Contact Jackie Heath
T: +44 20 7631 5291
“"I relish getting to know a historic building, its history, construction, materials and problems. It is a privilege to play a part in securing a future for some of Britain’s best loved historic structures."”
Jackie Heath is a conservation engineer within the Structures Group of Ramboll in the UK. She joined consulting engineers Gifford (now Ramboll) in 1993.
Jackie has a wide range of experience including the inspection, appraisal, maintenance and design of repair solutions for historic structures. She is currently a Project Associate with a portfolio of projects including Chiswick House & Garden Restoration, Hastings Pier, The Iron Bridge, Shropshire, Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster, Horse Guards Parade, the conversion of a former fire station in Marylebone to The Firehouse hotel, and the conservation of the Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle.
Jackie has been working predominantly in the historic environment since 1997 combining good conservation practice and major structural refurbishments of significant buildings and infrastructure. In 2004 she completed an MSc in Building Conservation at Bath University. She is Honorary Secretary of the Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings and a Conservation Accredited Engineer.
Her role is to enable the repair, strengthening or adaptation of buildings or infrastructure with minimum intervention into their historic fabric. This is always informed by combining an understanding of heritage significance and engineering behaviour. For each project she leads a small team of specialists who share a passion for historic engineering, bringing a bespoke service supported from within a larger multidisciplinary consultancy.
Mary Rose Museum
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.
Sea City Museum
The Southampton Civic Centre is being renovated and redeveloped as an integral part of the creation of the city's new cultural quarter, which includes the existing Guildhall, library and art gallery. We worked on the transformation of the Grade II* listed former magistrate's courts and police headquarters building — and its new extension pavilion — to accommodate the Sea City Museum, which focuses on the maritime history of Southampton. The museum opens on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic
, which began its ill-fated journey from the city's port.
Working with architect Wilkinson Eyre, we provided structural, infrastructure and building services engineering for the refurbishment, conservation and new-building works.
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.
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.