Consultant will programme manage 90 store global roll-out, working with Gensler and UDS

Capita Symonds has landed a contract with fashion house Mulberry to programme manage the global roll-out of around 90 new stores.

The consultant will oversee the opening of around 30 new stores per year across the USA, Europe and Asia.

The design of the new stores is being developed by design consultant UDS and architect Gensler.

Capita Symonds will also provide project management and cost management services for each individual new store in the US and Europe.

Mark Blake, director at Capita Symonds, said: “We are delighted to be playing a leading role in helping to facilitate Mulberry’s global expansion programme.

“Working at sites in parallel across many regions and achieving consistency, the highest quality standards as well as certainty of achieving store opening dates and budgets is a challenge, but it’s what we do.”

Jon Tollit, principal at Gensler, said: “Having worked previously with Mulberry on their London office headquarters, we are thrilled to be able to extend our existing relationship, this time utilising our retail practice expertise.

“Mulberry’s growth is testament to the British brand’s incredible strength and success and we look forward to partnering with them again to help them achieve their ambitious goals.”

Nicholas Roberts, retail director at Mulberry, said: “I am delighted to be able to draw on the experience of UDS, Capita Symonds and Gensler in our global store roll out programme, our aim is to a deliver a consistent high quality store experience for our customers worldwide.”