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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
London Bridge Quarter Ltd today announces it has awarded the second and final phase construction contract of its £2bn regeneration project adjacent to London Bridge Station to Mace.
The contract covers the construction of London Bridge Place ("LBP"), a 17-storey office building designed by Renzo Piano, a piazza that links LBP to the Shard, major improvements to London Bridge Station, including ...
Mace has once again project managed the annual Serpentine Pavilion, delivering 2010's design by Jean Nouvel, which opened to delighted visitors in London's Kensington Gardens on the 10th of July. Now in its tenth year the pavilion has become a fixture on both the London' art and architecture circuit and a highlight for visitors to the park - giving international architects their first chance ...
Mace's Celebrity Cricket Challenge, in aid of WaterAid' at the BritOval on Wednesday 14 July is approaching and teams are making final preparations, practicing in the nets and agreeing tactics in the hope of lifting the coveted winners trophy.
The event will see teams take on each other and the infamous Bunburys - the world's number one celebrity cricket team. The Bunburys, founded by David ...
Mace Business School Director Brian Moone, reports on factors affecting leadtimes across the construction industry in the second quarter of 2010 in his regular feature for Building magazine. With continued concern about the state of the economy and a search for any signs that the recession is easing, Brian takes a look at which aspects of the construction supply chain are moving again and ...
Macro continues to expand and diversify its client base into new markets and sectors. We're proud to have been commissioned to assist the Imperial War Museum (IWM) with the following services to their growing range of sites across the UK.
Macro will be carrying out the following services:
planning; prioritising and organising the backlog maintenance to commence with the new budget cycle ...
Station Solutions has successfully delivered its first project at Guilford Station for client Stagecoach South West Trains. The part-demolition of disused station buildings and construction of a new retail unit with a maximised footprint was completed and handed over on 5th May 2010, within budget and ahead of schedule. Following the retail company's fit out, a new M&S Simply Food store ...
On Green Britain Day 2010, a Mace team of nineteen travelled to Hinkley Point to join forces with client EDF Energy to clean the Somerset coastline.
The teams cleared a variety of junk including car tyres, fishing nets, plastic bottles, rubber ducks, a football and even a plastic dolls leg. During the course of the day, a whopping 50+ bags were removed from the beach making it a very ...
Capital Gate Hotel in Abu Dhabi has been certified as the world's furthest leaning manmade tower by Guinness World Records.
ADNEC Chairman Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan commented: "Capital Gate is a landmark development for Abu Dhabi and with this recognition, the tower takes its place among the world's great buildings. It is a signature building which speaks of the foresight of the ...
Ropemaker, British Land's recent City of London commercial office success story, continues to win awards for its many innovative features and efficient design. Latest to add their acclaim is the Association of Interiors Specialists who gave the project its 2010 award for best ceiling. Ropemaker's ceilings, provided by Stortford Interiors were singled out by the judges who described them as "a ...
On 17th June 2010, international consultancy and construction company Mace hosted a special summer reception at Band on the Wall in Manchester to celebrate its work on some of the region's most important building projects. Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese spoke at the festivities, which paid tribute the role Mace's clients and city officials have played in bringing ...
The London Library's rebirth as one of the city's finest information sources and reading spaces continues. Writing in the Evening Standard, Kieran Long, finds the reborn library "a place of character" and salutes the architect's Haworth Tompkins ability to modernise with great sensitivity to the building's original identity.
Mace has been construction managing the first and current second ...