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  • 01.04.2011
    Mace has won the big prize at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards, walking away with the award for Major Firm of the Year. Mace bucked the trend during 2010 to grow its staff numbers from 2,780 to 2,876 and increase its fees by 27% to £890m. The award is recognition of Mace’s quality business performance in a tough market, a performance that was highlighted by work on high-profile ...
  • 29.03.2011
    HRH The Princess Royal met with pupils, teachers, and local dignitaries earlier this month, when she visited and officially opened Garth Hill College. Mace provided design and construction management for the £39m college, which Princess Anne toured before unveiling a plaque for the occasion. Director Terry Spraggett, who attended the royal opening, commented on the success of the high-profile ...
  • 25.03.2011
    Mace, its client Westbrook Partners and Victoria Hall Ltd, and various sub-contractors celebrated the topping-out of Victoria Halls student accommodation in Wembley this month. The event marked three major project achievements: completion of the central tower’s concrete frame erection of fully fitted modular accommodation units, manufactured offsite 125,000 RIDDOR-free hours. In-line ...
  • 21.03.2011
    Following its successful use on many projects, including the Shard at London Bridge, Mace has announced a three-year agreement to use the 4D project management and scheduling technology provided by Synchro Ltd. Under the worldwide agreement, Mace will use the building information management (BIM) software to take planning and delivery of construction projects to another level, with real-time ...
  • 14.03.2011
    Mace has recently completed the redevelopment of Crosskeys Campus, Coleg Gwent, which was officially opened on 10 February. Despite the construction challenges of a live campus, and a major design change during construction, Mace project managed the scheme to time and budget. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales said: “I’m pleased to visit Coleg Gwent to open, and see for myself, the brand ...
  • 11.03.2011
    Mace wins contract to deliver new hold baggage screening for South Terminal. Mace has made a welcome return to Gatwick Airport following a six year absence. The aviation team has won appointments at the airport for the delivery of new hold baggage screening (HBS) systems in the South Terminal. The upgrading of the HBS systems marks the next phase in the £1bn improvement programme at Gatwick ...
  • 03.03.2011
    London’s towering new landmark at Southwark is made from 11,000 individual glass panels, a jigsaw project that reflects its diverse workforce. More than 1,600 people have worked on the Shard site since the start on construction in spring 2009. While two thirds of workers are UK Nationals, almost 50 nationalities have been represented on the project, including workers from the UK, Fiji, ...
  • 01.03.2011
    Mace has been shortlisted in four categories for the Building Awards 2011, reflecting another successful year for the global consultancy and construction company. The awards, to be held in early April, will recognise the industry’s most innovative performers in the current challenging and competitive market. “We are obviously delighted and honoured to be, once again, nominated for these ...
  • 28.02.2011
    Tangible signs of Mace’s expanding work in sub-Saharan Africa appeared this month, when retaining walls for the Kianda Towers project in Angola were completed. The US$323m project, located on the famous Bay of Luanda in the Angolan capital, consists of two 25-storey and two 27-storey commercial office towers, with retail elements and basement parking. “Completion of the retaining walls was an ...
  • 25.02.2011
    Mace will help recognise the efforts of innovative councils this year as a judge and sponsor of the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2011. Mark Holmes, Mace’s chief operating officer for consultancy, is one of three panel judges who will select the local government winner in the LGC Efficiency Award category. “Mace has a history of working with local government, and is proud to be ...
  • 24.02.2011
    In another example of its innovative approach to complex projects, Mace was able to relocate 32 tonnes of plant equipment, in 75 minutes, onto the roof of a building… without a crane. Mace’s science and technology team was replacing critical cooling tower and chiller plant equipment on the roof of a large building accommodating 1,700 staff. Complicating matters were the structural restrictions ...
  • 21.02.2011
    In February, Mace hosted its fifth annual Midlands Reception at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The event was extremely well attended, with more than 400 guests including clients, project partners and city officials enjoying what has become a regular fixture on the industry calendar to celebrate Mace’s work on some of the region's most important building projects. And there was plenty ...
  • 16.02.2011
    With changes in government direction, cancelled education programmes and increased financial pressures, the education sector is facing an uncertain time. If there ever was a time to attend BSEC – the building schools exhibition, it is now. Mace will be joining key stakeholders including teachers, sponsors and local authorities to talk over the issues and share valuable insights and experience ...
  • 15.02.2011
    Mace has today announced the appointment of Steve Gillingham to the position of director for the northern and south-west regions. Steve’s promotion follows more than six years at Mace’s consultancy arm, Sense cost consultancy, which he helped grow from its London beginnings into a national business. Steve’s substantial experience across a range of sectors, including commercial, residential, ...
  • 14.02.2011
    Known for providing a highly-integrated services approach to its own construction and consultancy work, Mace has been successfully integrating with other companies – and on an Olympic scale. Mace forms the ‘M’ in the Olympic joint venture group CLM; an alliance of CH2M Hill, Laing O’Rourke, and Mace. And the alliance is working, with delivery of the massive Olympic Park project running to time ...
  • 09.02.2011
    Mace's team working on the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) passenger rail system station box, has achieved one million hours without a reportable accident. Mace is an industry leader in managing health and safety. By applying its proven health and safety strategy and contractor safety management system, and engaging its Qatar workforce, Mace was able to reach the milestone. Jonathan ...
  • 07.02.2011
    Last night, Channel 4 launched a new television series, The People's Supermarket, which will appear on screens for four consecutive weeks, at 8pm. Mace's retail team provided project management support during pre-construction and the works of the no-waste store that features in the supermarket series. After running his own restaurant and witnessing food waste first hand, Arthur Potts Dawson ...
  • 04.02.2011
    Mace has helped Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) reach financial close on its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. This milestone, and the successful procurement of a strategic building partner for HCC, was reached two weeks ahead of schedule, following four years of work by the Mace team which provided programme and project management support, and acted as a technical advisor. ...
  • 02.02.2011
    Health and safety experts from Turkey and the Netherlands have visited London's Shard tower to learn from Mace about best practice occupational health and safety. Mace – which is building the Shard, now Europe's tallest building – is an industry leader in health and safety management, and values sharing its best practice approach. Sarah Hamilton, from the Institution of Occupational Safety and ...
  • 27.01.2011
    Widely recognised for delivering international construction and consultancy services, Mace also delivers exciting international employment opportunities. Mace has a breadth of services and international locations to make it an employer of choice. Country manager for Hong Kong, Penny Hubbard-Brown, is testament to the global opportunities available to Mace employees. Within a year of moving ...

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