Mace has secured the role of delivery partner on the £600m transformation of Birmingham New Street Station and its environs, a project known as "New Street Gateway". Network Rail has just unveiled the visionary design for the new station at a public launch which included 100+ journalists and showcased a fly-through of the design.
Developed by Network Rail, Advantage West Midlands, Birmingham ...
Appointed by the Department of Schools, Children and Families under the popular schools initiative, Mace has been contracted to deliver the multi-disciplinary project from RIBA stage B through to RIBA stage L, including programme and project management, cost management, full design services, CDM consultancy and BREEAM assessment.
Mace started work on the £7m project in June 2006 and phase one ...
Robin Harris, Como director and president of property body CoreNet Global UK was recently involved in the launch of a new networking event for the property industry called Offices 08. Together with Property Week and Office Agents Society, CoreNet Global UK organised the conference for over 650 delegates at the Celtic Manor Resort.
The aim of the event was to bring developers, investors, ...
Sense Limited, the cost consultancy arm of Mace, has launched its first report on construction industry inflation. This quarterly 6-page report is a free download from the Sense website and contains a great deal of pertinent detail on the state of pricing within the construction sector and an insightful overview on the state of the market more generally.
"The construction industry is an ...
Matthew Turner, head of Mace's retail team, hosted the team's first Retail Breakfast Briefing on the 18th September 2008, to present a hard look at how the state of the economy will affect the retail sector and in particular retail property. As one of the major specialists in the retail property market. Mace Retail has handled rebranding and refurbishment projects for many of the major ...
As construction manager on Dublin Airport's T2 project, Mace oversaw a procurement process that led to the introduction of environmentally-friendly plastic site hoarding. Yorkshire company Eco-Hoardings used the project as a case study to enter the 2008 Green Leaders in Business Awards and was named runner-up in the small business category.
The plastic hoarding is made from recycled ...
Mace was joined by over 80 guests on Friday 19th September to celebrate the topping out ceremony for the new Rednock School BSF One School Pathfinder in Dursley, Gloucester. Amongst the attendees were staff from Gloucester County Council including the Mayor and members of the school governing body.
Mace is providing programme and project management, cost consultancy and CDM services for the ...
The latest monthly edition of Gulf Construction presents a special report on landmark real estate project in Bahrain, Riffa Views. Acting in a project management role on the development, Mace receives a two-page editorial within the report with the headline "Mace ensures project progresses to plan". Riffa Views is a stunning 28 million square foot golfing and residential development, destined ...
Due to popular demand, Como hosted their third architectural walking tour in London. An eager group gathered at Southwark tube station in the early evening of 17 September to meet guide, architect and lecturer Benedict O'Looney. Benedict, who does a great deal of work around the Borough of Southwark, pointed out both old and modern architecturally significant buildings in the area. With his ...
Mace has been appointed by The Briz Construction Company to project manage the Galleria retail centre in the heart of the historic city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. This is our first major appointment in the former Russian capital and is a major milestone in the on-going development of our Russian business.
The 200,000m² development, with a construction value of US$278m, is on programme to ...
Mace is pleased to report that main contract works have commenced on the Bognor Regis Community College project.
This is a substantial project comprising a large range of buildings including an upper school, a lower school, two primary schools, The Arena Leisure Centre, a vocational skills centre and a nursery in a campus setting which all have to continue to operate normally throughout the ...
Sense is delighted to have achieved a perfect score in a recent customer satisfaction survey from the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales. Project Economia involved the fit out of 35,000 ft² of office space in Milton Keynes for the Institute's administration and support services.
David Smiley, the Institute's Head of Property and Facilities, commended the service Sense ...
Mace has helped client Haringey County Council to move its Building Schools for the Future programme from successful design stage to delivery focus.
The programme includes a £178m investment in all 11 of Haringey's existing secondary schools plus the construction of a £34m new school that will achieve a BREEAM excellent rating and a 60% reduction in typical energy usage.
Since the programme's ...
Mirdif City Centre is one of the first shopping centre ventures in the Dubai region to use ecologically friendly construction techniques. Mace was appointed to the project in January 2007 in a project management role for long term client Majid Al Futtaim (MAF). The city centre will adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards; a rating system developed in the US and now ...
The British Museum has announced that Mace Group, the international consultancy and construction company, has won the competition to be appointed construction managers for the North West Development project.
The new development, by internationally-recognised architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is the first step in a 20 year masterplan intended to safeguard and enhance the museum's ...
In February 2008 the More London project rolled out a Mace Sustain BMOS (Behavioural Management of Safety) programme, which is a safety process that focuses on praising safe behaviour and getting to the root cause of any at-risk behaviours. This helps projects to effectively manage unwanted behaviour and motivate people to perform safely.
More London's team took real ownership of the ...
Mace has won a four year role on the London Borough of Southwark's project management services framework.
Mace secured the role on the basis of its experience in the UK local government sector and demonstrable project management rigour relevant to the local authority’s financial and procurement processes. As one of only two companies appointed to the framework, Mace will be working for the ...
Peter McIlhagger, a project manager based at Mace's Manchester office, has been busy performing some valuable charity projects in Namibia, South Africa, working alongside friends James and Helen Frazer from AIM International. Armed with over £8,500 of charitable donations, Peter travelled out to help schools in Opuwo (500km north of the capital Windhoek right in the desert) where residents ...
Bahrain City Centre (BCC), the Kingdom's first combined entertainment, shopping and leisure resort, opened its doors for business on Wednesday 10th September. Mace was project manager on phase one of the scheme and undertook 24 months of development work for our client Majid Al Futtaim (MAF).
Estimated to attract an impressive 15 million shoppers in its first year of business, BCC will also ...
Como achieved practical completion on 18 August 2008 for the 1 Old Jewry project for first time client Fidessa who specialise in multi asset trading systems, market data and global connectivity. The project, managed by Steve Jackson and Dave Duffy, comprised of a high specification fit out of open plan office space as well as client dining and demonstration areas.
Some of the main challenges ...