Renowned for its work on iconic buildings and structures around the world — such as the Sydney Opera House and Cornwall’s Eden Project — this London 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. Arup also recently unveiled its concept design plans for a new 48,000 seat stadium for Italian football club AC Milan. The company is led by chairman Gregory Hodkinson, 60, and owned by an employee trust.

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Company details
ActivityDesign, engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,048
Profit £m90
Year endMar 14
Principal shareholdersEmployees, through three trusts

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