Capita Symonds to help develop Tatu City in Kenya

UK-based multidisciplinary consultancy Capita Symonds has been appointed programme delivery partner for the $5bn (£3.1bn) Tatu City development in Kenya.

The 1,000-hectare project comprises the construction of a new city within Greater Nairobi, which will become home to 62,000 residents and also contain retail, commercial, tourism, social and recreational facilities.

Capita Symonds will oversee 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 ensure that all appropriate infrastructure facilities are constructed, including power, water services, roads, gas and IT.