Ten years, six plots, one company
Starting with the iconic Greater London Authority (GLA) headquarters in 1999 and ending with Plot 7 in 2009, our work on More London spanned a decade and six separate plots. It took us to new heights in the industry in terms of delivery excellence, innovation and community regeneration.
The South Bank has become a vibrant community thanks to the client’s vision and our expertise and ability to innovate. As construction manager on six of the seven plots, our unique position allowed us to watch it emerge before our eyes. Five years on and it is still one of our most enduring and recognised regeneration projects.
An enduring example
We were responsible for construction logistics and ensuring that optimal value and efficiency was achieved. The creation of a programming strategy for the whole development included risk analysis, logistics phasing, cash flow revenue planning and a letting strategy.
Understanding the client’s requirements was key to success. Planning well ahead meant there were no surprises. Projects completed on time, meeting the expectations of the client and tenants.
Each of the projects pushed the boundaries, from the use of new engineering techniques to spearheading social inclusion or ground-breaking sustainability credentials.
City Hall was named one of the most energy efficient structures in the capital, the first in the UK to receive a BREEAM Outstanding rating. The social inclusion programme became a Constructing Excellence Demonstration Project, sharing best practice throughout the industry. Today this programme, born amid the glass and steel of More London, has enabled countless people across the world to gain employment in the construction industry.
“The Mace project director has been fantastic and we really appreciate his involvement. He has been a proper leader for the team and the project has demonstrated best practice across all areas”