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Science and Industry


Science and Industry

Arup works on the development and design of some of the most functionally demanding buildings in the scientific and industrial sector – from laboratories to the data centres that power our world.

Arup works on the development and design of some of the most functionally demanding buildings in the scientific and industrial sector. Our mix of niche technical capability, design and commercial skill equips us to provide flexible, comprehensive services, whether for data centres or science or manufacturing facilities.

Whatever the context, we help clients adapt to their evolving challenges. We can produce lean, resilient assets and operations, or solutions that face up to uncertainties – from climate change to future markets.

Data centres: sustaining delivery

The rocketing IT and communications needs of our networked world require data centres that deliver with speed, reliability and security, and which anticipate future demand.

To commercially sustainable data operations, efficiency is becoming key, as are corporate carbon reduction agendas. Arup is responding by designing facilities such as Citigroup Citi Data Centre, the world’s first LEED® platinum data centre, and by helping clients to optimise operations.

We have realised multiple projects for international data centre owners and operators such as Digital Realty Trust and colocation providers including Equinix. Our expertise extends from project management and security for Asia’s largest data centre to an energy-saving retrofit for one of Europe’s key ICT sites.

Science: facilities for the future

Laboratories are becoming more flexible and digitally connected. The future of science facilities is also being shaped by the growing pressures of commercial and environmental sustainability.

Arup’s clients in science span academic, institutional and corporate sectors. We carry best practice from sector to sector to help clients create more cost-effective, sustainable and adaptable facilities.

Our experience equips us for projects such as the Francis Crick Institute, which is set to become Europe’s biggest biomedical research centre, or to create models of energy-efficient research space, as at Princeton University. Our science specialists know how to design exacting spaces – such as high-containment laboratories and major manufacturing plants such as Biogen Idec’s facility in Denmark.

Industry: fine-tuning solutions

For international clients, such as Procter & Gamble (P&G), Toyota and Kraft (Cadbury), Arup provides a globally coherent response, but one which is attuned to the challenges of regional markets.

We can help streamline operations and lift productivity in mature markets. Or, where new markets are emerging, we can deliver major projects that meet demand and adapt to growth.

Arup provides solutions for manufacturing plants, industrial processes, distribution centres and logistics, as well as specialised services including seismic design, fire engineering and sustainability consulting. Our comprehensive skills equip us to engineer a facility as well as its utilities, as we did for Asia Aluminium and P&G Milenio in Mexico, or to consult on emerging solutions such as combined heat and power networks and renewable energy.