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Mace scoops £1bn Russian deal

22 May 13 Mace has won the £1bn-plus contract for a landmark residential project in St Petersburg, Russia.

Client and specialist company SPb Renovation appointed Mace as delivery partner for the scheme, which involves the design and construction of a net residential area of more than 780,000m2. The project will create some 15,600 apartments along with three schools, five kindergartens, a polyclinic and all the supporting roads, transport and utilities infrastructure required for a development housing 25,000 people.

As delivery partner, Mace’s role covers the full range of project, design cost and construction management as well as technical supervision.

The appointment follows two previous commissions undertaken during 2012 for SPb Renovation.  Mace assisted in establishing the programme management procedures for SPb Renovation’s overall programme of 22 projects to rehouse a significant proportion of St Petersburg’s population from old neglected houses into modern residential quarters.  The second commission was a business case review and implementation plan for the Gutenborg project. 

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SPb Renovation CEO Arthur Markaryan said: “We have worked with Mace to develop our internal systems for our overall programme of works and also set the implementation strategy for the Gutenborg project. Mace came on board and from the start demonstrated that they shared our vision and values to deliver change in the residential market in St Petersburg by raising the bar in design and delivery performance standards.”

Mace director, Rob Ewen, said: “We are thrilled to have won such a challenging and significant project that will inspire change in the residential infrastructure of St Petersburg by delivering a better standard of both accommodation and living experience through the quality of design and construction performance. “

Design and technology company Bryden Wood has developed a set of standardised set of components, similar to the chassis approach taken in the automotive industry. These elements will be used by the various plot architects to produce site-specific detailed designs. The chassis approach is designed to allow cost and programme to be reduced while maintaining high quality levels.

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