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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 Cardiff has made a major contribution to shaping contemporary Wales. Our people plan and engineer many of Wales’ most important new policies and strategic plans, new and renewed buildings, and infrastructure projects. The office, founded in 1970, today is home to over 400 engineers, planners, digital experts and specialist technical advisors focused on areas as diverse as regional economics, environmental science and digital rail.  

Our people work from Cardiff on local, national and international projects, ranging from the Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff’s new business district, Central Square, to Abu Dhabi International Airport. We are involved in a wide range of infrastructure projects including the dualling of the A465 at Tredegar and we work extensively with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to maintain and improve its assets as well as providing strategic thinking on long-term resilience and on flood defence and sustainable drainage schemes such as Greener Grangetown. We have advised on many elements of Welsh planning policy, including the latest Welsh transport appraisal guidance and Welsh Government’s strategy for onshore wind.

Paul Webber

4 Pierhead Street
CF10 4QP
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 29 2047 3727 Cardiff, local time - 4:39 PM View on Google maps