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Capita Symonds appointed to £3bn development

Capita Symonds has been appointed as programme delivery partner for the $5bn (£3.1bn) Tatu City development in Kenya.

The 1,000ha project − the largest of its kind in Africa − comprises the construction of a new city located within Greater Nairobi, East Africa’s economic hub.

Capita Symonds’ role will involve helping the client translate its vision and strategy for this new city into reality.

This will entail overseeing all aspects of the programme including stakeholder management; the pre-construction programme; project and design management; development of a programme management office; procurement; and overall programme management in the post-construction phase.

The company’s initial role will be to focus on ensuring that all appropriate infrastructure facilities are constructed, including power, water (clean and waste) services, roads, gas and IT.

Capita Symonds 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.”

Nairobi, the largest city in Kenya, has a population of over 3M people. Its airport, Jomo Kenyatta International, is the largest and busiest in East and Central Africa, with over 49 airlines servicing the Kenyan market.

The Eastern Bypass highway, currently under construction, will link the airport to Tatu City.

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