Sports & entertainment

Ramboll delivers major sports stadia and entertainment destinations. Coupling our experience and passion for creativity our teams turn your vision into reality.

Public realm surrounding Swansea Arena © AFL Architects


Ramboll. Martin Willis. Image: Paulina Sobczak Photography

Martin Willis

Director & Global Sports Sector Lead
T: +44 7825 362 748
Adam Selvey. Ramboll. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Adam Selvey

UK Building Services Design Excellence Leader
M: +44 7816 132764

Sustainable venues

We create sustainable venues that benefit business, people and planet.

Maximising venue usage and creating a destination that benefits the local community provides opportunities to increase revenue beyond the venues primary purpose and a long-term sustainable future.

The focus of our future legacy is to accelerate industry climate action. We are using our experience to help clients develop their net zero, climate resilient plans and build practical solutions that drive performance and lasting value.

We know that organisations are at different stages in the journey to implementing net zero, climate resilient measures into their plans and projects and that the solutions are typically complex. Our integrated teams of scientists, economists, engineers and digital experts bring a multitude of expertise and experience to support our clients in delivering on the climate imperative, in a way that delivers the most value and long term performance.

Game changer

In the same way that the sports and leisure market capitalises on digital technology to enhance the experience for fans, Ramboll is using digital technology to transform design, engineering and construction. With the delivery of sport, leisure and entertainment projects often taking many years from conception to delivery, time compression presents a key benefit.

We use our own bespoke digital design tools to collaborate with architects to rapidly generate building options, whilst simultaneously under-taking early engineering analysis to evolve them. We're able to run multiple iterations, collecting the data and presenting the optimum solution based on any combination of key criteria. 

Maximising client value

Clients join us on the design journey and explore multiple options in real time. This enables informed value decisions on where to invest and where to save, with demonstration of the robustness of the proposal in concept, price and programme.

We take pride in realising the concept through to completion and ensure even the minute details are right, with a focus on delivering consistent quality.

Iconic facilities deliver more than a venue

We understand that the growing competition in the sport and entertainment market has put increased pressure on delivering quality venues as premium facilities that create enhanced experiences and receive proportionately higher revenues. Having worked with world leading architects to deliver some of the world’s most iconic facilities, we assemble dynamic teams to deliver on specific venue needs.

A complete and innovative service

Our teams have worked on complex and constrained sites where we have maximised value of schemes through innovative concepts. We have delivered exciting schemes through our design culture and designed flexibly using zoned smart approaches to low energy design. Furthermore, we can review local assets to ascertain how they can be utilised or supported, such as district heating and energy from waste.

With sporting and entertainment venues often providing the catalyst for wider urban regeneration, our planners bring urban development strategies to benefit and create accessibility for all.


Swansea Area CGI © AFL Architects

Swansea Arena

A 3,500 capacity live performance and conference venue forms the centrepiece for the city wide regeneration of Swansea City Centre.

Tomorrow AB

Tampere, Finland

Luxurious hotel  offering box views into the adjacent arena part of a new  commercial centre. Outstanding roof top terrace with sauna and whirlpools and views over the city. Innovative central deck spanning the rail tracks supporting the entire development.

Ramboll. Ashton Gate. Image: JMP

Ashton Gate Stadium

Home of Bristol City Football and Bristol Bears, Ashton Gate Stadium has recently undergone a £45 million major renovation. It now boasts an impressive 27,000 capacity, and state-of-the-art meeting rooms and conference space. Ashton Gate Stadium is now at the cutting edge of sporting and corporate events. 

Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World

Award winning development covering  25 sq km  contains a Formula 1 track, hotels and a retail centre.  Ramboll developed a flexible approach to engineering so we could meet the programme challenges. Our early involvement with the theme park focused on the schematic design of its 90,000 sqm roof.

Ramboll. Oldham Leisure Centre. Image: Courtesy of Willmott Dixon. Photographer: Christian Smith

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.

air flow modelling Kai Tak Sports Park

Modelling and improving air flow for Hong Kong's Kai Tak Sports Park

Ramboll was recently involved in the development of the high-profile Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong, the largest park of its kind in the region.

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Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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