Arup carried out an assessment of the potential for the circular economy to reduce London's waste by as high as 60% in less than 30 years; Arup carried out an assessment of the potential for the circular economy to reduce London's waste by as high as 60% in less than 30 years;

Advisory services


Advisory services

Wide-ranging business insights, backed by technical and design expertise.

At Arup, great design means many things, including running a better business. We help organisations to unlock value, create efficiencies and stay focused on their core activities during key transitions. From asset and portfolio management, to business planning and economic forecasting, we work with clients in every industry to generate valuable long-term outcomes.

Advisory services is our way of taking a 360 degree view of client objectives. Depending on the challenge, we can be panoramic or forensic, delivering targeted transaction advice or large scale change programmes. Our strategic and operational advisory services complement our long history in structural design and engineering. By drawing on a huge breadth of professional disciplines and insights derived from wide global experience, we’re able to help clients in every sector to run more effective businesses.

Our disciplines

Business Investor Advisory

Arup is able to translate organisations’ technical and commercial challenges into valuable financial analysis and clear recommendations. We help owners, operators, lenders, sponsors and government bodies to take advantage of investment opportunities and develop better business strategies. Our aim is to provide investors with a competitive edge.

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Asset Management

We help clients to discover how to get the best value and performance from their people, processes, information technology and physical assets. We then work alongside clients to change the way they manage their assets, to make sure the business benefits are realised in practice.

Programme and project management

At Arup, programme and project management are central disciplines. We bring this combination of efficiency, experience and rigour to help clients meet their most ambitious goals.

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Operations consulting

Successful business requires the effective alignment of people, processes and assets. We support clients capital investments by ensuring that designs will produce more efficient operations. And we help client organisations to prepare for major changes or business transitions.

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World of insights 

The breadth of Arup’s work allows us to bring clients valuable market insights drawn from sectors as diverse as energy, water, transport and cities. We analyse, adopt and champion new ideas, like the circular economy. And our internal global skills network means we can help clients identify relevant opportunities and plan investments wherever they are in the world. In this way we’re able to engineer more valuable and far-sighted outcomes than traditional advisory services providers.


    Read our latest research in the          field of Circular Economy

    Read our latest research in the          field of Circular Economy
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Confidence to grow

We help businesses to focus and build their confidence to change. Arup advisory services team has helped clients all over the world to build rigorous business cases for inspiring projects and major change programmes alike. Our work at Long Beach Civic Center in California is a great example; we helped define a $500m+ redevelopment master plan backed by an innovative funding solution.

New skills, new opportunities

Business strength lies in the ability to evolve. Arup continually expands and diversifies its skills network so that clients benefit from the most imaginative insights and valuable ideas. We help businesses to make smarter investments, optimise their workplace operation, undertake business change or manage their assets efficiently.

Worldwide support

Arup’s advisory services team is 1,000 strong and operates in 58 countries, so wherever your business is based we can help you make change for the better.