Engineering consultancy to axe up to 350 jobs

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Engineering consultancy Arup, which has offices in Nottingham and Solihull, is to make up to 350 staff redundant.

The firm, which has worked on landmark schemes across the Midlands, including the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus and the Snowhill scheme in Birmingham, says the coronavirus crisis has led to the “difficult” decision to downsize the firm.

A spokesperson for Arup told “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’s Solihull office is its second largest in Europe and employs over 800 people, while the firm’s Nottingham office is based in the City Gate West office complex.