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Capita Symonds to deliver £3bn Kenyan city

UK consultant Capita Symonds has been appointed as programme delivery partner for the £3.1 billion ($5 billion) Tatu City development in Nairobi, Kenya.

The 1000 hectare project, the largest of its kind in Africa, comprises the construction of a whole new city located within Greater Nairobi.

The mixed-use development, which will be home to 62,000 residents, also includes retail, commercial, tourism, social, and recreational facilities

Capita Symonds’ role will oversee all aspects of the project from pre-construction to post-completion including acting as project and procurement manager.

Initially the firm will concentrate on delivering the infrastructure for the development including power, water services, roads, gas and IT systems.

Capita Symonds director for programme delivery Carl Devlin said: “Tatu City is a key win for us as it demonstrates our ability to win the largest international bids. We will be working with the local project teams to provide them with the leadership and expertise to ensure that this complex, groundbreaking project is delivered successfully.”

Managing director Jonathan Goring said: “We learned a huge amount from reaching the shortlist of programme delivery contracts for both London 2012 and Crossrail. Our Programme Delivery team is paying dividends, bolstering our approach to the biggest opportunities in the UK and overseas.”

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