Firm carried out work on neighbouring plot for developer which is made up of Qatari Diar and Delancey

Mace is favourite for a high-profile scheme to turn part of the former athletes’ village for the 2012 Olympic Games in east London into more than 500 build-to-rent homes.

Called East Village Plot No6, the scheme is for developer Get Living which is made up of developers Qatari Diar and Delancey.

Mace has been carrying out work for Get Living on a plot at the same site called No8 – the so-called Jump Factory – which saw the firm build a 36-storey tower and a second 26-storey tower in 18 weeks using a factory style method which created an indoor construction site to speed up work and reduce safety risks.

This job included building 482 homes across two towers with the No6 plot, which is understood to have a pricetag of close to £200m, featuring 524 homes across two towers of 26 and 31 storeys.

Mace, which is one of two left in the race to build a new campus for UCL in Stratford, declined to comment but others working on the scheme include project manager Cast, cost manager Arcadis and architect Hawkins Brown.

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Mace carried out work on a neighbouring plot called No8 using a factory style method of building