Contact Lynden Spencer-Allen
T: +44 7436 542 678
“''I relish the challenge of delivering highly complex facilities that enable world class science''.”
Lynden Spencer-Allan is a Technical Associate within the Structures group of Ramboll in the UK. He joined consulting engineers Whitbybird (now Ramboll) as a graduate engineer in 2005, becoming a Design Engineer in 2007 and an Associate in 2008.
Lynden is a specialist in the design of laboratory and science buildings and is the sector lead for Ramboll in the UK. He has significant experience in the design of highly complex laboratory facilities for specialist uses and uses a rigorous approach to ensure that the building design achieves all the users’ requirements.
He is a structural engineer who believes that for a project to be a success it is critical to understand the other discipline's designs as well as the users’ requirements. By understanding the science being carried out, Lynden ensures that the structural design efficiently performs to the requirements whether it is highly sensitive vibration requirements, electro-magnetic effects or other factors.
Lynden is a specialist in low vibration requirements and has been responsible for the design of some of the world's lowest vibration laboratories.
Hammersmith Flyover - Phase 2 refurbishment and strengthening (HFO2)
Phase 2 strengthening of the Hammersmith Flyover (HFO2), was a phenomenally complex £100m programme including innovative engineering solutions to install a full new prestress without removing the original. With 70,000 users every day on a key strategic route into London, the structure, which had been deteriorating due to significant corrosion, presented many technical, logistical, programme and political challenges.
Thameslink: Bermondsey Dive Under
Rebuilding a vital section of the Thameslink rail line at Bermondsey Dive Under included track and infrastructure work, with sustainability and urban regeneration aspects. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, delivered significant cost benefits.
Gibraltar Access Road and Tunnel
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.
TfL Structures and Tunnels Investment Portfolio (STIP)
The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games was Britain's largest peacetime logistical exercise and a major challenge for Transport for London (TfL). London's road network had suffered decades of under-investment preceding TfL’s ownership, and the highest priority structures had to be in a state of good repair before the Games began.
Media City Footbridge - Salford MediaCityUK
Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships and achieved “landmark” designation.