Arup looks at every project with a fresh perspective, no matter how big or small it may be. The firm supports and promotes in its people a willingness to think laterally. Often, this willingness to take a creative approach produces ideas and concepts that may not have been immediately obvious, but which often deliver the best solutions.

Arup invests heavily in research and development, which informs its approach to projects and keeps it focused on 'future-proofing' its design, as well as best practice now. It also invests in skills networks and facilitates the constant exchange of ideas between its people, no matter where they are based or what discipline they belong to.

The firm’s commitment to sustainability informs the firm’s approach and is at the heart of every project. The firm is acutely aware of the responsibility it has in designing and influencing the built environment, to do the best possible work for current and future generations.

The result is solutions that work for clients and for the people who use them and live or work in and around them.


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