Government-backed green industrial park in Wuhan city aims to set an example for environmental good practice
British engineer Arup has been selected to masterplan an eco-demonstration park in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The firm has signed a memorandum of understanding with managers of the Wuhan Economic and Technology Development Zone (WEDZ) under which it will design an environmentally friendly industrial project.
The scheme, which will be built in the WEDZ itself, is intended to set an example in energy saving and environmental protection. Both the Chinese and British governments support the project.
Arup director Michael Kwok said: “We are delighted to be appointed by WEDZ on this significant project which will have a long-lasting impact on masterplanning in China.
“Arup is committed in China to provide sustainable planning services and environmental solutions to tackle climate change and energy shortages. The creation of links like this between governments, agencies and business is key to future design and development in China, the UK and worldwide.”
The agreement was signed in London last week by Kwok and Wang Taihui, deputy director of the WEDZ administrative committee.