Arcadis

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.

From climate change to rapid urbanization, our world is a more complex place.

Whether it is maximizing space in cities or making wasteland habitable, we deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our clients. Our people work collaboratively to create value through built and natural assets that work in harmony with their surroundings – from shopping centers in Shanghai to new rail systems in Doha and reducing air pollution in Los Angeles.

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues.


Products and services

Infrastructure Delivery

Our nation’s population is set to grow by almost 10 million over the next twenty-five years. This unprecedented rate of increase will have a huge impact on how we work, live and do business.

If the UK is going to remain competitive we will need to consistently improve our connectivity, both throughout Britain and internationally.

From roads and railways through to airports and energy infrastructure, creating the networks we need – on time and to budget – calls for an understanding of cost and funding, as well as the wider societal and economic value that can be achieved.

Arcadis plays an integral role in delivering some of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects. From Crossrail and HS2 to Thames Tideway Tunnel and Lower Thames Crossing, our people improve the quality of life across the country. These programmes are the real game-changers, connecting communities and generating long-term investment that bring wider economic growth.

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Housing Capacity

When it comes to housing, the problems we face as a nation are well versed. Generational neglect when it comes to housebuilding has left us at crisis point.

Our cities are swelling, our population ageing and prices rising so rapidly that home-ownership is unlikely to be a reality for a growing number of young people. In the UK, we do not have enough homes of the right tenure.

What is more, even where the will exists to build, in certain parts of the country there is simply not the capacity within industry to deliver them as quickly as we need them.  At Arcadis, we understand the issues the nation faces when it comes to housing. From high end prime developments to build-to-rent, and student accommodation to private sale, our people work to alleviate pressure on supply and affordability.

Be it ensuring a prime London residential scheme is financially viable or ensuring an inner city brownfield site is ready for development, we understand the myriad of complex issues that make housebuilding such a challenge to our society and our economy.  We provide skills and employment opportunities across the country, as well as making the UK more competitive through creating the homes needed to boost economic productivity.

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Cities

Ongoing devolution, major infrastructure commitments and rapid urbanisation have seen cities play a more important role than ever before in the economic, cultural and environmental make-up of the UK.

However, with this additional growth and responsibility comes additional complexity. We work with city leaders to improve the quality of life by creating spaces where people want to live and work, improving mobility and making best use of natural resources. Our people help cities to grow through sustainable urban development, creating the conditions for shaping Britain’s continuing prosperity.

From transforming Manchester’s Victoria Station to making London’s sewer system fit for the 22nd century with our work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, we understand how to ensure our great cities cope with the modern-day challenges being thrown at them. 

Our work can range from improving housing and the public realm, through to developing infrastructure, transport and mobility. Whether we are redeveloping London Bridge station or leading the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, we know that well-functioning, connected cities are vital for creating jobs and improving wider UK prosperity.  

Our people have a comprehensive understanding a city’s individual markets, the ways in which they operate and the opportunities available to make them better places to live and do business.

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Asset Productivity

Maximising productivity of assets

The vast majority of the UK’s wealth is tied up in the built environment. Ongoing uncertainty within financial markets both at home and overseas means pressure is mounting when it comes to reducing costs without impacting on delivery. The extent to which our hospitals and shops, chemical plants and transport infrastructure are effectively managed has a direct impact on their effectiveness and profitability.

Ensuring assets of all kinds are performing to their maximum should be a key component of any investment decision. Be it commercial property or infrastructure, industrial or public sector, the road between reducing running costs and generating the right returns is not an easy one to navigate. Creating modern, fit-for-purpose facilities is central to making this a reality.

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