Site visits: Ramboll South Coast Reception, 13 September 2017

Guests who are available to join our Reception event before 4:00pm are invited to take part in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at one of the many Ramboll projects in Poole. We have arranged special site visits to projects closest to the venue, and this page sets out what to expect:

Twin Sails bridge site visit

Via ship's ladder access and stairs, you will have the opportunity to descend into one of the main piers to see the plant room containing the hydraulic rams, reservoir tanks for hydraulic fluids, pumps and other M&E equipment associated with the opening mechanisms.

  • Twin Sails Bridge is a 0.4 mile (8 minute) walk from the venue as shown on this Google map
  • 30 minute visits will be organised by PHA engineers with Ramboll chaperones.
  • Please read our risk assessment here before selecting this site visit.
  • Places are limited - please book early to secure your place here

About this project: After winning an international design competition with architects Wilkinson Eyre, Ramboll engineers and environmental scientists were lead consultants on the project and guided it through the planning process. It is a steel bascule road bridge and gets its name from its dramatic silhouette when open. The two hydraulically-operated lifting sections on the navigation span are steel box beams, triangular in plan. As they rise, they appear to cross, and their shapes echo the shapes of sails in the harbour. More here

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The RNLI All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC) site visit

Visit a world class centre of excellence in lifeboat engineering, production and maintenance. From a viewing gallery we will see RNLI vessels being built or undergoing refit or maintenance. Works in progress could include: all-weather lifeboats, hovercraft, training fleet and other local inshore relief lifeboats.

  • The ALC building is next to RNLI College and only one minute away as shown on this Google satellite map
  • Site visits will be organised by RNLI engineers with Ramboll chaperones
  • Please read our risk assessment here before selecting this site visit
  • Places are limited - please book early to secure your place here

About this project: Ramboll provided all engineering and environmental services for the ‘RNLI Coventina’ scheme supported by architects Ellis Belk. The first phase of construction, executed by BAM Nuttall, involved replacing quay walls and raising site levels to future proof the site against flooding. This was followed by the construction of the two manufacturing buildings by Bouygues subsidiary Leadbitter. More here.

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Joining instructions

Places on site visits are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Site visits are exclusively for guests who have booked, and are attending the main Reception event afterwards:

  • From 2:30 guests waiting for a site visit are welcome to deposit bags and coats at the Ramboll Reception check-in desk, Waterfront Room, RNLI College where we will be operating a ticketed cloakroom service
  • Before joining a site visit, guests are kindly requested to:
    1. Collect their name badge plus a Hi-Vis vest from the Ramboll Reception check-in desk
    2. Read the personal risk assessment provided for each site visit
    3. Wear a Hi-Vis vest over clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for a working environment (i.e. not flip-flops, plimsolls, wedge soles or high heels). And be prepared for rain!
  • From 3:00pm groups will depart on foot from the Waterfront Room and will return after approximately 30 minutes
  • From 4:00pm drinks and canapés will be served to guests in the Waterfront Room, RNLI College

Planning your trip

  • Guests are encouraged to travel by train to Poole. The station is a 0.3 mile (7 minute) walk from the venue as shown on the Google map here.
  • Limited car parking options are available - Parking Options here.

Ramboll contacts on the day

Mary Wellman 07870 809101 and Carla Miskell 07929 057166.

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