Renowned for its work on iconic buildings and structures around the world — such as the Sydney Opera House and Cornwall’s Eden Project — this global design and engineering consultancy’s projects include the China Zun skyscraper, which, when completed in 2018, will be Beijing’s tallest building at 528 metres. In January the London-headquartered firm was also appointed to design a tunnel on the A303 to bypass Stonehenge. The company is led by chairman Gregory Hodkinson, 61, and owned by an employee trust.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank45
CompanyArup
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,126
Profit £m108
Year endMar 15
Principal shareholdersEmployees through trusts (100%)
Staff12,143
Founded1946
Websitewww.arup.com

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