The firm, has a 6,000-strong workforce and says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the, “difficult” decision to downsize the business.
Some of the schemes in the north west the firm is currently working on are: the University of Salford’s £65m SEE Building (Science, Engineering and Environmental) the A66 £1bn upgrade which linking the M6 at Penrith in Cumbria with the A1(M) in North Yorkshire at Scotch Corner, Patagonia Place, a 31-storey residential development on Liverpool’s Princes Dock, and the expansion of Manchester’s leading health innovation campus, Citylabs worth £35m.
It is also a partner for the upcoming Liverpool Good Business Festivals, taking place in the city in October and March 2021.
A spokesperson for Arup said, “Like many of our clients and partners, COVID-19 has crystallised the need for a reshaping of our business to reflect anticipated forward workload, business size, shape and skillsets to meet the post-pandemic market. As a result, Arup has taken the difficult decision to reshape the business, starting a consultation process that will affect up to 350 staff members in the UK. This decision has not been taken lightly. However, by taking action now, the firm will be far better prepared to navigate the challenges ahead, while maintaining Arup’s high standards in delivering quality projects.”
Arup opened its Liverpool office in Old Hall Street 20 years ago, while the office in Manchester’s Piccadilly Place has a 60-year affiliation with the city.
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