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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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16Offices across the United Kingdom

90+technical disciplines

Top 10 ranking in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2020

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Midlands Campus

Midlands Campus

Built in 2001, our award-winning sustainable office is the result of Arup's commitment to the West Midlands, a region we have called home since 1968. The ‘Arup Campus' is our second largest office in Europe and host to more than 800 employees of over 50 nationalities.

Sustainable urban redevelopments

Over the years, Midlands teams have contributed to the regeneration of Birmingham through the development of Brindleyplace and the Bullring shopping complex. We formed an integral part of the design teams for Paradise Circus and Snowhill redevelopments and our collaboration with Birmingham City Council produced the award winning Eastside City Park, Birmingham’s first major park for 130 years.

Working with local institutions

Our advice to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University of Birmingham has helped to underpin their emerging estates transformation. Most recently, we designed UK’s largest university arts and media broadcast centre at the Birmingham City University and created an ambitious masterplan for UK Central, which aims to create 77,500 new jobs and contribute up to the local economy.

Bringing transport to life

From fire strategy design at Birmingham’s New Street station to the UK Autodrive autonomous vehicle programme in nearby Milton Keynes, Arup brings technical and management insight to innovative transport projects. This includes our extensive work on HS2 through Arup’s largest railway team in Europe, which based in our Solihull office. Working alongside large UK asset owners Highways England and National Grid, we actively support and inform their strategic direction.

International reach

Our world class expertise in areas including social infrastructure and energy has enabled Solihull-based teams to deliver solutions  across the globe, including overcoming the structural and logistical challenges of constructing the Statue of Unity in India and assisting industrial clients such as Carlsberg and Rolls Royce with delivery of advanced manufacturing facilities all over the world.

Mark Jones

The Arup Campus
Blythe Gate
Blythe Valley Park
Solihull Birmingham
West Midlands
B90 8AE
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 121 213 3000 Midlands Campus, local time - 3:10 PM View on Google maps