Kevin Hares. Ramboll

Kevin Hares

Principal Structural Engineer, High Rises

T: +44 20 7631 5291

“"I always aim to seek innovative design solutions to marry technical excellence and efficiency while respecting the design ambitions of the design team and providing value to the client."”

Kevin Hares is a Senior Engineer within the Structures Group of Ramboll in the UK. He joined the practice in 2008 as a graduate engineer and became a Design Engineer in 2010. 

Kevin has worked on a variety of complex projects in the commercial, residential, aviation, medical, and arts sectors, often involving multiple Ramboll disciplines. His recent domestic experience has been within the delivery of 2 large commercial developments within the city. Internationally, Kevin's CV includes projects across Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, most notably the design of Pulkovo airport terminal roof, and a high rise mixed-use development in Jakarta.

He recently spent 6 months as a consultant in the Ramboll headquarters in Denmark to deliver a new 16 storey medical research centre in the centre of Copenhagen in collaboration with Ramboll Denmark and India.

Kevin has developed a strong technical and analytical background in steel and concrete. His research into strengthened concrete was recognised with an award from the IStructE. He has gained specialist knowledge in long span and high rise structures, non-linear modelling, and international working. Kevin is a peer reviewer for the ICE proceedings journal on long span and aviation papers and has work published by the IABSE, IStructE and ICE. His projects have been recently recognised, with the IStructE Structural Awards winner Pulkovo Airport, and Moorgate Exchange, which won a Structural Steel Award.

Recent projects

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. 

Dean's Eye rose window reconstruction, Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln's cathedral lies in the heart of the city and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Its rose window, known as Dean's Eye, dates from 1220 and was constructed using a daring structural concept. It had started to fail not long after, and its stone tracery was now beyond repair, although the original glasswork was still in tact. Our structural and conservation engineers worked with the Cathedral Works Department to reconstruct the 7.5m diameter window.

The rose window's structure consists of a limited number of stone members holding 13th century stained glass in place. It is only 230mm thick and reconstruction of the stonework was not straightforward. As investigations progressed, other complications arose, such as instability of the cathedral's north transept, which wa ...


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United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7631 5291
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Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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