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London Olympic Aquatic Centre – With its distinctive architecture and focus on legacy use, the Aquatics Centre was designed to be sustainable.

Arup was founded by Ove Arup in 1946. Our work addresses every aspect of the built environment, from initial planning and advisory services, through building design and structural engineering. We are a community of collaborators, bringing together over 90 disciplines to help realise our clients’ commercial goals. In the UK we’re at the forefront of developing new transport systems like Crossrail or Heathrow Terminal 5, producing inspiring workplaces like Whitecollar Factory, and helping cities prepare for climate change. From sound investment decisions to innovative bridge designs, clients come to Arup for our creativity and technical excellence.

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16Offices across the United Kingdom

Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year 2018 - Management Consultancies Association

Placed in the Top Three of New Civil Engineer's Companies of the Year ranking for four consecutive years

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Arup’s business in Bristol has made a major contribution to shaping the city and the West of England region. Our people conceive, plan and engineer many of South West England’s most important new policies and strategic plans, infrastructure projects, and new and renewed buildings.

Our office in Bristol city centre was founded more than 40 years ago and today is home to over 350 engineers, planners, digital experts and specialist technical advisors, focused on areas as diverse as regional and urban economics, organisational change, and remote sensing. Our people work from Bristol on local, national and international projects, ranging from a new bus strategy for the West of England to the design of airports in Abu Dhabi and beyond.

We are also involved in a wide range of infrastructure projects, including the redesign of motorway junctions to improve road safety and the modernisation of the UK’s major rail lines – from the Great Western main line to the South Devon Railway on the south coast of England.

Austin Smith

63 St Thomas Street
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 117 976 5432 Bristol, local time - 9:35 PM View on Google maps