Contact Andrew Parris
T: +44 23 8081 7500
Andrew is Project Director in Ramboll’s Civil Structures team with responsibility for the assessment and construction of road and rail projects, design of bridge and transportation structures, and management of multi-disciplinary design teams.
Andrew’s technical experience includes the design of bridges (reinforced concrete, pre-stressed pre and post-tensioned concrete and steel composite), retaining walls, bored pile-walls, diaphragm walls, reinforced earth walls and other civil engineering structures. He also has experience in: the technical approval of highway and railway bridges to international design standards; the assessment, inspection and strengthening of modern and historic bridges; monitoring of both road and rail bridges; and high speed rail bridge engineering in an earthquake zone.
Recent projects include:
- Project Director responsible for leading the detail design phase of a 2km relief road to the UK village of Shinfield and new bridge over the M4. Responsible for the overall success of the project, leading diverse teams covering highways, bridges, geotechnics and environment. Specialist bridge design input. £15m D&B project.
- Discipline Director for substructures and bearings for the major Phase 2 strengthening works to the Hammersmith Flyover, London. This was a £80m D&B scheme undertaken as part of Transport for London's Structures and Tunnels Investment Portfolio involving a 622m long post-tensioned spine beam bridge supported on single columns and pad foundations. Responsible for:
- Developing solutions for permanent and temporary strengthening of pier bases
- Developing the bearing replacement strategy to maintain the integrity of the bridge and ensure stability
- Liaising with FMEA lead and PD to determine jacking methodology
- Preparing the bearing specification and liaising with the German bearing supplier over various technical matters and paint protection
- Reviewing bearing test data and answering site technical queries.
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Bridge F03. Led the successful bid and Cat II checking of the structural modifications to the existing temporary structure to make permanent with a new in-situ concrete deck. £3m D&B scheme.
The Mersey Gateway - six lane toll bridge
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.
A477 St Clears to Red Roses road improvement scheme
The A477 road forms part of the Trans European Road Network (TERN), a strategic route linking mainland Europe with West Wales and Ireland. Ramboll was appointed transport and environmental consultant in an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) form of contract to design and deliver a £47m improvement scheme.
A487 Bangor to Fishguard Trunk Road Improvement at Glandyfi
Glandyfi Junction on the A487 coastal trunk road runs through one of Wales’ most scenic areas, but its narrow bends made it a notorious bottleneck and accident blackspot. This improvement scheme involved widening and straightening a 1.3km stretch of the road beside the Afon Dyfi estuary, close to the Snowdonia National Park.
Central Park business park transport gateway
The new Central Park business park is viewed as a crucial catalyst in the regeneration of East Manchester and it is set to expand to 160ha over ten years, making it a major employment base. The transport gateway project provides a fully integrated hub, where road, rail, bus and Metrolink services converge, encouraging the use of public transport and providing safe, flexible transport options. We were lead designer for the transport hub for Balfour Beatty.
Arterial road access to Central Park is via the A62 Oldham Road, which is separated from the site by the Manchester to Rochdale main railway line. The transport project required the construction of a new access road — The Gateway — and signalised junction on Oldham Road, incorporating bus, cycle and pedestrian priorities. The G ...