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|Predecessor(s)||Capita Property Consultancy Ltd and Symonds Group|
Capita Symonds is part of the Capita Group.
Capita Symonds is a large UK multidisciplinary consultancy operating in the building design, civil engineering, environment, management and transport sectors.
They have around 4,500 staff in 50 offices, across the UK and Ireland.
Capita Architecture, Capita Bobrowski, Capita Lovejoy, Capita Pearce Buckle, MMB and Andrew Martin Associates are all Capita Symonds brands.
Symonds was established in 1960 and Capita formed within the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1984.
Capita Symonds originated as a merger of Capita Property Consultancy Ltd and Symonds Group, following the acquisition of Symonds by Capita in 2004. Capita's property companies had been combined into one organisation in 1998, initially named Capita Property Services Ltd.
In 1999 Capita Property Services acquired the companies MPM Adams and Edward Roscoe Associates. In 2001/2 they formed strategic partnerships with Cumbria County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and four Welsh local authorities.
Following the formation of Capita Symonds, between 2004 and 2010 they acquired the following companies:
- Percy Thomas Architects
- Norman Dawbarn
- Buchanan Consulting Engineers
- Ruddle Wilkinson Architects
- Church Lukas Limited (Birmingham office)
- NRM Bobrowski
- Pearce Buckle
- MMB Associates
- Andrew Martin Associates (AMA)
- Multi-Tech Contracts Ltd
In 2007 the architectural services were combined into a Capita Architecture brand.
- Percy Thomas Architects (later incorporated into Capita Architecture) designed the Awards winning Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
- The BBC Hoddinott Hall (Phase 2 of the Wales Millennium Centre) was designed by Capita Architecture.
- Capita Symonds Website
- Multi-Tech Contract Ltd
- Urban Vision
- Capita Symonds on YouTube
- Capita Symonds on Flickr