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  • 28.09.2010
    Mace completed and handed over the new build phase of the Burnage Media Arts College on time and on budget this July, followed quickly by the completion of the final refurbishment phase at the beginning of September in time for the new school term. As part of the Building Schools for Future (BSF) programme, Mace has been working with the Manchester City Council to provide programme, ...
  • 27.09.2010
    Mace and Sense have jointly completed a fast track refurbishment of 276 student bedrooms and 44 communal areas for the University of Exeter in 9 weeks. The project was delivered on time and within budget to a value of £1.6m which included a full rewire of the electrical installation and fire alarm, new windows, water heaters and showers together with fire protection works and new ceilings. ...
  • 27.09.2010
    A contracting team from Mace recently completed the strenuous South Downs Way bike ride with key client the Metropolitan Police Service. The team of eight set off from the Queen Elizabeth Park in Hampshire and cycled 75 miles over two days to Eastbourne. Over £10,000 was raised, and a cheque was presented to the Great Ormond Street charity team on the 16th July. Stephen Henley of Mace ...
  • 27.09.2010
    In the latest issue of Building for Education magazine, Mark Castle, director at Mace, discusses the challenges faced by the education sector, with the funding restrictions imposed by the coalition government, and how refurbishment may be the answer to creating schools of the future. Mark argues that although the previous government's Building Schools for the Future programme has been ...
  • 26.09.2010
    The Villa project team has completed the initial building works on phase two of the project, with 97 villas in the handover stages to client Dubai Properties. Formal handover will follow later this month. The remaining 122 villas in this phase are on schedule for handover by December 2010. Phase one of the project saw Mace hand over 224 villas, of which 70 are now occupied. The scheme is a ...
  • 22.09.2010
    Mace celebrated the practical completion of the £32m Garth Hill College new build project alongside staff and pupils. Mace provided both design and construction management for the new Pathfinder school for client Bracknell Forest Borough Council. Procured under the IESE framework agreement, the project comprised the delivery of four separate, three-storey buildings with a linked central ...
  • 19.09.2010
    South Gloucestershire Yate International Academy is going ahead with its £16m rebuild after the Secretary of State granted 100% funding and announced that building works were to continue as planned. Mace's Bristol office assisted in providing local authority South Gloucestershire County Council and the sponsor, the Ridings' Federation of Academies, with justification for the project to ...
  • 16.09.2010
    Kettering's £2.5m marketplace project has been short listed for a Homes and Communities Award (HCA) in the quality of place category. Mace provided client support on the regeneration scheme, which involved the transformation of the old marketplace by adding water features, public art displays and landscaping. The marketplace is located in a conservation area within the historic part of ...
  • 31.08.2010
    Mace will be hosting two workshops at the Smart Facilities Management (FM) Conference on 8th September 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. The conference aims to highlight the benefits of a more strategic approach to FM within the public sector. The need to centralise, standardise and professionalise procurement processes is increasing due to the formation of the new ...
  • 22.08.2010
    The Mace team in China has moved into a fully branded and expanded headquarters in shanghai. The move comes on the heels of the debut of Thomas Heatherwick "Seed Cathedral" (the UK's Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010), and supports the offices burgeoning order book. Mike Horenko, Mace's Shanghai-based regional director for Asia, said: "Having established a full Mace office allows us to ...
  • 19.08.2010
    Mace has recently been appointed by development manager Stanhope as construction manager and CDM coordinator to deliver a £28m mixed-use development at 5 Hanover Square. A Mace team had been developing the preconstruction and detailed design coordination stages of the project for some time, but the scheme was put on hold due to the challenging economic conditions. Following a review by the ...
  • 15.08.2010
    The UK's first 'Jump Lift' has been successfully installed in The Shard at London Bridge. Developed by KONE, the self-climbing elevator system provides an alternative to exterior hoists to improve the efficiency and safety of the building's construction. The lift functions by using the building's permanent shaft during the construction phase and moves higher or "jumps" in the shaft as the ...
  • 09.08.2010
    Mace and Mace Plus have won regional Constructing Excellence awards, the former in the sustainability category for Elizabeth II Court for Hampshire County Council and the latter for health and safety. On the Elizabeth II Court win, Mace associate director Nigel Thomas said: "It is immensely rewarding to be recognised for leading an enlightened and innovative team and to be recognised for ...
  • 05.08.2010
    Mace has completed phase 1A of firstsite, achieving practical completion of the building's shell. The work was delivered on schedule and under budget. Now known by its official name firstsite, the crescent-shaped structure, clad entirely in a copper and aluminium alloy, will be a new cultural, commercial and social space for Colchester. Colchester Borough Council's Cllr Paul Smith, ...
  • 03.08.2010
    Mace Plus has achieved practical completion to shell and core and Category A fit out on 95 Gresham Street for client Standard Life Investments, providing over 93,000 square feet of Grade A office space in the City of London. The £35m project comprised the redevelopment of Princes House and Bartlett House behind an original Portland Stone retained façade, making way for seven floors of ...
  • 03.08.2010
    Mace CEO and Chairman Stephen Pycroft has been interviewed, and the company profiled, by The Financial Times. In a piece entitled "Mace aims to grow in all directions" by Ed Hammond, the company's continuing prosperity and growth is contrasted with the wider world of the recession. The FT's piece takes a look at Mace's role on the Shard London Bridge (now ascending at 120mm an hour, as the ...
  • 01.08.2010
    Mace has been appointed by Fieldgate Street Investment LLP to deliver a new student accommodation development at 14 Fieldgate Street, London. The £19.3m development comprises 339 student rooms, nine residential apartments, a reception and ground level retail areas. Mace has been appointed on a fixed-price design and build contract, with works due to start on site this summer and completion ...
  • 01.08.2010
    Press Release: Mace delivered a robust performance in 2009 despite a challenging global economy. The company's Annual Report and Accounts 2009 show an 18% increase in turnover to £726m and 30% increase in profit to £19.3m. The company's cash balances remain very strong at £106m, with no debt, leaving Mace strongly positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Analysis of ...
  • 28.07.2010
    Mace hosted its second annual Celebrity cricket Challenge and raised £30,000 for WaterAid, beating 2009's total of £28,000. The event, held at the BritOval in London on 14 July 2010, saw teams from the UK utilities and infrastructure industry battle it out for the coveted trophy with help from members of the Bunburys, the world's best celebrity cricket team. In total £30,000 was raised for ...
  • 14.07.2010
    Como's regular breakfasts have become a popular industry event; the latest "Ask the client" format featured a panel of tenant occupiers that have worked with Como. Representatives from JP Morgan, BT and Deutsche Bank formed the panel and took questions from a number of leading consultant companies in the industry. One attendee from a top project management firm said: "This was an excellent ...

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