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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 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 - 8:34 PM View on Google maps