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Coal Drops Yard – Transforming a disused industrial space into a vibrant shopping destination with high-quality public realm.

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 2020

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Arup has worked in Manchester for 60 years and is committed to the continued growth of the region. We have contributed to many of the city’s renowned cultural and sporting institutions and transformed many of its civic assets and public spaces, including the ambitious redevelopment of St Peter’s Square, Central Library and Manchester Town Hall. Further afield, our team have used their knowledge and skills to shape worldwide projects.

Transport expertise

Our strategic advice is helping transform connectivity throughout the region, with our partnership on the multi-billion pound Transpennine Route Upgrade and Northern Powerhouse Rail. We have designed and expanded transport infrastructure at Manchester Airport and across the City’s Metrolink network.

Advocating citywide regeneration

From preparation of the ground breaking pan-authority Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, to the clean-up of a former gasworks at First Street and Northern Gateway. Our consultants are helping to shape neighbourhoods and communities across Manchester.

Digital ambition

We apply technology to help clients achieve their goals: from digital strategy to digital visualisation and data insight. Our revolutionary auralisation studio SoundLab enables clients to listen to soundscapes of the natural and built environment before they are physically created.

Mike Wilton

6th Floor
Three Piccadilly Place
M1 3BN
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 161 228 2331 Manchester, local time - 4:44 PM View on Google maps