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  • 08.04.2011
    Mace has won the project/construction management firm of the year and project of the year awards at the prestigious Building Awards 2011. The Building Awards recognise the industry’s top performers and encourage sustained performance and further development throughout the sector. Mace was a finalist in four categories and won project of the year for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Transformation ...
  • 08.04.2011
    Mace has set an ambitious five-year challenge to take its health and safety standards and performance from industry best practice to world leading. Launched to hundreds of designers and suppliers at an event in London on 5 April 2011, Mace’s “Safety first. Second nature.” programme aims to create a culture that lives and breathes health and safety every day. The event drew together industry ...
  • 06.04.2011
    If you’re wondering, it’s 603 miles. That’s how far Shaun Tate, operations director at Mace, is flying his powered paraglider to raise money for the UK charity Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The enormous challenge has rarely been attempted in the UK and will require a large degree of good luck from the weather to be successful. For Shaun’s part, he has been training extensively to build ...
  • 05.04.2011
    Mace’s project management team working on the Heron Tower, in the heart of London, has celebrated practical completion of the £240m project. The Heron Tower, currently the City of London’s tallest, incorporates more than 40,000 square metres of office space and nearly 2,000 square metres of retail – including a public bar and restaurant at levels 38–40. The building’s foyer also houses the ...
  • 04.04.2011
    Mace and Brunel University have celebrated the topping-out of the university’s new Eastern Gateway Building, constructed by Laing O’Rourke. Located at the main entrance to the campus and forming a striking first impression of the university, the four-storey building will include a main reception, auditorium with retractable bleacher seating, teaching accommodation for the Business School, a ...
  • 01.04.2011
    Mace has been appointed as lead consultant for the University of Edinburgh on a new combined current and wave test facility. This commission demonstrates Mace’s fast-growing presence in the energy sector, following commissions with clients such as NaREC and EDF Energy with clients taking advantage of our expert team of energy specialists who deliver both traditional energy distribution and ...
  • 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, ...

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