SOUTHEAST ASIA CONSTRUCTION13 Aug 2021
Mace partners with Tpm in major Asia Pacific expansion

Global consultancy and construction company Mace has partnered with Tenman Project Management (Tpm), a project management company involved in hospitality, integrated resorts and gaming projects in Asia.

Tpm has been part of the team that delivered the Solaire Resort & Casino and the Marriott Widus Clark Hotel in the Philippines, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the Venetian in Macau. The company will be fully integrated within Mace’s fast-growing Consult business and its Asia Pacific hub.

Mace’s new partnership marks its latest step in expanding across markets in Asia Pacific - from a market entry in the Philippines to a consolidation of the company’s offer in Vietnam, Macau and Singapore.

Bringing delivery focus, international expertise and local knowledge, the MaceTpm partnership will help both companies create synergies in their services. It aims to deliver service excellence in programme and project management and advisory services for real estate and infrastructure clients in the region across public and private sectors.

This new partnership has a combined track record in creating some of the world’s most complex and exciting infrastructure programmes, such as Dubai Expo 2020, Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as landmark hospitality, transport and healthcare facilities in Asia Pacific.

“The MaceTpm partnership marks an exciting stage in Mace’s Consult business international expansion. I am confident that with Mace’s expertise in infrastructure delivery and Tpm’s market experience in Asia Pacific, we are in a great position to take the clients’ projects and programmes to the next level,” said Jason Millett, CEO for Consult at Mace.

“Our teams will unlock unlimited innovation potential in project and programme management, using data and digital to transform outcomes for infrastructure, hospitality, leisure and mixed-use projects. Building on an already strong record of delivering complex hospitality and retail projects in the region, we are now ready to grow our service offer and redefine the boundaries of ambition.”

Mace has recently announced its 2026 business strategy, with a target to grow its revenue by 20% year-on-year in the next five years, lower carbon emissions by 10% year-on-year and increase diversity and inclusion across the business. Mace’s Consult business has set a target to expand internationally and bring delivery focus to clients in transforming the way they deliver projects and programmes.

“Our alliance with Tpm is a major step in Mace’s Consult business international expansion,” commented Davendra Dabasia, international managing director at Mace. “Having set a bold purpose to redefine the boundaries of ambition and transform the built environment, the MaceTpm partnership will be vital to unlocking our capabilities in Asia Pacific. Bringing delivery focus high standards for quality and project outcomes, we are able to completely change project management in the region.”

Matthew Pryor, managing director at Tpm added, “By joining forces with such a global organisation like Mace, we will completely transform the way we deliver projects and programmes in Asia Pacific. Combining our local knowledge and expertise with Mace’s international infrastructure capability and global best practice, we will deliver distinctive value to our clients.

“Working with a strong pipeline of projects in the region we are hitting the ground running, harnessing the capabilities of our joint teams and creating opportunities for them to excel. Together we are driving our ambitions to take our clients’ programmes to the next level, by placing sustainability, digital and data and modern methods of construction at the heart of project delivery.”

The new partnership is expected to see Mace’s Consult business increase its capability with up to 200 more people in the Philippines, Singapore, Macau and Vietnam.