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					Overview /Brief History
One of the largest architectural practices in
the UK, with 6 UK offices, and over 230 staff

Nightingale Associates specialises
principally in Healthcare, and has designed
some of the largest hospitals in the UK, but
also in Education and Science buildings.


Opened Cape Town office, (Branch), in 2004

CT Branch successfully supports all UK
offices with technical outsourcing service

Nightingale Architects (SA) Pty Ltd
established in 2008

Cape Town Office now totals over 40 staff,
working on a range of work including
hospitals, prisons, a soccer school, and a
visitors‟ centre for Cape Agulhas, won
through a national architectural
competition.
South Africa



Why South Africa?




                     The SA economy is the powerhouse of Africa
                     It accounts for 40% of all industrial output and
                     25% of the GDP of Africa
                     SA has a population of 50+ million
                     10-year £56 billion Capital Expenditure
                     programme
                     SA is „Gateway‟ to other emerging markets in
                     Africa
  Working in South Africa
• Skilled workforce, - large pool of able and qualified architectural staff
• Good infrastructure, eg communications, air links, internally, and other African nations.
• Many similarities between SA and UK, in financial, business culture, and legal systems
• Time difference only 1 or 2 hours, depending on season
• Nightingale Associates bidding for projects in other Sub-Saharan nations, usually in
 conjunction with local architects
• Sunyani Hospital, Ghana, completed, also in consortium shortlisted onto the Botswana
 International University of Science and Technology PPP bid.
• Crime in South Africa a problem, influences working arrangements
• BEE (Black Enterprise Empowerment) compliance a requirement for Public Sector work
 BEE (Black Enterprise Empowerment)
• When the apartheid era ended, in 1994, the South African government moved to reverse
 the injustices of the past
• The BEE Act was introduced in 2003
• It applies to any “trading entities which undertake any business with any organ of state,
 or public entity.”
• Any business with turnover exceeding R5 million will be assessed in terms of either the
 QSE or Generic BEE scorecard.
• The 7 BEE Scorecard measurements are:
 1) Ownership
 2) Management
 3) Employment Equity
 4) Skills Development
 5) Preferential Procurement
 6) Enterprise Development Contributions
 7) Socio-Economic Development

				
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