2019 Awards

Industry awards recognise achievements across all services and every sector in the world. The list below shows recent awards and commendations for projects that Ramboll’s UK teams are proud to have worked on.


Ecology and Biodiversity - Highly Commended The Bermondsey Dive Under rail development project, part of Thameslink, was Highly Commended for commitment to biodiversity and sustainability. Judges praised ‘the objective to achieve net positive’ which was ‘achieved through on-site enhancement despite the technical challenges’. They said it was a technically complex project, which could easily have resulted in ecology enhancements being overlooked. FULL STORY HERE.
Project team: Network Rail, Skanska, Ramboll.
Ramboll provided: Value engineering and detailed design.

CIBSE Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) Award

Best Project and Collaboration in the large project category won by the Proyecto 5 Estrellas, Valencia Arena, Spain. The judge commented: “The decisive factor has been the well put together application that highlights the collaborative work several teams had to undertake to successfully deliver such a complex project. There were not only geographical barriers but also cross-functional barriers (several enterprises were involved) and most importantly, language barriers that were overcome by the use of technology and most importantly, willingness of all teams to fulfil the customer’s expectations.” FULL STORY HERE.
Design Team: Architects HOK in London, ERRE in Valencia; Structural Engineers SBP in Stuttgart and GmasP in Valencia; Building Services Ramboll in UK and JG in Barcelona; Cost Consultants Core 5 in UK and Castiel in Barcelona; Acoustic consultants Vanguardia in UK; Crowd movement consultant Movement Strategies in UK
Ramboll provided: Building services

BCO AWARD Midlands & Central England

Corporate Workplace was won by Cambridge Assessment, The Triangle Building, Shaftsbury Road, Cambridge.
Home to the international exam board’s entire team of 2,600 people, the office space is located within the three-sided Triangle Building, Cambridge’s biggest office. Judges noted how the office has been a catalyst for creating a new brand, culture and significant business growth. A key factor in Cambridge Assessment’s success is its focus on employee wellness.
Project Team: Eric Parry Architects, BDP, Max Fordham, Turner & Townsend, Ramboll, AECOM, Bouygues UK.
Ramboll provided: Structural Engineering

Building Magazine's Top 150 index

We were delighted to remain at 9th position in the Top 150 Consultants league table from Buildings, as well as maintaining our position as 6th in their Top 50 Engineers index. FULL STORY HERE

Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

logo: Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics conference (SECED2019)Best Poster Presentation at the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics conference (SECED2019) was won by a Ramboll team for their work on soil-structure interaction on Port Structures. FULL STORY HERE

RIBA London Award 2019

RIBAAlleyn's School Lower School gives careful consideration to the needs of the children and their teachers. The building provides a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for them to learn, socialise and grow, setting a fantastic precedent for future school projects. AWARD DETAILS HERE.
Project team: Tim Ronalds Architects, Rooff Limited, Eckersley O’Callaghan, E3 Consulting Engineers, Arcadis, Ramboll
Ramboll provided: Acoustic engineering

BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards 2019

BPP University logoInclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year second place was won by Ramboll’s Kal Ali, Project Co-ordinator.
The annual BPP awards recognise the apprentices and employers who have gone the extra mile throughout the delivery or work during an Apprenticeship.

RICS Awards, North West

RICS logoProject of the Year
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) contains production facilities and laboratories that will accommodate sophisticated research equipment and processing plant, some of which have extremely low-vibration requirements, making the task extraordinarily challenging with the extreme intensity of services equipment and site conditions. MORE HERE
RICS judges said the project team's modular construction approach to the GEIC has delivered maximum flexibility and enhanced the overall building usability, whilst ensuring minimal reliance on energy for heating, cooling, lighting, and natural ventilation.
Project Team: The GEIC building delivered by Arcadis, Laing O'Rourke Construction and Raphael Viñoly Architects.
Ramboll provided: Structural and civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, contaminated land, fire, acoustic, vibration and ecology.

RICS Awards, North West

RICS logoDesign through Innovation
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will accelerate the commercial impact of graphene and help realise its potential to revolutionise countless industries. MORE HERE
RICS Judges said the future and long-term prospects of the GEIC are significant. It will provide a place for the world's innovators in healthcare, aerospace, technology and hardware - to name but a few – to help shape the future of our communities and industries, by opening up new markets and improving existing technologies or materials.
Project Team: The GEIC building delivered by Arcadis, Laing O'Rourke Construction and Raphael Viñoly Architects.
Ramboll provided: Structural and civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, contaminated land, fire, acoustic, vibration and ecology.

RIBA National Award

RIBAMerano residences is a 28 storey luxury residential development located on a constrained site.
Ramboll developed a unique structural solution to the stability system for this tall building to give the building a distinctive appearance with its external steel bracing. Site constraints including a railway, red route and party wall condition were addressed from the start and incorporated into the design and construction methodology. (This award entry was submitted by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR.)

Construction News

Construction News awards logo 2019 International Project of the Year was won by VolkerStevin for the upgrade of Mare Harbour in the Falkland Islands. The contractor worked with Ramboll acting as project manager and technical advisor to the client, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards'Best Large Commercial Project' award was won by Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre (FIECC)
Project Team: Wates Construction Ltd (Southern Home Counties), Terence O'Rourke Ltd, Farnborough International Ltd, Ramboll UK Ltd, Gysin Warr Ltd, Ridge & Partners LLP
Local Authority: Hart & Rushmoor Building Control Partnership
Ramboll provided: building services, structural, civil, fire and acoustic engineering services for a permanent conference, function and exhibition centre, known as Hall 1. The building has an area of 22500m2 and consists of three large exhibition halls, conference facilities, function spaces, two large commercial kitchens and associated services, offices and flexible spaces.
Services provided by Ramboll: Structural engineering

Leeds Architecture Awards

Leeds Architecture Awards 2019Edward Boyle Library - University of Leeds won the Conserved Building Category
For the refurbishment of this Grade II listed Library by Associated Architects LLP, Ramboll designed new M&E systems to provide a flexible, comfortable controllable environment; the use of the district heating network and air source heat pump technology ensures energy consumption and CO2 levels are reduced.

Exercise Martello Stretch 19 -Royal Engineers 170 Infrastructure Support Group

Exercise Martello Stretch. Royal Engineers 170Winner of 2019 Martello Trophy
The members of Ramboll’s winning team are: Ben Frampton, David Fox, Julia Thompson, Maiga Winzenried and Piyush Sheopuri. This annual competition is hosted by 170 Engr Gp, an engineering consultancy consisting of both regular and reserve army personnel. Six teams from engineering and construction companies take part in a test of leadership, stamina and teamwork. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards

Winner of 2019 WICE award for ‘Best Female Mentor’
Alex Lawrence, Ramboll’s Talent Inclusion Director.
The WICE awards recognise and celebrate the growing success of Women in Construction & Engineering and aims to make these industries more enticing to women. The awards also help create role models for women considering a career in these sectors, while encouraging companies to employ and train more women in these industries. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

The Wall - International design competition hosted by RIBA

Project: The Wall of Answered Prayer, Coleshill Manor, Birmingham
Snug Architects and Ramboll have won an international design competition for a colossal ‘landmark of hope’ in the Midlands, also known as ‘The Wall of Answered Prayer’ (The Wall). Snug's ambitious and technically challenging design is based on the topological Möbius strip concept, which Ramboll's Digital Building Team and their Engineering Simulation specialists will turn into a buildable proposition. READ MORE ABOUT THE WALL HERE.
Ramboll: Engineering Simulation, Facade Engineering

Institute of Acoustics (IOA)

Logo: Institute of Acoustics, the UK's professional body for those working in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration.RWB Stephens Medal
Raf Orlowski has been awarded the prestigious RWB Stephens Medal from the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) for his outstanding contribution to acoustics research and education, and in particular for his work helping to shape the acoustic design of schools within the UK. Raf has an international reputation as an acoustician. He is a champion of sound quality in educational buildings and has a co-authored design standards and guidance documents for UK schools. As a researcher at the universities of Cambridge and Salford, he gained extensive experience of architectural acoustics, building acoustics and noise control. Working as a consultant, he has worked on the design of concert halls in London, Denmark, Melbourne and Krakow.

Civic Trust Awards

logo: civic trust awards 2018Winner: Walthamstow Wetlands
This strategically important project for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, was Landscape Architecture led and has championed long term ecological visions that make strategic change to the city. CTA award submission here 
Environmental Designer: Ramboll UK - Reedbed engineering

Civic Trust Awards

logo: civic trust awards 2018Commendation: Kew - Temperate House. This five-year Temperate House Precinct Project focused on the restoration of an iconic and historic architectural gem as well as the Grade II-listed Evolution House and the surrounding landscape. CTA award submission here.
Client: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Conservation Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Structural Engineer: Ramboll UK

Civic Trust Awards

logo: civic trust awards 2018Commendation: Sammy Ofer Centre AKA Old Marylebone Town Hall. CTA award submission here.
Client: London Business School
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Interior Designer: ID:SR
Main Contractor: Wates Group
Project Manager: Colliers International
Services Engineer: Long & Partners
Structural Engineer: Ramboll
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown Associates

EDT - Engineering Development Trust

logo: Industrial CadetsGold Certificate of Accreditation
Ramboll has met the requirements of the Industrial Cadet Framework to Gold level by supporting the BP sponsored Engineering Education Scheme, mentoring female students from Wimbledon High School on a ‘real life’ structural engineering project. Given an open brief to design a centrepiece structure for a green space, the students schemed, designed and engineered a three-pinned cross-laminated timber arch. From this, they created a sustainability driven pavilion that considered above and beyond the structure and combined user experiences, human factors and future proofing.

Ramboll ranked 8th in the NCE100

NCE100 winners logo 2019We were one of only six organisations at the NCE100 to be honoured with four or MORE award shortlisting, a demonstration of the strength and breadth of our capabilities. READ THE FULL STORY HERE. The shortlistings included:

  • Innovation in Project Initiation - At a constrained site over a busy live tube station, Ramboll used in-house parametric optioneering tools to explore multiple design options to improve site potential and project viability, resulting in an additional 5,000m2 of viable development area, while identifying significant savings in construction costs and disruption.
  • Design Innovator - Our unique automated software solution for full detailed design and modelling of gantries maintains the standard technical assurance processes for Highway Structures, and fully independent checking. The information architecture acts as a single-source of truth, which provides technical surety. Each design stage is visible and automated to accelerate engineer-led optimisation.
  • Impact in Energy - We’re working with British Geological Survey creating an ‘observatory for the underground’. It will provide world-leading knowledge and support the UK’s commitment to a low-carbon energy system. Further, with Islington Council we have developed and implemented heating networks utilising alternative sources of waste energy from London Underground.
  • Diversity Leader of the Year - We have demonstrated leadership in diversity through our commitment to creating a truly inclusive environment through continuing far-reaching activities which have bolstered senior strength to reflect and up-skill in diversity, as well as significant employee outreach to garner feedback to strengthen and focus our EDI Action Plan.

Cambridge Design and Construction Awards

logo: Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI)CFCI Young Professional of the Year is Isobel McTiffin, Principal Structural Engineer.
The award is sponsored by Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI). MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD


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