Ramboll's robust beach hut scheme will stand up to challenging coastal conditions. Photo courtesy Snug Architects
The BCI Awards that recognise outstanding achievements in the construction of buildings, presented the accolades during the 10th October ceremony. Chapel Street Bridge Replacement’s win recognises the significantly constrained and very complex nature of the engineering works and the vital part it plays in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project. The Climate Resilience project of the year was awarded to Milford-on-Sea Beach Hut scheme, following their devastation in storms. The project included a seafront improvement scheme and new beach huts capable of withstanding a 1:200-year storm.
Commenting on the Chapel Street Bridge Replacement win, Principal Engineer Alex Salter said “Our initial appointment was to provide expert advice on strengthening the existing infrastructure. However, when we concluded that there was a high risk of fatigue fracture under live loading, and high risk of brittle collapse under vehicle impact loading, we recommended replacement of the structure that dated back to 1844. Our work continued with the design of the new structure in a complex and constrained site. The successful delivery of the project lays with fantastic collaboration, resulting in its delivery on time and with no disruption to passengers. We are thrilled to have secured the award”
Commenting on the Milford-on-Sea Beach Hut win, Ramboll Marine Associate Damian Westlake said “It was pleasing to see that the judges appreciated that we had added so much value to the waterfront of Milford-on-Sea, far beyond just delivering a simple beach hut replacement scheme."
This recent award success follows further recognition for Queensferry Crossing (AVS), Greengate Embankment 101 and Ordsall Chord at the Structural Steel Design Awards on 3rd October, receiving a commendation, merit and win respectively. Commenting on the Queensferry Crossing commendation, the judges said, "It embodies the knowledge in design, fabrication and long‐term maintenance, in the launching and finishing the twin box viaducts, from some of the world’s most accomplished bridge builders."
As well as bagging dozens of awards already in 2018, Ramboll has rocketed up the leagues tables in both the NCE100 index (ranked 5th) and Buildings top 150 consultants (ranked 9th).
“Soaring up industry league tables and winning prestigious awards is a testament of our people’s dedication to technical excellence and outstanding project delivery. Our creativity and digital know-how is continuing to bear fruit for clients and their projects and it’s heartening to see our people being recognised for this commitment” says Mathew Riley Managing Director for Ramboll in the UK.
Chapel Street Bridge is a vital component in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project, which includes Ordsall Chord. It is also a key part of Central Salford Urban Regeneration scheme.
Following the destruction of 119 huts in the great 2014 St Valentine's Day storm event, the Hampshire village of Milford on Sea benefited from the creation of a £2.3 million seafront improvement scheme, including beach huts capable of withstanding a 1:200 year storm
The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.
Set within a former railway station’s retained Grade II listed sandstone façade; Embankment consists of a 10 storey office sat atop a three-level car park podium. A future phase will add a second nine storey building upon the podium.