Ramboll has worked extensively on the M25, including widening of several sections including the J12-15 and T5 spur and J27-30, and was lead engineer for the landmark Cobham Motorway Service Area between J9 and J10.
Nottinghamshire County Council embarked on an extensive PFI programme to provide new facilities for five secondary schools, two sixth form colleges, a special needs school and two new leisure centres. The project was carried out in two tranches, the first completed in 2006. Works began with Retford Oaks and St Giles schools, which occupy a single site.Here, and at the site of the new Tuxford High School, our infrastructure engineers were involved in considerable Section 278 works, including the construction of a new access roundabout at each. The Retford Oaks development also involved extensive works on the A320, an important route into the town centre. Our responsibilities included road construction, vertical and horizontal alignment, drainage, utilities diversion and signage ...
Road safety audit for ADNOC Link Road from Ruwais Bridge to camp area at Gayathi Road
The six-lane access-control Firozabad to Etawah section of the project with service road on one side in staggered manner is part of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway which extends the connectivity of Lucknow with Delhi with high speed corridors
The 50.7 km long four lane highway from Patna to Bakhtiyarpur in Bihar includes one major bridge, 11 minor bridges, two road-over-bridges, three grade separators, six pedestrian underpass and 61 culverts
Ramboll has carried out the design of a new access road and bridge to Sowwah Island in Abu Dhabi. Providing construction access to the island, the link provides a single, two lane carriageway access with new footways, and has an overall length of 700 metre. The road was designed in accordance with Abu Dhabi Municipality Standards.
Support for installation of deep utilities network
Before its upgrade, Bulford Road was a single-track road with passing places, which served nationally important energy sites and other developments in the vicinity of the Milford Haven waterway. This improvement scheme has transformed 2.7km into a road with safe walking and cycling paths linking the communities of Tiers Cross and Johnston.
The A58 Blackbrook Bypass runs through one of the most environmentally important areas in St Helens, Merseyside. Our road and highway engineers worked under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with Birse Civils, which encourages a collaborative and proactive approach to embed sustainability at the heart of a project. Twenty-seven planning conditions had to be met before the project could proceed to detailed design.The landscape includes local nature reserve, Stanley Bank Meadow, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) — a semi-natural ancient woodland sitting alongside industrial remnants such as an iron-slitting mill.In addition to research and surveys of the proposed route and environs, the design team engaged with a wide range of regional ...
The Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) is undergoing a major programme of expansion under the management of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). As part of this expansion ADAC requires 9 Code E Hardstands to be constructed to provide relief aircraft parking until opening of the new Midfield Terminal Building in 2017.
In the spring of 2005, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration began working on plans to replace a 6.4km long section of the E18 motorway between Bommestad and Sky in Norway. The motorway was constructed in 1970 and is no longer able to meet the requirements of the ever increasing road traffic. The plans involve constructing a four-lane motorway along the E18 past Larvik.
Ramboll provided post bid detailed engineering services for the six lane Indore-Dewas section of National Highway-3 in Madhya Pradesh
Sandefjord is a city designated for cycling. This means that important bicycle crossings and tracks will be improved to encourage several citizens to use bicycles as their daily transport.
This unique bridge project has the potential to change the way we think about future refurbishment of similar concrete structures. A full new prestress was installed without removing the original.
Innovation in digital gantry design has been pivotal in the development of Highways England’s Smart Motorway Programme (SMP). Ramboll provided the step change needed to deliver the quantity and quality required through automating the design process.
When Gibraltar's airfield approached its due date for major planned refurbishment works and upgrade, Ramboll was appointed to provide management, technical and financial services to the project, which was the first full runway re-surfacing in 20 years.
The largest city-centre regeneration to ever take place in Wales, St David's 2 Cardiff is a mixed-use development that includes over 100 new retail outlets, 300 luxury apartments and parking for 3,000 cars, spread across a site footprint that is roughly the size of eight football pitches...
Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (ERR) forms part of a scheme that will relieve congestion in the village of Shinfield in Berkshire, and also provide access to land for development of new housing and a science park for the University of Reading.
With technology and engineering expertise we were able to launch a much improved bridge for Croydon over 10 operational rail lines while keep trains running and passengers travelling.
Section 4 of the M25 DBFO involved widening 25.8 km of dual 3-lane motorway to dual 4-lanes within the existing highway boundary, whist maintaining dual 3-lane operation. Design included upgraded junctions, controlled motorway infrastructure and overall improvements to the environmental, operational safety and maintenance provisions of the motorway.
To the west of London, a 12km stretch of the M25 — the busiest motorway in Europe — has been widened to relieve traffic pressure. A new spur road was also needed to facilitate the exchange of traffic in and out of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. In a joint venture with engineers WSP, our transport specialists developed the concept designs and worked with Balfour Beatty to implement the widening and spur road projects as part of a design & build contract.
We are providing structural, infrastructure and building services engineering design for a new motorway services area on the M40 at Beaconsfield. The development includes a petrol station, an amenities building and overnight accommodation.The site covers 6.4 hectares and is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is surrounded by ancient woodland and near various significant structures, including a Roman road and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In designing the infrastructure for the project, care has been taken to protect and enhance these features.The project is intended to represent the future of motorway services: providing quality amenities and high levels of comfort, and embracing the requirements of sustainable development.The amenity buildi ...
The ‘Fiveways’ scheme in Croydon aims to tackle congestion at the A23/A232 junction and surrounding network, improving it for all road users. It includes the Purley Way interchange, Fiveways Corner junction, and Waddon Station Bridge, and is important for the borough’s economic growth.
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 ...
Glandyfi Junction on the A487 coastal trunk road runs through one of Wales’ most scenic areas, but its narrow bends made it a notorious bottleneck and accident blackspot. This improvement scheme involved widening and straightening a 1.3km stretch of the road beside the Afon Dyfi estuary, close to the Snowdonia National Park.
The new bypass on the A31 loops around the town of Magherafelt in Northern Ireland, and is expected to ease congestion in the town by as many as 50,000 vehicles a week, reducing journey times on a major route. Ramboll contributed highway, structures and geotechnical design, environmental co-ordination (including landscape design and assessment of alternative designs) and site supervision.
Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is a mixed use redevelopment of a major former Royal Navy site on the waterfront. Our engineers worked on the Ariadne Building and the piazza that it faces — both part of the northern commercial development of the site. Previously, we had provided structural and civil engineering services for the southern part of the site, where 300 new houses and apartments have been constructed.The Ariadne Building is a four storey steel frame hotel and retail complex. It forms an integral part of the Gunwharf Quays development and faces the head of a canal in Portsmouth Harbour. The piazza is an area of hard landscaping intended to form a focal point for events such as street theatre and open-air concerts.The steel superstructure and composite floor c ...
The improved section of the A477 road forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. The original road was considered sub-standard in a number of aspects and the Welsh government appointed SRB Civil Engineering and Ramboll’s transport and environmental consultants in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.
The South Devon Link Road Project was one of the biggest construction projects and one of the most complex highways schemes in the South West. Involving many partners and engineering challenges, the project has received awards for considerate practices that show respect to the community and the environment.
The new A477 route was officially opened in April 2014 by Transport Minister Edwina Hart and forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. The original road was considered sub-standard in a number of aspects and the Welsh government appointed SRB Civil Engineering and Ramboll’s transport and environmental consultants in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.
Part of a $6.8bn expansion programme to increase capacity from 3.5 to 20 million passengers by 2011.
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.
The project includes an immersed tunnel for a two-tracked road between Preveza and Aktio.
Ramboll was chosen to undertake overall repairs on the Limfjorden immersed highway tunnel, which has a total length of 550 meters.
The Limerick PPP Scheme (Public Private Partnership) includes a fourth crossing of the River Shannon linking the northern bank with the southern bank at Bunlicky Lake.
Ramboll participates in planning the development of European road E18 to safeguard a sufficient and comprehensive service level on this most significant international road connection in Finland. The route connects the growing areas in southern Finland with the metropolitan area and the important export trade terminals. Finland is committed to upgrade the whole E18 road to motorway level by 2015.
This project consists of a detailed road and traffic management design, for a new traffic solution at Nørreport Station - including a new bus station.
The aim of the project was to design a road traffic tunnel system at Stockholm’s southern suburbs in order to reduce traffic congestion, direct traffic around Stockholm and enhance environmental condition.
Alongside the Formula One Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Links Golf Course is a high quality, unique attraction to put Abu Dhabi on the map. Ramboll provided the infrastructure to make it happen.
Construction of the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury has enabled the consolidation of Pembury and Kent & Sussex Hospitals into one. Built on the site of the former, the new facility has 512 bedrooms and is the first NHS acute hospital in Britain to have single room wards.
The new Central Park business park is viewed as a crucial catalyst in the regeneration of East Manchester and it is set to expand to 160ha over ten years, making it a major employment base. The transport gateway project provides a fully integrated hub, where road, rail, bus and Metrolink services converge, encouraging the use of public transport and providing safe, flexible transport options. We were lead designer for the transport hub for Balfour Beatty.Arterial road access to Central Park is via the A62 Oldham Road, which is separated from the site by the Manchester to Rochdale main railway line. The transport project required the construction of a new access road — The Gateway — and signalised junction on Oldham Road, incorporating bus, cycle and pedestrian priorities. The G ...
The road from Lusaka to Mongu is a vital connection to the western part of Zambia as well as to the Angolan border. The redevelopment of the road has led to considerable savings in time and transport costs.
To reduce congestion and to minimise the heavy traffic in the centre of Stockholm, it was decided to build the Norra länken: a five kilometre road around part of the centre of Stockholm, three kilometres of which will be in tunnels.
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 ...
Ramboll and Parsons Brinckerhoff were appointed in a joint venture at an early stage of the STIP to begin design work on all eight projects.
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...
Ramboll and Parsons Brinckerhoff were appointed in a joint venture at an early stage of the STIP to begin design work on all eight projects.
TfL is replacing the three span Power Road Bridge, which carries the A406 North Circular Road (Gunnersbury Avenue) over two Network Rail lines. This complex project involves diversion of utilities onto a new service bridge, and highway bridge deck demolition and replacement works without the need for road closure.
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 ...
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.
The construction of the new E18 motorway will secure a higher traffic capacity, easier access and a more predictable travel time through villages and areas in Østfold. The E18 road is split in to nine road sections, stretching from Vinterbro all the way to Sweden's boarder. This project focuses on the 6th section, between Knapstad and Akershus border, and involves preparation of zoning plans as well as the construction plans.
The purpose of this project is to show that it is possible to convert deposited and newly generated Oil Shale Ash (OSA) into valuable secondary materials for civil-engineering applications. This efficient and waste-free use of oil shale would reduce its impact on the environment while also generating economic benefits.
The Port of Helsinki officially opened the new cargo port at Vuosaari, Helsinki on 28 November 2008, which Ramboll helped realise. Finland’s new main port offers efficient transport with frequent shipping services to Central European ports as well as direct connections to the entire Finnish main road and railway network.
The road bridge carrying the A1 Holloway Road over the railway line at Upper Holloway station has been replaced. The £25m rebuild project is part of a Transport for London (TfL) scheme to improve London's roads and public spaces. It has been challenging and complex from feasibility to implementation.
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 …
Ramboll is engaged as the main consultant on the stretch of the new E18 motorway between Grimstad and Kristiansand. The new motorway will significantly improve the Norwegian infrastructure and will improve living conditions for local communities living along the existing road.
Within Finland, Sweden and Norway in particular, Ramboll has been extensively involved in the establishment of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, part of EU’s TEN-T road network, linking this region closer to the rest of Europe and beyond. As a part of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, the E18 stretches all the way across southern Finland from Turku via the Helsinki metropolitan area to Vaalimaa at the Russian border providing a fast route to Eastern markets. Leading the consulting consortium in charge of construction design, Ramboll plays a central role in the E18 motorway extension from Koskenkylä to Kotka.
The Øresund Link connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the city of Malmö in southern Sweden by a four lane motorway and a two track electrified railway for high speed (200 km/h) passenger services as well as freight trains.
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
In order to improve the connection between Sørli and Lillehammer in Norway, Ramboll is planning a new 70-kilometre double track railway line.
The line between Aarhus and Hobro in Jutland, Denmark is being upgraded in preparation for high speed trains. This will help reduce travel time between Aalborg in the country’s north and Aarhus to one hour.
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.
The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.
Having served as Helsinki's cargo port for almost 100 years, Jätkäsaari will be transformed into an attractive urban residential area by 2025. The Jätkäsaari construction project consists of various commissions, which Ramboll is planning in connection with numerous client and cooperative partners.
The project consists of a 1.8 kilometre cut and cover tunnel, consisting of mechanical and electrical installations, several road and railway bridges (including railway bridges at Langenæs, Åhavevej and Viby Ringgade), and all temporary structures.
As part of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel project, the 110 km railway line between Ringsted and the Fehmarn-link in Rødby will undergo a comprehensive upgrade. The project includes raising the speed limit to 200 km/h and expansion from single to double track between Vordingborg and Rødby. Existing railway stations will be rebuilt and a new station will be built in Holeby. All of this in order to ensure a quick and efficient transportation of cargo and passengers to Germany.
A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.
In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.
The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.