London headquartered consulting firm Mace has been selected by the United Nations to assist in the expansion of its International School in Hanoi – Vietnam. Mace will act as project manager, construction manager and cost consultant.
The UN International School (UNIS) in Hanoi (Vietnam) was founded in 1988 with the support of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam (UNDP). The school was set up to provide education to the children of UN staff and schooled around 12 students in the first year. Now, 27 years later, the school educates around 1050 students from more than 60 nationalities and 40 mother tongue groups.
With the programme continuing to grow, UNIS is experiencing an increased pressure for space. To address this issue, shared spaces will be added to each of the schools, as a result of which more curricular space will be available for each level as well as a centralised location for language programmes. In addition to this, UNIS plans to improve its campus security and sporting facilities.
To assist it in the development of the expanded premises, UNIS appointed international consulting firm and construction company Mace* as project manager, construction manager and cost consultant for phase 3 of the campus development. According to Mace, the appointment follows its good relationship with the UN, established during the Green One UN House project – soon to be occupied in Hanoi.
Chris Stainton, Senior Project Manager at Mace, comments: “Mace’s Vietnam team are delighted to have won this prestigious project in Hanoi and look forward to delivering a world class educational facility for the school and local community. We are especially pleased that our fantastic existing working relationship with the United Nations has allowed us to add to our local portfolio, and we very much look forward to working with them to deliver a project that all can be proud of.”
* Mace is an in 1990 established construction and consulting firm specialised in programme and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery, and facilities management. The company is headquartered in London and has over 4,300 employees working in over 70 countries.