Contact John Nisbet
T: +44 7768 486 937
“"I enjoy challenging the norm and looking for innovative solutions that bring multiple benefits and add value to a project."”
John Nisbet is a Team Director within the Services Group of Ramboll in the UK. He joined consulting engineers Gifford (now Ramboll) in 1998 as a Senior Engineer, becoming an Associate in 2002 and a Director in 2013.
John has over 25 years of engineering experience, having previously worked for the United Kingdom Government (PSA) and a number of consultant organisations. He leads the Southampton Building Services Team, working on a range of projects and coordinating the input of his team with other design professionals.
John has a particular interest in low energy design and plays a major role in the integration of building sciences within the designed solution. He has a considerable portfolio of education projects, which includes the award winning Elm Court School in Lambeth. He acts as Project Lead on major schemes.
He is particularly skilled in Renewable Energy Technologies and low energy design solutions. He is also experienced in fostering a more collaborative approach to working with fellow professionals.
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.
Elm Court School
Award-winning Elm Court School in London's Lambeth is an education establishment for up to 100 students with special educational needs. To create it, an Edwardian former school building was refurbished and remodelled under the government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative. New work included the addition of a gymnasium and arts teaching block. The existing building is a local landmark and the site is in a conservation area. Our structural, building services and civil engineers were appointed to the project along with our environmental consultants.
The main structural challenges in the existing building were the raising of the floor levels in order to optimise space and remove split levels, the creation of an atrium at the heart of the building and the constructio ...