New UK boss Robert Care completes cull losing 670 posts

Arup has made 15% of its UK staff redundant following its restructuring late last year, the architect and engineer confirmed today.

The firm, which drafted in Australasian chairman and chief executive Dr Robert Care to run the UK and Europe business as part of the restructure, has made 670 posts redundant after it put 600 staff on a 90-day notice of redundancy in November.

It said today the consultation resulted in 280 permanent and 230 part-time and agency roles being made redundant.

In addition, 86 vacant positions will now not be filled. However, a further 70 staff will be redeployed to offices overseas.

Arup last year employed more than 10,000 staff worldwide, including just under 4,000 in the UK. Robert Care has re-organised the UK office into five sub-regional groups.