Ramboll - National Graphene Institute
The striking, perforated building envelope of the NGI encases research facilities that meet extraordinarily high technical specifications. Spread across five storeys, the £61m, 7,825m2 building includes 1,500m2 ISO standard 5 and 6 clean rooms; required for nanotechnology research.
It’s difficult to comprehend how VC-D vibration criteria, that is a staggering 16 times more sensitive than human perception is achieved in the clean rooms, especially given that the building houses £14.5m of services equipment and is located within a city centre location in the heart of Manchester University campus, however this is exactly what the team achieved.
Ben Rowe, Director comments “Ramboll is delighted that this award recognises the team’s collaboration to successfully deliver a truly exceptional building for the continued cutting edge research and development into graphene at The University of Manchester”
Building Project of the Year (£10m to £50m) with Mayfield School. Built in just 18 months, Mayfield School is a model example of how a fully integrated BIM approach, aligned to level 2 BIM, supports a high level of quality management throughout the design process and empowers stakeholders to make clear and timely decisions
BIM Project Application Award – Building with Mayfield School. Built in just 18 months, Mayfield School is a model example of how a fully integrated BIM approach, aligned to level 2 BIM, supports a high level of quality management throughout the design process and empowers stakeholders to make clear and timely decisions
Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10m), with Tennison Road Bridge, the largest bridge replacement project over the rail network in the UK’s South East region in a decade, this project demonstrated that it is possible to keep trains running and passengers travelling whilst a new bridge is being launched into position. It involved innovative design approaches, technology and engineering expertise, and a collaborative and proactive approach by all parties.
BIM Project Application Award – Building with Crome Court, at the University of East Anglia. Designed by Ramboll and LSI Architects, Crome court is a multi-storey new student accommodation constructed from cross-laminated timber and forms part of a £58 million redevelopment of the campus. The 231-residence building is eight storeys high, making it one of the tallest CLT structures in the world.