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Mace chosen for £180m Olympic East Village housing

20 Sep 18 Mace has been contracted to build a development of 524 new flats for private rental in the new East Village neighbourhood, next to London’s Olympic Park.

N06 East Village has been designed by architect Hawkins Brown
N06 East Village has been designed by architect Hawkins Brown

Mace was selected as main contractor for N06 East Village by Get Living. Four tower blocks will be built on one of the last remaining development plots in East Village, taking the total number of Get Living homes in the neighbourhood to 2,500, as well as retail space on the ground floor and a children’s play area.

Get Living, whcih bills itself as the UK’s largest build-to-rent provider, is owned by a partnership of DV4 (Delancey’s client fund), Qatari Diar, APG and Oxford Properties.

Two towers, at 26 and 31 storeys, and two 10-storey pavilions have been merged into a single development connected by an inhabited sky-bridge. It also includes a landscaped private courtyard, outdoor terraces with views over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and shared amenity space for residents.

The buildings have been designed by architect Hawkins Brown, with Walsh as structural engineer and ChapmanBDSP as services engineer.

Mace is currently building the neighbouring N08 East Village project for Get Living, where it has been using an innovative ‘rising factory’ method to deliver the project, building under an elevating canopy. The company plans to use the N06 project to further develop its construction methods, details of which it plans to reveal before construction begins on the superstructure.

Construction is due to commence in December 2018, following completion of enabling works on the site.

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Mace has an established relationship with the area, having been part of the CLM joint venture that helped build the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as supporting the London Legacy Development Corporation on the post-Games transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Mace is also the project and construction manager for the Stratford Waterfront scheme comprising the V&A East museum, Sadler’s Wells East theatre, London College of Fashion campus and BBC venue, and was appointed in August 2018 by University College London as principal contractor to deliver Marshgate 1, the first phase of their new campus in Stratford, UCL East.

Mace director Shaun Tate said: “This is an appointment we are very proud of. N06 is an architecturally innovative development that will provide a unique living and working environment. Over the last two years, we have worked closely with Get Living on the delivery of N08 East Village and built a fantastic working relationship. It takes a close partnership between client and contractor to be effective, particularly when seeking to drive innovation in the construction sector. The use of our ground-breaking rising factory on N08 has driven very positive results and we look forward to developing this further with the next phase of East Village.”

Get Living chief executive Neil Young said: “N06 is East Village’s gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and these new homes, retail and public space will add to the vibrancy of the existing neighbourhood. Over the past five years we’ve learnt what a great home, neighbourhood and rental experience looks like. It’s this experience that has guided the development of N06 and we’re now excited to see Mace appointed to bring that vision to life.

“Mace has been a brilliant partner at N08, working closely with us to be a good neighbour to the East Village community during its construction. We’re confident Mace will continue this approach at N06 and through this important next phase for East Village.”

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