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  • 01.10.2015
    London Wildlife Trust has won the Community Partners Award at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, in recognition of the Trust’s work with the Mace Foundation. Over the last three years more than 1,500 Mace employees have given their time to the Trust, rolling up their sleeves and helping us with conservation work across London. Their contribution includes an annual volunteer week, which ...
  • 01.10.2015
    On Thursday 24 September, 50 Tour de Mace cyclists completed a 250 cycle ride over four days from Manchester to London to raise funds for the Mace Foundation. Held as part of Mace’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the team was made up of Mace employees as well as cyclists from the Mace supply chain and project partners. Group Board Members Stephen Pycroft, Jason Millett and Mark Holmes also ...
  • 24.09.2015
    Grand Central Birmingham opened its doors to the public for the first time today, welcoming thousands of customers and diners into the UK’s newest premium shopping and dining destination. Mace as delivery partner and principal contractor delivered a five-year, £150m transformation with Grand Central now sitting proudly above the new £600m New Street Station that opened earlier this week.  ...
  • 22.09.2015
    The world depends upon the skills of good project managers, but where will the next generation come from? Mark Holmes has some ideas… Career challenges in the project management industry Ask any client or developer to list what makes a successful project and there's a high likelihood a good project manager will feature somewhere near the top of the list. From assembling a team of highly ...
  • 21.09.2015
    The newly redeveloped Birmingham New Street station opened successfully to the public on Sunday 20 September. As delivery partner and principal contractor for Network Rail, Mace has completed a technically complex, seven year project that has increased passenger capacity from 32 million per year to 52 million. The creation of a new station concourse that is five times the size of the original ...
  • 15.09.2015
    Knight Dragon announced today that Mace has been selected as the preferred bidder for the next phase of development on Greenwich Peninsula. The project includes the construction of Knight Dragon’s NO205 scheme in the Upper Riverside District, comprising two buildings with 464 apartments. The two buildings will be the first of a series of towers on the regeneration site’s Upper Riverside ...
  • 14.09.2015
    Mace and Como have successfully completed the refit of British Land’s head office at York House. The fit out was awarded an excellent BREEAM rating for sustainability – the highest recognition possible. The visionary refurbishment, designed by MoreySmith, comprised the fitting out of new reception and meeting rooms, along with two existing floors of offices, the introduction of facility ...
  • 11.09.2015
    The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has appointed Mace as Design and Build contractor to deliver its new state-of-the-art Centre Buildings Redevelopment (CBR).  The £123m project, which is set to be completed by November 2018, will be LSE’s largest ever redevelopment and will provide a world class teaching and learning environment for students and staff. The ...
  • 08.09.2015
    The 2015 Construction News Top 100 Contractors (CN100) table has been published and puts Mace in the top 10 contractors for the first time, meeting one of our 2020 company objectives five years early.  Even though Mace has now moved into the top 10, challenges in the industry are still present, including profit margins, costs and a skills shortage, which remain a major concern because of ...
  • 08.09.2015
    Last year, Lee Hutchinson project manager at Mace, won The Construction Manager of the Year 2014 (CMYA), ran by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Lee looks back on his winning project and tells us what has happened since he won the top prize.  Last October, Lee stood on stage at the Grosvenor House Hotel, surrounded by photographers, journalists and a film crew, ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the US market, forecasting continued growth in construction activity, although output is still below pre-recession levels. To read the full report, please click here. The Mace Cost Consultancy team has found that while GDP growth slowed at the start of this year, the US economy continues its steady upward track and unemployment continues to ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the Middle East and Indian markets, which this quarter has seen oil prices drop back to below $50 per barrel and India cut interest rates three times in the first half of 2015 to 7.5%. To read the full report, please click here. In this month’s update, Mace’s Cost Consultancy team has found that with oil prices remaining depressed in the first half ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for Western Europe, reporting that while Europe’s slow recovery continues with growth of 1.5% forecast for 2015, the building construction market is expected to remain flat. To read the full report, please click here.  The significant differences in economic performance between member countries continues as the latest figures from Eurostat show ...
  • 26.08.2015
    Mace has published its Tender Cost Update for the South Africa market, finding that economic growth in South Africa remains at modest levels, although employment in the construction industry is rising and major investments in infrastructure are expected to drive growth in the medium to long term. To read the full report, please click here. The positive news for the construction industry was ...
  • 14.08.2015
    British cycling coach Sir David Brailsford’s marginal gains theory has been widely credited for contributing to a golden age of British cycling.     The concept itself is quite simple, by making a 1% improvement in a range of different areas, an athlete's overall performance can be significantly enhanced.  As a keen cyclist myself, I’ve revelled in the success of British cycling ...
  • 11.08.2015
    On 30 July, 462 runners proudly took part in London's Race for Mace in The Regent’s Park as part of Mace’s 25th anniversary celebrations, raising almost £28,000 for the Mace Foundation. 334 Mace colleagues were joined by clients, suppliers, dogs, strollers, friends and family who all took part in the race. Trophies were awarded by Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds to the fastest female (21.37 ...
  • 31.07.2015
    Mace has been selected as the preferred bidder by EDF Energy to oversee NEC contract management at the proposed Hinkley Point C (HPC) power plant, as well as project and construction management services for major off-site works. The planned power station at Hinkley Point on the northern Somerset coast will usher in a new generation of UK nuclear power stations aimed at revitalising the UK’s ...
  • 28.07.2015
    The Mace Foundation has made a £75,000 donation towards improving community access to, and participation in, the arts.   The £75,000 donation to Tate’s Access and Community Programmes, spread over three years, will help those who face the greatest barriers to further their participation in the arts.  The donation is designed to engage up to 3,000 people each year from hard to reach ...
  • 28.07.2015
    Mace has today published its tender price update for the UK. Research done by our Mace Cost Consultancy team found that while political uncertainty ahead of the UK’s general election had led to a slow-down in the market, the stability of single party government post-election has brought a welcome level of certainty to the sector. This has meant that Mace has maintained its forecast for tender ...
  • 27.07.2015
    Macro has appointed Steve Wilson as its new Operations Director to lead on Macro's international accounts.  Steve will manage, and be responsible for, all of Macro's  accounts across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Asia - a key focus for the business. Steve joins Macro from Mitie where he was Director of Financial Services managing a number of key clients including Lloyds, TSB, ...

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