We are excited to be featured in the latest issue of Bath Life Magazine with an article about our new Bath Office as fresh arrivals on the Bath business scene.
MEA is a firm of Construction Consultants, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors, established since 1967. They’ve just set up shop in the city and love a blue brolly.
So guys, tell us all about you…
MEA works throughout the UK for a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors; our experience covers new builds, refurbishments, alterations and conservation projects.
Why did you choose Bath to set up the new branch?
Our South West Office was in Chippenham, where we had been since 1994. However, in the last few years we have seen a significant increase in the number of clients, fellow consultants and projects in the Bath area. In order to provide a better service to our existing clients and develop new ones, we decided it would be better to move into the City.
We’re currently working on several projects in the immediate area including TCN’s Newark Works project which is part of the Bath Quays South Regeneration. We continue to work with St John’s Foundation on several of their building projects, while others include conservation and schemes for high net worth private clients.
What have been some of the most challenging and most rewarding moments?
The biggest challenge in moving to Bath was finding the right office accommodation. We work in an open-plan style to encourage collaborative and enjoyable working, but Bath’s typical office space is located in Georgian town houses with multiple individual rooms which, whilst full of character, don’t meet our way of working.
On the other hand, one of the most rewarding aspects is the ability to now walk to projects and meetings. Not only does it mean that we can be on-site or with a client/fellow consultant very quickly and easily without exacerbating harm to the planet, it is also contributes to the well-being of our staff, who get the opportunity for a bit of fresh air and exercise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
We also enjoy the many professional networking opportunities that Bath has to offer. We are regulars at the Bath branch of Constructing Excellence South West and the Interact networking group; we also enjoy the lighter side of networking at Circo’s Bath Property Social evenings.