The client is a joint venture between a UK-based investor who specialises in funding female entrepreneurs throughout the developing world and NVH Technology, an entrepreneurial provider of sanitation services in India.
The client plans to expand its range of commercial products into toilet facilities for schools, and has appointed Ramboll to provide design services. The client approached RCD after seeing its presentation on the Trada Pavilion, given at the Ecobuild exhibition in London’s Excel Centre earlier this year.
Ramboll said that the project will broaden its product design expertise and capabilities in design for mass manufacture. It also provides an opportunity to create a significant beneficial impact on improved sanitation and achieving universal education through improving the standard of school facilities.
As a commercial venture, Ramboll has worked with the client to develop a fee structure that is partially based on royalties gained through the licensing of Ramboll’s intellectual property.