This week Mace, the international consultancy and construction business moved its Leeds based team into 3,000 square feet of new offices at 17 York Place in Leeds city centre. Mace intends to increase the size of the team located there as it continues to develop its client relationships and seeks more commissions across the Yorkshire and North East area over the coming years.
As well as being the main base for projects in Yorkshire and the North East, the new office will be the hub for the company’s growing offer to the UK’s retail industry. Mace directors Neil Hennessey and Matt Gordon, who joined Mace in Leeds last month, will head up the new office. Both have extensive experience with retail clients and have worked together for 12 years.
Neil Hennessey, director at Mace said: “While Mace has been working in Leeds and the Yorkshire region for several years, our new office provides us with much needed space as we intend to assertively grow the business in the region. Leeds is also an important centre for the retail sector in the UK and it is a very important and expanding part of the Mace business.”
Matt Gordon, commercial director, Mace said: “Neil and I have joined Mace at a very exciting time; we are looking forward to working with the team in the new Leeds office to deliver our projects across the UK, and develop the growing retail client base.”
Mace has been involved in some the most high profile construction projects in Yorkshire and has worked with clients in Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley, Durham, Wakefield, Sheffield and Hull on regeneration, aviation, retail, commercial property, high rise residential, education, transport, energy and housing commissions.
Mace also has a ten year legacy for consultancy services to the retail sector across the UK with prestigious clients including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Primark, Nationwide, Lloyds TSB, Costa Coffee and Santander.
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Mace is an international consultancy and construction company with a £726m turnover in 2009, employing over 2,800 people and operating across 51 countries. The group’s core business is programme and project management, construction delivery, quantity surveying and facilities management but is truly multi-disciplinary with services spanning the entire property life cycle. For more information visit: www.macegroup.com
Manchester’s original pop-up Christmas bar, the North Pole Bar has returned for its third year and interior designers NoChintz have helped events company Ear to the Ground transform the 400 metre square marquee into a warm festive haven in the heart of the City.
The North Pole Bar is the brainchild of events company Ear to the Ground, and is supported by Manchester City Council. It is located in Cathedral Gardens next to the Urbis building (which is currently being transformed into the new National Football Museum).
Natalie Gray, NoChintz said: “We’ve worked on lots of different installations and events with Ear to the Ground and have really enjoyed helping to create the North Pole Bar this year as we had a lot of ideas and concepts to work with”.
“With a lot more space to play with than previous years we’ve been able to create different areas to suit the ways people want to use the bar. You can take it easy on the Chesterfield sofas with your Winter Crumble cocktail, grab some noodles in the chalet, or people watch from the bar the area.”
NoChintz developed the design for the North Pole Bar along with Ear to the Ground. The bar is split into four distinct areas, including the “Bar Humbug”, designed as a space for private parties, featuring Victorian lampposts, black and white stripes, old books and sweet jars plus oversized quotes from Charles Dickens ”A Christmas Carol”. The entrance to Bar Humbug is through an icicle doorway, created using large recycled cardboard rolls.
The “chalet” is main food area where tables are adorned with chequered cloths and vintage skis, ice skates & snowshoes along with cuckoo clocks decorate the walls. The “snug” includes vintage Chesterfield sofas, fire surrounds complete with life like plasma screen flames and antler lights hanging from the ceiling, while the actual North Pole bar area features snowy wooden cabins with snowflakes falling to the ground.
“We are really pleased with the North Pole Bar 2010 it seems to be a big hit in Manchester again this winter, and is a great alternative to the Christmas markets” said Natalie.
NoChintz is a team of creative thinkers and designers. Its Manchester based studio offers design services across the full spectrum of residential, commercial and leisure sectors, creating interiors that their clients want to be part of. NoChintz work to improve the environments where we live, work & play, all with one common goal; making good design accessible to all. The company was set up in 2007 and is owned and run by Natalie Gray, Dominic Beardwell and Lucy Goddard.
The North Pole Bar is open every day from 12 noon -11pm until 24 December 2010.
Twitter: @Nochintz @Thenorthpolebar
For further information on NoChintz please contact:
Lisa Ashurst, Ashurst Communications, 07973 401123 or email@example.com
For further information on the North Pole Bar and Ear to the Ground please contact:
David Norris, Operations Director, Ear to the Ground, 0161 2379 786 or firstname.lastname@example.org