The Nene Waterfront Regeneration project is revitalising a prominent waterside area of Wisbech, including a riverside brownfield site, which had been underused and partly derelict for up to 20 years. The project, which has already received national acclaim and several awards, introduces new housing and other usage, strengthening the progress already made in creating a leisure port. Mace was commissioned to provide project management services, working with and coordinating between a public sector partnership involving Fenland District Council as the lead client, EEDA, HCA and key private sector landowners and developers.
Mace helped the client with land assembly and remediation of the brownfield site and the programmed and coordinated development of the infrastructure on site, including road and traffic management, primary utilities and reinforcement and flood risk mitigation. This effort prepared the land for housing developers in the next stage of the project. Mace also managed the implementation and delivery of facilities including an extended yacht harbour, 75 tonne boat lift, slipway, business centre and pedestrian priority river frontage. The team demonstrated its ethos of community involvement by providing funding for all 21 Wisbech schools to produce giant murals to create an open-air gallery around the 20 acres of derelict land that encompass the scheme, and an online link for pupils to interview key members of the construction team to learn more about the site and investigate potential career paths.