Head of Department, Building Structures
Contact Ollie Wildman
T: +44 7929 058 534
“''The key to an outstanding building is combining a deep understanding of the client’s ultimate objectives with bespoke design that allow all the components and architecture to work in harmony''.”
Ollie Wildman joined Ramboll in 2007 and is an Associate in the London Buildings Structures group.
Ollie is qualified as a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He combines excellence in creative engineering design across a range of business sectors with the construction practicality of site experience. He has worked with a range of leading architectural practices, with a focus on a creative approach to problem solving.
Ollie’s experience in the data centre and stadium markets established his skills in multidisciplinary design coordination, which have been applied to projects in other sectors with considerable success. He has experience on major international and high-profile projects, and also has strong credentials in sustainable development, representing Ramboll in industry on this topic.
Within Ramboll Ollie heads up training for structural staff, sits on the technical excellence panel, digital design group and the floor dynamics task group.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Through its impressive £15m reinvention, The Whitworth Art Gallery has cemented its place at the centre of the cultural national stage - winning the prestigious 2015 ArtFund Museum of the Year Award and is currently shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize Award 2015.