Cementing its reputation with the construction of the Sydney Opera House in the middle of last century, this design and engineering consultancy has been involved in developments around the world ever since. Projects include New York’s Second Avenue subway, the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the world’s longest sea crossing. In April, Alan Belfield, 63, succeeded Gregory Hodkinson as chairman.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank33
CompanyArup
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,564
Profit £m173
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersEmployees through trusts (100%)
Staff13,841
Founded1946
Websitewww.arup.com

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