UK’s Turner & Townsend to fit out German consulate in Cape Town

UK-based consultant Turner & Townsend has won the contract to fit out the new German consulate in Cape Town, South Africa as part of a four-year global framework agreement for Germany’s embassies and consulates across the world.

It is the first project to be commissioned in the framework to provide general planning and project management services worldwide for the German Federal Foreign Office.

The project, to fit out 1,500m² of new office space, is being delivered by Turner & Townsend in Munich, as principal consultant, in cooperation with the local Cape Town office, which is providing project and cost management support.

The consulate consists of a visa department including counters, waiting area and back office, as well as administration and representative areas for the consul general and the ambassador.

Turner & Townsend struck up a relationship with the Federal Foreign Office (FFO) in 2005 and since then has been providing overall design and construction planning as well as project management services.

The fit out projects delivered for the German FFO also include four Consulate Generals in China, one in Australia, and the German embassy in Kuwait. Currently, we are offering a turnkey solution for the German Embassy and Goethe Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia.  

Ilse Boll-Loibl, Project Director, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the framework contract. This new win in South Africa stems from a combination of our decade-long relationship with the German FFO and the part we have played in developing their global property portfolio. Our strong commercial fit-out capability in South Africa further helped us to win this project."

A spokesperson for the German Federal Foreign Office’s Real Estate Division Africa added: "Their awareness of our internal requirements and processes allows their teams to react quickly and efficiently to our needs and above all guarantee high security planning."

Image: The new German consulate in Cape Town (Turner & Townsend)

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