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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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Arup’s business in Whitehaven has shaped Cumbria and the Borderlands for more than 60 years. Our people are dedicated to the sustainable regeneration of the area, combining global energy expertise with a deep understanding of the local social, economic, and environmental drivers.

We are proud to lead projects across Cumbria’s energy coast that support a green hydrogen economy and contribute to the economic rejuvenation of the area by investing in innovative technology to support local communities. We partner with several organisations, including Sellafield, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, and Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), contributing to research and development programmes that enable the commercialisation and future prosperity of Whitehaven and surrounding areas.

Dedicated to sustainable development and empowering the North, we are committed to delivering a thriving economy and sense of place in the region.   

Ann-Marie Cowperthwaite

Whitehaven Foyer
44 Irish Street,
CA28 7BY [email protected] +44 (0) 194 629 0000 Whitehaven, local time - 11:43 AM Open in Google Maps