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Coal Drops Yard – Transforming a disused industrial space into a vibrant shopping destination with high-quality public realm.

Arup's response to Covid-19

Clients and partners will appreciate that Arup takes the health and safety of its staff and stakeholders extremely seriously and in the face of this pandemic it is more critical than ever that we all play our part in slowing the spread of this disease.

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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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Arup has been in Winchester for over thirty years and is one of the main locations for our acoustic consultancy services and theatre consulting for performing arts spaces such as the Berry Theatre and the Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

Developing contemporary teaching facilities

Educators need high performance facilities that are cost-effective to build, run and maintain.  Our multi-disciplinary teams have built up relationships for on-going projects with the universities across the south coast.  We currently provide building engineering and acoustic design services for academic, sports and student accommodation buildings in Southampton, Sussex and Bournemouth as they develop their estates.

Raising the bar in sports

Recently opened Places Leisure Eastleigh is the first of a series of specialist sports building designed by Arup Winchester Building Engineering, Fire and Acoustics.  The leisure centre includes an 8 lane swimming pool and one of the largest sports halls in the south, home to England Netball.  As a result, the team are in the design stages for further specialist sports buildings in Winchester, Southampton and Wokingham.

Improving coastal defences

As part of the framework for flood and coastal erosion risk management across southern England, weare leading the first major project to replace a 4.5km stretch of sea defences at Southsea, Portsmouth. Our design team brings the full range of skills needed for this project including civil, structural and marine engineering as well as landscaping and environmental consultancy.  


Helen Butcher

Parkin House
8 St Thomas Street
Hampshire SO23 9HE
United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0) 1962 829 900 Winchester, local time - 2:10 PM View on Google maps