Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Let the games begin

Delivering the Pan American and Parapan American Games venues for a month of world-class competition and a lifetime of local opportunity.

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Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Project summary


Department for International Trade

Key partners

Arup, 4Global

Services provided

Project and programme management, Cost consultancy


Stadiums and major venues


Americas, Latin America

Project timeline

Start date
June 2017

Project story

Held for the first time in Peru, the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games were more than just a sporting event.
In addition to bringing together top-class athletes from across the Americas, the Games, which are the second largest multi-discipline sporting event in the world, served as a catalyst for change in Lima, leaving a lasting legacy for the people who live there.
By using our experience from the London 2012 Games, and the subsequent transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we helped Lima to develop venues that are accessible and sustainable, ensuring their long-term future.

The Games are bringing valuable investment into Lima, and the way the construction sector positively responded to our innovative contracting approach has given Peru confidence that its US$160billion infrastructure gap can be closed.

As well as the economic benefits, the Games also generated huge social value. Communities across the whole of Peru, and Lima in particular, celebrate the Games as an opportunity to inspire, with the venues seen as a way for people to use sport to enhance their lives for years to come. A fantastic example of this is the brand new Athletes’ Village, consisting of 1,100 apartments, which will become much needed housing for thousands of families in the hardworking district of Villa El Salvador.

The legacy potential of the Lima 2019 Games is vast and Mace is proud to have played a part in ensuring long-lasting benefits. We worked as part of a UK Delivery Team – which was set up by the UK Department for International Trade as part of a Government to Government (G2G) agreement with Peru – focusing on developing and executing the overarching delivery strategy for the core permanent venue infrastructure, establishing and implementing an integrated programme management office function, and supporting the delivery of key venues.


“We owe a great debt to the Mace Lima 2019 team who have shown tremendous commitment to supporting us to achieve our goals from day one. They have really helped our cause and it has been a pleasure working with this team. ”

5 venue clusters
44 hectare Athlete's Village
41 competing nations
8,500+ competing athletes

points of note


The team was creative in developing innovative procurement and delivery support strategies, which gave the Peruvian supply chain a chance to think outside the box and provide their own innovative solutions.


Mace was integral in driving a best-practice health, safety and wellbeing agenda in Lima. By having a dedicated wellbeing manager on the project, we effectively communicated and implemented wellbeing initiatives across the UK Delivery Team and Peruvian supply chain, resulting in a more consistent approach to looking after the welfare of everyone working on the project.


We provided leadership support to the client and contractors, developing processes and reporting to support good decision making, as well as developing and implementing a Safety, Health, Environmental, Leadership Team (SHELT). These initiatives improved collaboration between all parties and ensured best practice was shared.

Giving back to communities

Working in some of Lima's most deprived areas gave us the opportunity to work with local communities and help them benefit from the Games before they even happened. We were privileged to support local schools by facilitating sports days and helping to improve playground facilities.