St Francis

Innovative seismic solution

The tallest residential high-rise building in the Philippines uses Arup’s patented damped-outrigger system to withstand earthquakes.

St Francis Shangri-la Place
Resilient Metro Manila

Tackling climate change

Sound technical and localised strategies designed to help build water capacity and overall resilience in Metro Manila.

Resilience Metro Manila seminar

Delivering innovative seismic solutions

With more than 20 years’ experience in the Philippines, Arup has established itself as an industry leader in seismic engineering in the country. St Francis Shangri-La is the world’s first building to adopt a damped-outrigger system – Arup’s patented viscous damping system. Our track record includes industrial facilities, tall buildings and infrastructure such as Rodriguez Water Treatment Plant. Our local staff benefit from Arup’s worldwide network and draw upon global resources and expertise to solve problems requiring any specialist skills.




  • 23Sep 2016

    Ian Taylor appointed Global Aviation Business Leader

    Ian joined Arup in 1993 and has worked in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia.  Since 2009, he has served as Aviation Business Leader in East Asia, playing a leading role in expanding the Firm’s presence in China. Previously, he led the Aviation team in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

  • 17Dec 2015

    Arup continues growth and improves performance

    The firm’s annual income rose to £1.13bn as a result of strong financial growth in the UK, Asia and America. The Group generated profits before taxation and profit sharing to staff of £96.7 million. As the firm has no external shareholders, the employee-owned business was able to distribute two thirds of this profit back to staff members.

  • 14Dec 2015

    Taguig North Sewage Treatment Plant Inauguration

    Located adjacent to the national heroes’ cemetery in Taguig with a treatment capacity of 75 million litres per day, the new sewage treatment facility is the largest of its kind in Manila. It serves the Taguig and Makati Central Business District areas of Metro Manila, providing significant improvements to the water reaching the downstream watercourse.

  • 12Nov 2015

    The Future of Urban Water, Manila

    The session was attended by over 50 delegates from public sector bodies, such as the PPP Center, Bases Conversion and Development Authority and MWSS, developers and contractors including San Miguel Holdings, MDC, JV Angeles Construction Corporation and JH Patawaran Construction, utilities including Manila Water and Maynilad, and other stakeholders such as Asian Development Bank, University of Santo Tomas and Waterlinks.