During the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) currently in progress, Copenhagen City Hall Square will be transformed into a city of the future as ’Hopenhagen LIVE’. This event is full of hope, creativity and ideas, introducing us to new and innovative ways to live our lives – while taking the effects on nature into consideration.
Ramboll UK Director, Simon Smith has been named Building magazine’s Green Guru Engineer 2009! The competition sought to recognise the people making the biggest difference in driving forward the green agenda in the construction industry.
The Arts Alliance Mobile Performance Venue has been recognised on the international architecture stage by winning the Future Projects Experimental category at this year’s World Architecture Awards. Designed by Norwegian architects Various and developed by Ramboll engineers with specialist contractor ESS, the venue is a spectacular demountable travelling performance structure composed of lightweight steel members enclosed in an inflatable membrane.
Restoration and refurbishment work completed on the Grade II* listed Art Deco Midland Hotel by a team of specialists including Ramboll has received the 2009 RIBA Crown Estate Conservation Award. The Crown Estate award, now in its twelfth year, is presented for the best work of conservation that demonstrates the successful restoration and/or adaptation of an architecturally significant building.
Following on from our appointment as engineers and consultants to the Transforming Tate Modern project, which will provide an extension to the gallery on the south bank of the Thames in London, we have been working on all the large-scale art installations in the Tate's Turbine Hall - a fantastic privilege. The latest is the tenth commission in the Unilever Series, recently unveiled to the public.
At the 2009 CONSTRUCT Award ceremony, which took place Friday 9th September, Ramboll received a High Commendation for the cassette raft foundation solution developed for One Southampton Row, an office building with retained façades on a complex central London site.
Ramboll UK’s offshore wind team has been selected, following an international tender process, to deliver the detailed design of the wind turbine foundations for stage one of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, off the north of Wales coast.
Ramboll UK is pleased to announce its acquisition of RYB: Konsult, an international engineering MEP consultancy specialising in energy and environmental design. This is the first acquisition completed by the Ramboll UK business unit and marks a new style of growth for us.
Ramboll has delivered a resilient financial performance in the first half year reflecting the company's successful response to prevailing market conditions. By the end of June 2009, our order book remained on the same high level as the previous year. In addition, the Group is almost net debt free and has a committed credit facility of DKK 1 billion. Thus, Ramboll is prepared to meet the global market conditions and pursue its strategy for growth.
Ramboll-engineered 5 Aldermanbury Square has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize - the prize awarded to the architect of the building with the most significance for the evolution of architecture in the past year.
At last week's ICE East of England Merit Awards presentation, Ramboll picked up the Sustainability Award for its timber research and development work. Billed as the annual 'Oscars' of the civil engineering profession, the ICE Merit Awards honour excellence in the discipline.
Ramboll has announced the appointment of Charles McBeath as Managing Director for its UK operations, to take the organisation forward as one of Europe’s leading engineering consultancies. Charles McBeath is an internal appointment and reflects the organisation’s commitment to developing and nurturing talent within the business.