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2015 Awards

Ramboll has won hundreds of industry awards over more than 60 years. These recognise achievements across all our services and every sector in which we work. A selection of awards won in 2015 is presented below: 
 

The Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice

Project: The South Devon Highway
A key sustainability objective of the project was to re-cycle as much material from the site as possible, reducing lorry movements. Appropriate testing by Ramboll demonstrated that the weathered Breccia could be useful in a wide range of applications on site without concern over long term performance or durability. Galliford Try, in partnership with Devon County Council and Torbay Council, was awarded a gold Green Apple award in the Waste Management category.
Ramboll: Ground engineering, Road and motorway engineering, Rail engineering

Structural Timber Awards 2015 - Pioneer Award

The last 10 years have seen enormous growth in UK timber construction with Ramboll having designed over 50 timber buildings across a range of sectors, amongst which are many of the tallest and largest in the UK. Having consistently been at the forefront of timber construction over the last decade, particularly Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Ramboll's contribution to the industry was recognised by the Pioneer Award.
Find out more about Ramboll's decade of experience in Cross Laminated Timber.

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015 - Best Acute Hospital Development

Project: Northumbria Hospital
Highly Commended: Northumbria Hospital is the UK's first dedicated emergency specialist hospital, with senior consultants on duty 24 hours a day. It has an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating and provides a uniquely comprehensive range of care to patients.
Architects: Keppie Design
Client: Gardiner & Theobold LLP
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Health, and Ground engineering

Green Gown Awards 2015 - Built Environment Award

Project: Crome Court
Winner: Crome Court is University of East Anglia’s newest and most energy-efficient accommodation block. Completed in August 2014, the CLT superstructure and ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rated project came in under budget, ahead of schedule in a record-breaking timescale and as one of the first projects in the UK to have achieved a fully-integrated BIM Level 2.
Architects: LSI Architects
Client: University of East Anglia
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Civil engineering, Geotechnical and Fire & safety

European Hotel Design Awards 2015

Project - Beaumont Hotel, London
Winner of Best Adaptive Reuse Award, and
Finalist in The European Hotel Design of the Year Award
Located in Mayfair, the 5 star luxury Beaumont hotel contains many varying usage spaces including, bedrooms, restaurants and bar, meeting rooms, gym, kitchens and other back house spaces. Converted from a Grade II listed historic car park, the development of the boutique hotel involved the retention of a Grade II listed facade with a new five story steel superstructure and double story concrete basement. Uniquely, the hotel also features a habitable two-storey tall sculpture by artist Antony Gormley.
Architects: Reardon Smith Architects
Client: Grosvenor London Estate
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services, Geotechnical engineering, Fire & safety, Acoustic, Environmental and Sustainability services

GE Next Generation Awards 2015 - Undergraduate Student of the Year

Winner: Jack Taggart, Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
According to the judges, Jack, a former Portsmouth University student, is ”a good example of what an undergraduate can achieve in a short space of time”. The panel was impressed that he had been given responsibility at an early stage in his career and by his understanding of the science of soil mechanics and how it fits into the overall delivery of a civil engineering project. Find out more about Ramboll's Ground engineering services.

BCI Awards 2015

Project: National Graphene Institute, Manchester
Winner: Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) Award and BIM Application (Building) Award
Drawing on Ramboll’s extensive experience in research and science laboratories, we were able to create clean rooms and laboratories that will accommodate sophisticated research equipment, which have both extremely low-vibration and non-magnetic requirements, made extraordinarily challenging with the £14.5m of services equipment.
Architects: Jestico & Whiles
Client: University of Manchester
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Acoustics, Fire and safety

Autodesk Excellence 2015 - BIM in Infrastructure Competition

Project: Hammersmith-Flyover-Phase-2. Second prize is shared by Costain, Ramboll Parsons Brinckerhoff Joint Venture for the model-based design applied to post tensioning strengthening and bearing replacement. the judges were impressed with the forward-thinking Building Information Modelling workflows and technologies used on the Hammersmith Flyover project. The competition is open to civil infrastructure projects that demonstrate an exemplary use of Building Information Modelling.
Client: Transport for London
Ramboll: Bridge engineering, Road and motorway-engineering, Survey

RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards 2015

Project: York Engineer's Triangle
Winner: Commercial Project Award and Project of the Year Award
The newly constructed York Engineers’ Triangle is the largest rail operating centre in the country and is built above the well-preserved foundations of three ‘roundhouse’ and one straight Victorian engine sheds where Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains. Innovative use of BIM, Point Cloud 3D survey mapping and Revit captured the precise configuration of the historic foundations and other buried fabric.
Client: Network Rail
Architect: AHR Architects
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services, Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Archaeology

RICS 2015 - Best North West Tourism and Leisure Award

Winner: Chester Cathedral at Heights, Chester
Chester Cathedral at Heights takes visitors up through the walkways and tower rooms of the cathedral, offering splendid views. Ramboll worked closely with architect Donald Insall Associates to sensitively design new metal work structures within and around the existing stonework, providing a safe access route to the roof.
Client: Chester Cathedral
Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Ramboll: Structural Engineering

RICS 2015 - North East Renaissance Awards

Project: Haven Point Leisure Centre, South Shields
Highly Commended: Haven Point is part of a wider regeneration programme on the seafront at South Shields. The jury agreed that it had made a successful 'statement of intent' as the first of several buildings in a prominent location planned to achieve high design standards.
Client: South Tyneside Council
Architect: LA Architects Ltd
Ramboll: Structural Engineering, Building Services

RICS 2015 - National Award Grand Final

Winner: Crome Court, Norwich - Design Through Innovation Award
Crome Court is University of East Anglia’s newest and most energy-efficient accommodation block. Completed in August 2014, the CLT superstructure and ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rated project came in under budget, ahead of schedule in a record-breaking timescale and as one of the first projects in the UK to have achieved a fully-integrated BIM Level 2.
Architects: LSI Architects
Client: University of East Anglia
Ramboll: Structural Engineering, Civil engineering, Geotechnical, Fire & safety

Civic Voice Design Awards 2015

Highly Commended: Chester City Walls, Chester
Chester's City Walls are Chester's most photographed heritage asset, consisting of red sandstone walls and a world renowned clock circling the modern city centre. Ramboll were responsible for the conservation and repair of this Scheduled Monument, which included significant masonry repairs and altering of the walls' centre of gravity.
Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services, Archaeology

Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation - WINNER

Winner: Chester Cathedral at Heights, Chester
Chester Cathedral at Heights takes visitors up through the walkways and tower rooms of the cathedral, offering splendid views. Ramboll worked closely with architect Donald Insall Associates to sensitively design new metal work structures within and around the existing stonework, providing a safe access route to the roof.
Client: Chester Cathedral
Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Ramboll: Structural engineering

Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation - COMMENDED

Project: The Roman Gardens, Chester
The Roman Gardens are a small garden and park complex containing a number of Roman finds and artefacts. Ramboll were responsible for the remedial works required to repair an area of the City walls.
Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
Ramboll: Structural engineering

RIBA North West Award, and
RIBA North West Conservation Award, and
RIBA North West Building of the Year Award 2015, and
RIBA National Award and nominated for RIBA Stirling Award

Project: The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
Ramboll provided structural engineering services on the impressive £15m reinvention of The Whitworth Museum. The redeveloped and completed museum has redefined the way that it engages with its public, connecting the building and surrounding park to create a space with a strong sense of openness and invitation.
Client: University of Manchester
Architect: MUMA
Ramboll: Structural engineering

RIBA London Award and
RIBA London Historic England Award for Constructive Conservation 2015 Winner

Project: The Employment Academy, London, UK -
The Employment Academy project has placed a new courtyard at the heart of their facilities for the homeless to find employment. Around the courtyard, new and old building elements signals the building's regeneration in an appropriately modest way.  Ramboll provided M&E engineering expertise.
Client: Thames Reach
Architect: Peter Barber Architects
Ramboll: Building services

RIBA London Award and
RIBA National Award Winner

Project: Ashmount Primary School, London, UK -
Ramboll provided M&E engineering expertise on the Ashmount Primary School project, an 'exemplary' zero-Carbon, BREEAM 'Outstanding' school and nursery. The school's Combined Heat and Power plant is linked to neighbouring community housing and offsets the carbon footprint of the school.
Client: Islington Borough Council
Architect: Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Ramboll: Building services

RIBA London Award

Project: William Perkin High School, Ealing, UK
William Perkin High School is the largest CLT building in the UK, containing 3,800 cubic meters of timber. Ramboll utilised specialist structural engineering techniques to develop the timber design and drew on 10 years’ experience in designing timber structures to produce the structural design for the building’s frame and panels, with full connection details.
Client: Twyford Church of England Academies Trust
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Ramboll: Structural engineering, CLT expertise

RIBA East Award
RIBA East Building of the Year 2015 and
RIBA National Award

Project: Abode at Great Kneighton, Cambridge, UK
Ramboll were structural engineers on this 'extremely well-considered scheme' of 300 medium density residential dwellings. The development has skilfully alternated building scale and massing according to the complexities of site and needs of the user in well-proportioned streets 'giving the feeling of a well-made residential quarter with a sense of community'.
Client: Countryside Properties
Architect: Proctor and Matthews Architects
Ramboll: Structural engineering

RIBA East Midlands Award 2015
RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year Award and
RIBA National Award

Project: Uppingham School Science Building, Rutland, UK
RIBA judges described the project as '...an L-shaped building that completes a courtyard providing a science department, the building, inside and outside, feels like a top university department rather than a school' with 'an intense attention to detail that permeates every part.' Ramboll provided M&E engineering expertise.
Client: Uppingham School
Architect: Orms
Ramboll: Building services

RIBA North East Award

Project: Haven Point Leisure Centre, South Shields, UK
Haven Point is part of a wider regeneration programme on the seafront at South Shields. The jury agreed that it had made a successful 'statement of intent' as the first of several buildings in a prominent location planned to achieve high design standards. Ramboll is providing both structural and M&E engineering services.
Client: South Tyneside Council
Architect: LA Architects Ltd
Ramboll: Building services

RIBA Yorkshire Award

Project: Sheffield Hallam University, Heart of the Campus, Sheffield, UK
Ramboll provided M&E and Lighting expertise on the Heart of the Campus building that sits at the heart of the Sheffield Hallam University campus, which itself sits in a Conservation Area.
Client: Sheffield Hallam University
Architect: HLM Architects
Ramboll: Building services, Lighting Design

Structural Steel Design Award

Winner: Moorgate Exchange, London, UK
Designed to achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating, the 20,252m2 steel framed building of Moorgate exchange will have uniform, square open plan floorplates arranged around a central atrium and two main cores, ensuring commercial flexibility. The large rectangular block stands out from its more sober looking neighbours as its roof line is dominated by an angled façade containing stepped gardens on the six upper levels. The structure’s shape is a response to the rights to light entitlement of the adjacent Barbican Housing.
Architect: HKR
Client: Telex Sàrl
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Civil engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Fire & safety, Flood assessment

Constructing Excellence in London and the South East

Winner: BIM Project of the Year
Project: Mayfield School, London, UK
Innovative use of cross laminated timber and BIM enabled this 8,000m2 school to be taken from inception to site in under 1 year. Mayfield School's use of BIM shows that Level 2 intentions are achievable and can solve the very real problem faced by Local Authorities to deliver new school places to meet urgent demand in London and the South East. The judges comments included 'Embracing BIM resulted in a project that delighted the end users and allowed the buildings to be constructed on a tight site with significant time and cost savings as well as enabling structural innovation.'
Architect: David Miller Architects
Client: Mayfield School
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Civil engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Acoustics, Building services, CLT expertise

Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humberside

Finalist: Heritage
Project: Yorkshire Engineer's Triangle, York, UK
The newly constructed York Engineers’ Triangle is the largest rail operating centre in the country and is built above the well-preserved foundations of three ‘roundhouse’ and one straight Victorian engine sheds where Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains. Innovative use of BIM, Point Cloud 3D survey mapping and Revit captured the precise configuration of the historic foundations and other buried fabric.
Client: Network Rail
Architect: AHR Architects
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services, Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Archaeology

Artfund 2015

Winner: Museum of the Year
Project: The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
The Whitworth is a Grade II listed art gallery and was one of six world class museums shortlisted for the prize. Praised by the judges as an impressive institution that has cemented its place at the centre of the cultural national stage. Through its impressive £15m reinvention, the Whitworth has redefined the way that it engages with its public, connecting the building and surrounding park to create a space with a strong sense of openness and invitation. Ramboll provided structural engineering expertise.
Client: University of Manchester
Architect: MUMA
Ramboll: Structural engineering

Ground Engineering Awards 2015

Winner: UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £3M
Project: The Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh, UK
Scotland’s biggest transport infrastructure project in a generation is on track to be completed in 2016. We're delivering a new bridge - the Queensferry Crossing - and upgrading the connecting road network on both sides of the Firth of Forth. Judged outstanding in terms of innovation, sustainability, health and safety and value engineering, this award recognises the exceptional measures taken to deliver the project above the expected standard. The panel thought the work on the Queensferry Crossing demonstrated excellent delivery, procurement efficiency and well thought out build-up of knowledge of ground conditions that led to a change in approach.
Client: Transport Scotland, Forth Crossing Bridge Contractors
Architect: Jacobs Arup Joint Venture
Ramboll: Bridge engineering

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation

Winner: CIHT/Ringway Innovation Award 2015
Project: Hammersmith Flyover Phase 2, London, UK
“The judges were impressed by not only the number of innovations and bespoke elements of this scheme that could be easily transferred to other structures, but also the engineering principles and thinking behind the design and construction ingenuity. The judges felt that the concept of post-tensioning a structure from the outside, allowing the original pre-stress to become redundant, is a relatively simple economic solution and the fact that it had minimal impact on the travelling public over a relatively short period of time should be acknowledged.”
Client: Transport for London
Principal Contractor: Costain
Ramboll: Bridge engineering

Association of Consulting Engineering (ACE)

Winner: Building Structures Award (Over 250 Employees) 2015
The judges rewarded Ramboll’s key role in delivering significant structural projects including: William Perkin High School, London (The largest CLT building in the UK), Pulkovo Airport, St Petersburg (Striking architectural concept, realised), and Kings Cross Central, London (The largest urban development in Europe).
Finalist: Ramboll were also finalists in the 'Building Services Award' category, based on Ramboll's involvement in the Mary Rose Tudor Warship Museum & Spring Field Community Campus projects.

ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2015

Winner: Re-Engineering London Award
Project: Hammersmith Flyover Phase 2, London, UK. The judges' feedback highlighted the technical complexity of the project which is testament to all the hard work and the skills and experience that exist in the fully integrated team.
Client: Transport for London
Principal Contractor: Costain
Ramboll: Bridge engineering

ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2015

Finalist: Re-Engineering London Award
Project: Moorgate Exchange, London UK, was also a finalist at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in the 'ICE London Evening Standard People's Choice Award' category.

ICE Wales Cymru Awards 2015 - George Gibby Award (projects over £3m)

Project: A477 St Clears to Red Roses road improvement scheme, Carmarthenshire, UK
The judges felt that the scheme provided significant improvement to wildlife habitat and community space while resolving a potentially serious flood risk. They also noted that it was good to see value being added whilst the risks are reduced and opportunities were seized.” The award was made to the whole project team:
Client: The Welsh Government, Department for Transport
Principal Contractor: SRB Engineering
Employer’s Agent/Engineer: Hyder Consulting Ltd
Ramboll: Impact assessments, Ground engineering, Road & motorway engineering, Transport planning, Traffic engineering, Traffic safety

MIPIM Awards 2015

Winner: Best Futura Mega Project Award
Project: New North Zealand Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron/Vilhelm Lauritzen
Client: Northern Capital Gateway
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Project management

Civic Trust Awards 2015 - WINNERS

Project: The Lee Centre, Ralph Allen School, Bath, UK
Architect: Feilden Fowles
Client: Vanessa Dale
Ramboll: Structural engineering

Project: St Georges Chapel, Great Yarmouth, UK
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Client:
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Ramboll:
Acoustics

Project: Abode at Great Kneighton, Cambridge, UK
Architect: Proctor and Matthews Architects
Client: Countryside Properties
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services

Civic Trust Awards 2015 - COMMENDATIONS

Project: Pulkovo Airport International Airport, St Petersburg, Russia
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Client: Northern Capital Gateway
Ramboll: Acoustics, Building services, Impact assessments, Facade engineering, Fire & safety, Ground engineering, Lighting design, Structural engineering, Sustainability services

Project: Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, London, UK
Architect: ArchitecturePLB
Client: Northern Capital Gateway
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Building services, Geotechnical engineering, Sustainability services, Park Drainage

Project: Uppingham School Science Building, Rutland, UK
Architect: Orms
Client: Uppingham School
Ramboll: Building services

Project: ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School, London, UK
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Client: Countryside Properties
Ramboll: Building services

Project: The PORTICO Project, Chester, UK - AABC Conservation Award
Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Client: Cheshire West and Chester
Ramboll: Structural engineering, Electrical engineering, Ecology, Archaeology