World Architecture Festival 2022 shortlisting
Folkestone F51 Skate Park has been shortlisted in the Completed Buildings: Sport category, at the 2022 World Architecture Festival – the main architecture awards competition in the world. With Hollaway Studio as lead architect, Ramboll designed the superstructure, façade and provided practical delivery solutions, realising the client’s vision of an urban sports park.
“The more experienced I’ve become and the more complicated buildings are becoming, the more I’ve realised we need to surround ourselves with the cleverest engineers. Without Ramboll’s clever engineering solutions this pioneering building wouldn’t had been realised.” Guy Hollaway, Guy Hollaway Architects.
The winners will be announced from the 30 November to 2 December at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
Building Magazine Awards 2022 shortlisting
Folkestone F51 Skate Park has been shortlisted as Project of the year at the 2022 Building Magazine Awards, that recognise outstanding initiatives in UK construction.
The ambitious four storey structure of concrete skate bowls & ramps, gym, climbing wall and cafeteria presented numerous complex engineering challenges. Designing and building unique non-geometric shaped concrete bowls on multiple levels is a difficult task, doing this while meeting cost targets and without creating obtrusive columns called for an innovative, can-do approach. Ramboll’s world-class team of computational designers and structural engineers designed the superstructure, façade and provided practical delivery solutions, realising the client’s vision of an urban sports park. Read more about F51 Sports Park, Folkestone here.
This year’s awards ceremony, which will take place on 1 November at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London.
Structural Awards 2022 shortlisting
We have been shortlisted at the 2022 Structural Awards, that acknowledge top structural engineering achievements, with two projects:
• Folkestone F51 Skate Park – Judge’s comments read “Computational technology was well utilised to design a structure that is not only visually beautiful but mindfully efficient and buildable”. Read more about the project here.
• Clifford’s Tower – Judge’s comments read “Only a highly trained team of engineers with advanced investigative skills and knowledge of historical materials and techniques, could have ensured it was brought to fruition”. Read more about the project here.
This year the entry criteria and judging categories were fully updated to four new fundamentals: Planet (environmental impact), People (social value), Process (technical innovation) and Profession (professional advocacy). The Structural Awards 2022 ceremony is taking place on 11 November at The Brewery, London.
Environment Analyst’s Top 100 Environmental & Sustainability Consultancy Firms 2022
Ramboll retains its position as number 7 in Environment Analyst’s Top 100 Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) Consultancy Firms 2022. The rigorous report is based on the 2020/21 financial years figures, surveys and interviews, consulting revenue and staff numbers.
At the beginning of this year, we launched our new four-year strategy to underline our commitment to a sustainable future. The ambition is to drive sustainable change for both clients and society and become the global leader in the green energy transition.
Read more here.
Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) awards shortlisting
We are delighted to have made the shortlist in three Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) award categories:
• Inclusive employer of the year
• Apprentice of the year with Conor O'Loughlin
•Best net zero project with Bruntwood Works - Ev0 scheme
So proud of our people and the incredible work they do in helping to create an inclusive work environment and delivering sustainable projects.
The awards gala evening ceremony is taking place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Thursday 3 November 2022.
Concrete Society Awards 2022 shortlisting
F51 Sports Park, Folkestone was shortlisted at the The 2022 Concrete Society Awards, one of the most established and prestigious awards in the UK construction sector.
The ambitious four storey structure of concrete skate bowls & ramps, gym, climbing wall and cafeteria presented numerous complex engineering challenges. Designing and building unique non-geometric shaped concrete bowls on multiple levels is a difficult task, doing this while meeting cost targets and without creating obtrusive columns called for an innovative, can-do approach. Ramboll’s world-class team of computational designers and structural engineers designed the superstructure, façade and provided practical delivery solutions, realising the client’s vision of an urban sports. Read more about F51 Sports Park, Folkestone here.
Winners for The 2022 Concrete Society Awards will be announced on Wednesday 16 November at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
Façade Design and Engineering Awards 2022 shortlisting
The partnership delivering the Canary Wharf Floating Pavilions have been shortlisted at the Façade Design and Engineering Awards 2022, in the UK Project of the Year – New Build category. The pavilions allow people to have a much closer relationship to the water whilst revealing the surrounding environment and skyline from a whole new perspective.
The Canary Wharf Group appointed Ramboll to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services, which included structural, marine, and façade engineering. Ramboll worked collaboratively with Glenn Howells Architects to solve the unique challenges and deliver top-quality restaurant and pavilion venues, with a circular economy approach.
The project opened in December 2021 with the first of the two restaurants, and the second is currently undergoing an internal fit-out.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at Hilton Park Lane in London on Thursday 3 November.
European Healthcare Design Conference Awards 2022 winner
Cambridge Children’s Hospital was recognised at the well-established European Healthcare Design Conference - Awards 2022 in the ‘Highly Commended Future Healthcare Design’ category.
Built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the hospital will care for children and young people from across the east of England – Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire - but also nationally and internationally, as a ‘hospital without walls’. Embedding genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health, Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be a brand new state-of-the-art hospital designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.
The international design team is led by Turner & Townsend, as project manager and cost manager, and comprises an architectural collaboration between Hawkins\Brown and White Arkitekter, with Ramboll UK providing multi-disciplinary engineering and sustainability services, MJ Medical providing healthcare planning and planning consultancy by Bidwells.
Read more about Cambridge Children’s Hospital here.
Structural Timber Awards 2022 shortlisting
Six of our projects have been shortlisted for the 2022 Structural Timber Awards. Our projects are spread over eight categories, with 13 shortlisted entries in total. Entries for the awards comprise of innovative projects and people using timber and other natural materials to achieve exceptional sustainable results in architecture and engineering.
We’re shortlisted for:
- Social housing project of the year - Beechwood West
- Private housing project of the year - Beechwood West
- Custom & self-build project of the year - Beechwood West
- Retail & leisure project of the year: Cliffords' Tower, Oundle School Sports Centre + Swimming Pool (with Eurban, Saunders Boston Architects), Brent Cross Pavilion (with Hybrid Structures and Expedition Engineering)
- Project of the year: Beechwood West, Elephant and Castle Pavilion (with Hybrid Structures)
- Engineer of the year - Elephant and Castle Pavilion (with Hybrid Structures)
- Healthcare project of the year - Alder Hey Children's Hospital (with B&K structures and Stora Enso)
- Commercial project of the year: Oundle School Sports Centre + Swimming Pool (with Eurban, Saunders Boston Architects), Elephant and Castle Pavilion (with Hybrid Structures), Brent Cross Pavilion (with Hybrid Structures and Expedition Engineering)
Winners will be announced on 12 October 2022 at the National Conference Centre, in Birmingham.
Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Award winner
Clifford’s Tower, a Scheduled Monument, and the largest surviving structure from the medieval royal castle of York has secured two top prizes at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2022.
• Conservation and Regeneration
• Best of the Best
The award entry was submitted by Simpson (York), and the partnership team included Ramboll as conservation accreditation engineers in association with English Heritage, Hugh Broughton Architects, Martin Ashley Architects (Conservation), RNJ Partnership LLP.
This 800-year-old landmark, previously an empty shell, now incorporates a free-standing sustainable timber solution that protects the ruin and carries the timber viewing deck. The timber solution enables the suspension of walkways and new stairs that give access to features unseen by the public in over 350 years.
Read more about Clifford’s Tower here.
Brownfield Awards 2022 shortlisting
Ramboll has been shortlisted at the Brownfield Awards 2022 in five categories. The awards acknowledge the best brownfield projects and people, demonstrating innovation, sustainability, and overall environmental commitment. We’re shortlisted for:
- Best Research, Innovation or Advancement of Science in the Brownfield Sector - SURE by Ramboll: An Innovative Digital Tool For Embedding Sustainability In Remedial Options Appraisal
- Best Application of Remediation Technologies - Sustainable Remediation of a Site for School & Residential Use at Plaistow Road, London (joint entry with Soilfix Limited)
- Best Sustainable Re-use of Materials - Sustainable Remediation of a Site for School & Residential Use at Plaistow Road, London (joint entry with Soilfix Limited)
- Best International Project - Helping to develop contaminated soil law for the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
- Best Early Career Brownfield Professional - Catherine Cooper
Find out more about SURE.
Sustainability Consulting Awards 2022 shortlisting
The Sustainability Consulting Awards organised by Environment Analyst, distinguish outstanding achievements and leadership in the sustainability sector. We were shortlisted on two categories:
- Sustainability Leader of the Year - Philippa Spence
- Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities - World’s first approach to delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods, enshrined in national planning policy
BCI (British Construction Industry) Awards 2022 shortlisting
The partnership delivering The Hope Sculpture project - First UK Superstructure in 100% Cement free concrete, have been shortlisted at the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards, in the Product Innovation of the Year category.
The team includes Ramboll, Steuart Padwick, Aggregate Industries, Urban Union, Keltbray and 50 other organisations, that launched their COP26 legacy gift to Glasgow, a showcase for a sustainable future with 75% lower carbon impact.
Read more about The Hope Sculpture project.
WICE award (European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards) finalists
Seven Ramboll employees made the European Women In Construction & Engineering (WICE) Finals. The awards celebrates the most exemplary women and male mentors within construction and engineering across Europe. Our 2022 finalists were:
Lara Alvarez - Best Woman Consultant
Michelle Wheeler - Best Woman in Business Development
Ruth Norman-Johnson - Best Woman in Digital Innovation
Katie Pawlett - Best Woman Structural Engineer
Catherine Gray - Best Woman Electrical & Mechanical Engineer
Stephen West - Best Male Mentor
Lisa Pardini - Best Young Woman Engineer