Mace’s work on London’s Shard has produced an equally towering overall performance to come top of a strong field of the industry’s project and construction managers

Project/Construction Management Firm of the year

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Shortlisted last year, Mace has come back all guns blazing to scoop the award for best Project/Construction Management Firm of the year. Over the last 12 months Mace has achieved a massive 30% leap in growth. In the education sector, despite such a difficult year, Mace built or refurbished over 200 schools including one of the country’s first free schools.

The group has also excelled on international frameworks, delivering work for clients including Barclays Capital, Invesco and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition, there is the steady growth over the London skyline of the Shard in London Bridge to provide a constant reminder of Mace’s outstanding construction management expertise.

Last year’s category winner has, after acquiring Davis Langdon, made impressive progress in the UK market, working on big name projects such as The Pinnacle in central London, as well as building up an increasingly strong presence in Europe.

With a 7.5% turnover growth, and delivering schemes all over the world, Arup has been going from strength to strength. Highlights include Cannon Street station and the UK Centre for Medical Research in London.

Gleeds’ popularity with clients is clear, with 80% recommending the firm to others more than twice. Stand-out projects of the year include London’s St Pancras Chambers and MediaCityUK in Salford.

Mace has made strides over the last 12 months, with a massive 30% leap in growth. The beleaguered education sector has proved no problem for the firm, with over 200 schools built or refurbished.

This small firm punches above its weight with high-profile schemes in the South-west, including a £24m Bristol student union. In the words of one client: “There is something special about Provelio.”

Turner & Townsend
Outstanding projects for Turner & Townsend this year have included involvement on the £1.4bn London Bridge Quarter development, including the Shard, and the National Renewable Energy Centre.