Heritage and Archaeology

Lowther Castle

Contacts

Jeremy Foster

BEng CEng MIStructE, Project Director

Working with historic buildings and environments requires specialist knowledge and a sensitive approach. Ramboll's engineering consultants and archaeologists 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.

Our dedicated specialists

Understanding the value of the fabric of historic assets is an important requirement for engineers working in this field. Equally, archaeologists working on the protection and regeneration of historic landscapes need to fully understand the reduction of risk. Our dedicated specialists offer the integrity upon which those who care for heritage structures and places depend.

Ramboll's engineers, consultants and archaeologists provide services that enable the successful protection and regeneration of historic environments. The services we offer include:

  • Structural conservation engineering
  • Specialist building services consultancy
  • Archaeological consultancy 

Historic structures — structural and building services engineering

An understanding of current legislation and the principles of conservation best-practice are 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 Europe's most significant historic estates.

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.

Archaeology

Ramboll's archaeologists have a wealth of experience in a wide range of contexts. This depth of experience enables our consultants to provide comprehensive assessments of the opportunities and the risks associated with cultural heritage work. Our strategies are informed by critical appraisal of significance, impacts, constraints and options, as well as proactive consultation with stakeholders.

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

Tyntesfield restoration works

Grade I listed Tyntesfield is a Gothic Revival house with an estate, and was acquired by the National Trust in 2002. The house was designed by John Norton, a close friend of Augustus Pugin, and dates from 1863. Following the success of the project's Heritage Lottery Fund bid, we were appointed to provide building services consultancy and advise on sustainability as part of a £20m restoration project and a wider estate masterplan.

The original interiors have survived virtually intact and in the installation of new services, the work has been done sympathetically within the original building fabric, with discrete routing planned in advance of all works and minimal impact on existing finishes.

The electrical services for the whole house have been replaced, and environmen ...

Household Cavalry Museum

The headquarters of the Household Cavalry is the Horse Guards building — built 1750-9, Grade I listed — in central London. It was designed by architect William Kent and built by John Vardy after Kent's death. A museum has been created in the building that tells the history of the Household Cavalry, allowing public access for the first time. Our conservation and structural engineers worked on the detailed restoration and conservation of the historic structure, providing measured drawings, site investigations and structural engineering for the building's adaptation.

Of particular interest is the restoration works in the north pavilion gallery. Here, the ground floor is brick groin vaulted, to a height of 5m. The vaults, internal walls and chimneys of the space above are supported ...

Bishops Park and Fulham Palace restoration works

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham received a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to invest in Bishops Park and Fulham Palace under the Parks for People scheme. This has been used as part of an £8m improvement programme to revive the park and grounds of Fulham Palace as much valued local amenities. Our archaeological consultants were commissioned to develop the cultural heritage and archaeology elements of a Stage 2 HLF application, including design and implementation of the archaeological mitigation strategy based on an assessment of heritage constraints, risks and opportunities.

Fulham Palace and Bishops Park are situated on the north bank of the River Thames between Putney Bridge and Craven Cottage football ground. Fulham Palace lies on a 36-acre si ...

Palace of Westminster settlement remediation

Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster was founded in 1097, though only sections of masonry remain from this date. Its spectacular hammer beam roof — which dates from 1402 — is thought to be the best example in Europe, and the whole building is Grade 1 listed and part of the Westminster UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hall's grand southern steps and some areas of floor had suffered from considerable ongoing settlement and our specialists were appointed to investigate the causes, consider repair options and recommend remedial measures.

Working closely with the Parliamentary Works Directorate, the Palace's conservation architect and English Heritage to ensure that all work followed best conservation practice, we took the role of lead consultant. Non-destructive surveys, inc ...

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