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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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17Offices across the United Kingdom

90+technical disciplines

Top 10 ranking in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2023

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Arup has made a major contribution to the growth and development of Leeds and Yorkshire since opening our office in 1989. Our office is home to more than 450 engineers, planners, digital experts and technical specialists, working on leading digital, property, energy, rail and highways schemes supporting the regeneration of the North West of England.

We have pioneered innovative design and planning solutions for some of the greatest water challenges facing Leeds and Yorkshire, including UK-first flood prevention measures for the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. We are leading on sustainable building design in the region, with net zero carbon ready projects such as 11 & 12 Wellington Place in Leeds - the first NABERS 5* rated building outside of London and fourth in the UK.

Our team advise on city region strategies for sustainable economic development and inclusive growth in Leeds and the North West, helping build a cultural legacy for the city of Hull as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 and supporting Bradford’s successful bid for UK City of Culture 2025. We also partner with local non-profit organisations, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council, to engage future industry talent.

Tom Bridges

12 Wellington Place
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 113 242 8498 Leeds, local time - 7:33 AM View on Google maps