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Environmental consulting

Arup's innovative approach to environmental consulting enables clients to achieve their sustainable business and corporate responsibility aspirations.

From offices around the world, the team advises at each stage of a project or business development. Arup's specialists offer a multidisciplinary service aimed at developing policy, assessing impact, creative design and implementation, gaining regulatory approvals, reporting publicly, managing risk and controlling costs.

Air quality

Using state-of-the-art dispersion modelling and monitoring equipment, Arup's air quality specialists help solve air quality problems quickly and cost-effectively.

Carbon management and ecological footprinting

Arup has international capability in lifecycle-based carbon and resource modelling and producing ecological footprint analyses.

Contaminated land

With over 30 years experience of assessing and redeveloping contaminated land, Arup has established a reputation for designing innovative and cost-effective solutions to protect human health.

Corporate responsibility

Working with staff and stakeholders, Arup implements effective corporate responsibility programmes, including environmental, social and economic aspects.

Cultural heritage

Arup's archaeologists and historic building specialists assess and interpret buildings, archaeology, landscapes and cultural identity.


Arup's ecologists work on all types and scales of projects, minimising risks to programmes and costs, and improving the value of completed schemes.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Arup has international experience of undertaking complex and challenging assessments in many development sectors.

Environmental management, audit and due diligence

Arup delivers corporate and project environmental programmes, developing strategy, implementing effective operational management practices and reporting on performance.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Arup's specialists use GIS technology to analyse projects in their real world setting.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Arup is experienced in undertaking HIA - providing valuable information to decision makers on the effects of a proposal on human health.

Landscape architecture

Experts in place and space, Arup's landscape architects plan, design and manage our open spaces.

Marine environment

Arup provides a range of services in marine and coastal ecology – from baseline surveys and monitoring studies to coastal zone management.

Noise and vibration

Experienced in all areas of environmental noise and vibration assessment and control, Arup undertakes surveys and designs noise mitigation to protect the community.

Public consultation and communication

Arup offers full-service consultancy, expert strategic advice or full programme implementation, covering community participation, communications and media relations.

Resources and waste management

Arup offers a wide range of capabilities, from strategy and policy development to planning and permits for the design, procurement and project management and waste treatment technology and infrastructure.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

To ensure that environmental considerations are integrated at the earliest stage of policies and programmes, Arup draws on a wide range of technical skills to undertake SEA.


A wealth of technical expertise at Arup enables clients to incorporate sustainability into their strategies, projects and operations.

Water resources

The work of Arup’s water specialists ranges from strategy and policy development to the detailed design of facilities, river engineering, flood risk management and water resources planning. 

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Michael Bull
  • Michael Bull

    Michael Bull

    Michael Bull

    Global Skills Leader - Environmental Consulting

    Your best solution to date?

    Development of a series of measures that reduced the air quality impacts of a large freight terminal to acceptable levels.

    Why is it significant?

    Without these measures the development would have been refused on air quality grounds.

    Your particular skill?

    Air quality and odour assessments and management of large EIA projects.


    Developing new approaches and trying to really understand what the numbers actually mean.

    Why Arup?

    Where else can you find such a spirit of collaboration and access to so much expertise.

  • Global Environmental Consulting Leader

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