The Winds of Change are Blowing for the Mace Group
September 19, 2021
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The construction group is intending to turn its hand to construction within the healthcare sector, and hopes this will improve its turnover 50% by 2026. Hospital construction was once under the aegis of the Private Finance Initiative [PFI] but this is changing. PFIs are partnerships, allowing the private sector to obtain finance to design, build and operate public facilities such as schools and hospitals. Over 200 PFI contracts will expire during the next decade, most after 2025. Over 700 PFI projects currently exist, worth approx £60 billion which will eventually amount to £170 billion. There is a belief that replacing the scheme will raise standards in the relevant buildings and infrastructure.
Another factor in Mace’s interest in healthcare, pharmaceutical and bioscience construction is the fact that airport construction activity is in decline. Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds, hopes to win three or four new hospital building projects that are planned over the coming ten years. Mace have in the past avoided bidding for this type of project, due to the perceived risks involved in a PFI market. The Mace board have a corporate strategy focussed on targets for 2026, including 20% margin and 10% revenue growth per year. Their revenue in 2019 was £1.8 billion, and they are hoping to achieve a group revenue of £3 billion by 2026.
The company intend to integrate modern construction sub assembly and platform based methods into 90% of their future work. Modular construction for instance uses factory made components which are assembled onsite. This can offer a faster, cheaper and more precise outcome compared to traditional methods. Mace states: “By putting purpose at the heart of everything we do, our vision is that by 2026 Mace will be leading the way across the globe in disrupting how the built environment is developed, built and operated.”
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