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Mace wins £200m UCL Olympic Park campus deal

Mace has landed a preconstruction deal to deliver the largest building on University College London’s new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The company was chosen by the university for the £200m Marshgate I contract, which will form part of UCL’s East Bank campus development in Stratford, east London.

Mace will start preconstruction immediately ahead of the main works, which are expected to commence in 2019. The Marshgate I building is expected to open to students in 2022.

The design deal for the Marshgate I building was awarded to architect Stanton Williams in 2016.

UCL’s campus will be part of Stratford’s £1.1bn East Bank regeneration, which will include new sites for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the UAL’s College of Fashion, BBC Music and the Sadler’s Wells dance company.

Mace scooped a deal back in June to project-manage the East Bank development, which was previously known as Olympicoplis.

It has also worked with the LLDC since 2011 on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and further legacy projects such as the regeneration of Stratford waterfront’s cultural and education district.

UCL East academic director Paola Lettieri said: “Marshgate I is central to our academic vision for UCL East, providing research, innovation and teaching spaces and bringing together projects spanning the core themes of experiments, arts, society and technology.”

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