Projects

Supporting the world’s largest telescope. Conceiving the world’s longest road and rail tunnel. Masterplanning cities in developing countries. Pioneering the use of offsite construction and digital design. Driving low carbon heating. Our eclectic portfolio is testament to the diversity and mix of skills and experiences of our people, underpinned by our unwavering commitment to design, creativity and excellence to achieve our clients aims


Locomotion sustainability services

The Locomotion project, or National Railway Museum at Shildon, involved the regeneration of a historic railway site and the creation of a new facility to house the National Rail Collections.A new 6,000 sq m structure was built alongside the historic buildings of the original Museum and down a stretch of refurbished railway track. The new building houses gallery spaces large enough to showcase locomotives, as well as workshops, classrooms, cafés, offices, technical and research facilities, and shops. The 1 km long site also provides facilities such as picnic and play areas, as well as space for public art. In line with the NRM's mandate for sustainability, the roof of the new building is equipped with PV panels, engineered by our consultants. These are capable of del ...

ADEC Kindergartens

Ramboll has been commissioned by Dewan Architects to provide Estidama and Sustainability Consultancy for the KGs and also Environmental Assessment for compliance with Estidama requirements.

KA-CARE stage 1 masterplan

Situated on the south western outskirts of Riyadh, the King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) project is designed to be an exemplary eco-city with the capacity to accommodate approximately 80,000 people. As well as residential buildings, the scheme will include retail facilities, and healthcare, leisure, industrial and commercial units, schools and university buildings, community centres and mosques.

Tyntesfield restoration works

Grade I listed Tyntesfield is a Gothic Revival house with an estate, and was acquired by the National Trust in 2002. The house was designed by John Norton, a close friend of Augustus Pugin, and dates from 1863. Following the success of the project's Heritage Lottery Fund bid, we were appointed to provide building services consultancy and advise on sustainability as part of a £20m restoration project and a wider estate masterplan.The original interiors have survived virtually intact and in the installation of new services, the work has been done sympathetically within the original building fabric, with discrete routing planned in advance of all works and minimal impact on existing finishes.The electrical services for the whole house have been replaced, and environmen ...

Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research (ZICER)

Sustainability was a priority for the client in the construction as well as the performance of this new concrete frame building. We've used locally sourced recycled aggregate in foundations and are introducing embodied energy calculations to produce an environmentally auditable building. Structure and services are integrated using a fabric energy storage system. We are also incorporating photovoltaics as part of the University's commitment to the minimization of environmental impact.For this project, our recent pioneering work on 3D building modelling went live, producing all construction information including material quantities and simulation of construction sequences from a single computer model.

North Larbert and Maddiston Primary Schools services

Falkirk Council is justifiably proud of its achievements in promoting sustainable development. Measures to minimize environmental impact were therefore central to our services engineering design for two new primary schools in the area. A traditional procurement process further supported our client's emphasis on strategic initial investment in systems that result in substantial savings over the life of the buildings.We investigated a range of sustainable alternatives to supplied utilities, including grey water recycling, roof-top photovoltaics, small-scale wind turbines and ground source heat pumps. Our established expertise in thermal modelling helped to refine the natural ventilation strategy and passive temperature control measures throughout each two-storey development. An u ...

KOMFORT-husene

‘KOMFORT-husene’ near Vejle in Denmark are part of a development project aiming to combine Danish architecture and Danish building traditions with the principles used for creating passive houses.

Central Market

At the revolutionary redevelopment in Abu Dhabi. Central Market is a large mixed-use development comprising several different usage areas, including traditional style souks, new retail areas, and three towers of office, residential and five-star hotel use.

Centre for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence (CEME)

This state-of-the-art centre for training and education is one of a growing international series part-funded by Ford Motors. In Dagenham, the company's concept combined perfectly with plans for regeneration following the closure of the local motor works: the CEME development is the first landmark building to be completed in the area. Our services engineering brief emphasized design excellence and meaningful long-term investment as reflecting the core principles of the project.CEME's main building is a faceted glass and steel construction, curved in plan. It houses double-height workshops on the north side, a two-storey strip of offices and workshops down the centre and, to the south, a glazed internal street facing onto a man-made lake.The plant is neatly located within ...

Uppingham School sports centre sustainability services

The first phase of campus redevelopment at Uppingham School in Rutland included the construction of a new two-storey sports centre. The 4,690 sq m facility provides a 25m pool, sports hall, dance studio, gym and associated amenities as well as a reception, catering kitchen and hospitality suites. Uppingham School's chief concern was to have a high-quality facility that incorporated sustainable features and reduced energy consumption. Ramboll's sustainability consultants analysed the full development plan as part of a feasibility study to determine the overall energy strategy for the new campus. With district heating confirmed as a viable option, we set out the specification requirements for the tender of M&E services provision for the centre. Situated in the plant room, a combi ...

Thames Tower

The recently renovated Thames Tower in central Reading may resemble an early tower block but has set new standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.

Slimbridge 2000 Visitor Centre

The engineering objectives for this project centred on sustainability. The new building provides a visitor centre for the Slimbridge bird sanctuary and headquarters for the Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. As well as using energy and materials responsibly, however, the building had to be cost efficient and easy to use and maintain as well.Our engineers and consultants co-ordinated a number of features to produce a site-specific approach. Solar and daylight design was optimized and high levels of insulation specified. The natural stack and wind-driven ventilation system makes use of thermal mass and night-time cooling. Reed beds are used for natural filtration in order to help conserve water.This building demonstrates how small projects can benefit from low ener ...

South West London LIFT

We're working on three of the NHS's groundbreaking LIFT schemes in London, involving a total of eight healthcare centres. These new, integrated facilities house GP practices alongside related services such as dentistry, physiotherapy and X-ray. South West London LIFT incorporates St John's Health Centre in Battersea and Green Wryth Lane Health Centre in Richmond.A prime objective was to optimize the efficiency of the buildings, using passive features to provide acceptable temperature, lighting and ventilation levels. We also worked hard to standardize our solution across LIFT projects, reducing capital and throughlife costs.We were able to advise the architects of both developments from the earliest stages, testing different options rapidly to balance cost and dayli ...

The Michael Tippett School

The Michael Tippett School — a special educational needs secondary — was the first school in London to be built under the Government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. It provides state-of-the-art teaching facilities for 80 pupils and 60 staff. Our structural, building services and infrastructure engineers, along with our sustainability consultants, worked closely with Marks Barfield Architects on the award-winning scheme. Sustainability was central to the brief. The form of the building and the building grid are determined by the cross section through the classrooms. Full height glazed curtain walling and high-level clerestory glazing maximise natural light and ventilation. An exposed concrete soffit maximises thermal mass.The structural frame of th ...

Sun Park energy review

In 2011, Ramboll was commissioned by Landid to undertake an energy review of the office campus known as Sun Park, at Camberley in Surrey. The complex was designed and built in the late 1990s/early 2000s and consists of three linked buildings, a car park area with 1,350 spaces and grounds that include a lake close to the buildings.

Walworth Academy

Sponsored by charity Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), Walworth Academy occupies the playground site of the old Walworth School, which was split between two sites. The new building unites the Academy into one facility on Shorncliffe Road and has almost doubled the capacity, catering for 1,140 students. We provided structural, civil and building services engineering, and sustainability consultancy for the low-energy building. The school remained operational during construction.One of the aims of the project was to achieve exemplar low energy building status. The Academy was designed with energy efficiency in mind, as well as ensuring a comfortable working environment. Passive design measures have been used where possible.Post-tensioned concrete construction has been us ...

M40 motorway services area

We are providing structural, infrastructure and building services engineering design for a new motorway services area on the M40 at Beaconsfield. The development includes a petrol station, an amenities building and overnight accommodation.The site covers 6.4 hectares and is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is surrounded by ancient woodland and near various significant structures, including a Roman road and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In designing the infrastructure for the project, care has been taken to protect and enhance these features.The project is intended to represent the future of motorway services: providing quality amenities and high levels of comfort, and embracing the requirements of sustainable development.The amenity buildi ...

Fortunato

An affordable, self-sustained development in Jumeirah Village.  A Mediterranean style gated community, Fortunato is a 5-storey hexagonally shaped apartment building and two 3-storey townhouse structures.  Parking is provided below ground covering an area of 16,000m2.

A transparent Town Hall in Tallinn

The new town hall and public plaza in Tallinn, the beautifully preserved capital of Estonia, are to be placed right between the medieval city walls and the open waters of the Gulf of Finland. After winning an international design competition, BIG architects approached Ramboll to provide the complete engineering services.

RSPCA Headquarters

The structure of the RSPCA's new headquarters building is designed to have a large inherent thermal inertia. Detailed thermal modelling contributed to decisions on building orientation and footprint, and on the location and size of glazed areas.For much of the year, comfort conditions in the open plan areas are achieved through natural ventilation. High efficiency systems were designed for heating and the mechanical ventilation required for cellular offices.Daylight modelling optimized the building's daylighting capability. Energy efficient light sources have local switching and are controlled for daylight dimming and absence detection.The greywater recycling system will enable the future use of photovoltaics for powering the pumping station.

Riverside Building, Lewisham University Hospital

The third phase of development at Lewisham Hospital in London was carried out under a PFI contract with Carrillion Construction (Mowlem). Our engineers contributed substantially to the winning bid for the project to build the seven-storey Riverside Building, and provided structural, geotechnical and civil engineering services throughout.The site is flanked on three sides by existing hospital buildings, and on the fourth by the River Ravensbourne. The river winds at this point and the design team's focus on maximum use of the site led to and 'S' plan solution for the building. The 22,000 m2 new facility accommodates operating theatres, theatre recovery, specialist treatment rooms, a coronary care unit, a high-dependency unit and four wards.Riverside is founded on a c ...

Project Jacobs, Winnersh Triangle

The Winnersh Triangle lies within a mile of the M4 motorway, close to Reading and is the subject of a phased redevelopment plan to create a new grade A business park. We were appointed to provide structural, fire, infrastructure, sustainability and geotechnical services for five buildings, including a new HQ for Jacobs Engineering. Bespoke office accommodation was required while the client requested that the building's design be consistent with the rest of the park.The Jacobs building comprises five floors on top of a podium structure containing an undercroft car park, set half in the ground and designed to work with the site's contours. The podium is finished with a mixture of hard and soft landscaping which helps attenuate surface water drainage and reduces discharge into the ...

The homes of tomorrow

A new type of houses is emerging in the wake of the focus on climate change and energy costs. These so called passive houses are seen as the solution to the challenging task to drastically reducing energy consumption in buildings.

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC)

Ramboll is advising on one of the first LEED Platinum developments in the Middle East King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC) is a community development comprising a research centre, community facilities and single family residential buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The community facilities, with seven buildings, are pursuing LEED Platinum under the LEED NC for Multiple Buildings, making it one of the first developments targeting this rating in the Middle East. In addition, the single family residential development of 200 residential buildings is targeting a Platinum rating under the LEED for Homes, the first project to attempt this outside of North America. The project adopts sustainable design and construction practices from the concept stage to achieve the Platinum certification and to reduce the carbon footprint of the project from a life cycle perspective. The project introduces multiple on-site renewable energy systems and water saving strategies. In addition, the project limits site disturbance through considerate design and the implementation of a construction activities management plan. The project also promotes biodiversity through ecology rehabilitation.

Bramall Learning Centre, RHS Harlow Carr

The award-winning Bramall Learning Centre at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Harlow Carr is designed to provide education facilities for more than 10,000 children every year. It is also a 'carbon neutral' building, with an exceptional BREEAM score of 88.51%. Its form, materials and servicing are integrated to provide optimum energy performance.The one and two storey Centre is located on a sloping site on the eastern boundary of the gardens, earth bermed to integrate it into the existing contours. The structure is curved in both plan and section and incorporates a number of sustainability measures. The glazed south elevation gives the interiors a light airy feel on both levels.The materials used include recycled aggregate, cement replacement, air dried cl ...

Crawley Fire Station

The new fire station complex at Crawley is dominated by a striking three storey asymmetrical concrete frame building that houses lecture and teaching rooms and sleeping accommodation.As part of the aesthetic, the rear wall inclines outwards from ground to roof level. Visual balance is provided by a two storey glazed entrance block attached to the front elevation. We engineered a sizeable concrete core at the building's centre to achieve the necessary structural stability. Internal space is uncluttered: perimeter columns, inclined at the rear of the building, are concealed within the blockwork walls.Other facilities on site include the exercise and training yards, workshops, a hose tower and single storey appliance station. The latter steel framed structure is linked ...

Broadway offices phase 1 services

One of the first commercial developments to be built under the new Scottish building regulations outlined in Section 6, Broadway is expected to deliver an exemplary low energy life cycle. Phase 1 is a nine-storey office tower. Our client is developing the project on speculation, so future flexibility is a key requirement of the M&E design. We’ve been involved with the architect from the early concept stages, helping to ensure the building performs with the minimum M&E provision. By CFD modelling the entire site, we’ve been able to calculate anticipated solar shading from adjacent buildings. This has informed a highly sensitive façade specification which balances the need to optimize natural light penetration while also minimizing the impact of solar gain. Free cooli ...

Birmingham schools PFI

As part of a winning bid team led by leading UK building contractor Balfour Beatty, we delivered new premises for twelve schools in central Birmingham.The project consisted of ten primary schools, a secondary school and a technical college, built in two phases on an extremely tight schedule.The schools occupy urban sites where space is at a premium. Units thus range from single to triple storey. Working with the architects, we helped to create a four-classroom structural module used to create identical teaching wings for all the schools involved. These included classrooms with flexible partitions and a central corridor daylit via clerestory glazing.The design of other facilities is tailored to meet the needs of each particular site.

British Embassy, Berlin

The new British Embassy in Berlin was opened by HM Queen on July 18th. It is the first embassy to have been procured through the PFI process. The building is of the highest quality and designed for a long life.Our integrated engineering concept produced a low energy building, achieving German comfort standards through the use of external solar shading, exposed slabs, night-time cooling and displaced ventilation.The internal focus of the Embassy is the Winter Garden. Here, underfloor systems limit seasonal extremes of temperature in both winter and summer. Our building physicists used Dynamic Thermal Simulation to help the development of the environmental strategy.

Building Schools for the Future, Manchester

Eight secondary school premises are being built or refurbished under the Future Manchester framework — part of the Government’s massive UK-wide schools replacement programme, Building Schools for the Future.We’ve worked on building services design to be replicated — with modifications — across all eight schools. An important area of focus has been the precise control of CO2 levels in line with BB101, together with a wider agenda for reduced energy use.Our solution involves a streamlined mechanical ventilation system in which an air handling unit is positioned at ceiling level in every classroom. Automatic heat recovery reduces the energy used by each unit, because the heat generated by occupants, increased ICT provision and any solar gain is recycled rather than exp ...

Brookwood Farm and Coresbrook Way

Despite its conventional appearance, this 12-dwelling residential development is an innovation for Britain. It achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 compliance, one of the first such traditional housing projects to do so. We worked with the architect-developer to facilitate this achievement within the constraints of a low-key aesthetic that was central to gaining planning consent.The development consists of 10 semi-detached and two detached houses, all of which are two storeys plus usable loft space. To help meet the Code's requirement for net zero energy use for heating, we focused on the creation of a highly insulated, air tight building fabric. The buildings are constructed from Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) — prefabricated blocks comprising a 100mm concrete core s ...

Dartington Primary School

Dartington Primary School has moved into new environmentally friendly accommodation with sports fields and carpark, leaving its previous Victorian building and temporary classrooms behind.The school consists of four clusters of sustainably-sourced cross-laminated timber structures spread around the site. Their modular design has allowed fast construction and flexible configurations, with the central cluster used for administration, offices and a hall, and the other clusters for classrooms.In keeping with the architect’s goal of carbon neutrality, various energy-use minimisation strategies have been adopted. Each building’s four roof panels are strategically positioned with a central roof-light to maximise natural daylight in the classrooms. The foundations consist o ...

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral undergoes major renovation project, including installation of ground source heat pumps, to become most environmentally friendly Cathedral in the country.

Two test centres for Vestas Blades

Two Vestas test centres have been designed in which to test the construction methods and design of prototype turbine blades. Ramboll has been in charge of the consultancy services for both centres.

Strømsø as a future-oriented city district

Ramboll engineers and DRMA Architects submitted the proposal ‘Norway in the future’ which was awarded second place in the idea competition for the future development of the Strømsø district. The aim was to get creative input for how the area may be turned into a future-oriented and human friendly city environment with reduced demands for transport and minimal emissions of climate gasses.

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is the UK’s first dedicated specialist emergency hospital with senior consultants on duty 24 hours a day, delivering a new model of emergency care for the people of North Teesside and Northumbria.

Zira Island Master Plan

Zira Zero Island is a 1,000,000 m2 master plan for a carbon neutral resort and residential development on Zira Island located along the Caspian Sea. As a young post-soviet democracy, Azerbaijan is rediscovering its national identity by imagining Zira Island as an architectural landscape based upon the country’s dramatic natural setting.

Gorton Monastery

A new extension provides highly sustainable educational and community facilities to Gorton Monastery, an historic 150 year old Grade II listed, award winning conference and event venue.

Upton site C residences

This award-winning scheme for a new housing development near Upton manages to combine high architectural standards with a strong sustainability agenda — a sometimes tricky balancing act. Equipped with a range of renewable energy technologies and built to low energy standards, the houses feature ample glazing and some double-height spaces as part of a high-specification architectural brief.

Saffron Square

A multi-unit residential development in Croydon incorporating an iconic 44-storey tower and a new public town square, this highly sustainable urban complex incorporates Ramboll designed building services thoughout.

Queensferry High School

With latest research showing a direct link between indoor air quality and classroom concentration levels, Ramboll, in partnership with Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), is applying Danish building design principles to create a sustainable learning environment at Queensferry High School.

Green Mountain Project

The Green Mountain Project for a Sustainable Future was a development initiative led by the Engineering Consulting Office for Utilities (ECOU) in partnership with a consortium of international consultants led by Ramboll UK. In 2009, ECOU was one of the main engineering consulting practices in Libya involved design on major projects. Its work included urban and regional planning, and investigations supporting the designation of protected areas and national parks.The project's overall objectives were to provide the local population of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) area on Libya's northeast coast, with infrastructure and income as well as protect the region's natural and cultural assets, both of which are important for quality of life and tourism. Impetus for the project spr ...

British Council Offices, Dubai

The groundbreaking design for this project stores cool air in rocks, has re-used construction waste and is adding to new data for sustainability research. An exciting collaboration between our structural, building services and sustainability teams, the complex consists of multi-purpose office and meeting rooms.

Eco-Arish

A combination of structural and sustainability innovations created a building that fits perfectly into its environment.  Social responsibility is an integral part of Ramboll’s vision.  This means we strive to ensure our services contribute to sustainable development that benefits people and communities around the world.  We aim to minimise environmental impact whenever we can. Eco-Arish is a proposed accommodation facility for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) staff restoring old forts in Liwa Oasis. Our aim was to deliver a self-sustaining design solution, with no carbon emissions. This project will be the first contemporary building using date palm tree and stems (arish) as building materials, a method that has challenged our structural engineers. our team has identified and thoroughly tested a structural design that ensures this natural building material meets international building standards. In addition to using local materials, the facility is designed to be self-sufficient in energy and water. our sustainability experts proposed several renewable technologies ensuring this, such as a solar pumping system, a solar desalination plant providing water, a solar energy system providing electricity, and an air tank to store surplus energy. Any waste generated will either be recycled or consumed on-site, with no need for any landfill. Upon completion our sustainability team is carrying out a study of the performance of solar panels in sandy, desert conditions.

Design and supervision of the Lusaka - Mongu road redevelopment

The road from Lusaka to Mongu is a vital connection to the western part of Zambia as well as to the Angolan border.  The redevelopment of the road has led to considerable savings in time and transport costs.

Campus North development

Tying together the University of Copenhagen's various faculties, research facilities and laboratories as well as improving integration with the city and businesses in the area is the aim for the development of the Campus North area.

Arts Alliance mobile venue

The client for the Arts Alliance mobile venue set a tough brief. The structure had to be capable of being erected within two weeks and when demounted it had to fit inside a reasonable number of shipping containers for transportation across the world. It also had to be of the highest quality architecturally. Working with Various Architects, who are based in Norway, together with specialist contractor ESS, we developed a structural concept that has met the challenge. The travelling theatre has an ultra low-weight steel roof with radiating steel tension spokes and a perimeter steel structure, like a bicycle wheel. The exterior skin is self-supporting and consists of a web of inflatable fabric tubes coated in PVC, with translucent inflated pillows as infill. Aluminium portal frames ...

British Embassy, Sana'a

We were lead consultants for a project to construct new British Embassy and consular offices in Sana'a, Yemen. The competition-winning design is a two storey reinforced concrete building housing 1,000 sq m of office space. It stands in landscaped gardens that are irrigated in part by rainwater harvested from the flat roof. The building's thermal mass is part of an integrated services strategy that includes passive cooling systems. A canopy overhang and brise soleil further mitigate solar gain.We provided in-house expertise for a wide range of specialist aspects: our geotechnical engineers contributed to the development of seismic-resistant features and our fire engineering team advised on compartmentation and fire-fighting methods.By providing an integr ...

British Embassy, Brussels

Ramboll UK was appointed lead consultant to refurbish an office building in the centre of Brussels on behalf of the British Embassy and the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union. Structural, building services, fire engineering, lighting and sustainability services were provided to make the long, narrow, nine storey building with three basement levels fit for purpose.Limited information and incomplete structural drawings existed for the 1960s building, so the details of its concrete frame and substructure only became available when fittings and fixtures were stripped out. Ongoing survey and assessment work was carried out while refurbishment commenced to reduce the impact of the lack of information on the fast-track construction programme.Essential securi ...

Jumeirah Gate

Ramboll has been appointed to undertake the MEP and sustainability design services for the Address branded hotel in Dubai Marina known as Jumeirah Gate.

New School, Harringay

The New School in London's Haringey is the first new school to be built in the borough since the 1960s. It provides teaching accommodation and facilities for more than 1,000 pupils. Included in the scheme are 60 new classrooms, a sports hall, an assembly space, a cafeteria and kitchen, and science laboratories. The building is designed to be an exemplar sustainable school and to achieve a BREEAM 'excellent' rating.The location of the site adjacent to a main railway line led to the need for mechanical ventilation throughout the building. In addition, the high level of IT installations has meant the installation of cooling to most of the classrooms.The design of the school incorporates a number of low-carbon and sustainability features. These include the provision of ...

Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus

Borders College, one of the largest providers of further and higher education in Scotland's south east, has joined part of Heriot Watt University on the newly created Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, south of Edinburgh. Our engineers and consultants worked on a new university building and the refurbishment of three 1960s higher education buildings redeveloped to accommodate the College. The three refurbished buildings have been stripped of their out-dated building services and provided with high-efficiency lighting and heating systems. Economical heat recovery ventilation systems have also been installed. High windows with temperature-controlled opening functions provide natural ventilation. The new building is for Herit Watt. Here, solar panel installation ha ...

Arts Tower refurbishment, University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield's Grade II* listed Arts Tower is a 20 storey concrete-frame high rise. Opened in the1960s, it had fallen into disrepair and required full refurbishment. Our engineers...

Tradewinds residential

The Tradewinds development at Marina Bay, on Gibraltar’s west coast, south of the airport runway, has 81 apartments in three linked towers of up to 16 storeys. Underground car parking and retail outlets occupy the lower levels. The structural design uses an in situ concrete frame with flat unbonded post-tensioned floors — thought to be a first for Gibraltar — allowing the inclusion of an additional storey within the building height restrictions. Our engineers also undertook wind and environmental modelling.The towers are built around a swimming pool set back from the water’s edge, and have sloping roofs that increase in height from eight to 16 storeys, north to south. The buildings’ concrete frames are clad in a mixture of precast panels and curtain walling, which is illuminate ...

Saraya Towers

Two undulating, curved buildings on a small plot provided challenges for all of our disciplines. Perched on the edge of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Saraya Towers will provide exclusive, high-spec apartments, including a rooftop ‘royal penthouse’ with infinity pool.

Liverpool John Moores University Design Academy

Opened to coincide with Liverpool's appointment as European Capital of Culture, the design academy provides facilities for a wide range of programs including architecture, fine arts, textiles, graphics and printing. The building is designed for energy efficiency, with renewable technologies accounting for 10% of annual energy demand. The five storey concrete frame structure is waved on plan, with saw toothed windows from first floor up on the two long elevations. A full height glazed atrium forms a dramatic "cut-through," permitting sightlines across the building. Open-plan at ground floor level, the atrium's upper storeys are internally articulated with segments of the floor slabs filled in at varying locations. Lightweight cantilever steel scissor stairs connect the ascending ...

South Kilburn regeneration masterplan

The district of Kilburn South in London extends from Kilburn Underground Station on the east to Queen's Park Station on the west. Its mix of residences, shops and other amenities developed over the last 200 years and structures range from Victorian terraces to grouped multi-storey tower blocks.Funded by the Government's New Deal for Communities scheme, Brent Council has embarked on a regeneration initiative to improve and sustain the quality of life in the area over the long term.Working for MACE project management, we supported the masterplanning team with a wide range of engineering expertise. We have delivered detailed assessments of current conditions against which options for improvement can be considered by planners and the public. Our infrastructure and urban ...

Tynemouth Railway Station

Grade II* listed Tynemouth Railway Station has undergone extensive refurbishment to preserve its elegant canopy roof and enable its redevelopment as a community venue.

Ormiston Academies

Ramboll is working with contractor Balfour Beatty under a design & build contract to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk. The scheme, which is due for completion in 2014, is the latest in our five-year working relationship with Balfour Beatty, with whom we have completed more than 10 school developments, including work on the Building Schools for the Future government initiative. For this new scheme, collectively known as Ormiston Academies, Ramboll's engineers and consultants are providing a full range of services.The five academies are publicly-funded independent schools, teaching children aged 11-18 years. The Gateway, Park and Rivers Academies are located in Essex, and the Venture and Victory Academies are in Norfolk. In 2006, Gateway Academ ...

Badrah

An ambitious project to become the new home to 120,000 people and used by 190,000 people daily.  Badrah will be located on the eastern edge of the Waterfront development along the Jebel Ali coastline. Next door to the Palm Jebel Ali, the Madinat Al Arab, and the Crescent Island, Badrah is planned at the gateway to the entire development.

Akbulak Club Resort

Akbulak Club Resort is a luxury leisure complex resort located in the south east of Kazakhstan, approximately 50km east of the former capital Almaty. The proposed development is laid over 980 hectares on a greenfield site, located at the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range, which separates Kazakhstan and China. Assessments, provided by Ramboll, included information that could be used to forecast costs, enabling our client to consider possible phasing options.

Danish Crown in Holsted - new slaughterhouse

In connection with a comprehensive modernisation of the production machinery the plans for a new slaughterhouse emerged.

Nandian Park City

Nandian Park City is located in Tianjin, one of the largest cities in China. The masterplan for this 10 km2 new city district convinced the jury to choose this plan thanks to the outstanding high-density corniche which is based on a functional water system for the entire district.

RISA

The project RISA aims at developing climate adaptation responses for urban water to avoid flooding of basements, streets and properties as well as water pollution from combined sewer overflows and street run-offs.

SolarCity

At the beginning of the third millennium Solar City is Austria‘s largest urban development project.  This first phase includes a neighborhood of 4,500 residents is designed for a site of 32.5 ha, including 20 ha of open space. The vision is for totally sustainable architecture and urban living, creating a new benchmark in high quality liveable city design.

Zhuzhou

The 856 km long, heavily polluted Xiang River can be seen as the Chinese version of the German River Rhein. The Rhein is a good example of a restored River in an industrial setting, giving a prospect of the future of Xiang River.

New Ducab Headquarters Dubai

Ramboll was appointed as the Lead Consultant to provide fully multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering design services for the extension of existing facilities of Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

Creek Towers and Plaza

A five tower office complex surrounding a central plaza in the world’s first maritime business centre.  The first ever purpose-built maritime center in the world, Dubai maritime city, will serve as an international hub for maritime business.

Ormiston Academies Trust aiming for zero carbon emissions

Ramboll is working with the contractor Balfour Beatty, under a design & build contract, to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk.

The Ramboll Head Office

The vision for Ramboll’s Head Office is to become a holistic and sustainable reference project. Therefore the Head Office project group in close co-operation with Ramboll's most experienced specialist in the field of sustainability implemented as many sustainable solutions in the project as possible. 

The Beaumont

Refurbishing and extending a Grade II listed façade, previously used as a car park, into the luxury five star boutique hotel, The Beaumont.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

The architect's design for Aylesbury Theatre is an interpretation of the surrounding countryside, with its woods and rolling hills. In keeping with this concept, its concrete core, which house the auditorium, is surrounded by a timber frame. The auditorium stands at the heart of the building as if at the heart of the forest. One hundred and ninety geothermal piles make up the foundations.

The Blade

Sensitivity is required on this project to build an eight storey residential building and a fourteen storey commercial high rise on an historic site which once housed a mill complex run by Benedictine monks. Care was taken during demolition to preserve a medieval arch, which has been awarded scheduled monument status...

Rathbone Market

A major multi-phased residential and retail development revitalising Canning Town. Constrained by major roads and properties and up to 21 storeys high, the 650 unit award-winning scheme presented numerous engineering challenges requiring creative and innovative solutions.

East Ayrshire schools PPP

A major PPP project to consolidate ten different schools of four Scottish campuses. As we provided a full range of services, including structural, building services, geotechnical and fire engineering as well as BREEAM consultancy, we were able to deliver highly co-ordinated solutions.Overall, the developments provide for nursery, primary, secondary and special needs teaching, as well as sports and other facilities for community use. We worked closely with the architect to help achieve a design that balances cost-effective repeatability with the flexibility to respond to each school's distinct character and needs. For example, St Joseph's has an Oratory, Shortlees a weightlifting room and The Grange a special needs facility.At Mauchline School, a 19th century buildin ...

The Great Northern Hotel Refurbishment

Located between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, the curved brick building of the Great Northern Hotel was the world's first great railway terminus hotels, boasting high ceilings and sweeping corridors. It was originally completed in 1854 by renowned Victorian designer; Lewis Cubitt, however, despite its Grade II Listed status, the building fell into disrepair from 2001 when works took place to the adjacent Kings Cross underground station.

Hackney Central and Dalston Town Centre masterplan strategies

We have been supporting the urban designers in the creation of a comprehensive regeneration strategy for two tightly developed local centres in the London Borough of Hackney. This work complements the Mayor’s London Plan, which incorporates the regeneration of designated town centres within the capital. Transport for London is a key partner and stakeholder in the development of both masterplans.

Golf Course Community at Education City, Qatar

Ramboll is providing Lead Engineering Consultancy, Design and  Construction Supervision on this 124-hectare multi-use development in Qatar.

The Green Planet

A landmark enclosed bio-dome ecosystem housing some 3,000 plants and animals invites visitors to discover the wonders of a tropical rainforest.

The Hepworth Wakefield

The new Hepworth Wakefield gallery is the focal point of regeneration on the River Calder waterfront, formerly the site of a huddle of low mill buildings. It houses a collection of sculpture by local-born artist Barbara Hepworth alongside the works of other prominent artists, and is one of the largest art galleries yet built outside London.

Vatnsmyri Airport masterplan

Vatnsmyri is an area of 150 hectares located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. It is the last plot of undeveloped land on Reykjavik's narrow peninsula and is occupied by the domestic airport. To retain its historical centre and remain a competitor in the global market, the city has to expand...

Doha Marina Mall, Qatar

Marina Mall is a 180,000 sqm retail and leisure facility in the Lusail development on the east coast of Qatar. The mall includes over 70,000 sqm leasable retail over three main levels, as well as a hypermarket within the basement. It will also house cinemas, family entertainment centre, restaurants with terraces overlooking the marina and spa facilities.

Potsdamer Plaza

The iconic Potsdamer Platz bridges the scar left by the wall between East and West Berlin. A veil of shallow flow-steps create a rhythmic surface of shimmering waves, providing multiple opportunities for people to cross and interact with the water. This urban waterscape has contributed to making Potsdamer Platz one of the most visited places in Berlin.

The Makers District, UAE

A vibrant hub responding to the rise of the maker movement – a global social movement with an artisan spirit – that is set to become one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic communities.

Crouch Hill Park

Proposals at Crouch Hill Park involved the relocation of Ashmount Primary School, Bowler’s Nursery and the renovation of the community CAPE building. The brief is challenging as the site is Metropolitan Open Land. Sustainability, energy and landscaping have all been integral to design development. Designs are based on a ‘tree house’ concept to connect with the surrounding environment.

Princess Street

The Princess Street scheme is an exciting new residential development located within the heart of Manchester City, due for completion in 2018. Comprising of 238 apartments and a 148 bed hotel spread across 3 buildings ranging from 12 to 14 storeys.

Greenland’s new prison fitted for Arctic settings

A new correctional facility is beginning to take shape in the capital of Greenland – Nuuk. More than being one of the most beautifully located facilities in the world, it will provide the sentenced with an opportunity to serve time closer to their families, nature and culture.

Pulkovo Airport

Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg provides a critical gateway into Russia and is one of Europe’s most ambitious aviation projects with a landmark terminal and surrounding airport ‘city’.

Kent schools PFI

This project involved the refurbishment and expansion of six secondary schools in Kent. Our challenge was to install new teaching and recreational facilities with minimal disturbance to users of the existing school buildings.Working with the architects, we developed a steel-framed structural system for almost all the new buildings involved. Modular units were designed in varying shapes and sizes, depending on their function. Flat roofed, with a maximum height of two storeys and clad using a proprietary cladding system, they were able to be slotted in and around existing structures with speed and efficiency. Once the new structures were in place, old buildings were demolished or refurbished according to the needs of each school. We also engineered double-height gym f ...

Modernisation of Swedish hospitals

The upgrading of healthcare facilities in Sörmland, Sweden includes the refurbishment and extensions of hospitals in three cities.

Hillhead Primary School

Three existing primary schools are being replaced by the new Hillhead Primary in Glasgow. We were appointed by the architect as part of the design team to create a learning environment for 666 pupils in a woodland habitat. The site is divided between a former car park and a greenfield site previously used by the city's parks department.The site's proximity to the River Kelvin necessitated an environmental impact assessment to examine the flood risk. Proposed green roofs will contribute to the drainage strategy by discharging excess water into the river. We provided transport solutions, including provisions for bicycles and staging drop-off zones in the surrounding side streets. An air quality study analysed the impact of CO2 emissions during peak hours.The school's ...

Hastings Pier Conservation

The much loved Victorian pleasure pier at Hastings has risen like a phoenix following decades of abuse, thanks to a group of local people and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ramboll played a key role in the restoration and regeneration of Hastings Pier, offering strategic advice to both the Pier Trust and Hastings Borough Council.

New North Zealand Hospital

In March 2014, and following a 12 month intensive international design competition, the Architectural consortium of Herzog & de Meuron/Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter was awarded the contract to design the New North Zealand Hospital in Hillerød, Denmark, with Ramboll named as the engineering services consultant for the project.

NN 1R Purification Pilot

Ramboll was appointed to deliver comprehensive technical advice and assistance in connection with a strategically important Purification Plant set up for Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark. The plant will increase the capacity for the manufacturing of active diabetes medicines in line with the Novo Nordisk development programme.

Storstrøm Prison

The largest maximum security prison in Denmark is located on the island of Falster. The prison has capacity for 250 inmates and is the most secure facility in Denmark.

The Niels Bohr Building

The new 53,000m2 Niels Bohr Science Park is to consist of two separate buildings on either side of one of the busiest roads into the centre of Copenhagen. Ramboll experts teamed up with subconsultants from Vilhelm Lauritzen, Christensen & Co, GHB Landskabsarkitekter and Collin Gordon and Associates to provide an all encompassing proposal for the design of the building and its surroundings.

The Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum Complex

The building with the eye-catching Maersk Tower is in many ways a research building beyond the usual. Requirements for flexibility and security have resulted in innovative solutions.

Khalifa University Extension Phase 1

The Khalifa University Extension Phase 1 Project will add an additional area of 120,000 sqm to the existing 34,500 sqm of the current campus.  Ramboll provided multidisciplinary services for extension.

First part of Carlsberg City

A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.

Spectacular project in the Copenhagen harbour area

Copenhagen’s sustainable new neighbourhood, Nordhavn, will be enriched with an artificial island that provides the framework for a major underground car park, apartments with sea-views and an office building of slate.

Ayrshire College

One of the first education buildings to achieve the highest available BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ at design stage, Ayrshire College’s new £53m Kilmarnock Campus provides a functional, flexible and efficient learning environment that encourages collaboration between students.

Helix-London development

Two elliptical residential towers of different heights sit above a two storey podium in this mixed use development in London's Canary Wharf. One of Europe's largest McDonald's restaurants has been demolished to make way for it.The concrete frame towers, one 28 storeys high and the other 35 storeys, are linked by spaghetti-like steel bridges. Each floor has a wrap-around balcony with views to the nearby marina. The podium below houses shops and a replacement McDonald's on the ground floor; and a children's playground, screened sports pitch and landscaped public space on the first floor.A complex transfer system supporting the two towers has been integrated into the podium. Concrete beams and deep reinforced concrete walls have been strategically positioned as part of ...

Development of a strategic master plan for the Emirate of Fujairah

This master plan will provide the vision and framework for economic, social and government based projects over the next 30 years. The creation of the Fujairah Strategic Masterplan Project is an initiative of the Government of Fujairah and will set a framework for the growth and development of the Emirate of Fujairah until 2040.

Vestas Blade Technology Centre

The world leader in the offshore wind industry, Vestas was looking to create an R&D facility to prototype and test its new wind turbine design. With 80m long blades, the V164 turbine is a huge leap in wind technology. Each turbine is set to generate...

Skolkovo Innovation Center: A creative forerunner

Ramboll is Client Consultant to the Skolkovo Foundation, established by the Russian President to develop Skolkovo Innovation Centre. Covering an area of 400 ha just outside of Moscow, the Centre is supposed to be Russia’s response to Silicon Valley.

Nordhavnsvej – the largest road construction project in Copenhagen in 50 years

The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.

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