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


Inchicore Data Centre building services

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) wanted to create a new data centre at the engineering complex at Inchicore Works, west of Dublin, to support crucial switching equipment for the rail network. Originally a railway station built in the 1840s, Inchicore now houses heavy engineering works in a listed sandstone building. Ramboll's building services engineers were asked to integrate into the building a modern data centre that would be 'future proof', expandable and maintainable, allowing for the relocation of the existing data centre at some point. In preparation for the installation of services and cabinets, a 110 sq m former storeroom was stripped out. The existing electrical supply for the 73 acre site was routed through several heavy engineering rooms to the new centre vi ...

Aviation House redevelopment

This '60s building was redeveloped to create efficient modern office space.In introducing air conditioning, we overcame the problem of deep downstand beams in the retained structure by integrating the vertical services distribution in the new cladding.We designed a second system for public spaces in the adjoining building, added new plant rooms, Building Management and Lighting Management systems, and also relocated an existing sub-station.We worked closely with the services contractor on detail design, which featured the innovative use of modular wiring systems and prefabricated plant items. This pattern of working proved highly efficient and reduced approval times.

British Embassy, Tbilisi

Located on the outskirts of the city, the British Embassy in Georgia was formerly occupied by a hospital. Major earthworks allow the 1,600 sq m building complex, a stacked basalt stone plinth structure to sit firmly in the steep slope with a 30m bomb-blast security perimeter.

The Pious Disciples of the Divine Master convent building services

With an expanding mission and existing buildings falling into disrepair, the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master wished to replace their convent and facilities at Blackrock, County Dublin. Ramboll's building services engineers worked closely with the Order and architect to develop the services design for a new centre within the grounds of the existing nunnery. The complex provides 1,200 sq m of accommodation for 14 nuns, including library facilities, areas for quiet contemplation and a place of worship.The two-storey masonry and precast concrete building has large feature windows and is designed around multiple concentric and intersecting circles. We used thermal modelling to analyse the building to accurately determine heat load requirements and solar gain effects. This helped us identify the most efficient and cost-effective methods of heating and cooling the space and evaluate the options.An air source heat pump with under-floor heating was installed, which is easy to operate and maintain. Using only 1kW of energy to produce 4kW heat, it is very efficient and helps meet the local council's requirement for 20% space and water heating to be provided by renewable sources.Natural ventilation is used throughout the new complex, apart from the bathroom areas where electric fans are triggered with the light switch and timer controlled. Domestic modern light fittings were selected with the addition of proximity detectors to automatically shut off when activity has ceased in the main areas.We undertook a Building Energy Review (BER) at the close of this project to determine energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. The audit confirmed our expectations from the original thermal modelling analysis and the building has a positive B1 rating.

Elm Court School

Award-winning Elm Court School in London's Lambeth is an education establishment for up to 100 students with special educational needs. To create it, an Edwardian former school building was refurbished and remodelled under the government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative.

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 ...

Royal Northern College of Music extension

The Royal Northern College of Music’s extension building on Oxford Road is located on one of Manchester’s busiest arterial routes and links the college’s existing music, opera and drama theatres. Our building services, building sciences and structural engineers provided design services for the demolition and extension of the college frontage.The new high profile façade provides the college with a ‘shop window’ at ground floor and incorporates a buffer against traffic noise. The structure consists of a post-tensioned concrete flat slab with feature cantilevers. Internal columns are arranged space-efficiently and the roof is a lightweight steel solution.Internally, there are double-height orchestral rehearsal studios, practice rooms and general teaching space, ...

Laban Centre

The new Laban Centre is now the world's largest centre for contemporary dance. It contains dance studios, therapy and sports injury clinics, a theatre, video recording and editing suite, library and research archives and public spaces, all treated as free-floating volumes encased in translucent skins in a single enclosing structure.The building features two glass walled courtyards that drop from roof level to different depths. Circulation uses both ramps and spiral stairs.The in situ concrete frame is complex, incorporating curved walls and the ramps. Extensive ground decontamination was required before construction started.

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 ...

The Royal Yacht Britannia events space

We overcame the unusual challenge of building a structure on a ship and helped bring The Royal Yacht Britannia back to something of her former glory with the addition of a new events space on her top deck. The historic vessel has a permanent mooring in Edinburgh’s Western Harbour and the new space is known as Royal Deck Tea Room.The new function suite sits on the teak deck, its design reminiscent of the temporary candy-striped canopy that was erected on the Yacht in the 1960s when her former owners, the British Royal Family, and their guests were in the Caribbean.The new permanent steel portal-frame structure is, however, designed for Edinburgh’s climate, with a double-skin roof of lightweight steel and tensile fabric to ensure no leaks.

St Enoch Centre extension services

The large-scale regeneration of Glasgow city centre begins with the extension and refurbishment of this major shopping centre. First built in the late 1980s, St Enoch — which already occupies three city blocks — is to be extended on two sides, and a link is to be inserted to the adjacent Debenham’s. Our services engineers are working closely with the Carbon Trust to find ways of reducing CO2 emissions over the building’s lifetime. Historically the centre — whose façade is entirely glazed — has relied on extensive combined heating and cooling systems. Even so, excessive radiant heat has been a recurring problem. We’ve used CFD modelling to develop key services interventions to promote low-energy performance alternatives. For example, adapting the buildin ...

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.

G1 George Square

Glasgow’s G1 Building on the south side of the city’s George Square was once the city’s main post office. It now houses 120,000 sq ft of office and restaurant space behind its Grade A listed façade. Ramboll’s building services and fire engineers designed energy-efficient systems that enabled maximisation of the total lettable area of the 12-storey building. The services design provides flexibility, allowing for separate metering for two tenants per floor on each of the building’s eight office floors, with further provision in the basement and on the roof for the installation of tenant plant. Air-handling units and chillers have been custom made to fit the comparatively small roof space. The two chillers circulate water to each floor’s ceiling-mounted fan coil units, while fresh ...

World Trade Center

Intrinsic to the next phase of Gibraltar’s economic growth, this exemplar facility enables tenants to develop business across the globe via the World Trade Center Association. The new World Trade Center Gibraltar is the largest single commercial office building on the Rock at 15,750 sq m.

Yohji Yamamoto store fit-out

The ground and basement floors of a four-storey office building were fitted out to achieve the spare, rectilinear look in keeping with Yamamoto's retail aesthetic. The designer acted as the architect on this project.We trimmed an existing slab to insert a stair leading down to changing rooms and storage areas in the basement. Steel framed, with timber treads and handrail, the stair is elegantly minimal. This functional aesthetic was carried through in our mechanical and electrical fit-out which left services exposed throughout the shop. The resulting uncluttered space perfectly complements Yamamoto’s design sensibility.

William Hulme Academy

We teamed up with our client, education charity United Learning Trust, to transform the first independent grammar school in the country to become a City Academy. New facilities for the school's 700 pupils were built in two phases to minimize disruption to activities on a restricted site.Work began with the Donner Building — three stories of classrooms and an assembly hall — which is the central hub of the school. Stripped back to its concrete frame and floors, the building, now roughly L-shaped in plan, was wrapped in a steel frame for fast, economically viable construction. Designed in red brick to match the school's Victorian buildings, the walls meet in a double height glazed atrium to form a high-visibility entrance. Aluminium standing-seam roof panels provide watertight lo ...

William Perkin High School

Containing 3,800 cubic metres of timber, the William Perkin High School is the largest cross laminated timber building in the UK.

Brighton Corn Exchange

This timber structure, rectangular in plan, is one of a complex of Georgian stables buildings that form part of the Royal Pavilion Grade I listed estate. For several years it has served as a flexible space for performance and conferences.

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Built as a riding arena in 1808, Brighton Dome is part of the Royal Pavilion Grade I listed estate. It was converted to a concert hall in the 1860s and renovated in the 1930s. With other specialists, we helped create a 21st century performance and conference space inside this protected Regency building.Increased flexibility of use was essential and required improved sightlines, acoustics and access. The proscenium was widened, which involved removing approximately half the roof. A new, central opening in the listed Art Deco ceiling contributed to acoustic and ventilation systems.The basement was extended to create a store for removable stalls seating; high ground water levels and the proximity of the existing structure made this work extremely sensitive. <br / ...

Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

A new Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) has been constructed to serve John Radcliffe Hospital's new cardiology building, part of the Oxford facility's expansion programme. Our structural, civil and building services engineers worked with BAM Construction under a Department of Health ProCure21 framework agreement to design and deliver the imaging centre.The AVIC site is located in a narrow gap between the cardiology unit and the Accident & Emergency department of the main hospital. Its three-storey concrete frame is structurally independent but linked to the structures on either side at first floor level, and bridges a road used for deliveries and fire access.Adjacent to the main hospital, ground beams span existing pile caps and below-ground services. Columns o ...

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 ...

King Saud University, Medical City Extension

A multi-disciplinary, international team working together on this important healthcare project. The extension of the King Saud University Medical City comprises of several new buildings for the university with an approximate area of 350.000sqm.  The first stage includes a new National Diabetic Center, a new Dental college and an expansion of the medical college. 

Helsinki Central Library

The new Helsinki Central Library is one of the most demanding construction engineering projects in Finland. The building will be an eco-efficient masterpiece of structures made of steel, wood and glass.

Emporio Armani refurbishment, Glasgow

The space our client chose for new premises in Glasgow had just one drawback: it was two separated spaces. The ground floor was divided by a structural wall that helped to support five storeys of occupied flats above. To add a little pressure to the challenge, Christmas was looming large in the retailer's calendar.

Forthside footbridge

Forthside footbridge provides pedestrians with a link between the constrained city centre of Stirling and an area of new development on the banks of the River Forth, crossing the main railway corridor in the process.

Ocean Spa Plaza, Gibraltar

Ocean Spa Plaza, Gibraltar (OSPG) will be situated as part of Gibraltar’s famous Ocean Village marina resort.

Manchester Cathedral

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

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.

Porto Montenegro Marina

Porto Montenegro Marina is part of a larger regeneration project in the Bay of Kotor — the largest natural harbour in the Adriatic Sea. Kotor itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a walled city. The marina is designed to accommodate more than 150 super yachts in berths 30m-100m long, plus 600 berths for smaller vessels, serving the high-end residential, commercial, leisure and hotel projects that complete the development. Our structural, marine and services engineers have been working on this ongoing project.The marina will consist of seven jetties, the longest of which is 250m in length and 25m wide. The smallest, which was completed first, features palm trees on its deck, imported from Spain. It also features hand carved stone paving, curbing of black basalt imported fr ...

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.

London Edition Hotel

Located in central London’s Fitzrovia, on the edge of London’s Soho neighbourhood, the Grade II listed Berners Hotel is refurbished to become part of the luxury boutique EDITION Hotel portfolio.

Sea City Museum

The Southampton Civic Centre is being renovated and redeveloped as an integral part of the creation of the city's new cultural quarter, which includes the existing Guildhall, library and art gallery. We worked on the transformation of the Grade II* listed former magistrate's courts and police headquarters building — and its new extension pavilion — to accommodate the Sea City Museum, which focuses on the maritime history of Southampton. The museum opens on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, which began its ill-fated journey from the city's port.Working with architect Wilkinson Eyre, we provided structural, infrastructure and building services engineering for the refurbishment, conservation and new-building works.

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 ...

Said Business School

The Said Business School is arranged around a central courtyard framed by massive piers of brick diaphragm wall construction. A steel frame along one side of the building provides the 14.5m spans required for the lecture theatres.Our use of 3D modelling enabled us to build virtual models of the steelwork, especially useful for complex areas such as the barrel roof and the ziggurat tower that houses a plant room.Early work on this project included a remediation strategy for site decontamination and a building physics study to establish the potential for natural cooling. The services energy strategy was developed to provide natural ventilation to rooms fronting courtyards and restrict mechanical systems to lecture theatres and adjacent seminar rooms.

Sheffield Academies

The UK government's academies program aims to give underperforming schools a new lease of life by building legible, curriculum-appropriate facilities that encourage academic endeavour. For these two schools — Park and Springs — we provided engineering solutions that served an economic building program. Steel framed with composite concrete slabs, the schools have external masonry cavity walls that help regulate thermal capacity. Springs is triangular in plan, with a central courtyard housing an amphitheatre. The self-enclosing triangular structure was chosen for heightened security. Parks is E-shaped in plan, with three wings leading off a long “street.” Both structures are double glazed throughout with ventilation systems designed to promote sound insulation. The sc ...

Siemens Green Port Hull

Siemens Green Port Hull is providing a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the Humber region. The site was a much anticipated £160 million investment into wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire.

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.

St Katharine Docks restaurant proposal

On the Thames River wall at St Katharine Docks, we have solved the structural problems of locating a two storey building in an exposed riverside position. We have been working on a proposal for a new restaurant for the 1930s quay fronting the 1827 dock complex designed by Thomas Telford, which now houses a marina, hotels and restaurants.As piling into the Thames is prohibited, the quay is to be used as the foundation. Thorough testing and repairs are to be conducted to determine an accurate load capacity. However, it is likely that a lightweight design will be needed. The weight of the structure, which is to resemble a cut diamond, will be reduced by integrating the frame and façade. Lightweight structural elements of timber fletched with plate steel are to be located along the ...

Single living accommodation, Devil's Tower Camp

Devil’s Tower Camp is a British military base on Gibraltar’s east coast. It is home to various armed forces including the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. The site’s refurbishment included improvements to site’s transit, permanent and welfare facilities for 450 serving personnel.

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 throughout.

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.

Imperial Ocean Plaza

Situated in Gibraltar’s famous Ocean Village marina complex, the new Imperial Ocean Plaza Gibraltar is an 18 storey mixed use development. It will comprise 116 luxury apartments, retail units and Category A commercial office space.

Goldsmiths, Department of Media & Communications

The new Media & Communications building at Goldsmiths, which is part of the University of London, is a purpose-built facility on a prominent location overlooking the campus Green. The building unites two previously separate departments. Our structural, building services civil and geotechnical engineers all contributed to the project, designed by architect Stride Treglown.The five-level steel frame structure includes a full-footprint basement. Its design had to meet a number of structural challenges, including the accommodation of a double height theatre, TV studio and lecture spaces in the basement. Our solution for these is several transfer structures, which not only provide the open floor areas needed but also allow for full utilisation of the floor plates above.T ...

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 ...

Wandsworth Academy of Design & Technology extension

As part of the City Academy program to increase schools' academic standards, this award winning 1950s school will be refurbished and a two-storey concrete frame extension added, including entry atrium, classrooms, dance hall, sports hall and music rooms. Our main challenge is to marry a high architectural standard with a competitive budget. Lateral thinking has produced some ingenious solutions involving the use of prefab elements and some recycled materials.The existing sports hall has a timber truss roof. Once removed, these trusses will be recycled in the construction of the new atrium rooflight. A dramatic double storey height 'street' running the entire width of the extension building, the atrium will be a key visual feature of the new build. The new roof will ...

West Ham District Line Station refurbishment

We worked on the upgrade and extension of existing structures at this tube and train station, where smart new facilities had been built for the Jubilee Line extension. Our involvement included co-ordinating the requirements of several new tube line companies that had been devolved from London Underground. To minimize disruption, work was carried out at night and on the weekends.The partially hollow District Line platform was replaced by a solid concrete pier; all plant was moved to a new plant room next to the re-paved ticketing area. We also added a lift from ticket hall to platforms. A short cast iron platform canopy was replaced with an extended structure of precast concrete. Cleverly-engineered columns, each consisting of two concrete cores with ...

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 ...

Borders Primary Schools

As part of a framework agreement with the Scottish Borders Council, we have engineered four primary schools in three towns and villages. New premises have been constructed in Lauder Lander and Clovenford, while in Peebles, Kingsland Primary School has been relocated and rebuilt and Halyrude Primary School has moved into the refurbished Kingsland school buildings.To minimize impact on the landscape, all schools are single storey except for double height gym buildings and the main building at Kingsland School, which is built into the hill behind. Traditional construction was appropriate — we used loadbearing masonry with some steel elements in the roofs, and steel structures for the gyms. Reinforced masonry piers provide sufficient stability to allow some classroom walls to ...

Belgrave House

Designed to provide 30,000 sq m of floor space, at the time of construction this six-storey steel-composite structure was the largest speculative office development to be undertaken in London's West End in a decade.Six of our departments worked with the architect Squire and Partners to develop the design, necessitating rigorous project co-ordination. The results speak for themselves: the building was delivered 15% below budget and two months in advance of the original programme.Site challenges included the close proximity of London Underground tunnels and re-use of existing pile foundations, both of which required detailed analysis and strategy.We used 15m spans to provide the necessary column-free space for a fully flexible, open plan interior. The stee ...

Abingdon School sports complex

Abingdon School in Oxfordshire is an independent senior school for around 800 boys, with a reputation for sporting excellence. They wished to improve and expand existing facilities with an exemplar low energy building in the grounds. Our structural and building services engineers were appointed to develop the scheme.The purpose-built sports facility provides an 8-lane, 25m swimming pool, squash courts and a hall for judo, fencing and dancing, in addition to changing rooms, hospitality and function suites. The new complex wraps around the refurbished existing sports hall and occupies the former site of an outdoor pool. The location is constrained by a Grade II listed masonry boundary wall and buildings to the east and west. A redwood tree has its root protection zone under the h ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

The Crescent

In central Plymouth sits a 14 storey building constructed from 360 modular steel blocks erected in just nine weeks. Located above retail and office accommodation the 348 student accommodation units provide new purpose built facilities for Plymouth University students.

Bournville College

Our engineers and consultants provided structural, infrastructure, building services and geotechnical engineering for Bournville College's new campus complex on the former car plant site at Longbridge in Birmingham. It's a flagship project that forms a key part of the redevelopment of the area, governed by the Longbridge Area Action Plan.Bournville College — home of further education, higher education and vocational teaching — is now accommodated in a central concrete frame spine building housing teaching spaces, accompanied by anxillary structures such as a conference centre, a learning resource centre, and restaurants. The spine building provides a dramatic skyline for travellers along the nearby A38 arterial road.The main building rises to six storeys high and fe ...

W Resort

With a total built up area of 250,000 square feet, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s W Resort hotel in Goa consists of 150 rooms.

Scania Regional Production Centre

Greenfield development of 38 acre site for establishing assembly and production facilities for trucks and buses.

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan

An integrated community which, apart from a luxurious hotel, will house 1,000 residences, retail and leisure facilities. This new 285 room, five star waterfront resort is located in picturesque Jordan, overlooking the Dead Sea. The resort will feature seven restaurants, a spa and one of the largest, best appointed convention centres in the region.  

Sanctuary Falls Dubai

Teamworking is essential in this 99 luxury villa community as we ensure all contractor and interior design requirements are met.  Flanked on one side by the Greg Norman-designed Earth course, and on the other by lakes and waterfalls, Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Sanctuary Falls is a community of 99 exclusive five and six bedroom villas.

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.

Al Ghurair City Centre

Built in 1985, Dubai’s first shopping mall remains a thriving retail hub thanks to a recent re-development and expansion. Consisting of over 700 retail units over two floors, the main mall is complemented by a 220 key serviced apartment tower, a hotel plus a  seven storey office tower. Ramboll was instructed to carry out building services engineering for Phase 2 of the Al Ghurair City mall re-development.

Baygate

Ramboll was the lead consultant for this project. Our structural engineers designed the building with a concrete structure and post-tensioned floor slabs, identified as being the most cost effective solution. The curved and tapered roof structure, crowning a large rooftop atrium, was designed in steel to maintain the architect’s vision.

Lippulaiva shopping centre

A new shopping centre complex is being built in Espoonlahti, district of city Espoo, that will bring together daily services, housing and convenient mobility with public transport. The large-scale project includes the new shopping centre Lippulaiva, eight residential buildings on its yard decks, and a residential care home for senior citizens.

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.

Vagar Airport - extension of the runway

The Faroe Islands have only one airport, and it is their main connection with the rest of the world. Ramboll has helped to extend the runway, and to ensure reliable transport links in this area.

Gibraltar Access Road and Tunnel

Ramboll produced an outline strategic brief to improve access between the city centre and airport, adjacent to the frontier with Spain. The objective, to provide for a free flow of traffic; currently interrupted by airfield operations where 600m of existing road crosses the runway.

Media City Footbridge - Salford MediaCityUK

Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships.

Emonika mixed use development

A central district of Slovenia's capital city is to be completely transformed by an ambitious mixed use development that incorporates commercial, residential, retail, hotel, sports and leisure facilities for day and night. Ramboll's engineers and consultants have provided structural, building services, fire and transport engineering for the concept design.

Ferrari World rollercoaster works

The Ferrari World theme park is located in a three storey building that houses rides, restaurants and shops. It features two rollercoasters that simulate different car races. Boarding stations for the rollercoasters are situated on the third floor plaza level and the tracks travel outside the building.The first rollercoaster is F1-style and uses a high-powered winch to slingshot the cars. The winch is housed in a protective 40m x 50m steel framed room on the building's concrete slab. The second coaster is GT-style, simulating a two car race. Three concrete frame acceleration/breaking stations have been constructed to house its control gear.Each coaster has a steel and concrete framed station building consisting of an observation deck, load/unload platform, queue cor ...

Ericsson Dublin Densification

In November 2009, Ericsson’s Dublin staff occupied four leased buildings at two locations. With leases due for renewal in June 2010, the client wished to refurbish two of the properties to accommodate all employees in one area and surrender the remaining ones.Ramboll's services engineers were asked to identify the most appropriate buildings for refurbishment as well assessing existing and future services provision. The new services design was implemented at Ericsson's headquarters — a 1960s precast concrete structure and at the more modern Boole House, built in the 1980s. Original drawings and existing information for both buildings was incomplete, making assessment of the services more challenging. Existing services for the HQ ran underneath egg-crate flooring, mak ...

Magnet Minsk

A multi-purpose complex with diverse recreational and business uses such as a shopping mall, a supermarket, an office centre and a high-class business hotel.

Oldham Leisure Centre

The brand new, £15m Oldham Leisure Centre is set to place the area on the national sporting map, providing state of the art competition level facilities for several sports including swimming, handball, boxing and basketball.

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 ...

Mayfield School

The expansion and modernisation of Mayfield Secondary School provides a showcase of how the latest construction materials, technologies and collaboration can address the increasing demand for school places, within tight programmes and budgets.

Larbert Village Primary School extension

Ramboll UK’s engineers have worked on a number of schools in the region. In the village of Larbert, not far from Falkirk's town centre, we worked on the extension and partial refurbishment of Larbert Village Primary School for Falkirk Council.The extension is a two storey steel frame classroom building, linked to the existing structure via a new structural opening. A sports hall and nursery facilities have also been provided, constructed using glulam frames and exposed external columns. Partial refurbishment of the existing building included new services installation and a new roof.As the school continued to open during construction, student safety was a key issue. The work compound was kept separate from the school site, as the students were naturally curious. Safe ...

Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal

Plans for Liverpool’s new permanent Cruise Terminal will replace the existing facility to create an exciting five-star experience for passengers. Ramboll is leading a multi-disciplinary technical team designing the new terminal and will stay involved until Scheme completion.

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 ...

The Presidential Library, Astana

Ramboll UK's engineers worked side-by-side in Copenhagen with the architects on the development of the design of BIG's extraordinary, competition-winning scheme for the new Presidential Library in Astana, Kazakhstan, though the project has not proceeded. The steel and glass building was designed to house three million books, the National Archive, a museum, exhibition space, visitor amenities and an office for the country's President.A key challenge was to bring buildability to the complex structure, making an outwardly highly complicated form in an extreme climate achievable using simple rational forms and conventional building services systems. The design merges several architectural archetypes — the circle, the rotunda, the arch and the yurt (a felt-covered structure used by ...

Garden Street residential

The thriving West Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge, close to the Penine Way, attracts 125,000 visitors a year and, as a result, has run out of car-parking spaces. This site, which had been vacant since the 1960s, is set on a tiered slope with a retaining wall in the heart of the town's conservation area. The planning issues are complicated and sensitivity has been integral at all levels.The design for the proposed seven-storey development is clad in local stone and offers 160 parking spaces, a hidden car stacker system, 48 residential properties and eight retail units.The foundation design incorporates a bored piled wall to form a double storey basement, and a concrete slab ground to act as support for the superstructure. Shops at street level will be concret ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Pad

Slanted at 6 degrees from the vertical, The Pad’s design is based on the iPod. Billed as the world’s first ‘cybertecture’ building, with its design inspired by the Apple iPod, The Pad is a twenty-three storey residential development in Dubai’s Business Bay.

Shining Towers

Multidisciplinary award-winning project. Ramboll completed the Shining Towers project in 2012. The project comprises two towers of 33 and 42 storeys respectively, and won the GCC tower of the year at the 2010 Construction Week awards.

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.

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.

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 coordinated solutions.

Four Seasons

The large scale mixed use redevelopment of the Four Seasons hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivers world class hotel, residential and commercial facilities.

Ferrari World

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the World’s only Ferrari theme park. Sixty of our engineers worked on the four-year project and were involved in every aspect of the park's unique design from concept to completion.

Fort Nelson museum

Fort Nelson is one of a chain of fortifications built in the 1860s to protect the naval harbour and Royal Dockyard of Portsmouth from feared French invasion. The fort is a Grade I listed structure and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. These days it provides a home for the Royal Armouries’ collections of historic artillery — one of the finest such collections in the world. We provided a multi-disciplinary service for the remodelling of some gallery spaces, a new gallery building, a new admissions complex and a car park.Heritage Lottery funding had been secured to develop facilities to cater for the rising number of visitors to site, and to extend and improve the galleries for exhibits. The new admissions complex is located on the former site of the visitor car park, and its circular ...

Mary Rose Museum

Famously raised from the sea bed before a worldwide television audience of 60 million in 1982, the Tudor warship Mary Rose has been undergoing an heroic conservation process in a temporary museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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 ...

Rhyl High School

A new state of the art secondary school for over 1,200 pupils, Rhyl High School is working to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating by adopting passive design strategy and variety of on-site renewable energy technologies.

RNLI Baltimore upgrade

Baltimore Lifeboat Station, on the south west tip of Ireland, has been extended and remodelled to accommodate the needs of crews for the inshore and all-weather lifeboats. Facilities have been improved further by creating an adjacent pontoon berth. Our team provided geotechnical, marine, structural and building services engineering and project management.The station building (c.1913) is an early example of reinforced concrete construction and has been refurbished and enlarged by the addition of a new steel frame extension, roofed with slate to match the existing. The station’s slipway has been modified so that RNLI Baltimore’s Atlantic 75B class inshore lifeboat Bessie can be launched directly from the boathouse. A water-source heat pump uses seawater to supply backgro ...

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 ...

Somerset House refurbishment

Somerset House is one of London's most important 18th century buildings and is located on a Thames-side site adjacent to Waterloo Bridge. Since the formation of the Somerset House Trust in 1997, the complex has been transformed from the home of the Inland Revenue and the Records Office into a centre for culture and the arts. We provided engineering and specialist services for phase two of the works, which focused on the south range, river terrace and central courtyard.Built of loadbearing stone and masonry, with timber floors and a timber truss roof, the six storey south range has two levels of basement, featuring cross vaults and open light wells around the perimeter of the courtyard. To enable the creation of new gallery spaces, and associated restaurant and catering facili ...

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.

Iasi Business Campus

Iasi’s new business park is located near the centre of town, divided from the university and commercial district by the River Bahlui. We worked on the masterplan and phase 1 of the development, which will eventually consist of 25 buildings in a dramatically landscaped environment. As well as offices, these include laboratories, hotel facilities, student accommodation and an arts institute. All structures and amenities are designed to meet the standards and expectations of companies used to operating in America and Western Europe. Former industrial use has left potential contamination on site. This, and the flood risk associated with its riverside location were dealt with by our infrastructure engineers. Our transport planning team examined links with the town centre ...

York Engineers’ Triangle Rail Operating and Training Centre

York Engineers' Triangle is the UK's largest rail operating centre and was built above the well-preserved foundations of three roundhouse and a Victorian engine shed. Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains.

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...

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys co-educational secondary school is the first of four schools rebuilt or refurbished in Leicester as part of the Building Schools for the Future government programme. We provided a full range of services to Miller Construction throughout the project, including the planning, cost evaluation and tendering stages. The site for the new building is adjacent to the original, which remained in operation during construction.Our engineers appraised the constructability and maintainability of the school's design throughout the design & build process, contributing information to decisions about the phasing of the project.The structure consists of a three storey, 180m long braced steel frame, with concrete floors supported on composite beams and profiled metal deckin ...

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.

British Antarctic Survey

Appointed by NERC as Technical Advisors to BAS (British Antarctic Survey), Ramboll is providing specialist engineering and consultancy services for seven years. Delivering a host of projects within the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP), BAS and its Technical Advisors (including NORR Architects and Turner & Townsend) are preparing for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough, which will be ready for operation from 2019.

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.

Carlton House Terrace refurbishment

The Grade I listed Carlton House Terrace is a six-storey stucco rendered building in central London. The freehold belongs to the Crown Estate. Classical in style, complete with Corinthian columns, it dates from 1827-32 and was designed by celebrated architect John Nash...

British Antarctic Survey - Rothera Research Station

The Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) to support world-class science through an upgrade of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research stations and infrastructure includes preparations for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough. 

Enabling frontier science at Bird Island

Located in South Georgia – one of the richest wildlife sites in the world - the Bird Island Research Station upgrade was the first project to be completed under the ongoing Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation programme, which will transform how British Antarctic Survey (BAS) enables and supports frontier science. 

Qatar Integrated Rail Project - Green Line Underground

As part of an ambitious plan to develop a railway based public transport in Doha, Qatar Railways Rail has appointed a Joint Venture comprising PORR, the Saudi Binladin Group and HBK Contracting for the design and construction of Green Line Underground.

Hub Zero Dubai

Appointed as the lead design consultant for this project, Ramboll provided the multi-disciplinary engineering services as well as validated and optimised the initial design and reviewed the constructability that have enabled the client to create a vibrant environment that invites visitors to “live the game”.

Innovation Hub

170,000sqm state-of-the-art business centre community comprising commercial, retail and hospitality spaces to support Dubai’s vision for Innovation.

The Opus

This Zaha Hadid design has tested our engineers’ skills unlike any other. In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East are in fact driving innovation in engineering design.

Meydan

Home to the world’s richest horse race, this magnificent venue is also the world’s largest racecourse.  With only three years from its announcement to the first meeting, the $1bn Meydan is a testament to the efficiency of the Middle East’s construction industry.

U-Bora Towers

With its sweeping, curving aspect, this mixed-use project offers prime retail, commercial and residential space on Business Bay.  Comprising a 56-storey commercial tower, a 16-storey residential block and a 7,000sqm retail space, this complex comes together to create an ultra-modern gateway to Business Bay.  

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.

Ras Laffan port expansion

Ramboll provided the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Phase 2 of the Ras Laffan Port Expansion Project.

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.

Doha Metro Green Line Underground

As part of an ambitious plan to develop a railway based public transport in Doha, Qatar Railways Rail has appointed a Joint Venture comprising PORR, the Saudi Binladin Group and HBK Contracting for the design and construction of Green Line Underground.

Emirates Advanced Investments Group (EAIG) Headquarters

Ramboll has been appointed by RSP Architects to provide consultancy services for the development of the new Headquarters’ office of Emirates Advanced Investment (EAI), located in Abu Dhabi. Elite Design and Engineering Consultancy, an Emirates Advance Investment Group (EAIG) Subsidiary is the main Client on this project.

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.

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.

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.

Maljevik Bay

We are working closely with the architect on a greenfield development on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, south west of Sutomore, creating a 3D digital model to determine the optimum roof forms. Ramboll is providing masterplanning, structural, building services, façade, acoustic, geotechnical and marine engineering services for the project, which includes detached housing, apartments, a spa with hotel, restaurants, retail areas and associated infrastructure.The site is fringed with heavily wooded slopes to the west and south, with a grassy plateau in the central area. A steep rocky peninsula forms its southern tip. The area is seismically active and the ground conditions are being assessed further for the detailed geotechnical design. The buildings are concrete frame with pad found ...

Manchester New Square

The Manchester New Square scheme is an exciting new residential development located within the heart of Manchester City, due for completion in 2020. The three individually designed 12-15 storey buildings, set around a landscaped square, comprise 351 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

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 ...

Jersey Airport: Integrated Terminal Development

Major redevelopment of the terminal buildings at Jersey Airport will create a 'new' airport by re-configuring the existing Departures terminal buildings to integrate a new Arrivals facility. Value for money will be achieved by upgrading operational elements such as security and lounge facilities at the same time as constructing a new mezzanine floor.

St Matthew Academy

Education from start to finish — primary school to A level — is provided at this single complex, created through the Government's City Academies scheme. It's built on the playing field of an existing school, which remained open during construction. When the works were complete, the old school was demolished to make room for a new sports field.Most of the teaching spaces are housed in two reinforced concrete wings, respectively two and three storeys high. The wings are neatly linked by an enclosed steel bridge and a triple height assembly hall. This and the sports hall are steel framed and clad in zinc tile and timber.The assembly hall is spanned by a second enclosed bridge, so broad that it resembles a mezzanine floor. By suspending this structure from massive steel ...

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.

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant is the UK's second commercial straw-burning power plant near Sleaford in Lincolnshire. The 38MW commercial straw-burning power facility generates enough electricity to power 65,000 homes using sustainable fuel sources...

Twin Sails Bridge

The competition-winning design for the second road bridge crossing in Poole Harbour is a steel bascule bridge known as ‘Twin Sails’ for its distinctive silhouette when open …

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.

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 ...

Wembley Park regeneration

Wembley Park is a major residential development adjacent to the iconic stadium. As well as providing engineering and geotechnical services for three plots Ramboll has created and is implementing a District Heating masterplan that will deliver low carbon, sustainable energy across the whole Wembley Park site.

CityLife Milan technical reviews

The 43 hectare CityLife development occupies the site of Milan’s former fairground and exhibition site (Fiera Campionaria). Its combination of residences, offices, retail space and public facilities are arrayed around a large park — Europe’s biggest privately funded park development. We worked in collaboration with J&A Consultants on technical reviews of the architects’ schemes. Our combined refinements and suggestions produced savings sufficient to cover our fees five times over.

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.

Black Sea Hotel and residences

A Soviet-era tower block has been demolished to make way for a 23-storey five-star hotel and 14-storey apartment building linked by a two-storey podium in the historic port city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. We are providing a one-stop design and project management service for this fast-track development. Architect RTKL is acting as a sub-consultant to Ramboll. The design is contemporary but influenced by traditional Georgia. Features include an old-town style boulevard of two-storey shops and restaurants that runs along the seafront and through the new complex. Lawns and gardens cover the top of the podium to create an energy efficient green roof. Solar panels have also been installed on the podium and on the roof.

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.

Military Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

This 220 bed hospital, consisting of two residential buildings for medical staff, a mosque, emergency helipad, air conditioned ambulance garage, an armoury, chemical storage facility and security gate house will be offering state of the art facilities in Sharjah.  The hospital will cater for dignitaries by providing VIP medical suites.  As well as providing medical services, the hospital will function as a cutting edge medical education facility, with an entire floor consisting of three lecture theatres, a library and associated offices, offering the very latest research and excellence in medical education.

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.

New National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

Every capital around the world has its own distinctive attractions and national symbols such as a Parliamentary building, a university and museums. In Oslo, the Norwegian national planning authority, Statsbygg, is currently planning a National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Nasjonalmuseet).

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.

Holmestrand – The world’s first mountain station

A new fourteen kilometers double track through the city of Holmestrand will greatly improve the rail services on the Vestfold line. Rambøll is responsible for the design of seven kilometers of the line and Holmestrand Statio

Greenfield Production Facility for Bang & Olufsen, Czech Republic

Bang & Olufsen, the manufacturer of high quality audio-visual technology, decided to place their only foreign production facility in Koprivnice in North Moravia. The company invested EUR 16.5 million in the construction of a new factory employing up to 200 workers. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.

Harpa Concert and Conference Center: Designed in 3D

Harpa Concert and Conference Center has been hailed as a symbol of Iceland’s economic dynamism and has since it opened in 2011 hosted a range of world-class congresses and concerts. The concert and conference center is part of a larger master plan for the area around Reykjavik’s harbour, intended to attract tourists and artists. But the building is more than merely beautiful; however, it is also CO2-neutral, obtaining its energy from Iceland’s geothermal resources.

Redmolen

Redmolen in Copenhagen is a development project comprising five new buildings in the rapidly growing harbour district Nordhavn. The project includes two commercial buildings, a hotel, two housing blocks and a basement.

Pulkovo Airport

Work began on Pulkovo Airport in March 2008 to deliver Grimshaw’s winning architectural concept, whilst keeping the existing Pulkovo Airport fully functioning. As the lead design consultant, Ramboll helped to create a world leading airport terminal conforming to international best practice, in parallel with restrictive Russian standards.

Extension to Production Facility for Grundfos

Due to an overwhelming success in the Chinese market, the world's leading pump manufacturer Grundfos decided to extend their Suzhou production facility from 2005. With the extension completed late 2008, the facility totalled 48,000 sq.m., making it the company's largest production facility worldwide outside Denmark at the time of completion. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast, phase 1 to 3, Hungary

When Coloplast decided to establish their first production facility outside of Denmark, the aim was to reduce production costs while maintaining the high product quality level required for their medico products. This was achieved by the construction of their first production facility in the Hungarian city of Tatabánya. Ramboll acted as General Planner.

Greenfield Production Facility for Faerch Plast

The desire to increase their range of distribution was the principal reason behind Faerch Plast's decision to locate their first production facility outside Denmark in the Czech Republic. The new location provides proximity to the rapidly growing markets in Central and Southern Europe. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

Grundfos is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. When the existing acquired production facility in Suzhou became too small to supply pumps to the rapidly growing Chinese market, Grundfos purchased a new site in the amazing Suzhou Industrial Park for a new greenfield production facility. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.

Main Sales Office and Service Centre for Grundfos

In the Bang Na district of Bangkok, Grundfos has cemented its already solid presence in Thailand by erecting a new main sales office and service centre. As one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and an expanding company in need of additional space, Grundfos decided to build new facilities in Bangkok. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.

Production Facility for Grundfos

The desire to increase their range of distribution and to meet the increasing demand were the principal reasons behind Grundfos' decision to transfer their electric motor production from Bjerringbro in Denmark to Tatabánya in Hungary. In his inauguration speech, Niels Due Jensen, Chairman of Grundfos, said he was very pleased with the fact that not a single job was lost in connection with the transfer of motor production.Ramboll was assigned as General Planner.

Greenfield Steel Service Centre for Ib Andresen Industri

Ib Andresen Industri A/S is a specialist subcontractor to Danish and non-Danish companies within the working and processing of steel and metals. As part of an internationalisation process, the company decided to build a new steel service centre in Györ, Hungary, offering coil warehousing as well as slitting and cutting of coils. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.

RNLI Coventina - All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC)

The All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC) at the RNLI Headquarters, Poole is a modern life boat manufacturing facility that has secured the charity’s lifeboat building supply chain for the next 30 years.

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 ...

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.

M25 Cobham Motorway Service Area

Ramboll was lead engineer for Cobham Motorway Service Area, a 20ha development on an environmentally sensitive greenfield site.

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.

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.

First Extension to Production Facility for Coloplast

Increasing sales soon made Coloplast's first production facility in Hungary too small to cope with demands. As a result, Coloplast decided on an extension of the facility in Tatabánya and, based on the success of the first project for Coloplast in Hungary, Ramboll was selected as General Planner.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast

A combination of social and competitive aspects influenced Coloplast’s decision to place their fourth production facility in the city of Nyírbátor in Eastern Hungary. Ramboll was selected as General Planner for the entire project.

Greenfield Production Facility for Coloplast

The first medico production facility by Coloplast in China was placed in the city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong province of South China. With the 18,500 sq.m. production facility complete with offices, canteen and over 2,500 sq.m. of cleanroom facilities, Coloplast has underlined its presence in China. Ramboll was chosen as General Planner on the project.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

When a long-term subsupplier of Grundfos, who delivered electric motors to their submersible pumps in the USA, suddenly became a competitor by acquiring a small pump factory, Grundfos decided to realise a long-standing desire of the founders – a production facility in Mexico. The new factory forms an important part of the growth strategy for the North American market of Grundfos, one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. Ramboll was assigned as General Planner on the project.

Modification of Coloplast Production Facility

After a successful start-up of their production facility in Nyírbátor in Eastern Hungary, Coloplast decided to modify and extend the facility in order to accommodate new production lines. Ramboll was selected as General Planner for the project.

Final Extension to Production Facility for Coloplast

When Coloplast decided to build the third and final extension to their production facility in Tatabánya, Hungary, Ramboll's proven expertise as turnkey consultants on production facility projects worldwide was the answer.

Greenfield Production Facility for Grundfos

As one of the fastest growing markets for Grundfos, the Istra Region near Moscow in Russia was the chosen location for the new production facilities of Grundfos, who is among the world leaders in pump manufacturing. The new factory would facilitate direct supply of efficient and energy-saving pumps to the craving Russian market. Ramboll acted as General Planner on 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.

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...

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