Principal Contractor Services

Providing Principal Contractor services as a secondment and as an independent body

Whilst many contractors remain apprehensive to deliver the Principal Contractor role, MAC Construction Consultants provide personnel, procedures and systems to cover this position – either as a secondment to the main contractor, or as an independent stand-alone body.

MAC also provide the tools to help develop main contractors into Principal Contractors.

MAC have an extensive network of Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Site Managers who each specialise in specific sectors. As a result, we are able to appoint individuals based on what category the work falls into, carefully matching the person to the project.

As part of our role, MAC can provide full consultancy services regarding people, tools and systems. In addition, we can work with clients in order to identify what they require for prelims, and we can advise and coordinate with the client on what is needed to meet CDM.

The Principal Contractor service sits within MAC’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) department and provides:

  • A library of systems and tools.
  • Bespoke packages to suit the needs of the project, and who is appointing them.
  • Principal Contractor training for personnel and at a corporate level.


For further information, please contact Richard Dryden on 0796 123 1937 or email

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PCS In Action – Case Studies

1. MAC provided Principal Contractor services for a client at a major warehouse and distribution centre in South Yorkshire. The project involved the construction of a 300m x 70m mezzanine level with conveyor system infrastructure and racking.

Running for 20 hours a day, the project was constructed as the facility continued to function at 100%.

Logistics, cooperation and willingness to adapt and modify plans were the schemes most challenging aspects, which have been managed to the satisfaction of the client.

2. MAC worked on mixed-use apartment and office scheme in Manchester providing Principal Contractor services. MAC oversaw the piling, groundworks, drainage and frame packages for the development which were carried out as a single package by the contractor.

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, progress was safely and successfully maintained throughout the project’s development.


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