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Arup lands Bath Rugby stadium job

Bath Rugby has appointed Arup to lead the engineering services on the redevelopment of its stadium in the city centre.

The club said Arup would provide civil, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering services for the new 18,000 seat stadium known as Stadium for Bath.

Bath Rugby explained that it had appointed Arup following a “rigorous” multi-stage procurement process which included a exploring the engineering challenges posed by the proposed site, positioned in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage city.

Mike Cribb, associate director and Arup project manager for Stadium for Bath, said:“We’re excited to be part of this iconic project that that will enhance the city of Bath; complimenting its UNESCO-designated architectural heritage. A particular area of focus for us will be exploring material options for the stadium’s roof that will suit the setting and enhance the stadium’s atmosphere.”

Grimshaw Architects, Kay Elliot and Gross Max have already been appointed to work on the stadium’s design.

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