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Capita Symonds appoints Director of Regeneration & Leisure

1 June 2010

John Bandler has joined Capita Symonds as Director of Regeneration & Leisure.

John joins the company from Turner & Townsend where he was Director responsible for the Regeneration sector across the south of England.

He made a valuable contribution to the development of the business which saw significant growth and diversification of services. Commissions and projects included:

  • Aylesbury Estate Area Action Plan, Southwark Council: Commercial advice and PFI credit application for the circa £1bn masterplan adjacent to Elephant & Castle;
  • Woolwich Mixed Use Development, Spenhill: Retail led mixed use regeneration project to revitalise the heart of Woolwich (£300m masterplan; £100m first phase);
  • Crystal Palace Park Regeneration: Supporting the LDA in its £100m+ masterplan of improvements to the areas in and around the park. Work also included the delivery of the £17m refurbishment of the National Sports Centre;
  • Delivery Partner and Main Stadia Procurement London 2012: Supporting the ODA in procurement exercises during the period prior to the appointment of the main Delivery Partner;
  • Wolverton Regeneration, Milton Keynes: Supporting the HCA in the creation of a vibrant mixed-use town centre with improved transport links whilst maintaining the town’s distinctive Victorian character;
  • Greater Ashford Development Framework: Masterplan and delivery strategy for the HCA to enable the growth of Ashford by 31,000 additional homes and 28,000 new jobs by 2031;
  • Hastings & Ore Valley Regeneration, Sea Space: Supporting the drafting of SEEDA’s business plan to underpin its masterplan aspirations.

John has also worked on several high profile government projects including:

  • City Hall, Greater London Authority HQ: Project Adviser to the Government Office for London during the first phase of the highly successful More London development adjacent to Tower Bridge;
  • 2 Marsham Street Redevelopment: Commercial Monitoring Surveyor for the Home Office on a flagship PFI deal which saw the demise of the three DoE / DoT 20-storey concrete towers on Marsham Street. It also included a block of residential flats, shops and restaurants.

Earlier in his career John also worked on a diverse range of projects across the air, education, health, water and rail sectors.