Huge wins for Mace as Games approach

Huge wins for Mace as Games approach

In the first quarter of 2018 Mace’s regional sports and leisure sector, led by operations director Richard Smith, won competitive tenders to deliver Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre (£25m), Nottingham Castle (£17m) and Newport Leisure Centre (around £15m).

Mace has some of the world’s most respected sports and leisure expertise, having helped to deliver the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Part of joint venture delivery partner CLM, Mace was responsible for the delivery of the Games venues and the commercial closure of the most successful Olympics ever.

The business is also well-known for projects including the transformation of Hampden Park for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the delivery of the City of Manchester Stadium for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and is currently working with the UK Government to help deliver the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

The Mace team in Birmingham has been involved in the delivery of sports and leisure projects which exceed £380m in combined value. The team has expertise in project and cost managing the construction and refurbishment of leisure centres, having delivered 18 new facilities for local authorities in the past eight years.

By transforming local authority leisure centres, Mace’s sports and leisure division is creating £14m of income for 16 local authorities and saving them £500,000 a year in leisure subsidies. 

In addition the team’s work has created 36,000 new gym memberships with the health benefits of these additional memberships estimated to have saved the NHS around £115m.

Mace has developed the length and breadth of experience in the construction of 50m pools having delivered the majority of Britain’s Olympic-sized swimming facilities over the past decade.

Mace is currently working on the delivery of a landmark swimming complex featuring a 50m pool at Derby Arena as well as a 50m pool at Winchester. It has already completed another 50m pool at Corby East Midlands International Pool and High Wycombe.   

Simon Dale, Business Unit Director of the Midlands at Mace, said:

“The exciting new business wins we’ve secured in 2018 are a testament to the track record of Mace’s sports and leisure team in delivering high-quality leisure facilities which greatly improve membership numbers and participation in sports activity.

“We’re hugely excited about the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022 and as a local team we’re keen to do as much as we can to help deliver a lasting sporting legacy to the people and local sports team of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.”


Published: 22 June 2018

Article by Suzy Jackson
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