St Francis

Innovative seismic solution

The tallest residential high-rise building in the Philippines uses Arup’s patented damped-outrigger system to withstand earthquakes.

St Francis Shangri-la Place
Resilient Metro Manila

Tackling climate change

Sound technical and localised strategies designed to help build water capacity and overall resilience in Metro Manila.

Resilience Metro Manila seminar

Delivering innovative seismic solutions

With more than 20 years’ experience in the Philippines, Arup has established itself as an industry leader in seismic engineering in the country. St Francis Shangri-La is the world’s first building to adopt a damped-outrigger system – Arup’s patented viscous damping system. Our track record includes industrial facilities, tall buildings and infrastructure such as Rodriguez Water Treatment Plant. Our local staff benefit from Arup’s worldwide network and draw upon global resources and expertise to solve problems requiring any specialist skills.




  • 07Feb 2014

    Detailed engineering design of Malampaya DCP completed

    We have completed the substructure detailed design of the Malampaya Depletion Compression Platform (DCP), a new offshore natural gas platform to be installed off the coast of Palawan, Philippines. Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX), selected Fluor Daniel Pacific, Inc. (Fluor) to design and provide procurement support for the Malampaya Phase 3 Project, which includes the Malampaya DCP. Fluor appointed Arup as a subcontractor to complete the Substructure Detailed Design and also provide procurement support on substructure related matters.

  • 16Nov 2012

    East La Mesa Water Treatment plant starts operation

    The commissioning ceremony was held on 28 September 2012 with the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno S Aquino III taking part. It celebrated the successful commissioning of a 150 megalitre per day water treatment plant that will provide drinking water to almost one million people in the Rodriguez area of Metro Manila.

  • 30Mar 2012

    Technical Adviser of Year (IJ Awards)

    The annual Infrastructure Journal Awards are an industry-leading event rewarding excellence and innovation in infrastructure and project finance.

  • 14Dec 2011

    2011 results: solid performance in tough market

    Top line global income rose by 8.7% to £966.4m (mainly due to the consolidation of Arup’s South African business), while net cashflow was positive at £40.9m and operating profits were £24.6m.