Redefining the London skyline. The Shard stands at 310m tall and when the project began, no one in the UK had ever worked at that height before. Add to this a tight timescale of 38 months, and Mace was forced to re-think the basic principles of construction and use innovative techniques to deliver the project.
This included the first ever use of top-down construction for a core, the UK’s largest ever concrete pour, the UK’s first use of jump-lift construction, the first inclined hoist in the world, and the first crane to ever be supported on top of a slipform.
The Shard is now a world renowned landmark, home to some of the best offices, restaurants and hotel rooms in London - along with breathtaking views.
The London Eye is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world and one of the most complex engineering projects in modern history.
The wheel was constructed to a demanding and complex schedule where we co-ordinated multiple work packages and developed unique and innovative solutions to create significant savings in time and cost.
Our story started with a unique partnership. Alongside CH2M and Laing O'Rourke, we created the CLM delivery partner consortium to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Together we designed and procured more than £5bn of work while achieving challenging sustainability, design, safety and training targets that set the programme apart and established new benchmarks for the industry, and for Olympic Games.
Gatwick Airport is the sixth busiest international airport in the world, and is the world’s busiest airport featuring a single runway operation.
The Pier 6 development at Gatwick was built as part of expansion plans to increase the capacity of the airport's North Terminal. Mace managed the construction of the new satellite building housing 11 aircraft stands, and a 197m long pier bridge linking it to the North Terminal building.
Stations are increasingly becoming destinations in their own right, acting as a catalyst for inner city regeneration. Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central’s redevelopment has boosted daily passenger capacity from 170,000 to 240,000 as well as dramatically improving the overall passenger experience.
We spent seven years transforming one of Britain’s worst stations into one of its best by building a stunning, cathedral-like atrium that floods passengers with daylight.
A historical space for a high-tech giant
Mace acted as a project manager and cost consultant on converting the Grade II listed building into a high-tech retail space for Microsoft.
This is one of the country’s most complex retail projects, where a historical building was transformed to accommodate cutting edge technology - much like Microsoft, a company making history by pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Recreating the nation's favourite street.
Coronation Street is one of the UK’s most loved TV shows watched by over 9.5 million people each week.
After 51 years of producing the show in the same studios, they decided to move into a new purpose-built facility fit for the 21st century, with four studios, a studio support building housing actor, production and post-production facilities.
Mace’s construction of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium has delivered one of the finest and most unique sporting venues in the world, with a 61,000-seat capacity and a retractable pitch.
By developing Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium, we have helped to create a major sports and entertainment landmark for visitors, the wider community, London and the UK.
This complex project, that will open the building and riverside to the public for the first time, will see Battersea Power Station retain its unique historical features as it is given a new 21st century purpose.
Having worked on early preparatory works, including the rebuilding of the chimneys, Mace was well placed to take over in August 2017 as construction manager for Phase 2 of the redevelopment – transforming the Power Station, and building an energy centre and six acre public riverside park.