The latest issue of Building magazine saw Sense Cost Consultancy provide a specialist cost update on the construction industry. In the first of three articles exploring trends in the main building elements, Sense took the opportunity to examine the toll the recession is taking on prices in three sectors: substructure, superstructure and cladding.
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Mace Plus has beaten off the competition to take the £29.5m first phase to revamp St Paul's School in Barnes, south London.
The initial phase includes music and science buildings, comprising 18 laboratories and a library, plus infrastructure and landscaping works. Work starts on site later this year and is due for completion in 2011.
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Mace Living's affordable housing scheme for Pocket Living has once again been recognised as one of the best in the affordable housing market - this time at the prestigious Evening Standards Homes & Property Awards, which is now in its 18th year.
The Weedington Road project received a highly commended award in the ‘Best new development in the affordable homes sector' at the awards ceremony ...
Abu Dhabi National Hotel's JW Marriott Abu Dhabi Resort and Spa development has achieved four million working hours without a major accident. This has been achieved over a 15-month period, which makes this all the more impressive.
This 450 million AED project sees 18 different nationalities working together, and at its peak will have over 4,000 operatives on site.
The resort and spa is ...
Mace Group's healthcare team submitted an article for inclusion in the National Association of Primary Care Review. The article discussed the use of private sector supply chain management systems in the healthcare sector.
Dr Matthew Williams-Gray, a senior strategic health consultant at Mace explained the benefits of the supply chain model, which Mace has placed at the heart of its successful ...
Mace Macro (Mace's facilities management team) has extended its relationship with Invesco to provide services to its European portfolio, in a contract worth £1.8m per annum.
Macro is currently mobilising a full range of services including cleaning, maintenance, reception, mailroom, repro-graphics, waste, security, environmental, health and safety, fire and energy management across offices ...
Mace announced today that despite the global economic decline and challenging market conditions, that it has had another successful year of increased turnover and profits.
Group turnover up by 14% to £608m
Profit before taxation up 38% to £14.9m
2009 order book 79% secured at 2008 year end
Group Chairman and Chief Executive, Stephen Pycroft commented: "I am delighted to ...
The Mace health and social care team in Scotland has been appointed to provide project management services on the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI) redevelopment project. With a value of approximately £100m, the project is being carried out under the 'Frameworks Scotland' programme recently set up by Health Facilities Scotland.
Client NHS Dumfries and Galloway provides a wide range ...
Mace Sustain has launched a free English for Speakers of other Languages (ESoL) training programme for migrant workers employed on London construction sites.
The nationally recognised qualification is designed to ensure migrant construction workers have a sufficient grasp of English to comply with health and safety regulations on site.
Mace Sustain community regeneration manager Gez Carr ...
Mace is delighted to confirm that both Cleveland Bridge UK and Severfield-Reeve Structures have been appointed to deliver the steelwork contract for the Shard at London Bridge Quarter. In a move that uses the best of the UK steel manufacturing and erection industry, Mace Group has appointed both specialist contractors to the project this month.
Cleveland Bridge UK will design, fabricate and ...
Mace's involvement as delivery partner in the £600m Birmingham New Street Gateway project was put to good use with Mace director John Worthington invited as a guest speaker at Building Magazine's Phase One networking event on 11th May.
Developed by Network Rail, Advantage West Midlands, Birmingham City Council and Centro (The West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive), the Birmingham Gateway ...
Mace is delighted to have secured Jim Steer, founder of Greengauge21 and Steer Davies Gleave, to speak at its transportation breakfast briefing on 11 June.
The seminar will examine the issues surrounding high speed rail, in particular whether it can economically deliver additional network capacity, and significantly contribute to a low-carbon future.
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Mace has worked alongside client Three Valleys Water, to replace 500km of water mains, enough to encircle Wembley Stadium 500 times.
More than 500 kilometres of water pipes, enough to encircle Wembley Stadium 500 times, have been replaced by Three Valleys Water across its supply area, benefiting more than 30,000 customers.
The milestone marks the culmination of more than four years' work ...
Mace Sustain, the the health and safety, community and environment specialists of the Mace Group, has launched SHEonline - an online tool to faciliitate better standards of health and safety management.
In today's construction industry, managers face many competing pressures, often pulled between the priorities of complex sites, rapid programmes and the pressure to keep a project on ...
As reported in an April issue of Building magazine, the extension to Tate Modern is planning to use an innovative groundwater cooling system, using water from the aquifer beneath the river Thames. Mace Group is construction manager on the project, which will add significant new gallery space to the popular institution on the South Bank.
The groundwater cooling system is designed by Max Fordham ...
Mace has achieved 1,000,000 man hours on the Bahrain Bay site without a single reportable health and safety incident, a tremendous achievement. As reported in AMEinfo.com the client, Arcapita Bank, was particularly keen to push up standards of health and safety on the project, in line with global norms, making the project an exemplar of construction standards in the Gulf.
Mace is currently ...
The weekend of May 30th/31st will see a team of eight volunteers from different areas of Mace attempting to conquer the 24 peak challenge to raise funds for Care International.
The challenge, which is partnered with Global Challenge UK, will involve climbing 24 mountains in the Lake District over 2,400 feet in the space of 24 hours. The team will start at Red Pike peak, taking in some of the ...
The Mace and Skanska joint venture bid for the £500m refurbishment of Tottenham Court Road Station has successfully reached the shortlist, with five firms now in the running for the job.
The job is the biggest-ever station redevelopment in central London and involves the expansion of the existing ticket hall by six times, doubling the station's capacity. The project also comprises the build of ...
Staff from Mace's Midlands regional office took part in British Waterway's Towpath Tidy 2009 at Icknield Port Loop depot. The event is supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the Inland Waterways Association, a number of canal societies and trusts and Encams who are responsible for the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.
Towpath Tidy is a nationwide event and Mace staff in the Midlands ...
Phil Terzza, senior technical consultant at Macro International provides his quarterly letter from Dubai, discussing the current state of facilities management in the UAE.
He comments that in the three months since his last letter, the credit crunch has continued to bite deeper in Dubai. The grim financial situation has seen stark measures being taken across the UAE, with more attention given ...