Bernard joins from Hoare Lea and has worked extensively in the science sector for 20 years, across higher education, government, pharmaceuticals and commercial projects in the UK and internationally.
His appointment comes at a real growth period for the science sector, with significant commercial activity being complemented by a long-term Government commitment to secure the UK’s status as a global science superpower. His previous experience includes serving as Project Director for Vectura’s new Research and Development facility at Bristol & Bath Science Park and leading the MEP design for a new world-class research facility for the agrochemical company, Syngenta at their Jealott's Hill site. He was also involved in the design of the Institute of Life Sciences at Southampton University and the Technopark in Moscow.
Bernard is a chartered engineer and an active member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
“By their very nature, science buildings are hugely complex, requiring extensive expertise. We’re delighted to be welcoming Bernard on board, whose appointment will help expand this specialist team and enhance our ability to coordinate challenging requirements and deliver holistic solutions for highly serviced buildings, while ensuring we do so in the most sustainable way.” states Andrew Henderson, Ramboll’s Executive Director for Buildings in the UK.
Bernard joins Lynden Spencer-Allen and Rebecca Mortimore in Ramboll’s science sector leadership team, which offers expertise spanning strategy setting, laboratory planning and consultancy, structural, acoustic, vibration and building services engineering.
Commenting on joining, Bernard said “It is a tremendously exciting time for the sector, both in the UK and internationally, where Ramboll’s standing is equally strong. Being able to offer clients the multi-disciplinary expertise we now have, will be hugely beneficial to delivering cohesive and integrated designs as we move towards net zero carbon laboratories. I’m thrilled to be part of this team having worked alongside them on previous programmes and seen first-hand how the Ramboll co-creation approach brings great value to clients and their projects.”