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Arup Group, a global design and business consulting firm, provides engineering, architectural, and planning services, focusing on building, infrastructure, and consulting projects. Arup Group's service offerings range from acoustics engineering (Arup worked on the Sydney Opera House) to wind engineering (Scotland's Whitlee Windfarm, the largest planned on-shore wind farm in Europe). The company also specializes in transportation infrastructure projects. Arup Group has about 90 offices in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Engineer Ove Arup founded the employee-owned Arup Group in 1946.


The company operates through geographic segments: United Kingdom and Asia (which each accounted for about a quarter of revenues in fiscal 2015), Americas, Europe, Australia, and Middle East & Africa.

Arup Group has broadened its service offerings, branching out into such areas as transaction advice, vehicle design, and security consultation. Diversification has helped it through challenging economic conditions.

The company has worked on many notable projects. It managed the construction of the Eurostar, a high-speed railway between London and Paris. Other recent projects include the Dubai airport, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in China, and the A30 highway in Montreal.

Sales and Marketing

Arup serves more than 800,000 customers around the world. Markets served include arts and culture, aviation, commercial, education, energy, government, health care, hotels and leisure, maritime, marine, residential, retail, science and industry, sports, transportation, and water.

Financial Performance

The company had seen profits lag due to poor market conditions and currency fluctuations but has been rebounding with the economy. In fiscal 2015, revenue increased 7% to £1.13 billion (versus £1.05 billion in 2014) on higher sales in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Arup is concentrating its growth in these buoyant markets due to their increased demand for civil infrastructure and building construction. Higher staff numbers hurt net income, though, which fell 34% that year to £19 million.

Cash flow from operations rose 76% to £71 million, due largely to changes in working capital.


Arup is primarily focused on expanding in key foreign markets, namely North America, China, and India. Those areas have a high need for such works as civil infrastructure, water, and energy projects, which provides the firm with an opportunity to secure more contracts.


13 Fitzroy Street
Phone: 44 020 7636 1531

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Deputy Chairman; Chairman, East Asia Region: Andrew Chan
Chairman: Terry Hill
Chairman: Gregory Hodkinson

Major Office Locations


Other Locations

Cardiff, Wales
Bristol, England
Leeds, England
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
Nottingham, England
Winchester, England
Belfast, Northern Ireland