Mike Wilton has been appointed to lead Arup’s Manchester office, replacing Keith Rudd, who has stood down to focus on the consultant’s role on the Transpennine rail upgrade.
Wilton has been with Arup’s team in Manchester for 25 years, and will combine his new role with his existing responsibilities working on brownfield redevelopment and infrastructure projects.
Schemes he has helped to deliver include the Etihad Campus, the overhaul of St Peter’s Square, and Princes Dock in Liverpool. Wilton is also advising on projects in Carrington and Festival Gardens in Liverpool.
He is now responsible for around 350 staff at the consultant’s office at Piccadilly Place, having taken up his new role on 1 July.
He replaces Keith Rudd, who has been with Arup for 17 years. Rudd will step down from his role as leader of the Manchester office to focus on delivering the Transpennine rail route upgrade, where the consultant is working alongside contractors Bam Nuttall and Amey.
Wilton said: “Greater Manchester has an exciting future ahead with the arrival of HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, and its ambitions to be one of Europe’s first zero carbon cities – all of which will help catalyse economic and social growth.
“As a result, we have, and will continue to invest in developing the new skills and experience, including digital consultancy and business advisory services, to support our clients’ changing needs.”