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Bristol BS1 4QP
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Ramboll. Martin Willis. Image: Paulina Sobczak Photography

Martin Willis

Director & Global Sports Sector Lead
Ramboll. Vlad Sys. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Vlad Sys



The Bristol office is approximately a 10-15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads station. Parking is available one block away.

Key disciplines within the Ramboll Bristol team include structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, acoustic engineering & energy. We also work with our environmental teams in Bath, Cardiff and Exeter to provide Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and input into planning submissions.

We are proud of the diversity of our portfolio of work within Bristol and the southwest, nationally and internationally. We share our knowledge and skills across wider Ramboll geographies and often work with other Ramboll teams globally. We strive to collaborate with clients, stakeholders, architects, design team members and contractors adding value to projects.

Major projects across all disciplines include sports stadia, retail centres (including feature roofs), commercial developments, industrial buildings and higher education buildings. We are passionate about maintaining our involvement in medium and small projects and have recently provided services for leisure centres, office refurbishments, private residential and sculptures to name but a few.

“The Team in Bristol aim to be truly client-centric at all levels and build close relationships with all of our partners. We have a drive to deliver high quality sustainable solutions. We enjoy doing what we do!”
Martin Willis, Head of Department Bristol Buildings

Recent Clients include:
University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bristol Sport, Bristol City Council, City of Bristol College, St Johns College Oxford, Westfield, Legal and General, Aberdeen Asset Management, Buckingham Group, Costain and Kier.


Genesis Project

We worked closely with the architect on a competition-winning design for a centre for education in sustainable construction techniques. Different materials were used for the construction of five linked single storey mini pavilions, demonstrating a range of sustainability solutions.

At the centre of Genesis is a single storey unbraced sway frame structure, rectangular in plan and clad in curtain walling. This central 'forum' leads onto the four other pavilions made from, respectively, earth, clay, straw and timber. These sit two on each side of the forum’s long elevations, so that the whole is roughly starfish shaped in plan.

Designed as a lecture theatre, the clay pavilion is constructed from Ziegel perforated fired clay blocks. The honeycomb network of voids runnin ...

Formby Pool

We worked on this project to build a new single storey timber frame public swimming hall on a site with a high water table in Formby. The client was keen to produce a low maintenance building using sustainable construction techniques. We worked closely with the architects on the timber frame design, which used lumber sourced from a managed forestry scheme.

Helical displacement piles were used to strengthen the sandy ground and interlocked sheet piling was used around the site perimeter to create a coffer dam. A de-watering system lowered the water table while the concrete foundation slab was laid. Treated with caltite, the slab was heavily reinforced to resist the buoyancy force of the water table.

The pool hall roof — a twisted plane — posed some engineering challe ...

Sheffield Academies

The UK government's academies program aims to give underperforming schools a new lease of life by building legible, curriculum-appropriate facilities that encourage academic endeavour. For these two schools — Park and Springs — we provided engineering solutions that served an economic building program.

Steel framed with composite concrete slabs, the schools have external masonry cavity walls that help regulate thermal capacity. Springs is triangular in plan, with a central courtyard housing an amphitheatre. The self-enclosing triangular structure was chosen for heightened security. Parks is E-shaped in plan, with three wings leading off a long “street.” Both structures are double glazed throughout with ventilation systems designed to promote sound insulation.

The sc ...

Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the World’s only Ferrari theme park. Sixty of our engineers worked on the four-year project and were involved in every aspect of the park's unique design from concept to completion.


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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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