Mace (construction company)

Mace Group Ltd
Industry Construction and business services
Founded 1990
Headquarters London, United Kingdom (headquarters)
Number of locations
Five international hubs (London, New York City, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Dubai/Doha); operates in over 70 countries.
Key people
Stephen Pycroft (Chairman)
Mark Reynolds (CEO)
Revenue £1,486.5 million (2014)[1]
£32.5 million (2014)[1]
£29.7 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees
4,160 (2014)[1]

Mace Group Ltd, commonly known as Mace, is a global consultancy and construction firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, employing over 4,000 people, across five continents with a turnover in excess of £1bn.[1] Mace’s business is programme and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery and facilities management and is multi-disciplinary with services spanning the entire property and infrastructure life cycle.

Mace has three strategic sectors serving clients in the private, public and infrastructure sectors and five strategic hubs in Europe, Middle East & North Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Sub-Sahara Africa that service over 70 countries.


The company was founded by a group of construction and architecture professionals, led by Ian Macpherson, who left Bovis in 1990 hoping to bring in some new, more collaborative ways of working in the traditionally combative construction industry.[2]

The Mace startup team got its first break in 1997 when it beat Bovis and was appointed as project and construction managers on British Airways' Waterside headquarters at Heathrow.[2] The company went on to deliver the London Eye on the South Bank and The Venetian in Macau. In early 2009 Mace was appointed to deliver the fixed price The Shard tower above London Bridge station.[3]

Mace has grown by combining commercial construction with moves into the public sector (where it now delivers project management to local authorities, delivery of schools and academies and healthcare consultancy) and infrastructure, including aviation, rail, water, highways and a number of large scale waste and energy management programmes around the British Isles.

Mace rebranded in 2008, becoming Mace Group, expanding its service offer, spanning consultancy services and construction across the entire property life cycle.[2]


Mace's activities involve the following:[4]

Major projects

Major projects involving Mace have included the London Eye, The Venetian in Macau, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the British Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the Emirates Air Line and The Shard at London Bridge.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Annual Report and Accounts 2014" (PDF). Mace. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Our Story". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. Hayman, Allister (3 August 2012). "The Man Who Scaled The Shard". Building. London.
  4. "Additional Services (A-Z)". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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