Manchester today is a modern European city. It has seen a remarkable renaissance since the early 80’s and a large area of the city has been successfully regenerated.
The Arup Manchester office celebrated 50 years in 2008, and is proud of its contribution to reshaping the city, with projects such as Bridgewater Hall and the refurbishment of the City Art Gallery within it’s portfolio.
In 2002, Manchester hosted the Commonwealth Games. In preparation, a selection of key venues were developed including a new Aquatic Centre, and the multi award-winning City of Manchester Stadium, for which Arup provided full multidisciplinary design services and left the legacy of the pool at the University of Manchester and the stadium the home of Manchester City FC.
Significant infrastructure experience include projects such as Piccadilly Gardens which transformed a disused park in the heart of the city into a desirable and well used public space; Project Unity which inolved providing support to a masterplan addressing engineering and sustainability issues to bring together two major Universities in Manchester; and Hulme Arch, one of the icons of Manchester’s regeneration.
Arup were also instrumental in the redevelopment of Piccadilly Station, a track realignment scheme.