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  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the US market, forecasting continued growth in construction activity, although output is still below pre-recession levels. To read the full report, please click here. The Mace Cost Consultancy team has found that while GDP growth slowed at the start of this year, the US economy continues its steady upward track and unemployment continues to ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the Middle East and Indian markets, which this quarter has seen oil prices drop back to below $50 per barrel and India cut interest rates three times in the first half of 2015 to 7.5%. To read the full report, please click here. In this month’s update, Mace’s Cost Consultancy team has found that with oil prices remaining depressed in the first half ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for Western Europe, reporting that while Europe’s slow recovery continues with growth of 1.5% forecast for 2015, the building construction market is expected to remain flat. To read the full report, please click here.  The significant differences in economic performance between member countries continues as the latest figures from Eurostat show ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the South Africa market, finding that economic growth in South Africa remains at modest levels, although employment in the construction industry is rising and major investments in infrastructure are expected to drive growth in the medium to long term. To read the full report, please click here. The positive news for the construction industry was ...
  • 14.08.2015
    British cycling coach Sir David Brailsford’s marginal gains theory has been widely credited for contributing to a golden age of British cycling.     The concept itself is quite simple, by making a 1% improvement in a range of different areas, an athlete's overall performance can be significantly enhanced.  As a keen cyclist myself, I’ve revelled in the success of British cycling ...
  • 11.08.2015
    On 30 July, 462 runners proudly took part in London's Race for Mace in The Regent’s Park as part of Mace’s 25th anniversary celebrations, raising almost £28,000 for the Mace Foundation. 334 Mace colleagues were joined by clients, suppliers, dogs, strollers, friends and family who all took part in the race. Trophies were awarded by Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds to the fastest female (21.37 ...
  • 31.07.2015
    Mace has been selected as the preferred bidder by EDF Energy to oversee NEC contract management at the proposed Hinkley Point C (HPC) power plant, as well as project and construction management services for major off-site works. The planned power station at Hinkley Point on the northern Somerset coast will usher in a new generation of UK nuclear power stations aimed at revitalising the UK’s ...
  • 28.07.2015
    The Mace Foundation has made a £75,000 donation towards improving community access to, and participation in, the arts.   The £75,000 donation to Tate’s Access and Community Programmes, spread over three years, will help those who face the greatest barriers to further their participation in the arts.  The donation is designed to engage up to 3,000 people each year from hard to reach ...
  • 28.07.2015
    Mace has today published its tender price update for the UK. Research done by our Mace Cost Consultancy team found that while political uncertainty ahead of the UK’s general election had led to a slow-down in the market, the stability of single party government post-election has brought a welcome level of certainty to the sector. This has meant that Mace has maintained its forecast for tender ...
  • 27.07.2015
    Macro has appointed Steve Wilson as its new Operations Director to lead on Macro's international accounts.  Steve will manage, and be responsible for, all of Macro's  accounts across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Asia - a key focus for the business. Steve joins Macro from Mitie where he was Director of Financial Services managing a number of key clients including Lloyds, TSB, ...
  • 24.07.2015
    Director of Supply Chain Management, Brian Moone, has been named as the steering group Chair of Achilles BuildingConfidence - a leading pre-qualification and verification programme for UK construction companies. Brian will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the community where 19 of the country’s biggest construction firms use a single pre-qualification and audit ...
  • 24.07.2015
    Mace was joined by representatives from the Associated British Ports, Network Rail and others as it held its 10th ‘155 series’ breakfast briefing event at its headquarters in Moorgate last week.  Last week’s event, The expansion of Britain’s ports: Are we ready to do more? brought together a mix of industry leaders from the UK’s ports, rail and freight sectors. Areas discussed included ...
  • 23.07.2015
    Over the last 25 years, the industry has grown, evolved and created some incredible skylines. As we are celebrating our 25th anniversary, we wanted to show a quick snap shot of some of the iconic buildings and skylines which have changed around the world in the last 25 years..    To see before and after shots, simply click on image and use arrow keys.   The Shard, ...
  • 22.07.2015
    Mace has made a strong showing in Building magazine’s top UK contractor and housebuilders 2015 league table, climbing to 11th place for contractors and up four places from 21st to 17th place overall. The result follows a successful 2014 for Mace as total turnover grew to a record £1.49bn, up 26% on 2013, while pre-tax profit was up 8% to £35m. The data for Building’s league tables is provided ...
  • 22.07.2015
    The following opinion piece by Brian Moone first appeared in Building magazine.  The London residential market has been central to the recovery of the UK property market and is absorbing a high percentage of the construction output. While a recent EC Harris report identified that the rate of growth in the number of residential units in the pipeline had reduced from 70% in 2012 to 25% in ...
  • 20.07.2015
    WWF-UK’s Timber Scorecard has awarded Mace the highest rating for sustainable forest management in a review of 128 UK companies. WWF’s first ever timber rating scored Mace ‘three trees’ out of three in recognition of responsible timber procurement practices. WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign aims to raise awareness of responsible timber sourcing and promote positive action. The review looked at the ...
  • 17.07.2015
    Mace’s spirit of adventure has been broadcast around the world with the Wacky Maces taking part in this year’s infamous Red Bull Soapbox Race. After months of preparation, the Wacky Maces soapbox faced the ultimate test as it took on the challenging Alexandra Palace hill in front of thousands of cheering fans. Inspired by the industrial revolution theme, the front of the Wacky Maces ...
  • 16.07.2015
    25 Mace employees have taken part in a record breaking skydive to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust and honour the inspirational legacy of Stephen Sutton.   The Mace employees took to the skies of Lincolnshire on Friday 10th July and joined 387 others in setting a new Guinness World Records title for the most people tandem jumping from 10,000 feet in one day.  Stephen ...
  • 15.07.2015
    A major milestone in the regeneration of Greenwich Square has been reached with the successful first stage completion of the landmark development.     To mark the milestone, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Land, Richard Blakeway, attended a celebration with Hadley Mace (the joint venture between Mace and Hadley Property Group), at which he praised the excellent public ...
  • 06.07.2015
    Mace has been appointed by Exemplar, who are working in partnership with AshbyCapital, to deliver the £33m scheme at One Bedford Avenue in London’s West End. One Bedford Avenue is scheduled for completion in early 2017 and has been designed by Stirling-nominated architects Bennetts Associates, with the project replacing two outdated office blocks with 115,000 sq ft of high-end retail and ...

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