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Lau Ching Luan to lead Singapore’s infrastructure business

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
16 July 2020

Lau Ching Luan has been appointed as Arup’s Infrastructure Leader in Singapore to drive technical excellence on major infrastructure developments across Southeast Asia. 
 
Lau has more than 20 years of experience working with public and private sector clients providing advisory, planning and design leadership on high-profile urban transport and city-shaping developments. Before moving to Asia, he was based in London, successfully delivering projects globally across sectors – from rail and aviation, to commercial, educational and residential.  
 
“Getting infrastructure right from the outset by considering bankability, resilience and sustainability will be critical to downstream success. Harnessing Arup’s multidisciplinary in-depth technical expertise, I will build on these principles to help our clients in Southeast Asia to future-proof their infrastructure assets,” Lau said.

Digital technology will be at the forefront of transforming and shaping these complex infrastructure projects from planning and design to operation and maintenance. ”

Lau Ching Luan Lau Ching Luan Singapore Infrastructure Leader

A rail specialist, Lau has led large multidisciplinary consultant and contractor teams to deliver feasibility studies and designs of more than 50 rail stations and 100km of underground tunnels across the region. His portfolio includes Singapore’s Downtown, Thomson East-Coast and Cross Island Lines, Kuala Lumpur’s Klang Valley MRT Lines 2 and 3, Jakarta’s MRT Line 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line 2, Melbourne Metro and the Auckland City Rail Link.
 
Lau has also delivered a range of projects across markets globally including a Terminal 5 satellite building for Heathrow Airport, the retractable roof over Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon) in London and the prestigious Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre, as well as signature building designs in the UK, Korea, Paris and Dubai with Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw Architects and FOA Architects. 
 
Arup Australasia Region Chair, Peter Chamley said Lau’s appointment comes at a critical time, as Arup supports Southeast Asian governments and cities in defining infrastructure priorities.

With his extensive experience working globally, managing large teams on some of the most complex urban infrastructure projects, Lau is ideally placed to help clients develop their projects efficiently and lead teams to deliver them effectively. ”

Peter Chamley Peter Chamley Chair, Australasia Region