Mace and Jacobs, acting as a joint venture, have been appointed as overall Program Management Consultant and Project Management Consultant for Buildings by Hellinikon SA, a subsidiary of LAMDA Development SA for the regeneration of the former Athens airport and the neighboring coastal front, Ellinikon. This project constitutes one of the greatest urban regeneration projects in Europe, and the largest urban regeneration investment ever in Greece.At the heart of The Ellinikon development lies the two million square meter Metropolitan Park, which is expected to become a significant green area in Athens and one of the largest coastal parks in the world. The project consists of an integrated urban development model that will combine the area's natural beauty and unique inherent characteristics with landmark buildings and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Throughout the project, climate-positive design will reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency and minimize carbon emissions. The development will also promote biodiversity and active travel and be served by electric vehicle facilities.The project is expected to attract at least 1 million new tourists a year and substantially contribute to repositioning Athens as one of the world's premier tourist destinations. The scheme also has a major social value contribution through the creation of an estimated 10,000 jobs during the construction period and 75,000 jobs (IOBE study, July 2016) during its maturity.The Mace Jacobs joint venture will manage the overall Program and lead the delivery of the buildings portfolio, which includes iconic structures such as the first high rise residential project in Athens, a landmark mall complex, luxury retail development and modern office space.