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Facilities management

Throughout a building’s life, we make sure it works at its best for owners and occupants.


A building that functions efficiently and effectively is a positive environment for occupants and a hard-working asset for owners.

At Arup, facilities management covers all aspects of a building or facility’s operation and maintenance throughout its lifecycle. Our advice, technical and management support to building owners and operators is flexible and moulded to their evolving needs.

Trusted advisors

Arup’s facilities management specialists work in partnership with clients, giving independent, expert advice in response to their challenges and goals. We tailor our services for a wide range of clients, from Sony to BNP Paribas and the Trades Union Congress, London.

Many clients turn to us again and again – not only to deliver facilities but also to manage them once they are operational. Arup and Toyota, for instance, have a long history of working together. That relationship has encompassed Arup’s design and project management services for plants and logistics centres in IstanbulSpain and the UK. It has also involved extensive facilities management consulting, including contract monitoring to manage electrical and mechanical maintenance.

Fit for purpose

Arup understands how buildings are designed, and the technical and management systems they need to work well. That knowledge helps us broker better understanding between building owners, occupiers, designers and contractors, for facilities management solutions that better fulfil a building’s intended use.

Our facilities managements specialists help ensure that diverse projects function as intended, from the Yapi Kredi Bank operation centre complex in Turkey to the mixed-use development More London.

To make sure that a building performs well from the outset, we provide advice during design and construction on access for maintenance, lifecycle costing and operational gaps. Our design reviews and costed proposals help ensure that buildings are easy to maintain and efficient to run.

Arup then eases the building’s handover from developer to operator. We help clients understand how their building works, and we provide technical support, maintenance strategies and operational budgets.

Better running for life

We continue to provide support throughout the life of a building with technical diagnostics and problem solving, financial advice, maintenance monitoring, energy audits, refurbishment and minor project works.

Arup works extensively with hospital operators, funders and maintenance contractors to ensure that their facilities are compliant, run efficiently and provide a safe environment for staff and patients.

Finally, as a building ages, we offer surveys for dilapidations, pre-purchase, condition and estate liability.

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Global contact

  • Clive Lee
  • Global Facilities Management Leader

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