Mace appointed to project manage Stratford Waterfront cultural district
The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed Mace as the project management partner for Stratford’s new East Bank development.
The ambitious project will bring together some of the world's most exciting education and cultural organisations, including University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with the Smithsonian Institution, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the BBC.
At an event at the London Aquatics Centre on Tuesday 5th June 2018, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London announced the latest proposals for the project, and confirmed that the BBC had joined as the latest partner.
The appointment will see Mace lead project and construction management on the V&A East museum, Sadler’s Wells East theatre, London College of Fashion’s campus and the BBC Concert Hall. Contractor procurement has commenced and the development will open from 2022.
Mace has worked on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the bid stage to the current legacy, incorporating partnership roles throughout the delivery of the games, transformation of the venues and infrastructure in legacy including the Olympic Stadium and the Stratford Waterfront cultural and education district.
Since September 2011, Mace has worked with the London Legacy Development Corporation in a programme and project management partnership, successfully delivering legacy conversion and enhancements.
Today’s announcement that Mace will project manage and provide construction management services for the cultural component of the East Bank further cements its role in delivering a long-lasting and impactful legacy for London and the UK.
Lyn Garner, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation, said:
“Mace has a long and successful record of working on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, they have provided us with an excellent team and we are confident they will deliver to a high standard.”
Jason Millett, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Consultancy, said:
“It’s a privilege to have been selected to deliver this major new cultural district and continue our successful relationship with the London Legacy Development Corporation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We are very much looking forward to working with the Mayor, LLDC and the cultural partners to deliver world-class facilities at East Bank for all Londoners and visitors to enjoy.”
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