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Arup's response to Covid-19

Clients and partners will appreciate that Arup takes the health and safety of its staff and stakeholders extremely seriously and in the face of this pandemic it is more critical than ever that we all play our part in slowing the spread of this disease.

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Arup was founded by Ove Arup in 1946. Today, we are 6,000 strong in the UK, working on local, national and international projects. We are a professional services firm with a focus on the built environment and we work closely and collaboratively with our clients to develop the solutions they need today – and tomorrow. We bring deep expertise in strategy, design, planning and engineering, and our project portfolio ranges from the UK Government’s heat decarbonisation programme, to the design of new cancer treatment centres and playing a central role in engineering a more resilient rail network.

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16Offices across the United Kingdom

90+technical disciplines

Top 10 ranking in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2020

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Our Arup Belfast team leads on the engineering design of building, highways, rail and water-industry projects across Northern Ireland. We also undertake strategic planning, economic appraisal and business case development commissions linked to significant urban and region-wide infrastructure and resilience projects. Arup Belfast’s ability to combine core services, such as town and country planning, civil engineering or project management, with specialist technical expertise in areas such as digitalisation, remote sensing, structural fire engineering and placemaking, allows us to offer clients greater flexibility and more value.

Our business in Northern Ireland is strongly connected to Arup’s global network of offices and technical leaders, allowing us to draw on skills from across the UK, Ireland and further afield when doing so will offer our clients unique value. Arup is a UK Living Wage employer and a committed supporter of Northern Irish and UK-wide apprenticeship and graduate programmes.

Paul Johnston

Bedford House
16-22 Bedford Street,
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 28 9089 0900 Belfast, local time - 7:23 AM View on Google Maps