Our Story | Mace

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

The following timeline details some significant milestones that have contributed to the strength of our current position:

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: Investing in our business
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: Looking forward
Mace marks its 20th anniversary by celebrating the strength of its legacy and looking to the future. 

2009: Thriving not surviving
Determined to continue growth in the recession, Mace signs a historic £800m+ contract to build the Shard at London Bridge and expands into North America with facilities management client Invesco.

2008: Brand new look
On the heels of wins with Birmingham New Street station and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Mace adopts a brand mark befitting its growing profile.

2006: Management quality reinforced
Mace's proves the strengths of its supply chain management with the founding of the business school and its programme management offer with the London 2012 Olympic delivery partner win.

2005: Surpassing limitations in size and scope
Mace goes beyond size limits with the launch of its major contracting service for large projects and beyond buildings into the utilities sector.

2004: Sense cost consultancy founded
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: Como fit out specialist founded
Specialist fit out subsidiary Como gets its start, adopting the same dedication to excellence and tailored client service as its parent company.

2002: FM completes the service lifecycle
The launch of a facilities management service rounds out Mace's offer, enabling it to provide services across the entire property lifecycle.

2001: Remaining independent
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: Diversification of sectors
Mace makes a strategic decision to diversify into new sectors, resulting in iconic projects like the BA London Eye and the British Museum Great Court.

1999: The spark of a relationship
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 enduring client relationships.

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

1997: The power of integration
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: A growing safety profile
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: A new public partner
Mace enters the public sector, setting the stage for significant strategic work with councils, helping to transform schools, hospitals, estates and offices.

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

1990: The search for a better way
Mace gets its start when a small team of construction professionals sets out to find a better way of delivering for clients.