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4 Commercial RAFFLES CITY, BAHRAIN Land planning Our land planning team worked on this prestigious mixed-use development situated on reclaimed land in Bahrain Bay at the gateway to Bahrain’s capital city of Manama. Raffles City is also expected to feature the largest example of a green roof in the Middle East. Capita Symonds was responsible for all the podium streetscapes, the green roof’s installation and the serviced apartments’ pool terrace, as well as coordinating the ground floor setting into the overall Bahrain Bay masterplan.
5 OMAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE, MUSCAT, OMAN Architecture / masterplanning / land planning Capita Symonds’ design for this iconic convention centre – and the gateway to Muscat – set out to represent the country’s roots and future aspirations, a place where modern meets traditional, local meets international. The proposed development was to incorporate features that were truly Omani, creating an internationally recognisable building reinforcing Oman’s growing position as a global tourism destination.
6 Commercial OIL & GAS SECTOR SUPPORT FACILITES, NIGERIA Multidisciplinary As part of an on-going contract with a major international energy company and its in-country affiliate organisation, Capita Symonds is currently providing a range of services for a development in Nigeria. This multi-billion US dollar development is required to meet the estimated demands for oil production in 2016. The capital works programme comprises the development of multiple projects including offices, car parks, residential villas, apartments and hotel style accommodation units to meet the demands of a growing resident and visiting workforce.
7 PARK CITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA Land planning This extensive site is located on the banks of the Moscow River adjacent to the central presidential government building. The masterplan includes a mix of spa hotel, retail, office buildings and high rise luxury residential towers. Landscape proposals include the creation of two new public squares, a grand boulevard, linear park and a series of residential gardens. AQABA LEISURE PROJECT JORDAN Land planning / masterplanning / architecture Capita Symonds designed a landscape and public realm masterplan for a 250ha resort, including the creation of 70ha of saltwater lagoons, hotels, residential, retail and office campus, 18 hole championship golf course and associated golf academy.
8 Commercial OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds is providing full multidisciplinary design services for a shared headquarters building that will accommodate three utility companies in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. The six-storey ‘Energy Plaza’ will be situated on Bioko Island within a newly created business development zone called Malabo Dos, which is located approximately 2km east of the country’s main international airport and west of the country’s capital Malabo. The proposed building is located in a seismic zone within a rain forest environment without MOVENPICK, JORDAN access to any public utilities. The Land planning / masterplanning water supply will be provided from a borehole on site and rainwater will be Capita Symonds’ land planning team worked on this five star hotel, guest suites and harvested and collected in a reservoir health centre project to produce a sensitively designed scheme set in indigenous desert for fire fighting and landscaping landscape. The design incorporated a central water feature, an amphitheatre and maintenance purposes. The building swimming pools, including a grand central pool with spectacular infinity edges will be powered by generators and overlooking the Dead Sea. the site will boast its own water and sewage treatment plant. A condensate The Dead Sea consists of approximately 33% salt, and Dead Sea winds are salt laden. recovery system will also ensure a The ground is also naturally salty, creating difficult growing conditions for trees, shrubs sustainable and environment friendly and ground covers. Nevertheless, a sustainable landscape was achieved by using design method. carefully selected, salt tolerant semi-lush planting to produce high quality gardens; a green oasis containing a living landscape set within the edges of a naturalistic Wadi (river bed).
9 SEVEN CITIES, AL GHARBIA, ABU DHABI Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds is providing business and design services for the Seven Cities project in Al Gharbia, the Western region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Al Gharbia project comprises a portfolio of seven mixed-use community development schemes for the region’s key cities – Sila’a, Delma Island, Maidnat Zayed, Al Ghayathi, Mirfa, Liwa, and Ruwais. Each development is expected to feature residential and retail uses supported by community services such as healthcare, training and education.
10 Commercial ARMANI RESIDENCES, MARASSI, EGYPT Landscape design Capita Symonds is working in collaboration with Lombardini 22 Architects in Milan to deliver landscape architecture services for this prestigious scheme in Marassi, Northern Egypt. Developed by Emaar, the scheme comprises almost 70 private villas, a boutique, gym and restaurant. The landscape design will provide shelter and a haven of calmness for the residents; DOCKLANDS REGENERATION, SZCZECIN, POLAND whilst being sensitive to the existing natural environment that Masterplanning (by ESA, part of Capita Symonds) surrounds the scheme. It tells the story of transition, the change between the lush oasis in the centre and the This 280,000 sq m mixed-use development comprises a surrounding dunescape. cultural quarter with museums, galleries, and exhibition space; a shopping centre with cafes, restaurants, and small shops; three hotels offering a total of 1200 rooms; a multiplex cinema; fitness centre; casino; 190,000 sq m of residential apartments; and 82,000 sq m of office space.
11 NICOSIA, CYPRUS Urban planning / architecture (by ESA, part of Capita Symonds) The capital and largest city on Cyprus, Nicosia is consistently ranked as one of the richest cities in the world in terms of per capita income. The £50m (approx) ‘Riviera’ scheme in the city’s suburbs will consist of two distinct but integrated segments: a residential area with properties for sale and an 18,000 sq m commercial sector with units for rent/sale. ESA – now part of Capita Symonds – was commissioned by Plaza Exclusive Projects in 2008 to develop the architectural masterplan for the 17 hectare mixed use scheme which comprises around 200 new modern homes in phase one as well as offices, shops, retail, community & leisure facilities and an extensive landscaped park. The first phase of the project is due for completion in 2013.
12 Commercial OFFICE, SAUDI ARABIA Multidisciplinary Designed by Capita Symonds on behalf of a private client, this new £20m, 50,000 sq ft, mixed-use development on the east coast of Saudi Arabia comprises six floors of circa 8,000 sq ft open plan office space, retail units on the ground floor, and a new gymnasium and spa facility. The design features a triple skinned facade with chevrons of stainless steel set apart as a grid by a thousand individually LED-lit faceted acrylic crystals – each held in place by a plated gold finial – which act as low angle and high angle solar control and refer back to the traditional ‘Mashrabiya’ of Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture. The roof is formed as a carefully balanced wing with tapering edges to all sides and has a gold leaf soffit to reflect light and activity on the ‘executive’ top floor, which in turn features a carefully designed prayer space as well as board rooms and private offices.
13 SHOPPING CENTRE, ELBLAG, POLAND Architecture (by ESA, part of Capita Symonds) This project is for a new multi-storey shopping centre, which replaces an existing single level mall with new high quality retail space. The design introduces over 120 new retail units with approximately 1250 parking spaces on upper deck floors. An existing hypermarket has also been retained and integrated into the scheme. The building brings new quality to the urban context of Elblag and will become a local landmark and a new social hub for residents and regional visitors.
14 Commercial QUEENS GARDENS, GIBRALTAR Masterplanning / architecture This 1.5million sq ft development at Queen’s Gardens outside the city walls comprises a hotel, shops, cinema and public car-parking. Its central location provides a vital link between the old town, the new marina development and the Almeida Gardens, a small district of retail led mixed use development. The project will also provide retail space to house leading global brands. A new 35 storey hotel with conference facilities will sit alongside luxury apartments to take advantage of breathtaking views towards Africa, Spain, the Bay of Gibraltar and the Rock.
15 TIGNE POINT AND MANOEL ISLAND, MALTA Project management For this £225m project across a 44 hectare site, Capita Symonds provided project management services to Midi Plc. This dual site development included 854 residential units, 24,000 sq m of office space, 17,000 sq m of retail space, 7,500 sq m of catering space, a casino, a 350 berth yacht marina, a 400 room five star hotel and 5,200 parking spaces.
17 METROPOLIS, MALTA WESTERN STREET, LONDON, UK Project management / Multidisciplinary cost management Capita Symonds conducted an energy Capita Symonds worked on this strategy study and building services 6,000 sq m development project engineering design for this landmark from feasibility and business case high rise building in London. The aim stages. Situated in an urban area of the study was to achieve a low occupied by offices and showrooms, carbon development and comply with the project included full demolition the Great London Authority planning and site clearance prior to the new requirements. A renewable technology mixed-use development to be feasibility study was conducted as constructed including commercial well to ensure all the design proposals and leisure facilities and residential work financially and technically. tower blocks.
18 Commercial HOUSING, AAMBY VALLEY, INDIA Multidisciplinary Aamby Valley City spreads over 10,000 acres of tropical land in Western India. The scheme offers environmentally friendly and sustainable residential and commercial space, hospitality services and tourism, complete with modern healthcare facilities and world class residential amenities.
19 AL AHSA SHOPPING CENTRE, SAUDI ARABIA Architecture The 1.3 million sq ft proposed shopping centre at Al Ahsa will provide an innovative fusion of different brands, experiences and formats that will grace a three level mall (with key anchor stores at either end) and an ‘uplifting’ 24 hour lifestyle street with connections back to the existing urban fabric. Art and culture will be integral to the experience – from the architecture to the individual retail stores themselves. New retail concepts will provide cultural collaborations, events and installations that will enhance this next generation of retail space while transforming the area and creating a new key destination location.
20 Commercial EVERSHEDS HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, UK Project management / cost management Since opening in 2008, the award winning Eversheds LLP’s multi-million pound global headquarters in the City of London has been hailed as one of the most sustainable corporate buildings in the UK. Capita Symonds first became involved in the project at its inception back in 2005 when the client was considering options for its future property needs. This early involvement was crucial as it enabled us to play a key role in the appraisal and acquisition of the new premises at One Wood Street. Our team then went on to provide cost and project management services on the scheme, leading the development of the workspace brief and subsequent design, while also developing a bespoke two-stage procurement process to meet the client’s ‘critical success’ factors.
21 TATU CITY, KENYA Programme management This $5 billion, 1000 hectare project – the largest of its kind in Africa – comprises the construction of a new city located within Greater Nairobi, East Africa’s economic hub. The mixed-use development, which will be home to 62,000 residents, also includes retail, commercial, tourism, social, and recreational facilities.
22 Commercial OFFICE, FACTORY, WAREHOUSING & HOUSING ATLANTIC NORTH WEST, SOUTHAMPTON, UK DEVELOPMENT, NIGERIA Architecture Cost management / architecture The Atlantic North West scheme in Southampton aims to This project comprises theconstruction of a $65m 20,000 sq m redevelop the waterfront area of Southampton as a gateway to factory, 4,000 sq m of office and canteen accommodation, the ‘Atlantic North West of Europe’, enabling it to compete 9,000 sq m of separate warehousing and all associated external with global rivals as one of the world’s key destinations for the works and services over a site area of 260,000 sq m. The international cruise market. The plan comprises a mix of project was programmed for completion within 19 months from hotels, conference and event centres, cultural attractions, the award of contract with sectional handover of the restaurants, cafes, shops and leisure entertainment which will warehousing after 12 months and the factory after 16 months enable the entire waterfront to play a vital role in the life of which includes the complete installation of all mechanical and the city, unifying the revived quayside with the attractions of electrical services and all the specialist manufacturing the historic old Norman town and its more recent commercial machines. Almost all materials were imported. Capita Symonds and cultural additions. was appointed to provide architectural and full cost management services including agreement of the final account.
23 KAMPALA TOWER, UGANDA Architecture Capita Symonds provided the initial concept design and vision for this proposed new 222m high commercial tower with public square which will be a landmark for the city of Kampala. Comprising 60 storeys, the tower will house over 100,000 sq m of office and retail space for up to 12,500 people.
24 Sports, leisure & culture WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, UK Project management / acoustics Wembley is the iconic home of English football. Since opening in Spring 2007, this $1.3bn stadium has quickly established itself as the UK’s leading venue for sports and entertainment events, offering up to 90,000 fans unrivalled views of the action in state- of-the-art facilities. A specialist team from Capita Symonds was involved in developing the initial due diligence and control processes for the stadium, as well as designing the internal acoustics to recreate the famed ‘Wembley Roar’.
25 DISNEYLAND PARIS, FRANCE Land planning Capita Symonds added its own touch of magic with its designs for the soft landscape in the Magic Kingdom at Disneyland Paris. The challenge was to create the illusion of different climates such as desert (Frontierland) and jungle (Adventureland); and the fairytale setting for Sleeping Beauty Castle, which features ‘square trees’. OLD TRAFFORD, MANCHESTER, UK Structures Old Trafford, home of Manchester United football club, is one of the largest and most well known football venues in the world. Capita Symonds has worked closely with the club to deliver numerous key projects with minimal impact on matchday operations.
27 ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CLUB, WIMBLEDON, UK Structures With a roof weighing 3,000 tonnes and capacity for 15,000 fervent tennis fans, Wimbledon’s redeveloped Centre Court has propelled the home of tennis into the modern age. Capita Symonds provided structural engineering services on the project since its inception in 2003. The work involved the demolition and re-construction of the East Wing together with the provision of an additional six rows of seating around the East, North and West wings. To accommodate these additional seats the original 1922 roof had to be renewed so the opportunity was taken to also provide a retractable roof enabling play to continue even in wet weather. The 5,200 sq m roof features a special waterproof structural material (Tenara) that is very strong, highly flexible and at 40% translucent is not transparent for players/spectators but will let in natural light.
28 Sports, leisure & culture GLASGOW RIVERSIDE, UK Project management The new £74m Riverside Museum in Glasgow is situated on the banks of the River Clyde in the heart of the city’s harbour development, reinforcing Glasgow’s global transport heritage as well as giving visitors access to more than 3000 exhibits. F1 MUMBAI, INDIA Capita Symonds provided project Consultancy management, CDMC and QS services on the Zaha Hadid-designed scheme. A consortium comprising Capita Symonds, Populous and DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd) has been appointed by the Maharashtra State Road Outside, The Tall Ship Glenlee is Development Corporation (MSRDC) to prepare the masterplan and business case for a moored in front of the museum’s new multipurpose race circuit and regeneration project in Mumbai, India. dramatic south façade, bringing her together, for the very first time, with Initially the consortium’s scope of work is to identify the potential location for the the city’s unrivalled ship model circuit and associated development in Mumbai and around the city. This will be followed collection, and creating a dramatic by the development of a business case and plan that will assess market demand and the and iconic international destination. potential opportunities and risks for the sites. The team will prepare a vision plan, The Glenlee is one of only five Clyde- commercial feasibility study, a detailed conceptual masterplan, and a PPP concession built sailing vessels afloat in the world contract to deliver the Mumbai F1 development. today and the only one in the UK.
29 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED, WEST SUSSEX, UK Structures Capita Symonds provides structural engineering design services for the spectacular central sculpture at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. The innovative 2009 display (pictured) was designed especially for the event by renowned sculptor Gerry Judah. Celebrating Audi’s achievements in motorsports, the sculpture features the legendary 1937 Auto Union Streamliner and the recently launched R8 V10 sports car at either end of a dramatic ‘swoosh’ of tyre tracks, as if they are driving off into the sky.
30 Sports, leisure & culture WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE / HODDINOTT HALL, CARDIFF, UK Architecture / interior design The Wales Millennium Centre is a landmark UK building home to a self contained artistic community featuring the likes of the Welsh National Opera Company, Diversions Dance Company, Welsh Amateur Music Federation – plus a variety of other creative organisations – that providea rich and varied programme of educational and entertainment events. The second phase of the scheme – BBC Hoddinott Hall – provides the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with a bespoke rehearsal and performance space that can accommodate an orchestra of 110, a chorus of 130 and an audience of 350.
31 YI CHENG INTERNATIONAL THEATRE CHONGQING CITY, CHINA Architecture / interior design Following the award winning success of the Wales Millennium Centre, Capita Symonds was appointed to prepare a feasibility report into the viability of a theatre based on its design in Chongqing City, China. The feasibility study proved this was a viable project and in June 2007 the company was given a further commission to provide concept design ideas for what will become known as The Yi Cheng International Theatre.
32 Health ST HELENS DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTRE (DTC), UK Architecture Completed in 2008, the £100m St Helens DTC signals the future for a significant proportion of modern healthcare provision. Acting as an outpatients-style treatment centre, rather than a 24/7 hospital, it is designed around a dramatic central atrium which makes the whole building intuitively easy to move around, while being sympathetic to, and integrating with, the local landscape. The project features something which is often missing from major projects – cooperative input from ‘end-users’ including nurses, doctors and patients. As a result, patient pathways have been designed to be as short as possible while a centralised reception and administration area manages the whole building from a location immediately adjacent to the main entrance.
33 ROYAL DERBYSHIRE HOSPITAL, DERBY, UK DOWNE HOSPITAL, DOWNPATRICK, UK Architecture Architecture The £334m Royal Derbyshire ‘Super Hospital’ combines the The £64m Downe Hospital is located in a sublime setting just existing services of two hospitals – the Derby General Hospital outside Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. and Derby Royal Infirmary – on the site of the city’s old general hospital. The landscape provided our designers with the ideal backdrop in which to develop ‘Healing by Design’, a concept that takes The project comprised the demolition of the pre 1970’s hospital design away from being a purely clinically functional facilities, the refurbishment of newer buildings and the layout and incorporates an understanding of the positive construction of a major extension to the Acute Hospital. In effects nature and environment can have on improving total the new hospital project features 7,500 rooms, patient care. approximately 128,000 sq m of new build and 29,800 sq m of major refurbishment. During the construction period the The new facility provides a ten bed observation unit; accident hospital’s facilities were kept fully operational, including the and emergency; outpatients; three 20 bed inpatient wards; Derby Medical School (run in partnership with the University coronary care unit; 25 bed dementia ward; 25 bed acute of Nottingham). psychiatric unit; day procedures unit; rehabilitation – physio and occupational therapy; obstetrics and home from home birthing unit; radiology department; and children’s centre.
34 Health QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, BARBADOS KUWAIT ONCOLOGY CENTRE Health planning / masterplanning Architecture / healthcare planning Capita Symonds was appointed to undertake this major study Capita Symonds was appointed as specialist health designers, for the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the working with local consultants for this new medical Oncology major referral hospital serving Barbados. The study included a Centre which connects to an exisiting Cancer Centre. The detailed analysis of the condition of the existing hospital and building includes daycare, out-patients, ICU, bone marrow estate to establish backlog maintenance requirements and transplant and inpatient wards with close links to the adjacent viability of retaining existing structures; a needs assessment of radiotherapy block. The top floor includes VVIP in-patient the existing health economy in Barbados, and a forecast of facilities. Capita Symonds liaisedliaised closely with the future demographic and health trends to enable functional Ministry of Health planning team and KCCC senior staff in content to be established for the next 25 years; developing the space programme and scheme designs. masterplanning options for extensions or new build with business case appraisal of the various options; appraisal of staffing and equipment needs; appraisal and recommendations in respect of infrastructure and services; and appraisal and recommendations in respect of procurement options.
35 ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL, BELFAST, UK Architecture / healthcare planning Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) provides over a fifth of the acute beds in Northern Ireland and treats half a million patients a year. As part of an on going redevelopment programme for the hospital, the £143m Critical Care Centre project will provide a new trauma centre that will serve the whole of Northern Ireland. The client’s brief was to design a landmark facility for critical patient care, setting new standards including state of the art isolation suites with in-built flexibility to accommodate future changes in care patterns and use. The project was also required to provide a sustainable solution that would achieve a NEAT ‘Excellent’ Rating.
36 Education COMBINED UNIVERSITIES IN CORNWALL, UK Architecture / land planning Capita Symonds provided architecture, interior design and landscaping services on CUC Tremough – Cornwall’s landmark Objective 1 funded project. It is the central development of a series of satellite higher education projects, and provides an entirely new campus on a mixed brownfield and greenfield site near to the town of Penryn. The scheme comprises 16,000 sq m of new build and 5,000 sq m of refurbishment and adaptive re-use of existing buildings. The accommodation combines academic space, art studios, a new learning resource centre and a range of student amenities. The campus is designed around a series of interlinked courtyards while the rooftops of the surrounding buildings are all landscaped and fully accessible.
37 LANCASHIRE BUILDING SCHOOLS The £400m Lancashire Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in North West FOR THE FUTURE (BSF), UK England – the first major wave of schools to be built in the UK under BSF – covers a Architecture total of 18 education and community projects, including 13 new schools catering for almost 10,000 students across ten sites. Capita Symonds – part of the Catalyst Lend Lease consortium which is delivering the programme – is providing educational, partnering, architectural and engineering services on a number of the projects together with a number of other services such as landscape design, acoustics, fire and disability access consultancy. Projects include the £20m Shuttleworth College (pictured) which features an entrance area dominated by a dramatic floor-to-ceiling atrium that echoes the designs of modern office buildings. Facilities include a dance studio, sports hall, fitness room, tennis courts, all weather sports pitches, a café and faith centre.
38 Education NANOSCIENCE AND QUANTUM INFORMATION BUILDING (NSQI), BRISTOL, UK Architecture Hailed as the quietest building in the world, University of Bristol’s centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information provides state-of-the-art specialised laboratories where vibration and acoustic noise levels are among the lowest ever achieved, despite the fact that it is located in Bristol city centre (the size of the materials involved in nanoscience mean that complete stillness is absolutely imperative). Containing an anechoic chamber (a room designed to attenuate sound or electromagnetic energy), two cleanrooms, and wet, optical, and low vibration laboratories, it provides an ideal space for developing future computing, communications and health technologies, as well as advanced materials such as those used in the aerospace industry. Since completion, the Capita Symonds- designed laboratories have carried out some groundbreaking research including the development of a super powerful quantum computer which uses particles of light (photons) whizzing through a silicon chip to perform mathematical calculations, and the development of a novel material made of tiny diamonds which is more efficient at generating energy than conventional photovoltaic materials.
39 SKILLS TRAINING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT (STVEP), NIGERIA Architecture This Capita Symonds-designed scheme comprises nine modular vocational colleges in Nigeria. The brief required every campus above to be expanded to increase the intake of students on average to between 1200–1500 residential students except for the two rural VTCs which would be expanded to 300 day students. All teaching buildings have been designed as flexible units that can be adapted to multipurpose use and can fit into any of the existing campuses either as infill development or new teaching complexes linking into the existing teaching facilities. The STVEP supports the Federal Government of Nigeria’s poverty reduction initiative which seeks to expand access to basic non-formal vocational skills education. In particular, the project will encourage more women, as well as disadvantaged marginalised groups, to access STVE opportunities and will also contribute to the government’s bid to achieve UN Millennium Development Goals.
40 Education OASIS ACADEMY WINTRINGHAM, UK Architecture Designed by Capita Symonds, this 10,170 sq m academy for 900 11-16 year old students specialises in sport and health as well as business and enterprise. It also features an ‘education for life’ ethos, ensuring relevance both to those students wanting to achieve vocational qualifications, as well as those wishing to follow a more academic route. For visitors arriving at the main entrance from the west, the most prominent feature of the building is the partially glazed sports hall which provides a glimpse of the academy’s specialism. On entering the building, immediately beyond the main reception, is the double height agora space – the focal point to the school which gives access to all the main learning and community spaces. The design evolves from the standard corridor access route prescribed in many educational establishments and offers a central focus which encourages social interaction.
41 MEDICAL FACULTY / UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, HONG KONG Architecture Capita Symonds provided architecture, interior design and landscaping services on the Medical Faculty & Research Centre for the University of Hong Kong. The project features a Pre-clinical School, Nursing Training and Clinical Research Centre including experimental surgery. Also included is a Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine, a comprehensive medical library and a lecture theatre complex that doubles as an international conference centre, acting as a central venue for a number of regional medical schools. Dedicated to the sciences, engineering, business technology and management, the first phase of the University of Science & Technology opened in October 1991. The design of the campus embodies flexibility, growth and optimum use of shared facilities, reflecting the ever-changing needs of modern teaching and research. The complex was developed in three phases, covering four sites on 57.8 ha with a gross floor area totalling over 175,000 sq m, and a student capacity of 7,000. The main challenges were the 123-metre drop, the requirement to use existing infrastructure, and the need to construct a fully-populated institution in three phases.
42 Transport & infrastructure GATWICK NORTH TERMINAL EXTENSION, LONDON, UK Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds’ role as lead design consultant on the extension of Gatwick Airport’s Northern Terminal building enabled the Airport to expand from its previous peak of 35 million passengers a year to 40 million, while providing scope for an extra 20,000 flights a year.
43 HEATHROW TERMINAL 5 CONCOURSE C LONDON, UK Lead consultant / architecture Concourse C is the final phase of the T5 development at Heathrow airport. Capita Symonds was engaged by BAA, mid 2007, to undertake a peer review of the concept design and guide it through scheme design stage. Concourse C is a high quality, cost effective satellite pier. The 53,000 sq m building consists of four levels above ground, and a basement structure, housing a station for the tracked transit system.
46 Transport & infrastructure BENINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BENGHAZI, LIBYA Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds is project managing the new Benina International Airport project in Benghazi, Libya. The company replaces French airport consultants ADPi as Project Manager and Supervisor for the $500m scheme – Libya’s second international airport – which is expected to handle up to five million passengers a year. The project consists of a new passenger terminal with associated airfield and landside infrastructure.
47 ERBIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IRAQ Architecture The project comprised a new 4km runway – one of the longest in the world – specifically designed to accommodate the huge Airbus A380; associated airfield infrastructure; a main passenger terminal and VIP terminal with capacity for three million passengers (with possible expansion to six million); ancillary buildings; and, critically, the development of the landside access road to the airport site. Capita Symonds developed the concept and detailed design for the main passenger terminal, VIP terminal and administrative building. A24 AUTOESTRADA (VISEU TO CHAVES), PORTUGAL Consultancy The A24 is part of the Portuguese State Shadow Toll Road Concession Programme. It links Viseu, Vila Real and Chaves with a high quality dual carriageway motorway – with links to other new motorways in Portugal and Spain. The road fully opened to traffic in July 2007, after a 5½ year construction period. A number of large viaducts, long sections of steep grades and other engineering features were needed to fit the motorway into the mountainous topography of Northern Portugal.
48 Transport & infrastructure CROSSRAIL TUNNELLING ACADEMY LONDON, UK Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds provided multidisciplinary services on the Crossrail Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) Crossrail is sponsoring at Aldersbrook Sidings, east London. 3500 employees from the Crossrail supply chain will be trained at TUCA before being allowed to work underground on the programme. Areas of study will include the Tunnel Safety Card (TSC), sprayed concrete lining and Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) operations. Crossrail intends to establish a new ‘not for profit’ establishment to manage TUCA.
49 DUBLIN AIRPORT Lead consultant / architecture The demand for additional check-in facilities at Dublin Airport led DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) to identify an unused basement area as a site for a new check-in zone. The concept used innovative lighting techniques and materials normally used externally – such as terracotta panels – to give the impression of natural daylight. The fast-track programme led to the use of pre-fabrication and systems that could be installed quickly including the ceiling/lighting units, check-in desks and wall finishes.
50 Transport & infrastructure REIMS METRO, FRANCE Monitoring Capita Symonds undertook the construction and operational monitoring for the lenders – including the European Investment Bank – behind the Reims Tramway in Northern France, having previously worked on the Financial Close of the €350m scheme. The 11.2km tramway, which covers 22 stations and operates for 19 hours a day, features a sophisticated ground power supply system for part of the route, enabling the historic character of the city centre – and in particular the architectural perspective of the cathedral – to be preserved thanks to the absence of overhead lines.
51 KING’S CROSS TICKET OFFICE REDEVELOPMENT, LONDON, UK Multidisciplinary The 2000 sq m Northern Ticket Hall at King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground station, which is located to the west of King’s Cross mainline station and to the north of the Great Northern Hotel, increases station capacity and provides a major boost to passenger movement between mainline services at King’s Cross and St. Pancras International stations and the London Underground network. It will also play a vital role in the transfer of passengers during London 2012.
52 Transport & infrastructure DELHI PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT) SYSTEM Multidisciplinary The proposed Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system in Delhi will feature pod cars transporting individuals or small groups - usually no more than six in a car - on an elevated track in battery-powered driverless vehicles. In 2009 Capita Symonds was appointed by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems Limited (DIMTS) to carry out an initial techno economic feasibility study into the scheme. The study considered all aspects of route planning, demand assessment, engineering feasibility and business case evaluation for the PRT. It also provided an assessment of operations and financial forecasting of revenue. In 2011, on the recommendation of the Delhi Chief Minister, Capita Symonds was again appointed by DIMTS to provide a report recommending the preferred location for the PRT from five proposed areas across the city.
53 DELHI REGIONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (RRTS) Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 110km Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat corridor, part of a proposed Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) for the National Capital Region (NCR) which consists of eight corridors. NCR is a highly urbanised region spread over four constituent states of Haryana, NCT-Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. As its population is expected to grow to 64.14 million by 2021 an efficient transport system is vital in order to facilitate the regions development. Capita Symonds scope of work includes an alignment report which comprises a review of corridor characteristics; identifying and reviewing possible alignment options through each section of the corridor; and identifying land parcels and station locations. DELHI BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) SYSTEM: AMBEDKAR NAGAR TO DELHI GATE Multidisciplinary The BRT System will be a network of corridors which are used by buses within the city. This particular project provided remedial measures for traffic congestion on the 14.8km corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Delhi Gate, which consists of 17 major signalised junctions, through the provision of an Intelligent Transport System (ITS). Capita Symonds was appointed by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems Limited (DIMTS) to identify, and oversee the implementation of, the ITS. The scope of work included an assessment of the existing system and the proposal of engineering changes to the layout of the highway in order to improve road safety as well as traffic and bus flow through the corridor. A detailed simulation model for the corridor was also set up to test various bus priorities and traffic signalling strategies.
54 Transport & infrastructure DELHI BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) SYSTEM: BADARPUR TO DELHI AIRPORT AND DHUALA KUAN TO CHHAWALA Multidisciplinary Capita Symonds is currently working on behalf of Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems Limited (DIMTS) to prepare detailed project reports for two proposed new bus corridors in Delhi - the 25km Badarpur to IGI Airport corridor the 20km Dhuala Kuan to Chhawala corridor. The focus of the reports is the development of road infrastructure to suit BRTS corridors as well as improvements to the road network around the corridors in order to enhance integration with other transport modes. The project comprises traffic and engineering surveys; preparing micro-simulation and strategic models to assess impact; economic and financial viability analysis, environmental and social impact assessments; and operation and maintenance plans. Capita Symonds will also be involved in preparing and issuing tender documents, evaluating and selecting contractors, and providing assistance to the client during the procurement process.
55 DELHI TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE Architecture This proposed £60m transport hub was designed to cater for national and regional bus and rail services entering the city as well as providing a range of commercial, retails and hotel facilities.
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