Mace wins £1bn Gutenborg residential project in Russia

22 May 2013 (Last Updated May 22nd, 2013 18:30)

Construction firm Mace has won a contract worth over £1bn from SPb Renovation for the development of Gutenborg residential project in St Petersburg, Russia.

Gutenborg residential project

Construction firm Mace has won a contract worth over £1bn from SPb Renovation for the development of Gutenborg residential project in St Petersburg, Russia.

As per the deal, Mace will be the delivery partner for the scheme and will be responsible for the design and construction of more than 780,000m² of residential space to accommodate 25,000 people in approximately 15,600 apartments.

The development also includes three schools, five kindergartens, a polyclinic, and supporting roads, transport and utilities infrastructure.

SPb Renovation CEO Arthur Markaryan said, "We have worked with Mace to develop our internal systems for our overall programme of works and also set the implementation strategy for the Gutenborg project."

Under the deal, Mace will also provide project management, design management, cost management, construction management and technical supervision services for the project.

Mace director Rob Ewen said that the project ‘will change the residential infrastructure of St Petersburg by delivering a better standard of both accommodation and living experience through the quality of design and construction performance’.

UK-based Bryden Wood has developed a standardised set of components, which will be used by several plot architects to produce site-specific detailed designs for the project.

The entire development will feature nine districts of which Gutenborg is the first.

Over the next twenty years, the project will create the nine districts and then sub-divide them into 22 city blocks over 900ha of land.

The appointment of Mace for the Gutenborg project follows two previous commissions undertaken for SPb Renovation in 2012.

Under the first deal, Mace helped SPb Renovation to establish the programme management procedures for its 22 projects aimed at relocating a significant proportion of St Petersburg’s population from old neglected houses into new residential quarters.

The second commission was for a business case review and implementation plan for the Gutenborg project.


Image: After completion, the Gutenborg residential project will feature 15,600 apartments. Photo: Courtesy of Mace.