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Arup wins Tokyo 2020 role

Arup has secured a role on the project to prepare the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The London-headquartered consultancy will provide advice to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of the event..

Services will include masterplan review, advice on venue briefs, contribution to strategy development and specialist work in transport, sustainability and legacy.

Arup director Jerome Frost was head of design and regeneration for the 2012 Games in London.

He 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.”

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