With a Victorian-built infrastructure and a unique blend of old and new buildings, London projects are rarely straightforward. New structures are designed around existing urban fabric, and the conservation and retrofitting of existing buildings and infrastructure is common.
Arup’s strategic infrastructure projects include the High Speed 1 rail link between London and Continental Europe, the London Underground extension and the Docklands Light Railway.
The firm’s portfolio includes engineering and consulting services on signature buildings in the City of London such as Swiss Re Building (the Gherkin) and London Bridge (Shard of Glass), as well as the iconic Millennium Bridge.
Refurbishments such as the Royal Opera House and the British Museum show the firm’s range of consulting services and expertise in heritage buildings.
Headquartered in London since 1946, Arup’s commitment to the city is long-established. The firm continues to support research into issues that may affect London in the future, too, such as how design can mitigate the urban heat island effect.