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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’s business in Manchester has contributed to the growth of the city for more than 60 years. Our office is now home to almost 500 engineers, planners, digital experts, and technical specialists, contributing to transformational projects across the region. We have led the redevelopment of iconic city landmarks, such as Manchester Town Hall, and been at the heart of delivering the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD).

Our people provide strategic advice on major rail and highways projects to transform connectivity within the region. We have designed and partnered on major transport infrastructure, including the Transpennine Route Upgrade. Dedicated to sustainable development, we are proud to have contributed to green infrastructure initiatives to create vibrant, liveable spaces for communities and neighbourhoods across the city.

Working on local, national and international projects, our integrated teams support innovation within all sectors and are driving innovation in Manchester through strategic partnership links and cross-collaboration with local anchor institutes, including The University of Manchester. We help clients address their technical, commercial and implementation challenges, advising on major opportunities to reach net zero.

Mike Wilton

6th Floor
Three Piccadilly Place
M1 3BN
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 161 228 2331 Manchester, local time - 3:30 PM View on Google maps