Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Let the games begin

Delivering the Pan American and Parapan American Games, bringing together nearly 9,000 athletes from all over the world while creating a lasting legacy in Lima.

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Project story

Held for the first time in Peru, the Lima 2019 Pan American and Para Pan American Games goes way beyond being just another sporting event.

Not only do both events unite athletes from all over the world, as the largest Parapan American Games to exist it will serve to encourage people of all ages to celebrate sport, bring much needed investment into the area, provide local people with multiple opportunities and enhance conditions across the city, long after the Games have finished.

Mace helped the UK win a bid to provide advice and support to Lima in delivering the Lima 2019 Games. After winning the work, we joined the UKDT – a consortium of UK companies with the largest being Mace, Arup and 4Global – to deliver the Games through a Government to Government understanding (G2G) for the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The UKDT are providing major programme and event expertise needed to deliver the infrastructure for this iconic event as we bring with us a wealth of experience and knowledge from the work we did on the transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Helping to build a sustainable city and leave a lasting legacy, there is a real focus on accessibility to the venues so that communities further away can engage with the Games too – not just nearby locals.   

A vast amount of procurement has taken place for the infrastructure needed over five different venue clusters in the first seven months, and the first 21-storey tower in the Athletes Village reached topping out only five months after construction commenced.

The Athletes' Village will be built across 44 hectares and its 92 apartments will house technical staff and 9,000 athletes, which can be used for the population of southern Lima. The modern Athletes' Village will have 1,096 apartments and is one of the most important construction works for Lima 2019. This apartment complex will remain as a legacy for the hardworking district of Villa El Salvador, benefiting over a thousand Peruvian families.

“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 is a pleasure working with this team. I look forward to a successful Games and I am confident that with the help of the Mace team we will make this happen.”

44hectare Athlete's Village
9,000 athletes
16 road infrastructure works
26 days of events

points of note

Innovation

The team has been creative in both procurement and delivery support strategies providing an opportunity for the supply chain to think outside the box and provide solutions while bidding.

Leadership

We are providing leadership support working with the client and contractors to develop and implement a Safety, Health, Environmental, Leadership Team (SHELT). This initiative has improved collaboration between all parties and ensures best practice is shared. The project’s timescale requires a tight programme that the whole team, client and suppliers are on board with, making collaboration and teamwork a must.

Wellbeing

The UKDT was procured to drive continual improvement in health and safety. The project team has embraced health and wellbeing initiatives from the UK construction industry and proactively cascaded this to the Lima 2019 team and its contractors. Mace has appointed a health and wellbeing specialist who has made a significant difference to all organisations working on the project.