Conservation & heritage

Working with historic buildings and environments requires specialist knowledge and a sensitive approach. Ramboll's conservation engineering consultants are highly experienced in all aspects of heritage work, and have contributed significantly to the successful conservation, protection and adaptation of internationally important structures and landscapes.

Temperate House, the world's largest Victorian glasshouse


Jackie Heath. Ramboll

Jackie Heath

Project Director
T: +44 20 7631 5291

Our dedicated specialists

Ramboll has the largest number of engineers registered within CARE (Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers) that identifies engineers skilled in the conservation of historical structures and sites. They have vast experience and understanding in the value of the fabric of historic assets, which is an important requirement for engineers working in this field. Our dedicated specialists offer the integrity upon which those who care for heritage structures and places depend.

Our team provide services that enable the successful protection and regeneration of historic environments. The services we offer include:
  • Structural conservation engineering
  • Specialist building services consultancy

Historic structures — structural and building services engineering

An understanding of current legislation and the principles of conservation best-practice is essential for the successful repair, alteration and adaptation of historic buildings and infrastructure. Our heritage specialists tackle projects holistically, integrating expertise from various other in-house specialists in the investigation of the range of potential risks inherent in this field.

Our engineering interventions in historic contexts combine elegance, honesty and subtlety. We strive to integrate modern building services seamlessly and sensitively into building fabric, and we have provided energy strategies for some of the UK's most significant historic assets.

Our engineers include people who are Conservation Accredited, IHBC registered and active in recognised national and international heritage bodies such as ICOMOS and the Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings.

Our consultants also have extensive experience in contract management. We ensure that the best available set of capabilities is combined in the most cost-effective way in order to facilitate rigorous and responsible procurement.

We always aim to deliver heritage solutions that will benefit the whole community.

Heritage & archaeology projects

Temperate House, Kew Gardens

Temperate House, Kew Gardens

Reopened in May 2018 by David Attenborough, Temperate House is a magnificent Victorian glasshouse in the heart of Kew Gardens. A five year restoration project has repaired and updated the building ready for today's visitors and tomorrow’s needs.

Eastgate and its world-renowned clock

Eastgate and Chester City walls

Chester’s most iconic heritage asset, Eastgate and its world-renowned clock, was reopened in 2015 following almost a year conservation and extensive repairs led by Ramboll’s conservation engineers. 

Hasting Pier, restored and regenerated. April 2016. Ramboll

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.

Ramboll. The Lighthouse Building. Image: Daniel Shearing

Lighthouse building

In the heart of Kings Cross and dating back to 1875-1895, the Lighthouse building is a local landmark. It was left derelict for many years until developers; UK Real Estate took the bold decision to redevelop the Grade II listed building that was on Historic England’s Buildings at Risk Register.  

York Triangle. Photo: Network Rail

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.

Gorton Monastery

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.

Warrington Golden Gates Rededication. Image: Andy Marshall

Warrington Golden Gates

Presented to the town in 1895, the Grade II* cast iron Golden Gates are an iconic symbol of Warrington, and a major landmark in the borough’s cultural and civic heart.

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