Mace has achieved practical completion on the LG Arena in Birmingham. Formerly the NEC Arena, the venue was officially renamed on 1 September 2008 as part of a sponsorship deal with global electronics giant LG. The £29 million redevelopment has seen the 30 year-old venue transformed into a 21st Century total entertainment experience, with new seating, hospitality, bars, restaurants and other ...
Mace Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Horenko as the new regional director for Asia.
Michael said: "It's an exciting time to be involved in any way with Asia, with its diverse cultures, various stages of development and without doubt, enormous growth potential. I have been lucky to have spent most of my career in Asia and am privileged to now represent Mace Group in the ...
Mace and Macro have successfully completed a review of the operation of seven schools for Leeds City Council, providing project management and facilities management advice. The Leeds PFI project has encountered building and performance problems since construction finished in 2001.
The Council, Education Leeds, special purpose company, ESCO and operations contractor Carillion Integrated ...
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has reopened to the public after a £61m refit, led by a Mace project and programme management team. The project comprised the redevelopment of a Grade 1 listed building that stands in a land-locked position in the middle of Oxford city centre.
Designed by Rick Mather Architects, the new museum provides significantly upgraded environmental conditions for ...
Manchester's Building Schools for the Future and Academies Programme team has achieved financial close on its first BSF project on October 12th, making Manchester only the second Local Authority in England to do so. The project will create a brand new community campus in East Manchester (the Gorton Education Village) which will comprise a 900 place mainstream high school and a 100 place ...
Como has installied a giant information screen on top of London's BT Tower, all within a challenging 11 week timescale.
Concieved by Imagination Europe Limited, the 360 degree LED screen - believed to be the highest of its kind in Europe and the Americas - will be used as an information band. Messages shown will be visible from various locations across the city.
The screen is over 280 square ...
The Bridge Academy in Hackney has won the SCALA (Serving Construction & Architecture in Local Authorities) Civic Building of the Year Award 2009.
Judges commended the school building for its inspirational design which makes excellent use of a small, challenging site. The creative use of natural light with the tiered sectional form allows maximum use to be made of every square metre of ...
Mace Plus hosted its ‘Plan A' breakfast briefing where Richard Gillies, Marks and Spencer director of Plan A, CSR and Sustainable Business was guest speaker.
Marks and Spencer is a long-term client for the group and is currently leading the way in responding to the carbon reduction agenda with 'Plan A', a five year programme that focuses on five strands including climate change, waste and raw ...
Mace Macro has been awarded a two-year maintenance contract by the Barbados Supreme Court to maintain the building and its systems, with the aim of protecting its overall asset value.
The Macro team will observe the testing and commissioning of the building services and systems to make ensure they fully understand them before appointing local companies and suppliers, many of which were ...
Sense, the cost consultancy arm of Mace, has published its final construction industry inflation report for 2009. This quarterly report is a download from the Sense website and provides an insightful overview on the current state of pricing within the construction sector and of the market itself.
"Hopes that the economy would emerge from recession in the third quarter were dashed by ...
Mace Group has scooped two awards at client Nationwide's annual supplier awards. The Mace team was up against the entire Nationwide supply chain and won two out of the five categories.
The Nationwide Pride award for innovation was awarded to Mace Technology in recognition of its approach in helping to develop and optimise an IT solution for the Newbury data centre.
The individual award went to ...
The Crawley Library project has received the top prize in the 2009 West Sussex design and sustainability awards.
Mace delivered the £16m project on time and budget leaving client West Sussex County Council highly satisfied with the result. Acting as project manager and contract administrator Mace successfully handed over the project at the tail end of last year and it was officially opened to ...
Mace Plus have achieved a score of 36.5 out of 40 from the Considerate Constructors Scheme on the Evelyn Grace Academy in south London. The high score means the school is classified as 'an exceptionally good site' and results in an increase from its previous score of 34.
The school was highlighted for excellent practices including the accommodation of 180 pupils and staff within temporary ...
The directors of Mace Plus have spoken exclusively to Construction News and announced their plans to be a £200m company by 2012. The interview with Mark Castle, Terry Spraggett and Terry Nea marks Mace Plus' fifth anniversary and outlines their aim to grow the contractoring business organically by moving into new sectors and geographies, and winning larger jobs.
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Mace Group has been shortlisted as advisor of the year at the annual Excellence in BSF awards in recognition of its successful involvement in the national programme since 2004. In addition to the overall advisor award, five projects Mace is or has been involved in have also been shortlisted for various awards including best designs for new and remodelled schools, most inspirational use of ...
Brian Moone has reported that secured workloads have fallen and another quarter has passed without any increase in works packages, in the latest issue of Building magazine.
Brian comments: "Generally, lead times have fallen for the third consecutive quarter with no packages reporting an increase. Seven packages are reporting reductions in the time taken from receipt of order to mobilising on ...
Director of the Mace Business School Brian Moone, provides his quarterly update as published in the latest issue of Building magazine: spotlight on cladding.
With demand at a low ebb because of the recession, the downward trend for lead times across cladding systems is no surprise. Brian comments: "The lead time for cladding has fallen more than any other trade package this quarter and is at ...
Mace Group's Spainish office team has received a 'Project 2009' award from CESINE, a leading publishing group within the Spanish Real Estate market. Mace was presented with the award for its overall contribution to project management in Spain.
The award judges were largely united with five out of seven voting for Mace on the basis of the company's quality, procedures and high client ...
Mace Group has won a project management appointment on a luxury residential development for client Guia Hill (Macau) Investments Limited, a joint venture between Macquarie Real Estate and VC Group. This follows an appointment to carry out a due diligence report of the project site and demonstrates Mace Group's continued work in the region.
The US$32m scheme comprises 30 luxury apartments over ...
Mace Group has been appointed as project manager and client representative on the £36m Basildon sporting village by clients Basildon District Council and Essex County Council.
Basildon sporting village is intended to be the best sports facility in the East of England, providing premium, affordable and accessible sports, leisure and education facilities. Situated in the heart of Basildon, the ...