In the final part of its series for Building magazine, Sense Cost Consultancy explores the difficulties that M&E contractors and suppliers are facing, the effect that's having on prices, and what the future may have in store
Recent industry surveys suggest the rate of decline in activity is bottoming out, but evidence specifically relating to services specialists, which account for about ...
The Bridge Acadamy in Hackney was featured in an independent review by Regeneration and Renewal magazine. As main contractor on the project, Mace Plus hosted a tour of the school with design expert Peter Dijkhuis.
The school specialises in music and its design was inspired by a guitar, which can be seen when viewed from above. Peter Dijkhuis discusses the building's design, features and its ...
Mace Plus has taken part in a round table discussion with Architects' Journal about the St. Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington, London.
Mace Plus operations director Stephen Henley and Andrew Sweeney, project manager on the academy joined representatives from the project team to discuss the making of the building and the wider issues surrounding school design.
To view the video of the round ...
Mace Sustain is supporting homeless charity Centrepoint by taking part in its Sleepout event and sleeping rough in the streets of London.
Six members of the community regeneration team including director David Rowbotham and community regeneration manager Gez Carr will be sleeping rough in Old Spitalfields Market on 12th November to help raise £250,000 to help Centrepoint provide services for ...
After a successful tour around Piccadilly in June, the Mace Living team hosted another tour on the 10 September around the Elephant and Castle area of London, once again led by architect and lecturer Benedict O'Looney.
The tour provided guests with an interesting glimpse into both old and new developments around Southwark. The area is experiencing a significant amount of regeneration work as a ...
Mace risk manager Kelvin Smith, has been nominated for an international student of the year award by the Institute of Risk Management. The nomination is the result of Kelvin's performance in the June exams during which he achieved the highest mark in the risk solutions module.
Delivered by the Institute of Risk Management, the post-graduate diploma offers an entry route to IRM membership. ...
A Sense team in the Midlands is celebrating the successful handover of the new £33m Gateway College in Leicester, a project Sense has been involved in as cost manager and employer's agent since January 2008.
The Gateway College project involved the relocation of the Sixth Form College from a cramped city centre site adjoining De Montford University to a new building situated on a greenfield ...
Mace Group has been placed 25th in the Construction News Top 100 construction contractors league table 2009. The league table was complied using latest turnover, growth and pre-tax profit figures from 2008 and 2009.
Mace also made the Top 100 table for firms ranked by total number of staff for the first time, entering at number 15.
To view the league table please visit Construction News ...
Mace Group has secured its first major Building Schools for the Future commission in the Midlands with an appointment as technical adviser for the £220m Walsall BSF project. The team involved was delighted to discover the client had awarded full marks for the quality of the tender submission. Fast-tracked by Partnerships for Schools (PfS) to take part in the wave 6a programme, client Walsall ...
Mace Group and client Corby Borough Council have celebrated the opening of a new international pool, a project Mace has been involved in as project manager and employers agent since 2005. The opening ceremony for the region's first 50m public pool was held on 24th July and was attended by 400 guests including Olympic swimmer Mark Foster who officially opened and tested the pool, setting the ...
Mace Plus has achieved environmental accreditation to the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 standard, meeting one of its principal targets for 2009.
Following an initial assessment in May 2009, BSi auditors undertook the final two-day assessment in August during which all business systems and processes, both in the office and on site, were thoroughly checked and the auditors were able to recommend Mace ...
Sense, the cost consultancy arm of Mace Group, has reached its fifth birthday, with managing director Chris Goldthorpe interviewed in the latest issue of Building magazine.
In the article Chris reflects on the past five years, some of the high-profile projects they have been involved in and and of Sense's ability to work as both as QS for internal Mace clients and as a stand-alone service for ...
Mace will celebrate English Language Day on the 13 October by hosting a breakfast briefing with Professor Christopher Mulvey, Trustee of The English Project.
Under the headline ‘The English Project: uncovering the DNA of our language' the presentation and discussion promises to be a fascinating introduction into the project's attempts to bring the history, diversity and cultural impact of the ...
On 15th July, a duo from Mace Plus became 'Sirs' for the day following an invitation from Garth Hill College to provide a presentation and interactive exercise on the various roles of construction in aid of the college's technical enterprise week'.
Construction and commercial managers on the project, Harish Raghwani and Ryan King, went back to school for the day to give 220 14-15 year old ...
Mace is celebrating ten years in Spain with a team numbering approximately 80 people who have delivered more than 100 projects with a combined construction value of circa €2,000m. Projects include landmark schemes such as Madrid Xanadu, Plaza Mayor and most recently, a new British embassy in Madrid for client the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This year the team is working on 25 projects in ...
Mace Plus has been shortlisted in the Concrete Society Awards 2009 for the Old Road Campus project in Oxford. The project has been highlighted to receive either a certificate of excellence or commendation in the new structures category.
The overall winner will be announced at The Concrete Society Awards dinner in London on the 13th November. The awards dinner will include a rolling visual ...
Mace Plus has met one of its principal targets for 2009 with the successful completion of a final two-day environmental assessment to achieve accreditation to the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 standard.
Following an initial assessment in May 2009, BSi auditors undertook the final two-day assessment on 24-25th August during which all business systems and processes, both in the office and on site, were ...
Mace in Spain is pleased to report that construction works on the extension of the Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre, are continuing at great speed as the project nears completion. The mall, which is another in the portfolio of Sonae Immobiliaria, a major Portuguese developer, is located near Malaga airport.
The client is a leading international developer of large and mid-sized shopping centres, and ...
August saw the launch of Action Month at Como. The initiative was introduced to encourage staff to get involved and make the most of their Mace volunteer day and is part of Como's commitment to corporate social responsibility.
City Action, a volunteer brokerage which concentrates on linking city organisations with appropriate charities in the surrounding boroughs was consulted to find ...
The masterplanning project for University of West England's main Frenchay campus site has reached the end of its strategic options stage. Mace is providing project management services on the masterplan project which will provide the framework for a £150m programme of development over the next ten years.
UWE deputy vice chancellor John Rushworth said of the project: "Mace was set a very ...