Arup has worked on structures large and small across the world, from the Sydney Opera House to Tyneside’s Angel of the North sculpture. The design and engineering consultancy has also won the contract to help build the Beijing stadium for the 2008 Olympics and is redeveloping London’s Battersea power station into an entertainment complex. Founded in 1946 by Danish-born Ove Arup, the company has offices across the world, including Nigeria and Mauritius. Sales increased by £15m in 2004 to £409m.

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Company details
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m409
Profit £m9
Year endMar 04
Principal shareholdersArup employees through three employee trusts

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