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Arup appointed lead advisor for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Arup will provide advice for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure for the Games.

Jerome Frost, Arup Director who was head of design and regeneration for the London Olympics said:

Arup is proud to have played a part in renewing Beijing and London in advance of the Olympics and is looking forward to continuing our contribution to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Through our experience in preparing cities for the Olympics and other international events, the firm has been responsible for much of the urban renewal of the host cities, ensuring the events serve as a catalyst for long-term investment and development.

Arup’s service for the Tokyo Olympics includes masterplan review, advice for and cross-sectorial specialty areas such as transport, security, sustainability and legacy.

Jointly with their partner consultant AECOM, Arup will also advise on the venue briefs and contribute to the strategy development for overall delivery of design and construction through the preparation stage to the legacy transformation.

The group’s global multidisciplinary team will be having a series of workshops in Tokyo with the client team to review and discuss various issues related to the venues in the Tokyo Bay Zone and Heritage Zone in the heart of Tokyo for the successful delivery of the Games and the post-Games legacy.


Both Arup and AECOM took part in last month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event, during which they outlined their work on the Singapore Sports Hub and other regional projects.