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Buro Happold is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with a world

class reputation for delivering exciting and imaginative projects in both public and private

sector markets. We are renowned for bold and elegant design solutions which encourage

the efficient use of materials, energy and natural resources.

At Buro Happold we aim to deliver quality environments that contribute to the wellbeing of

people and communities, now and in the future. We are committed to working in partnership

with our clients, urban designers, architects and planners. We are continually investigating

new ways of adding value and pushing forward the parameters of building and infrastructure

design. To achieve these aims, we are careful to invest in our staff and in research.

“Creative, functional, flexible and sustainable masterplans that unlock the potential of longterm

developments for the benefit of all, and are truly stitched back into the communities

they serve, depend on collaboration, contextualisation and commitment.”

Moscow Agglomeration

©Urban Design Associates





we support our clients by..


Identifying constraints

and opportunities


Guiding the planning

and design process


Advising on technical

and regulatory issues

Sustainable urban design is fast becoming an important, internationally recognised discipline

and is a relatively new challenge that governments and the professional communities will need

to address in the future.

Buro Happold’s multi-disciplinary teams have extensive experience of providing engineering

consultancy for strategic and detailed masterplanning of projects worldwide. By working as part

of an integrated team, our experts are able to utilise their in-depth understanding of the complex

and often interrelated environmental, technical and regulatory issues of each development.


Assessing environmental

site conditions


Engaging local people

and communities


Creating workable and

sustainable masterplans

We build our engineering team depending upon the particular challenges of individual

projects, developing a clear understanding of the physical aspects of the development to

deliver successful results. Working closely with the client, architect and planners, we are able

to lead each project effectively through every stage of the design process, from the initial

feasibility and conceptual stages through to final implementation and delivery. We aim to

work with, not against, the environment. We advise on how to overcome site constraints

and optimise development opportunities through high quality urban design.





The creation and delivery of high quality, innovative and functional new urban environments is a

complex process, demanding inspirational vision founded upon a detailed understanding of the

present and historic context. The approach to design needs to be both comprehensive and holistic,

and able to withstand assessment and challenge. Buro Happold’s masterplanning team is uniquely

placed to help guide the design process to ensure that the development will be capable of

withstanding the test of time, making allowances for the need for change in the future. Our experts

are able to engineer solutions that have in-built flexibility, allowing for new uses and market

opportunities based on considerations of how the site is likely to develop.

The evolving planning process over recent years has encouraged the private sector to become far

more engaged with larger and more strategic development proposals, often influencing planning

policy and leading change. Buro Happold’s experts understand that successful urban regeneration

and development projects need to be fully integrated with the existing urban infrastructure,

communities and social and economic fabric. Engaging local communities and stakeholders to

secure their ongoing participation is a crucial part of Buro Happold’s philosophy; allowing us to

develop plans for not just the new physical environment, but a social and economic environment

which benefits existing communities, businesses and infrastructure. By taking into account all

of the factors of the site, including policy, feasibility, context and design intent, it is possible to

undertake a balanced approach to development to ensure that an overall benefit is achieved.

A successful masterplan must:

• Meet the aspirations of clients and communities

• Be fully integrated with existing infrastructure

• Be founded on sound development drivers

• Take advantage of future opportunities

• Be adaptable to future site constraints

• Deliver long-term viability and flexibility

• Adapt to changes during build-out process

Frederiks Brygge Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: Nordea Ejendomme A/S

Sustainability strategy includes

an integrated energy solution,

using a combination of wind,

solar and waste energy

New mixed use scheme

for 78,000 m² harbour

area in the city

Buro Happold



Albertslund - Hersted Industripark

Copenhagen, Denmark

A coherent and sustainable infrastructure strategy is proposed for the

Hersted Industripark. The masterplan will create a clean, healthy and vibrant

environment, and offer desirable quality of life for people, supported by the

infrastructure system with zero carbon, low waste and high quality utilities

and infrastructure.

An entirely new and flexible utilities infrastructure will be developed for the

masterplan to meet the long-term needs of the new communities. Energy

use will be reduced by buildings through high energy efficiency standard

and incentives by household and businesses. The smart grid system will also

optimise the supply and demand profile of the network to reduce wastage.

Energy will be supplied by a mixture of de-centralised energy centres

to match with population growth and centralised energy plant.

Other renewable energy technologies such as solar hot water

systems and solar Photovoltaic panels will be promoted

at building scales and contribute to the energy mix.

Waste Water

Treatment Plant







Buro Happold is leading the way in designing masterplans that are more

environmentally responsible - sustainability is considered part of our everyday

approach to engineering the built environment. Growing concern surrounding

issues such as global warming and climate change means that the role of the

engineer has never been so critical in the delivery of masterplans that are both

functional and sustainable. We strive to create places that ‘touch the earth

lightly’ and welcome the challenges this presents.

Our engineers work with architects,

planners and clients to develop efficient,

effective and environmentally responsible

solutions, allowing us to identify designs

that maximise opportunities for achieving

sustainable outcomes and minimising

impacts. We consider the potential

environmental impact of new buildings and

infrastructure, as well as other key factors

such as ground remediation, flood risk,

transport noise, air and water quality, waste

management and habitat creation. We also

continue to examine and identify new and

more responsible ways to:

• Limit our use of natural resources by

adopting more responsible approaches

• Seek more efficient methods to move

people, products and waste

• Encourage new and alternative

technologies to meet existing needs

In this arena the use of on-site or

decentralised infrastructure through new

and innovative approaches that we are

researching will have a role to play and

will help us to safeguard the longevity of

our planet, and improve the quality of the

places that we create.

Our masterplanning solutions aim to:

• Follow the principles of environmental

best practice

• Combine commercial realism with

community needs

• Reduce the environmental impact of


• Enhance the quality and safety of the

built environment

• Engage the ongoing participation of

local people

• Encourage the sustainable use of energy

and resources

• Enable building projects to achieve

their full potential



we support our clients by..


The integration of clients, authorities,

planners, urban designers, architects,

engineers and specialists to build a

shared knowledge base, reinvigorate

best practice and deliver truly

integrated masterplans


The full and detailed consideration of

government policies and regulatory

requirements, as well as physical site issues,

local socio-economic factors and existing

land uses and infrastructure. This will

ensure that development is stitched back

into the society, serves local communities,

and addresses the so-called ‘deep green’

agenda for large scale change


The current and future generations of

practitioners must face up to the challenges

ahead, integrate to form rounded teams,

and innovate with passion and sensitivity

to deliver places where people want to live

for generations to come

River City Gothenburg, Workshop

©Wingårdh Arkitekter AB



River City Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Much of Gothenburg is a relatively modern city, except

for the fortified old city. The challenge that the City

faces today is that the port has moved westwards and

the building industry is largely gone, leaving behind a

large, post-industrial area at the heart of the city.

The City invited design teams to participate in a

workshop about what became termed the 'River City'

project. Revitalisation of a key site in the city centre

provides a major opportunity to rethink the city's future

and the draft vision for River City has three themes:

inclusive, green and dynamic. A total of 84 international

teams applied to take part and 10 were selected to

participate in a week-long event.

Team Happold, led by Happold Consulting and

supported by Buro Happold engineers, Møller og

Grønberg, Wingårdh Arkitekter AB, Spacescape and

WSP Sweden, were one of the 10. The Gothenburg

workshop process, conceived by Hele Soholt of Gehl

Architects, was the first time we had participated in

such a format. It represents an alternative to the normal

planning/architectural competition where a single

'winning scheme' is prepared in isolation from the

client. The Gothenburg workshop environment meant

that the teams not only developed their ideas with

direct access to key stakeholders in the City but also

with collaboration with each other.


New Pedestrian and


Cycle Bridge

Gateway to AVENYN


Ringön Small







Central Park


Healthcare Institute

Team Happold distinguished itself by developing an

evidence-based approach to determine the economic

development of the area based upon growth of

employment in key sectors. The ideas were validated

with industry leaders such as Astra Zeneca and

Chalmers University Centre of Innovation.

The project now moves into its second phase with

which the City will move forward during 2012.

Key Project Information

Client City of Gothenburg

Collaborators Møller og Grønborg,

Wingårdh Arkitekter AB,


WSP Sweden



New Inclusive





Tram Route



New Pedestrian and

Cycle Bridge






Automotive Tech




New Convention



Skien Brygge

Skien, Norway

Skien Brygge involves the transformation of a former

harbour area into a new 56,000m2 urban community.

The four hectare large harbour site is framed by the

water towards the west and a steeply rising landscape

towards the east.

Skien is one of the oldest cities in Norway established

around 1000 AD. It is the 11th largest city in Norway

with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Historically,

Skien is shaped by the development of the harbour and

the activities on the waterway. The vision is to create a

new sustainable urban community in close relation to

the city, the water and the landscape. Compact cities

use less energy and natural resources. At the same

time the compact city provides accessibility to events,

experiences and city life - the new development

creates a series of new public spaces, urban squares,

parks, natural landscapes, narrow streets, niche parks,

pathways and waterfronts.

The site energy strategy has adopted the use of

decentralised systems, incorporating renewable energy

systems using solar, water and waste to provide an

integrated energy plan.

Key Project Information

Client ROM Eiendom,

Skien Municipality and

Grenland Harbour

Architect A-lab (Oslo) and

Leth & Gori


Reykjavík Vatnsmýri

Reykjavík, Iceland

Vatnsmýri is the site of the old Reykjavík international

airport, which over decades of unplanned city growth

has found itself in the centre of the Icelandic capital.

The planned merge of the now domestic airport with

the new international airport at Keflavik opens this 150

hectares site to redevelopment.

Turf City is a concept that combines the traditional

Icelandic turf house tradition with the functionality

of the designed European cities of the 20th century,

proposing a new landscape paradigm that is

intrinsically Icelandic.

The old airport runways become the heart of the new

mixed-use development, accommodating the first

multimodal transport hub in the country. The new

Sky Link connects the international airport to the new

city centre and further afield via the new tram and the

redesigned national coach station.


3D visualisations ©Nekton

A new dense urban district interweaves two

universities, office and shopping areas, and large

residential neighbourhoods easily integrated into the

surrounding landscape achieving the highest standards

in water procurement and recycling, self-sustaining

energy production and waste collection and re-use.

Key Project Information

Client Reykjavík Municipality

Architect Nekton


Moscow Agglomeration

Moscow, Russia

The team's concept offers a strong vision of a newly

defined and integrated Moscow. New growth is

managed in a way to offer top quality living and to

protect and enhance the environment for a truly

sustainable urban future but also where the existing

city is carefully protected and revitalized.

It proposes one vital Moscow taking advantage of the

old and the new for optimum economic, cultural and

social benefits for all its people. In this holistic vision,

a dynamic proposal is posited to focus growth in one

grand focal point - a new Federal Capital District in

what is known as the south west expansion area.

Moscow can transform its image and offerings into the

best the world has to offerin capital cities; and to solve

tough existing problems of crowding and inefficiencies

with the current status quo. Our proposals for the whole

of Moscow are about repositioning and transformation

of this ancient and great national place.

Key Project Information

Client Russian Federation Council

Architect Urban Design Associates + Gillespies


New Holland Island

St Petersburg, Russia

The triangular shaped self-sustaining island will provide

7.6-hectares of mixed-use cultural development in the

heart of St Peterburg providing a 2000 seat Festival

Hall, external ampitheatre and a 200 seat recital hall.

The scheme also provides the necessary infrastructure

to connect the island with the city. New bridges and

routes will be created to tie the island into a wider

cultural quarter that includes the Mariinsky Theatre

and the Hermitage Museum to establish a thriving,

sustainable centre for the arts.

The island will become more permeable and

accessible, encouraging pedestrian access and

creating a prominent gateway into the site.

Key Project Information

Client STT Developments

Architect Foster + Partners


©Foster + Partners


Proposal for Campus Forus

Stavanger, Norway

A Zero Carbon development at Campus Forus in

Stavanger has been developed to respond to the

competition brief for a new sustainable development

to be integrated within the existing commercial and

business district in Stavanger. The masterplan has

been developed to embrace the City of Stavanger

‘Cities of the Future’ strategy and incorporates

key transportation initiatives, water and waste

management, alternative energy generation and

distribution and smart city technology.

New commercial offices and hotels have been

incorporated on the Forusbeen and Grenseveien sites

within the new masterplan. The workspace design

within the offices has used Adaptive Thermal Comfort

criteria for the indoor climate design to allow significant

energy savings to be achieved. The sustainability

plan has been developed around BREEAM, with NOR

Outstanding being the target.

Images ©L2 Architects

It is proposed that the Zero Carbon project should

become a demonstration project across the Nordics

of best practice regeneration, allowing for organic

site growth and future development, leading to a self

sustaining community with net zero carbon emissions.

Key Project Information

Client Norwegian Property ASA

Architect L2 Architects

Ecobay - New Sustainable City


Set on the Paljassaare Peninsula overlooking the Baltic

Sea in Estonia, Ecobay is a masterplan for a sustainable

urban city located in a natural beauty spot in Tallinn.

This is a new, independent, mixed-usage district with

up to 15,000 people living within it upon completion in

15 years’ time. The district will include housing, shops,

schools as well as commerce and green recreation

areas. Work is also being undertaken to capitalise

extensively on the harbour front, with a harbour

promenade, quay berths, cafés and restaurants. It will

be constructed on 481,000m2 of land and will use a

combination of wind farms and combined heat and

power (CHP) systems to run its schools, houses, shops

and businesses – even surplus energy from a nearby

wastewater facility will be exploited.


3D massing models ©Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Ecobay will be a benchmark project for sustainable

urban development of the future, and its starting

point is already at the cutting edge of forthcoming,

more stringent EU legislative requirements. The use

of alternative energy, low energy building methods

and establishing an appropriate green strategy for

infrastructure development. Expansion of public

transport with electric-powered buses and trams and

light railways is also under negotiation with the city

authorities in Tallinn.

Key Project Information

Client OÜ MALM Invest

Architect Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects




©Narud Stokke Wiig Architects

Proposal for Økern Sentrum

Oslo, Norway

The international competition for Økern Sentrum

looked at development proposals to transform the

Økern district on outskirts of Oslo into as new major

urban hub. Strategic growth is planned with around

10,000 people anticipated to live in the district within

the next 12 years.

Strategic investment has been made already in the

planning of new tunnels and major upgrades to the

utilities and infrastructure network, combined with

the development of a major transport interchange,

providing national linkages across the network.

The competition masterplan included the integration

of a major new 60,000m2 regional shopping mall, to be

integrated within the transport hub, together with 200

apartments, a new 200 bedroom hotel, a kindergarten,

cultural and music museum, cinema and library facility.

The design programme also has incorporated a sport

centre complete with a indoor swimming pool, around

19,000m2, with anticipated capacity of 500,000 visitors

per year.

The energy strategy was developed to provide a low

carbon technical solution, with the integration of

renewable energy systems within the building design,

together with a decentralised approach to meeting the

new demands of the proposed development.

Key Project Information

Client Økern Sentrum ANS

Architect Narud Stokke Wiig Architects



Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Buro Happold was appointed to create a

comprehensive masterplan for this sustainable, highquality

waterfront development. Located just 500m

from the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island will be

transformed into an international residential and tourist

destination. When complete, it will be the largest mixed

use development in the Arabian Gulf.



Key Project Information

Client Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

Architect Gensler


Forth Ports Masterplan

Edinburgh, UK

The proposed Leith Hub development is located

north of Edinburgh City on the Firth of Forth, and is

part of the larger Leith Docks Development scheme

redeveloping the active Port of Leith. The Leith Hub

masterplan is the first of a series of masterplans that

covers two of the nine villages, Britannia Quay and

Waterfront Plaza. The masterplan, covering 48 hectares,

is a mixed use development that includes public open

space, residential, commercial and retail areas.

The proposed development will revitalise Ocean

Terminal, a major shopping centre, create a waterfront

esplanade, regenerate the water’s edge and is a critical

component to the larger Leith Docks Development

being the retail and commercial centre, creating a place

of interest in this area of Edinburgh.

Buro Happold are currently involved in providing

environmental advice to the masterplanning team for

the Leith Hub area and are managing the production

of the Environmental and Sustainability Statements

to support the Planning Application for the Leith

Hub Masterplan. As part of the Environmental

Statement technical assessments in air quality, waste

management, contaminated land, water resources and

microclimate will be undertaken

Key Project Information

Client Forth Ports PLC

Architect RTKL


Existing photo & proposed 3D visual ©RMJM



Algiers Millennium Site

Algiers, Algeria

BH has completed the masterplan for a 1.6km stretch of

the waterfront at the Casbah Algiers. The development

which is to include commercial and residential aspects

will also incorporate large areas of public realm

including plazas, gardens and public art.

The works are to include the redevelopment of the

current working dock area including significant land

reclamation and will also create linkages between

the waterside and the Places des Martyrs and into

the Historic UNESCO World Heritage Registered

Casbah area.

Water minimisation (rainwater harvesting & grey water

recycling were included within the design). In addition

the site included a promenade of public landscaping

areas, which included planting schemes to provide

shade in the summer months, increased biodiversity

and provided visual and noise barriers to the adjacent

road, as well as solutions for sustainable urban drainage

systems. This area was designed as public space for

both residents and visitors. Aspects of construction

management to protect the marine environment during

construction were also included within the assessment.


3D visualisations ©RMJM

Key Project Information

Client Sorouh Real Estate

Architect RMJM


King Abdullah Financial District

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Buro Happold has provided strategic engineering

and technical services to support the masterplanning

for the new Financial District for Riyadh, on a vacant

180 hectare site in the North East of the city. The

development will comprise of the Saudi stock

exchange, head offices of financial institutions,

general offices, retail, accommodation, entertainment

and cultural facilities with a total floor area of

approximately 3 million square metres

The King Abdullah Financial District will be the largest

financial centre in the Middle East, consolidating Saudi

Arabia’s position as the area’s financial capital. This

prestigious district will be a landmark for the future of

engineering design and sustainability in the Middle East.


©Henning Larsen Architects

Working within a strict masterplan, our teams in the

UK and US are creating a coherent approach to the

design and sustainability of over 800,000m2 of the

development, including designs for the GCC Bank

HQ and the 305m World Trade Centre, creating highspec

mixed-use spaces in challenging conditions.

Our experts have taken a building level approach by

combining orientation and high performance glass

facades to optimise energy reduction. Every building

has a minimum LEED certification requirement, with

most aiming for LEED Gold and Silver.

Key Project Information

Client Rayadah Investment Company

Architect Henning Larsen Architects,

Møller og Grønborg

Gia Lam


The Gia Lam New Town Project is located in the

northwest suburb of Hanoi and is a major new

sustainable development. The project programme

includes medium to high end residential

accommodation for up to 60,000 people, a business

district, university accommodationy, a Science Park

and a sports and entertainment centre.

The key aspects of the site included the assessment

of potential flood levels and compensatory storage,

massing, orientation and spacing of buildings to

provide natural ventilation to protect against high

summer temperatures, sustainable urban drainage

systems to manage regular high rainfall event, planting,

landscaping and land form to encourage habitat and

natural cooling, alternative energy sources for the site

including biogas from waste water treatment works,

solar and water power.


3D visualisations ©Dissing + Weitling

One of key aims was to minimise private transport

use within the site and the development included a

phases approach to providing an internal mini bus

(progressing to tram) route within the site linking to

a possible transport hub with a new railway station

positioned on the existing railway line to the north for

the site. Transport connections along the river have

also been considered.

Key Project Information

Client Vietnam Development Bank,

Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam,

Vinaconex R&D

Architect Dissing + Weitling



Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Masterplan

London, UK

Buro Happold was initially appointed by the London

Development Agency as a member of the EDAW

consortium to provide engineering and infrastructure

masterplanning advice to support the preparation

of the Lower Lea Valley regeneration Masterplan. The

approved regeneration plans will transform this largely

derelict 780 hectare brownfield site which is divided in

two by the River Lea, into an extensive area of natural

beauty with much improved transport links connecting

communities and facilities on both sides of the Lea.

Since the site is located on a flood plain, the area’s

complex hydrological interactions have had to be taken

into account in developing design solutions. Making

the canals and waterways in the area accessible to the

public is a key feature of the plans.

This includes reintroducing indigenous flora and fauna

to the site. The team has adopted a highly sustainable

approach to all aspects of the design. The end result

will be vastly improved amenities and quality of life for

residents in the Lower Lea Valley.


Olympic park ©ODA

This team was tasked with further developing the

London 2012 Olympic Park masterplan and beginning

to design all the site-wide infrastructure elements

within it including utilities, waterways, drainage,

landscape, roads and bridges

Key Project Information

Client Olympic Delivery Authority

Architect EDAW


Greenwich Peninsula

London, UK

This project focussed on the re-development of the

Greenwich Peninsula in terms of both transport links

and utilities, and maximising infrastructure networks.

The largely derelict 120 hectare site includes the

Millennium Dome and the work involved geotechnical

engineering, transport planning, highways and river

engineering, infrastructure and urban design and will

become a major mixed use development comprising

10,000 homes, shops and leisure facilities.

Buro Happold is undertaking design management of

the extensive new infrastructure required to support

this large,high profile redevelopment project.

This included undertaking feasibility work for

systems to meet the highest levels of the Code for

Sustainable Homes. Options for various technologies

were developed with detailed economic modelling

and appraisal of various configurations undertaken.

This culminated in a procurement exercise for an

energy services company partner for the Client who

will implement the proposed renewable fuel fired

combined heat and power plant.

Key Project Information

Client Meridian Developments Ltd

(Quintain & Lend Lease Joint Venture)






Energy and utilities engineering

Buro Happold’s energy and utilities engineering

team works closely with developers, masterplanners,

planning authorities and utility providers to ‘open up’

sites by formulating both centralised and de centralised

strategies that ensure the most effective provision and

integration of utility services. These services include

potable water, electrical power, telecommunications,

gas, community heating and cooling, drainage and

vacuum waste collection. Our delivery of energy

and utilities is achieved through a combination of

benchmarking and forecasting, integration with

the masterplanning infrastructure, legislation and

regulatory frameworks, and procurement and capital

expenditure planning strategies. Our solutions also have

to achieve regional and national renewable and carbon

mitigation targets as part of a wider sustainability ethos

for the urban environment.

Geoenvironmental engineering

Buro Happold’s geoenvironmental team are experts

at identifying and resolving technical issues that

arise during developments affected by contaminated

land and impacted groundwater. Comprehensive

investigation of the soil and water environment

enables us to identify potential hazards and then

develop a range of appropriate remediation solutions.

Geotechnical engineering

Buro Happold’s geotechnical engineering team

identifies and implements solutions for structural

foundations, basements, tunnels, retaining walls,

earthworks and site remediation. With experience

covering all major sectors, we carry out geotechnical

investigations to inform the design process, reduce

costs and help clients get the best value from existing

ground conditions.


Buro Happold’s highways team has a long track record

in delivering new and improved highways around

the world. Projects include development-related

roads and public highway improvements for local

authority partners. Our engineers are responsible

for the detailed design of carriageways, associated

drainage, lighting and traffic signals, and are also

involved in legal agreements, contract procurement

and ultimately for the supervision and safety auditing

of work undertaken by contractors.

Inclusive design

Buro Happold’s inclusive design team is well practised

in applying the principles of inclusive design in a range

of building projects, from masterplanning, offices,

hotels and sports stadia to retail malls and transport

interchanges. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary

team, we take into account all potential cultural and

community users to provide an inclusive environment

suitable for a diversity of user groups.

Infrastructure development

Buro Happold’s infrastructure development team

believes that designing places for people must be

all encompassing and involve not just the building

structures but also the surrounding infrastructure.

In order for buildings and public spaces to function

and be appealing, they need to be underpinned by

functional infrastructure that integrates with the public

realm: getting from A to B should be smooth and

seamless and as sustainable as possible. People need

to feel comfortable and at ease in their surroundings;

this requires easy access to public transport, roads,

car parks, services and utilities. Streets should be

well lit, welcoming and clearly way-marked and most

importantly accessible to all.

People movement

To ensure the safety of crowds designers need

to consider how people move through the built

environment and utilise the spaces provided for them.

By forecasting circulation patterns at an early stage in

the design process, Buro Happold’s people movement

specialists can optimise the provision of routes,

entrances, exits and stairways to meet operational needs

and improve ease of circulation, ensuring occupant

comfort and the safety and security of the space.

Project/design management

Project/design management is the day to day running

of the entire project, using established and proven

management procedures, and is therefore vital to the

effective and efficient delivery of excellent engineering

projects. Project/design management separates the

control and management aspect of a project from the

detailed design and execution. Buro Happold’s project/

design management team draws upon our extensive

knowledge of the engineering and construction

process to provide a professional service to colleagues

and clients alike.

River and coastal engineering

Buro Happold’s rivers and coastal engineering team

has comprehensive experience in rivers and coastal

engineering consultancy, design, delivery and

supervision. Our projects cover a broad spectrum

of water engineering projects, from fluvial flood risk

assessments, analytical modelling and in-channel

designs to coastal defences, waterfront strategy plans

and conservation advice.

Security consulting

New developments and regeneration projects require

a security consultant who can manage the strategic

overview whilst appreciating the technical detail required

in realising manageable and cost effective solutions.

Buro Happold’s security consulting team assists in

mitigating identified security risks by developing a

security strategy, together with the client, that identifies

each component of the security programme and then

ensures their integration with other disciplines to provide

a comprehensive solution. Our consultants also provide

post-occupancy support and advice for future security

management, control and equipment requirements.

Transport planning

Buro Happold’s transport team is responsible for

the planning and design of traffic and transport

solutions for new developments, working with both

public and private sector clients to ensure a workable

development that is both safe and effective in terms

of the movement of people and goods. From strategic

planning of new city districts, through site specific

planning and design, to the modelling of complex

junctions at a very local level, our transport team offers

a comprehensive range of expertise to clients in the UK

and overseas.

Urban planning

Buro Happold’s urban planning team provides

strategic planning advice for public and private sector

developments and regeneration projects, drawing on our

multi-disciplinary resources to create viable and robust

masterplans for our clients. Our input ranges from the

macro level of city-wide planning through to the micro

level of individual buildings and their infrastructure.

Key elements of engineering support for masterplans:

• Accessibility consultancy

• Building engineering

• Drainage and utilities engineering

• Environmental Impact Assessments

• Fire and emergency evacuation

• General infrastructure engineering

• Geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering

• Microclimate analysis

• Pedestrian movement and safety

• Public transport and parking strategies

• Regeneration and urban design strategies

• Security strategy

• Transport planning and traffic engineering





Consideration of the microclimate within urban and suburban areas is one of the key

ingredients in a successful and sustainable masterplan design.

Wind, daylight access and shading, rain, noise and pollution all affect the local environmental

conditions which may be mitigated or have their effect amplified by new developments.

Building form, orientation, street planning and materialisation all have a part to play in

designing against adverse microclimates and it is therefore essential that they are considered

at an early conceptual level for both buildings and wider Masterplan proposals.

Happold Physics is a specialist environmental design

and analysis group within Buro Happold. They work

closely with other disciplines such as Environment,

Sustainability, Infrastructure, and Acoustics to fully

consider the local climatic conditions at the earliest

stage, with continued design support as the project


Our input includes:

• Detailed analysis of the climatic conditions

on the site

• Advice on building form, orientation and massing

for minimum energy consumption

• District energy and renewables strategies

• Shadow-casting analyses and solar exposure studies

• Daylight access studies

• Qualitative advice on pedestrian wind comfort

based on translated historical wind data and site

building massing proposals

• Quantitative Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

simulations to predict wind velocities at street level

for pedestrians at early stages of the design

• Advice and strategies for mitigating adverse

wind effects

• Environmental Impact Assessments to support

Planning Applications

• Qualitative and quantitative studies into the effects

of wind driven rain or snow drift

• Pollution dispersion studies

Buro Happold has provided engineering consultancy

services on some of the largest and most prestigious

district energy schemes throughout the UK.

Our teams of energy and sustainability consultants,

utilities and infrastructure engineers, EIA consultants

and other specialist disciplines have led and delivered

schemes that include; the 2012 London Olympic

Park and Lower Lea Valley Masterplan, University of

Edinburgh Holyrood CHP and Titanic Quarter, Belfast.




From our very first project we have used our intricate knowledge of the industry to push the

boundaries and achieve more. It is this commitment that sets us apart, that adds value, that

makes us award winning. We apply the same level of complex thought and specialist expertise

to every project we work on.

Buro Happold is a global, multi-disciplinary

engineering consultancy, operating out of an

international network of offices. We provide

comprehensive general and specialist engineering

consultancy for complete developments, buildings

and their infrastructure. The diverse range of projects

that we have been and continue to be involved in

allows us to apply current best practice, resulting

in a value engineering approach to the demands of

these often challenging projects.

Through our design studio based in Copenhagen,

Buro Happold provides engineering and consultancy

services across the Nordic Countries. We currently

have active projects in Denmark, Sweden, Norway

and Finland, and developing opportunities in

Iceland, Greenland and the Baltic Countries.

Danish National Opera House

Copenhagen, Denmark

Architect: Henning Larson Architects

Image: Henning Larson Architects

Kristiansund Opera House

Kristiansund, Norway

Architect: C.F. Møller Architects

Image: C.F. Møller Architects

We are at the forefront of sustainable, low energy

design solutions. Our expert teams of engineers

and consultants know how to get the best out of

the world’s precious land and resources to provide

for a growing population. We are leading the way in

shaping a new future

Odenplan Station Roof

Stockholm, Sweden

Architect: 3XN

Image: 3XN

Award-winning steel

lattice carries the

majority of the vertical

load, allowing the

internal space to be

column free

Nykredit Bank HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark

Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen

The building is wrapped with

a glass façade to provide a

crystal appearance and high

level of daylight

At 70 kWh m2 the building

consumes 25 percent less

energy than the existing energy

legislation requirement

Buro Happold





British Construction Industry Awards


Aviva Stadium:

International Award

Royal Shakespeare Theatre:

Projects over £50m

Theatre Royal Bath:

Conservation Award

American Institute of Architects


MAS/Long Beach Mobile Art Space:

Next LA Award (Unbuilt)

Middle East Architect Awards


Engineering Consultancy of the Year

Aino Mina (with Aedas):

Sustainable Design of the Year

New London Architecture Awards


City of Westminster College:

Win, Education

RIBA Awards


Wexford County Council Offices:

Best Public Building EU Award


Boston Museum of Fine Art:

International Award

Aviva Stadium:

EU Award


Regional Award: University of Edinburgh,

Informatics Department

Regional Award: North Glasgow College

International Association of Lighting Designers


Sperone Westwater Gallery:

Award of Excellence

Association for Consultancy & Engineering Awards


ACE Engineering Ambassador of the year

Armagh North & South Ministerial Offices

Jane Boyle, Buro Happold:

Non domestic assessor of the year,

The Civic Trust Awards


Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh -



Eden Court Theatre, Inverness - Special Mention

Bluestone Unit, Craigavon Hospital, Belfast -

Special Mention

Carbon Trust


Low Carbon Building Award:

Loch Lomond and Trossachs Headquarters

The Institution of Structural Engineers Awards (IStructE)


Scunthorpe Sports Centre:

Structural engineering excellence


John Hope Gateway:

Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures

Scottish Design Awards


Office Project of the Year:

Wexford County Council Offices

Engineering Design Award:

Riverside Museum


Engineering Design Award:

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum


Sustainability Award:

McClay Library, Queens University

Engineering Design Award:

Riverside Museum


Sustainability Award:

Informatics Forum

RICS Scotland Award


Sustainability Category:

John Hope Gateway


Sustainability Category:

McClay Library, Queens University



Offices Category:

Armagh North & South Ministerial Offices

Jane Boyle, Buro Happold:

Non domestic assessor of the year,

British Council for Offices 2010


Project Under 2000m2:

57-59 Bread Street, Edinburgh


Buro Happold ApS

Lavendelstræde 17D, 2.

DK-1462 Copenhagen K


Contact: Rod Manson, Regional Director


Tel: +44 7710 116790 / +45 29 82 01 86

Contact: Jo Gamwell, Project Director - Nordic Countries


Tel: +45 29 82 01 79

Contact: Jake Williams, Project Director - Specialist Consulting


Tel: +44 7725 786 577

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