We're Growing!

We are delighted to announce the addition of two new team members to Macegreen Consulting in our London Office.

David Owens joins as a Director, heading up the Project Management team with Phil Long as a Senior Project Manager. Both bring a wealth of senior level experience to further strengthen and develop Macegreen’s offering to our clients.

 

RICS Modus, Global Edition - February 2016

How to meet the construction challenges of the £2bn Gwynt Y Mor Offshore wind farm, the second largest in the world, when the project is 8 miles out at sea. Neal Green MRICS, Director at Macegreen Consulting, advised on the specification for the onshore operational and maintenance facilities.

 

Building of the Year



THE BUILDING FORUM FOR DEVON AND CORNWALL 2015

Genesis, Plymouth

Genesis is the first phase of redeveloping the Millfield’s Trust HQ site that lies at the heart of Union Street, a civic spine that connects the three old towns of Plymouth. The pioneering, ERDF and LEP funded project, is designed to create employment and serve the local community. It comprises flexible workspaces, meeting rooms, a full height internal atrium and living walls. Internal spaces benefit from high levels of natural daylight and generous circulation areas.

Portland stone cladding frames glazing elements, vertical gardens and carved reliefs on each elevation. The building has a high environmental performance and is fully accessible. Project managed by Macegreen Consulting the project provided opportunities for community involvement, work placements and apprenticeships for local residents, ensuring ownership and pride in the achievement.

 

Free Property Advice

Macegreen Consulting are delighted to announce that we have become corporate partners with the property industry charity LandAid.  We have pledged a number of pro-bono days in 2015/2016 to provide UK charities with free specialist property advice to maintain, improve or expand their premises.

LandAid invests over £1 million every year in projects that support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK – Macegreen look forward to being a part of that and making a difference in our local communities.

 

£4.7 million new state of the art business centre opens in Plymouth

By Western Morning News  |  March 12, 2015

By Olivier Vergnault

A state of the art brand new enterprise centre has been completed in one of Plymouth's most deprived areas.  The £4.7 million Stonehouse area project, which took three years to complete, was created to provide small companies and start-up businesses with a new home.  The aim is to restore the urban fabric along Union Street and contribute to the aspirations of the adopted Millbay and Stonehouse Area Action Plan.

The managed office accommodation is arranged in a series of lettable units of variable size designed to support the needs of start-up businesses and to enhance employment opportunities within the Stonehouse Community.  The development of the Genesis Building managed workspace project in Plymouth achieved practical completion in February 2015.  Funding has been provided through DCLG's ERDF Competitiveness programme, the Growing Places Fund via the SW Local Enterprise Partnership and Millfields Trust reserves.

The Genesis building incorporates cutting edge sustainability to BREEAM 'Excellent' 2011 standards, exemplary accessible design criteria and is designed and built to BCO office standards.

A collaborative team-working relationship between Millfields Trust, Macegreen Consulting, Form Design Architects and Midas Construction in this £4.7m exemplar project.

Macegreen Consulting, which was appointed as Project Managers by Millfields Trust, ensured the project completed on time and within budget and was instrumental in helping deliver Millfields' vision for new managed office workspace within the Genesis Building.

The building design embeds environmental awareness with low energy consumption and running costs.  It also boasts the largest fully irrigated vertical living wall this side of Bristol, softening the appearance of the building, while helping to promote biodiversity.

Carved Portland stone feature panels are also mounted on the building depicting scenes of emerging industry in Plymouth.

The main contractor sought at every opportunity during the two stage design and build project to appoint local trades and suppliers, culminating in more than 300 people employed during the 14 month build period, as well as taking on 6 new trade apprentices.

The ERDF said the project demonstrated sufficiently robust financial processes and is considered and exemplar in terms of ensuring the construction stage offered employment opportunities to local residents.

There was also engagement with local schools and local community throughout the design and construction stages. one initiative via Millfields Inspired, the charity formed by Millfields trust, was to invite schoolgirls from six Stonehouse schools to visit the new site on Union Street to see first-hand the type of jobs involved in building a development of this scale and talk to real-life women in construction, such as Building Surveyors, Engineers and Architects.

The 22,000 sq ft Genesis Building includes 34 units of various sizes, from three desks up to 3,000 sq ft providing exceptionally high standards of contemporary office space for over 200 people.

Roger Pipe, from Millfields Trust, said: "We are really pleased with the outcome, it does say a lot about the strength and good management of our project."