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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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Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year 2018 - Management Consultancies Association

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Our teams in Whitehaven, an historic town on the west coast of Cumbria, combine our global expertise in the nuclear and energy sectors with a deep understanding of the local social, economic and environmental drivers within Cumbria and the Borderlands, to bring about sustainable regeneration and economic growth.

Nuclear expertise

Arup is focused on demonstrating excellence and innovation to help the UK address its nuclear legacy safely, to promote long term environmental sustainability. 

Since 2012 Arup has worked as part of the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance, a joint venture partnership with Sellafield Ltd and Morgan Sindall. We provide strategic thinking on the future masterplanning of the hugely complex Sellafield site along with meeting the immediate infrastructure needs.

Through the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Knowledge Management Framework, we are bringing expertise to provide creative solutions to some of the sector’s biggest challenges; ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time. We provide ongoing technical advice to our local authority partners around the potential development of nuclear new build at NuGen’s Moorside plant, which would potentially contribute an estimated 7% of the UK’s electricity requirements. 

Supporting Cumbria to reach its potential

Arup’s legacy of work in Cumbria, supporting the area to reach its maximum potential stretches back over 60 years. We contributed to the Allerdale Business Growth Plan which delivers a key strategy and action plan to drive sustainable economic growth. At the University of Cumbria we have helped realise their growth opportunities in a digital future, and we are exploring low carbon power initiatives such as wind, solar, tidal and geothermal energy across Cumbria. 

Michael Osborne

Whitehaven Foyer
44 Irish Street,
CA28 7BY [email protected] +44 (0) 194 629 0000 Whitehaven, local time - 3:12 PM Open in Google Maps