Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.12 - Engineering activities and related technical consultancy

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
28 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 August 2020


The Arup Group, the British multinational engineering, architecture and design services firm has confirmed that it will cut 350 jobs across the UK due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The redundancy consultations with the affected staff have already started.

A spokesperson for the company said that the pandemic had 'crystallised the need' to restructure the business in preparation for the post-pandemic market conditions.

Arup has 16 offices and over 6,000 employees in the UK. The firm’s recent high projects included the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland and Crossrail in London.



Eurofound (2020), Arup Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101566, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101566.