Steven Brown. Ramboll

Steve Brown

UK Market Director, Rail

T: +44 7799 864 156

Curriculum vitae

Steve Brown joined Ramboll in 2014 as Director - Rail. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 29 years' experience in programme / project management, programme controls, contract administration / negotiation and asset management. Education: BEng(Hons) CEng MICE

Steve is responsible for developing the rail business and overseeing some of Ramboll’s UK rail projects.

During 14 years at Network Rail, Steve spent 12 years in Project Management (eight years as Programme Manager and four as Programme Controller), and two years in Asset Management. He has expertise in heavy rail, light rail, public transport and highway civil engineering works, as well as new build, refurbishment, asset management and maintenance building projects.

Before joining Ramboll, Steve was lead client for development and construction of Network Rail's £50m headquarters in Basingstoke. The new Campus headquarters will encompass office accommodation for 400 people, training facilities for project management and maintenance staff, signalling control centre for the whole route and associated health and welfare facilities.

He also provided project management and planning advice in preparation for setting up the alliance between Network Rail and SSWT.

In 2010, as Programme Manager at Network Rail, Steve managed the Commercial Property team of 40 staff with a typical annual programme value of c£50m.

During this time, he project managed construction of Southampton Airport Parkway multi-storey car park on behalf of Network Rail. This included the procurement process, the planning application and undertaking a full design review to NR GRIP protocol. Steve oversaw the principal contractor's work and led all negotiations with the client, Stagecoach South West Trains (SSWT). The project was delivered safely, within budget, ahead of schedule and to demanding expectations to satisfy the franchise commitment made by SSWT to DfT/ORR.

Recent projects

Parkstone Grammar School

The pupil intake age at Parkstone Grammar has been lowered from 12 to 11 years, bringing it into line with others in the Poole area. To accommodate the additional students the school needed to expand its teaching facilities. We provided structural and infrastructure engineering for a new Art & Technology block, additional parking and the refurbishment of the existing Art & Technology building.

The new block is located on a sloping site close to the front entrance of the school. Ground modelling helped determine the optimum build level, minimising groundwork costs. Build time was also a challenge as refurbishment of the older building could only commence once the new one was ready. The school remained open throughout.

The new three-storey building has a grid layout, providing 19 classrooms, staff areas, stores and toilets. Accommodation is located on both sides of the central circulation corridors. On the upper level the roof is stepped back, affording a terrace across two bays of the grid. The outdoor study terrace is enclosed by an upstand parapet and accessed from the circulation corridor. In future, the terrace could be roofed for additional classrooms.

The continuous concrete strip foundations support sleeper walls. Vertical slots punched in the walls provide windows with solid inner leaf infill. The floor slabs are precast concrete sitting on the sleeper walls, topped with precast roof slabs. A small plant area is located on the roof to provide AHU ventilation. The aesthetic concrete walls in the classrooms encourage natural ventilation by maximising the thermal mass exposed to the air.

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