15 Facts About Arup Group


In 1970, Arup Group stepped down from actively leading the company, setting out the principles which have continued to guide Arup Group's activities since in his 'Key Speech'.

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Arup Group had established himself in the 1930s as an expert in reinforced concrete, known for projects such as the Penguin Pool at London Zoo.

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Arup Group himself worked on multiple projects during the firm's early years, including the Sydney Opera House, where he was lead engineer, and which author Peter Jones credited with launching Arup Group into the premier league of engineering consultancies.

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Arup Group is an employee-owned business, with all staff owning a stake in the company and part of a global profit share.

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Arup Group had its own sports division, specialising in designing, consulting and structural engineering for sporting facilities such as stadia.

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The most notable stadium projects led by Arup Group remain the City of Manchester Stadium, Allianz Arena, Beijing National Stadium, Donbass Arena and the Singapore Sports Hub.

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Arup Group was awarded the Worldaware Award for Innovation for its Vawtex air system in Harare International School.

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Arup Group won the Gold Medal for Architecture at the National Eisteddfod of Wales of 1998 for their work on the Control Techniques Research and Development HQ, in Newtown, Powys.

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Arup Group Fire has won the Fire Safety Engineering Design award four times since its creation in 2001.

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Arup Group was Royal Town Planning Institute Consultancy of the year in 2008.

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Arup Group was named Tunnel Design Firm of the Year at the 2012 ITA AITES International Tunnelling Awards.

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Arup Group was awarded Infrastructure Architect of the Year at the 2020 Architect of the Year Awards.

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Arup Group was awarded Britains Most Admired Company 2021 by Management Today.

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Barbara Lane, associate director with Arup Group, won the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2008 for her outstanding contribution to British engineering on design of structures for fire.

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Arup Group Fellow is a lifelong honorary title awarded to selected honorary individuals in the firm.

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