Ramboll. Lynden Spencer-Allen. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Lynden Spencer-Allen

Technical Director

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.

Recent projects

New School, Harringay

The New School in London's Haringey is the first new school to be built in the borough since the 1960s. It provides teaching accommodation and facilities for more than 1,000 pupils. Included in the scheme are 60 new classrooms, a sports hall, an assembly space, a cafeteria and kitchen, and science laboratories. The building is designed to be an exemplar sustainable school and to achieve a BREEAM 'excellent' rating.

The location of the site adjacent to a main railway line led to the need for mechanical ventilation throughtout the building. In addition, the high level of IT installations has meant the installation of cooling to most of the classrooms.

The design of the school incorporates a number of low-carbon and sustainability features. These include the provision of ...

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