Capita Symonds acquires NRM Bobrowski

24 April 2008

Capita Symonds has announced the acquisition of structural and civil engineering consultants NRM Bobrowski for an undisclosed sum.

NRM Bobrowski – which has offices in London, Southampton and Sheffield – will now be known as Capita Bobrowski.

Formed in 2004 following the merger of NRM Consultants and Jan Bobrowski & Partners, the company has worked on a number of high profile projects including –

  • Epsom Racecourse: NRM Bobrowski is currently providing civil and structural engineering services for the redevelopment of the main Grandstand area. When complete in 2009, the venue for the Derby (one of the world’s most prestigious flat races) will have a new 11,000 capacity grandstand featuring plush conferencing and banqueting facilities.
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed: NRM Bobrowski has produced a series of spectacular central display sculptures for this annual motoring event. Work has included a finely balanced design featuring six Honda-powered Formula 1 cars and a 38m high structure from which five Toyota Motor Sports cars – each weighing up to a tonne – were suspended.
  • Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel: Civil and structural engineering services for 394-bed luxury hotel in central London.
  • Ipswich Football Club: Civil and structural engineering services for the club’s grandstand which provided the Portman Road ground with 7500 extra seats.
  • Cheltenham Racecourse: NRM Bobrowski’s work at Cheltenham has been ongoing for the past 25 years. Over this period the scope of works has included masterplanning, a new grandstand, parade ring, offices, stables and ancillary buildings. 
  • Newmarket Racecourse: Designed the Millennium Grandstand at the ‘Headquarters of Racing’.
  • Riverlights Derby: Provided civil and structural engineering services for this £83m mixed use scheme featuring two hotels, casino, bus station, restaurants, residential apartments and commercial office space.
  • Lord’s Cricket Ground, London: Project managed the replacement of the world famous cricket ground’s iconic canopy roof in time for the opening of the 2006 cricket season.
  • South Quay Footbridge: Designed this multi award winning footbridge in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf.

Andrew Murray, Chief Operating Officer, Capita Symonds, said: “This is another important acquisition for us as part of a concerted strategy to expand key areas of our business and enhance our existing offering. NRM Bobrowski brings some excellent engineering expertise and experience and we look forward to working with them.”

Ritchie Clapson, Managing Director, NRM Bobrowski said: “We are delighted to be joining Capita Symonds. Being part of such a large, diverse and well respected consultancy will give our team the opportunity to work on an even wider portfolio of exciting projects.”

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