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Our Story

Today, Mace is an international consultancy and construction company offering a full range of services across the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle. Our mission is to work with clients around the world to help shape cities and build sustainable communities for the future.

Our rapid and successful growth since our beginnings in 1990 is a testament to the strength of our service, the quality of our people, and the unwavering trust and unparalleled vision of our clients.

2015: 25 years of a better way

Mace celebrated its 25th anniversary; for 25 years our adventurous spirit has driven us to do better, to push for more, to improve the world and to move the industry forward. 2015 also saw the completion of Birmingham New Street station as well as appointments to Television Centre in London and work started at Landmark 81, which is set to be the tallest skyscraper in Vietnam.

2014: Pursuit of a better way

Mace continues to find a better way for our clients’ projects and programmes completing several major projects including, the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre and Mandarin Oriental resort in Bodrum, Turkey. The company celebrates 10 years of its Cost Consultancy business and is appointed to deliver the redevelopment of the BBC television centre.

2013: The road to 2020

Mace sets out its vision to grow the company to £2bn turnover by 2020 and is appointed to work on Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, and Battersea Power station in London.

2012: Celebrating an amazing year
with the completion of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Shard and the Emirates Air Line, Mace celebrates the delivery of some of the greatest and greenest construction projects in our history and achieves its goal of becoming a £1bn turnover company.

2011: Mace focuses on long term plans to grow the business, extending its integrated services internationally and launching ‘Safety first. Second nature.’ creating world-leading targets and standards for health and safety.

2010: Mace marks its 20th anniversary by celebrating the strength of its legacy and looking to the future.

2009: Mace signs a historic £800m+ contract to build the Shard at London Bridge and expands into North America with facilities management client Invesco.

2008: Mace adopts a brand that fits its growing profile.

2006: Mace's proves the strengths of its supply chain management with the founding of the Mace Business School and its programme management offer with the London 2012 Olympic delivery partner win.

2005: Mace launches its major contracting service for large projects and beyond buildings into the utilities sector.

2004: New subsidiary Sense provides a modern, international approach to cost consultancy, securing Mace's reputation as a company that strives to create value and savings for its clients

2003: Specialist fit out subsidiary Como gets its start, adopting the same dedication to excellence and tailored client service as its parent company.

2002: The launch of a facilities management service enables Mace to provide services across the entire property lifecycle. 

2001: Senior management buys out the company, securing Mace's status as a private company with the freedom and agility to focus first on its people and customers. 

2000: Mace makes a strategic decision to diversify into new sectors, resulting in iconic projects such as the BA London Eye and the British Museum’s Great Court. 

1999: Appointed project and construction manager for London's City Hall, Mace begins its ten-year relationship with More London, proving once again the value of client relationships. 

1998: The launch of international operations in Dubai opens the door to Mace's successful global expansion into 60+ countries

1997: Mace's first joint project management and construction management contract for BA Waterside, British Airways headquarters near Heathrow airport, sets the bar on the possibilities of its integrated service.

1995: The launch of Mace's planning supervision service following the introduction of CDM regulations marks an important step in the company's growing industry leadership in health and safety.

1994: Mace enters the public sector, setting the stage for significant strategic work with councils, helping to transform schools, hospitals, estates and offices.

1992: Mace's first project management appointment launches the consultancy side of the business.

1990: A small team of construction professionals set out to find a better way of delivering for clients.