UK-based consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by the London Legacy Development Corporation as the project management partner for Stratford’s new East Bank development.
The project will bring together education and cultural organisations such as the University of the Arts London’s London College of Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the Smithsonian Institution, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the BBC.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the latest proposals for the project and confirmed that the BBC had joined as the latest partner.
Mace will lead the project and construction management on the V&A East museum, Sadler’s Wells East theatre, London College of Fashion campus and the BBC Concert Hall.
Contractor procurement has begun and the development will open in 2022.
Earlier, Mace had worked on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the bid stage to the current legacy. The company had included partnership roles throughout the delivery of the games, transformation of the venues and infrastructure in legacy, including the Olympic Stadium and the Stratford Waterfront cultural and education district.
Since September 2011, Mace worked with the London Legacy Development Corporation in a programme and project management partnership and delivered legacy conversion and enhancements.
London Legacy Development Corporation CEO Lyn Garner said: “Mace has a long and successful record of working on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, they have provided us with an excellent team and we are confident they will deliver to a high standard.”
Mace COO for consultancy Jason Millett said: “It’s a privilege to have been selected to deliver this major new cultural district and continue our successful relationship with the London Legacy Development Corporation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
“We are very much looking forward to working with the Mayor, LLDC and the cultural partners to deliver world-class facilities at East Bank for all Londoners and visitors to enjoy.”