's longest railway tunnel (19 km) to allow much faster and more frequent trains to Oslo from the south.
Transport for London and Sustrans approached Ramboll’s bridge engineers to investigate the feasibility of a pedestrian/cycle bridge upstream of Tower Bridge — the first proposed for this locale in decades. It's an ambitious project, designed to improve connections between Canary Wharf and the Rotherhithe peninsula in time for the London 2012 Olympics. We consulted a range of interested parties to assess multiple sites and viable options. Transport links, construction access, conservation, ground conditions and structural requirements were taken into consideration. A suitable site was identified at Durands Wharf — it's close to housing, existing transport links and cycle networks, opposite open space at Westferry Road, and this position allows open sightlines for ease of river ...
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 ...
Rail Denmark has decided to modernise the centralised traffic control system in Aalborg. The current system is ready for replacement. The Aalborg-Frederikshavn section includes a total of 8 substations, with various interlocking systems. The new system will be based on modern, screen based technology. It will provide a higher level of automatic train management functions than ever before. It will therefore enable more efficient operations, and will reduce operational costs.
Railway traffic in southern Finland has been handled earlier in system level reports and more specifically divided subject-specific reports. There is a need to specify railway traffic as a whole, as well as requirements for infrastructure investment with respect to traffic characteristics (increased traffic, demand forecasts and land usage). ESSI is a visioning exercise for future rail demands in southern Finland.
The Limerick PPP Scheme (Public Private Partnership) includes a fourth crossing of the River Shannon linking the northern bank with the southern bank at Bunlicky Lake.
The LIIKE system is used to control track capacity in an environment consisting of several railway companies. Ramboll has been participating in the development of the system since 2006.
The regional light rail line from Itäkeskus, Helsinki to Keilaniemi, Espoo.
This project consists of a detailed road and traffic management design, for a new traffic solution at Nørreport Station - including a new bus station.
Close to the city center of Copenhagen, Ramboll has designed and realised a square, Guldberg Byplads.
In Copenhagen, one of the world’s leading cities for cycling, congestion is not confined to the road system. A range of new Super Bike Path solutions includes green waves, fast lanes and virtual traffic islands to increase capacity and flow on bike paths.
The project is part of the Copenhagen Bicycle Policy, which aims at improving conditions for cyclists in city centre. Ramboll is involved in the planning and establishment of new bicycle paths in and around the historical urban core. The project is executed with a special focus on the integration of bicycle traffic with the historical city centre and the urban environment.
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.
The aim of the project was to design a road traffic tunnel system at Stockholm’s southern suburbs in order to reduce traffic congestion, direct traffic around Stockholm and enhance environmental condition.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The potential environmental impact of the Aberdeen Gateway business park development, located just south of the city, was a critical enough issue to have affected the granting of planning permission.We undertook a thorough environmental impact assessment of the proposed scheme. Our assessment showed that the transportation of materials to and from the site would have a major impact, with vehicle emissions, traffic volumes on local roads and noise all causing concern.Accordingly, we made recommendations for a transportation strategy for on-site materials management. Our consultants demonstrated that the strategy would reduce carbon emissions associated with bringing fill material to the site from 4 tonnes to 3.1 tonnes.
Imagine having an app that combines all available transport options, such as taxis, public transport, cars and even bike share, into a single mobile service. With the Whim app, consumers can do exactly that, purchasing the exact services they need either as a one-off or on a subscription basis.
The A477 road forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. Ramboll was appointed transport and environmental consultant in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.
Under the leadership of the Ruler of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Fujairah Municipality initiated the development of a strategic Framework Plan for the Emirate of Fujairah, one of seven Emirates making up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ramboll was commissioned by Fujairah Municipality to develop Fujairah’s Framework Plan through a multi-disciplinary approach.
The Green Mountain Project for a Sustainable Future was a development initiative led by the Engineering Consulting Office for Utilities (ECOU) in partnership with a consortium of international consultants led by Ramboll UK. In 2009, ECOU was one of the main engineering consulting practices in Libya involved design on major projects. Its work included urban and regional planning, and investigations supporting the designation of protected areas and national parks.The project's overall objectives were to provide the local population of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) area on Libya's northeast coast, with infrastructure and income as well as protect the region's natural and cultural assets, both of which are important for quality of life and tourism. Impetus for the project spr ...
Ramboll, in a joint venture with Arup and with architectural firm COBE as sub-consultant, is the planning advisor for the Nordhavnen Metro extension in central Copenhagen.
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.
Tying together the University of Copenhagen's various faculties, research facilities and laboratories as well as improving integration with the city and businesses in the area is the aim for the development of the Campus North area.
A central district of Slovenia's capital city is to be completely transformed by an ambitious mixed use development that incorporates commercial, residential, retail, hotel, sports and leisure facilities for day and night. Ramboll's engineers and consultants have provided structural, building services, fire and transport engineering for the concept design.
The 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 ...
Ramboll has been appointed by RSP Architects to provide consultancy services for the development of the new Headquarters’ office of Emirates Advanced Investment (EAI), located in Abu Dhabi. Elite Design and Engineering Consultancy, an Emirates Advance Investment Group (EAIG) Subsidiary is the main Client on this project.
The Meridian Water project is one of the largest housing developments in London and the UK and will see up to 10,000 homes constructed over the next 20 years on an 85 hectare brownfield site.
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 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 ...
Akbulak Club Resort is a luxury leisure complex resort located in the south east of Kazakhstan, approximately 50km east of the former capital Almaty. The proposed development is laid over 980 hectares on a greenfield site, located at the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range, which separates Kazakhstan and China. Assessments, provided by Ramboll, included information that could be used to forecast costs, enabling our client to consider possible phasing options.
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.
Project planning of separate tram networks for two major cities in Finland, Tampere and Turku.
Planning new town near future S-train station The Delta Neighbourhood will be the first development of the new town Vinge, Denmark. The neighbourhood consists of 500-600 houses located close to a future S-train station and close to the surrounding nature.
Denmark’s largest current climate adaption project, the "Blue-Green Garden City" in the town of Kokkedal, north of Copenhagen, will improve local residents' everyday life; environmentally, socially and culturally.
Ramboll is working with the contractor Balfour Beatty, under a design & build contract, to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk.
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 ...
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.
We have been supporting the urban designers in the creation of a comprehensive regeneration strategy for two tightly developed local centres in the London Borough of Hackney. This work complements the Mayor’s London Plan, which incorporates the regeneration of designated town centres within the capital. Transport for London is a key partner and stakeholder in the development of both masterplans.
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 ...
Famously raised from the sea bed before a worldwide television audience of 60 million in 1982, the Tudor warship Mary Rose has been undergoing an heroic conservation process in a temporary museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Marina Mall is a 180,000 sqm retail and leisure facility in the Lusail development on the east coast of Qatar. The mall includes over 70,000 sqm leasable retail over three main levels, as well as a hypermarket within the basement. It will also house cinemas, family entertainment centre, restaurants with terraces overlooking the marina and spa facilities.
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 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...
Ramboll is engaged as the main consultant on the stretch of the new E18 motorway between Grimstad and Kristiansand. The new motorway will significantly improve the Norwegian infrastructure and will improve living conditions for local communities living along the existing road.
Within Finland, Sweden and Norway in particular, Ramboll has been extensively involved in the establishment of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, part of EU’s TEN-T road network, linking this region closer to the rest of Europe and beyond. As a part of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, the E18 stretches all the way across southern Finland from Turku via the Helsinki metropolitan area to Vaalimaa at the Russian border providing a fast route to Eastern markets. Leading the consulting consortium in charge of construction design, Ramboll plays a central role in the E18 motorway extension from Koskenkylä to Kotka.
The Øresund Link connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the city of Malmö in southern Sweden by a four lane motorway and a two track electrified railway for high speed (200 km/h) passenger services as well as freight trains.
The population in Western part of Sweden is growing and capacity problems on the railways in and around Gothenburg are increasing.
A vibrant hub responding to the rise of the maker movement – a global social movement with an artisan spirit – that is set to become one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic communities.
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.
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.
The upgrading of healthcare facilities in Sörmland, Sweden includes the refurbishment and extensions of hospitals in three cities.
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.
Three existing primary schools are being replaced by the new Hillhead Primary in Glasgow. We were appointed by the architect as part of the design team to create a learning environment for 666 pupils in a woodland habitat. The site is divided between a former car park and a greenfield site previously used by the city's parks department.The site's proximity to the River Kelvin necessitated an environmental impact assessment to examine the flood risk. Proposed green roofs will contribute to the drainage strategy by discharging excess water into the river. We provided transport solutions, including provisions for bicycles and staging drop-off zones in the surrounding side streets. An air quality study analysed the impact of CO2 emissions during peak hours.The school's ...
The suburban area around Gentofterenden, north of Copenhagen, has suffered from severe flooding during cloudbursts. Ramboll has assisted in improving the water management by providing a carefully considered water plan that not only caters for the increased amounts of rainwater but also enhances the quality of life of local citizens.
Having served as Helsinki's cargo port for almost 100 years, Jätkäsaari will be transformed into an attractive urban residential area by 2025. The Jätkäsaari construction project consists of various commissions, which Ramboll is planning in connection with numerous client and cooperative partners.
The project consists of a 1.8 kilometre cut and cover tunnel, consisting of mechanical and electrical installations, several road and railway bridges (including railway bridges at Langenæs, Åhavevej and Viby Ringgade), and all temporary structures.
With its unique positioning and an area covering the size of 625 football grounds, Nordhavnen (or Nordhavn) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is Scandinavia's largest and most ambitious city development project for the time being. The overriding vision for Nordhavnen is to become the sustainable city of the future.
The Khalifa University Extension Phase 1 Project will add an additional area of 120,000 sqm to the existing 34,500 sqm of the current campus. Ramboll provided multidisciplinary services for extension.
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.
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.
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.
Two elliptical residential towers of different heights sit above a two storey podium in this mixed use development in London's Canary Wharf. One of Europe's largest McDonald's restaurants has been demolished to make way for it.The concrete frame towers, one 28 storeys high and the other 35 storeys, are linked by spaghetti-like steel bridges. Each floor has a wrap-around balcony with views to the nearby marina. The podium below houses shops and a replacement McDonald's on the ground floor; and a children's playground, screened sports pitch and landscaped public space on the first floor.A complex transfer system supporting the two towers has been integrated into the podium. Concrete beams and deep reinforced concrete walls have been strategically positioned as part of ...
The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.
This master plan will provide the vision and framework for economic, social and government based projects over the next 30 years. The creation of the Fujairah Strategic Masterplan Project is an initiative of the Government of Fujairah and will set a framework for the growth and development of the Emirate of Fujairah until 2040.
Gullbergsvass is one of seven neighbourhoods in central Gothenburg’s port area to be transformed into the attractive new ‘RiverCity’. Ramboll performed a feasibility study for the 90 hectare district as a basis for stakeholder dialogue on the development. RiverCity promises to position Gothenburg as one of the top five cities in Europe for growth potential.
Ramboll is Client Consultant to the Skolkovo Foundation, established by the Russian President to develop Skolkovo Innovation Centre. Covering an area of 400 ha just outside of Moscow, the Centre is supposed to be Russia’s response to Silicon Valley.
In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.
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.