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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 been making a positive contribution to Nottingham since 1986 when our multi-disciplinary team engineered and designed the 2,500 seat Theatre Royal and Concert Hall. Our work on this project included structural engineering and acoustics for a considerable range of events with minimum compromise, including trade shows and sporting events. We continue to be associated with iconic developments such as Derby Arena and the Jubilee Campus at The University of Nottingham, where we transformed a brownfield site into an extension to one of the UK’s oldest universities.

Landmark projects

At Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, we provided a range of specialist services, including geotechnics and civil engineering to deliver gallery spaces on a complex sloping site, which remained undeveloped for many years due to the presence of historical caves and a railway tunnel portal. Our work on the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Parr Stand saw us provide mechanical and electrical engineering, and specialist lighting design. Regionally, our team has been involved with the widening of the M1 motorway and the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre.  

Collaboration with universities

We work closely with world class universities. We helped shape the design for the George Green Library at the University of Nottingham and a major new Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton. But our relationship with universities does not end with design.We provide tutoring and mentoring at the University of Nottingham and frequently provide careers advice and engineering talks at schools.

World-class specialist know-how

Our is work is not just based in the Nottinghamshire region as our team in Nottingham regularly contribute to a number of projects internationally. Specialist subject areas include accredited conservation engineering, pavement engineering and ground contamination. These skills have been critical to the successful delivery of important infrastructure projects, such as Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 building.


John Read

1st Floor,
City Gate West,
Tollhouse Hill,
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 115 948 4711 Nottingham, local time - 8:12 PM View on Google maps