Mike Glover

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Mike Glover
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Civil engineer
Structural engineer
Institution memberships Institution of Civil Engineers
Institution of Structural Engineers
Royal Academy of Engineering
Practice name Arup
Significant projects Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Michael John Glover, FREng, is a British Engineer and a director of Arup and technical director of 'Rail Link Engineering'.


Mike Glover joined Arup as a graduate of Surrey University in 1969 and trained as a civil and structural engineer. He worked on Foster and Partners' Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank headquarters in Hong Kong, followed by the design and execution of projects in the oil and gas industry. He subsequently became Technical Director and Deputy Project Director for the £5.8bn high speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), a position he has held throughout its design, construction, commissioning and handover.[1]


Model showing the current redevelopment of the King's Cross area with the new extension to the barrel-vaulted St Pancras Station on the left.

Glover was made a fellow of Arup in 2006, to "recognise the highest design and technical achievements of an Arup person".[2]

Glover was awarded the 2007 Sir Frank Whittle Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering,[3] and the Gold Medal of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2008 'for his outstanding contributions to the design and construction of major multi-disciplinary projects, including tall buildings, energy projects and large transportation and infrastructure projects around the world'.[4]

In 2009 Glover was awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list. This was for services to engineering.[5]

In 2012 Glover was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Surrey [6]


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  4. "Channel Tunnel Rail Link engineer receives IStructE's Gold Medal for 2008". Institution of Structural Engineers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Arup, Arup's Mike Glover honored with OBE".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "University of Surrey Annual Review 2012" (PDF).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>