Ove Arup has been presented with the ICE London Association's Merit Award 2000 for its part in the building of the Natwest Media Centre at Lords cricket ground. ICE President George Fleming presented Arup with a certificate at the London Association's annual dinner, held in the partially completed Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London. The nine storey Darwin Centre is being built to provide 11,000m 2more space for the museum and will eventually house 14M preserved specimens, including a large collection of fish. The Centre will also include laboratories, interactive areas and new public spaces.
Arup also received a special presentation for its new software, Columbus Navigator and Viewer.