News & Events

The latest news and information from Method Consulting

The Spotlight is on…

April 2019

This week the spotlight is on…Paul Norris. Find out what his role at Method is, and who his famous Cousin is!

Method Consulting presents.. Paul Norris

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations to Emily McKinlay, our office assistant who has just passed her Level 2 apprenticeship in Business Administration. Well done Emily.

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The Spotlight is on…

April 2019

This week the spotlight is on…Andrew Cox. Find out what is his favourite part about working for Method and what advice he has for prospective candidates.

Method Consulting presents…..Andrew Cox

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The Spotlight is on…

April 2019

This week the spotlight is on…Rob Moore.  Find out what a typical day looks like for him, and what his biggest pet peeve is..

Method Consulting presents…..Rob Moore

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The Spotlight is on…

April 2019

This week the spotlight is on Ben Perrigo. Find out what he enjoys most about working for Method, and that super ability he wishes he had….

Method Consulting Presents….Ben Perrigo.

Welcome to the team

Our Bristol Team is Expanding….

April 2019

It has been a busy few months for the Bristol team. In February we welcomed Andrew Cox to the team,  Andrew had just completed his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering at Exeter College and joined as a Junior CAD Technician. This week we welcomed Muhammad Hussin, who has joined as a Senior Building Services Engineer.

Their profiles will be added to the team pages shortly but welcome to the team!

 

 

 

In the Spotlight Ethan Lee

The Spotlight is on…

March 2019

This week the spotlight is on Ethan Lee. Find out what super ability he wishes he had and if Hollywood made a movie about his life who he would like to play him.

Method Consulting Presents…Ethan Lee

 

Charity day 2019

Charity Day 2019

March 2019

Friday was Method’s annual charity day and the team spent the day with the National Trust at the Buscot and Colehill Estate, clearing and planting trees.

Thankfully the weather held for them and they managed to smile for the photos!

In the spotlight- Emily

The Spotlight is on…

March 2019

This week the spotlight is on Emily McKinlay. Find out what she wanted to be when growing up, what TV show she is ashamed to admit she loves, and what a typical day looks like for her at work.

Method Consulting presents…. Emily McKinlay

In the Spotlight Ghena Zakhour

The Spotlight is on…

March 2019

This week the spotlight is on Ghena Zakhour. Find out what drew her to Method originally, if she is messy or organised and what her official office nickname is!

Method Consulting presents…. Ghena Zakhour

In the spotlight- Eleanor Hoy

The Spotlight is on…

March 2019

This week the spotlight is on Eleanor Hoey. Find out more about her role at Method, her favourite sports and what she wanted to be growing up!

Method Consulting Presents…Eleanor Hoey

 

Food bank collection

Trussell Trust Foodbank

February 2019

We are currently collecting for the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Witney. Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank provides emergency food parcels to people who are experiencing an unexpected crisis situation. The programme is entirely volunteer led and relies on donations from the public.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we have delivered the first collection of food to them this week.

Further details on the Trussell Trust can be found here: https://witney.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

In the spotlight- Dan Stretton

The Spotlight is on…

February 2019

Each week we will be turning the spotlight on one of the team here at Method.

This week we put a few questions to Dan Stretton. Hear what he has to say about Method, what advice he has to give to prospective new candidates and find out a few fun facts about him!

Method Consulting presents Dan Stretton

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UTC Swindon student commended at Duke of York Awards for Technical Education

February 2019

On the 30th January 2019, our Junior CAD Technician Ben Perrigo visited St James’ Palace in London to receive his Duke of York Award for Technical Education. The full story can be found on the UTC Swindon website. Congratulations Ben!

 

 

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Bicester Eco-Business Centre awarded BREEAM rating of Outstanding at design stage

February 2019

We are pleased to announce that this £3m zero carbon Passivhaus office development which our sustainability team were appointed as BREEAM Consultants on, has been awarded a BREEAM certificate with the rating of Outstanding at design stage. Developed by Cherwell District Council (supported by European regional Development Funding) the 1,400sqm three-story building comprises a mix of co-working space and serviced offices accommodating up to 125 people.

Designed to be distinctive, eco-friendly and sustainable the building was built using a fabric first approach and is well insulated to reduce heat loss in the winter, with a combination of natural ventilation and full external shading to moderate solar gains. Connected to the district energy centre the building harnesses waste heat from electrical generation exported to the grid. Rooftop solar panels off-set all carbon emissions creating a truly zero-carbon building.

Sited within UK’s first eco-town development occupants will be encouraged to travel to work in a sustainable way, either on foot, by bike or public transport. Regular buses connect the Eco Business Centre with the local train station and cycle routes also connect with existing networks into town. Plenty of bicycle racks and showers are available on site.

The building is the first non- domestic building in the UK to achieve Passivhaus Plus certification, making it a true zero Carbon building. It is hoped that it will open to the first tenants later in 2019.

Women in Property

Women in Property South West

February 2019

A couple of us at Method had the pleasure of attending the Women in Property South West winter warmer curry event last night, held at the Khyber in Swindon. It was lovely to see such a good turn out with someone even coming from Worcester! A big thanks to Thrings for sponsoring this, as well as the Khyber  in Swindon for hosting. If you are interested in coming along to further events please check out Women in Property’s website.

charity cake sale

Charity Bake Sale

February 2019

On Tuesday we held our annual bake sale in a bid to raise funds for the two charities we are supporting this year, the Wiltshire air ambulance and Alzheimer’s Research. As you can see from the photograph a lot of people had been busy baking a vast array of delights.

A grand total of £72.20 was raised so well done to everyone that either took the time out to bake a cake or who bought one.

Our next event is our charity day which this year will see us helping out the National Trust at the Buscot and Colehill Estates. At this stage all we know is it will be some form of woodland management but it all depends on the weather!

If you want to make a donation to either Wiltshire air ambulance or Alzheimer’s Research you can do so by visiting out new fundraising page.

Method charity page

Method Fundraising page

January 2019

We are pleased to announce that Method now have an official Virgin money giving page.

 https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/MethodConsulting

Our next event is a cake sale on the 29th Jan so if you are in the area come and support this, cakes will be available in the Spitefire Café in Berkeley House.

Work Experience

Work Experience

January 2019

For the next two weeks we have the pleasure of hosting Arnold Johnson a student at the UTC Swindon for his work experience.

Arnold has had the opportunity to work with our three Junior CAD technicians (and ex UTC students) who started apprenticeships with us back last year and has spent his first week working in the CAD team preparing technical drawings using AutoCAD. Next week he will join the M&E team and will be asked to draw up CAD plans of a building he is familiar with, his own home. These are to include as many of the M&E services as possible. ( I think that may keep him busy!)

 

 

We asked Arnold how his first week at Method had gone.

‘Getting work experience with Method Consulting itself made me very happy as I could learn more about mechanical engineering which is an area I am really interested in. Work experience has been amazing as I have got to work on real projects which has made me feel more responsible. The colleagues I have been working with have been really helpful and have made sure I know what I am doing.’

Arnold is a credit to the UTC and has really embraced working at Method and has worked well with the team producing some great work.

We look forward to hosting further students in the coming year.

If you are interested in completing your work experience with either our engineering or sustainability team please email Becky Ross with the dates you require and why you would like to come and work for us.  email: Rebecca.ross@methodllp.com

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the team

Welcome to the team

January 2019

A warm welcome to Sarah Briaris who starts with us today as a Sustainability Consultant.

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Merry Christmas from all of the team at Method Consulting

December 2018

The team at Method Consulting would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Office refurbishment

Office Refurbishment

December 2018

Christmas has come early at the Method offices in Swindon. We are lucky enough to have just had the offices here refurbished and what a difference it makes. A big thanks to all who have worked on this project, I think you will all agree it looks marvelous!

Skating

Ice Skating Social Event

December 2018

Alongside Christmas jumper day on the 11th December our quarterly social event took place. Thankfully no injuries ahead of our Christmas party!

New projects

Hartham Park

December 2018

An interesting article that outlines the plans for Hartham Parks new education centre. A project that Method’s Bristol Team are currently working on.

Hartham Park plans ahead for a digital feature

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The spotlight this week is on another of our apprentices Junior CAD Technician Ethan Lee

November 2018

Ethan Lee, a former UTC Swindon student, secured an apprenticeship last summer with us. Two months into his role as a Junior CAD Technician, we caught up with Ethan to see how he was getting on…

Read the full story here.

Method Careers Fair Stand

UTC Swindon Careers Fair

November 2018

On Monday the 26th November we attended the careers fair at the UTC in Swindon. Other employers such as The Royal Navy, Kwik Fit and Wiltshire Police were exhibiting. There was a lot of interest in apprenticeships, as well as the goodies we had as giveaways!

 

Method will be in the UTC next month as well as January next year to give a construction overview presentation to years 10 and 11, and to run a few practical exercises based around BIM.

We hope to be joining their new Pipeline programme in September 2019 with a view to taking on a steady flow of apprentices year on year. Watch this space!

 

Apprenticeship concept.

My apprenticeship with Method Consulting

November 2018

Method are pleased to have been able to offer three UTC Swindon students an apprenticeship this year. Read about how one of them Ben Perrigo is getting on and find out why he chose to go down this route rather than continue in more conventional education. My apprenticeship with Method Consulting.

 

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Building Good Employer Guide 2018

November 2018

The 2018 Good Employer edition of Building magazine is out and we are delighted to announce that Method Consulting has been listed as one of the industry’s top employers under the “Training Initiative” section.

 

The latest survey concentrates on specific workplace initiatives designed to improve staff’s daily lives and looks at areas such as Connection and Communication, Well being, Training, Outreach and Inclusion, Flexible working and Methodology.

If you are interested in joining our great team and seeing these put into practice for yourself we have a number of vacancies available. Check out our career pages for more details.

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Halloween Charity Day

October 2018

Happy Halloween from all of the team at Method. There is lots of Halloween fun going on in the office today, with all donations going towards the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Alzheimer’s Research. Congratulations to Ronan Moona and Deepika Nambiar for winning a prize for the ‘best and most creative’, costume.

 

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Chiltern Academy

October 2018

M&E Installation is now well underway at Chiltern Academy, the new £17m secondary school for Chiltern Learning Trust and Luton Borough.  Due for completion in 2019 this project has presented several challenges not least its location right beneath the flightpath at Luton airport.

Further details on this project can be found here: https://www.methodllp.com/project/chiltern-academy/

Gin Tasting Event

Women in Property South West

October 2018

On the 11th October 2018, Women in Property South West hosted a Gin tasting event at Magnums Wine in Old Town, Swindon. Sponsored by Bower and Bailey Solicitors and Method Consulting the evening was well attended and it can be safely said that the group came away having sampled a great variation of gins and armed with a bit more knowledge!

Many thanks to everyone who attended the event, with a special thanks to Brian and Sarah at Magnum Wine for delivering such a great evening.
Women in Property run various professional and social events throughout the year. Check out the Events Page so you don’t miss out.

Glenside Redevelopment

Glenside Laundry Redevelopment, UWE

September 2018

This project which Method provided sustainability, SKA and Soft Landings services for has just been completed, with the new teaching and research spaces now handed over to the students. Transforming what was the former Grade II listed laundry building into new teaching, CPD and post-graduate research spaces it will provide the University with the extra space to recruit additional students onto a number of health and social care programmes.

 

Malgavita Works

Malgavita Works, Southall

September 2018

Work at Malgavita Works in Southall is progressing well, with construction on the larger of the four blocks now up to around the 7th storey (out of 22) . District heating pipework being is in the process of being installed too.

When completed this new build, mixed use regeneration scheme of four blocks will create commercial and retail areas and includes over 300 flats, a coffee shop, a gym and communal and public spaces. Method is acting as M&E engineer for this project and we are also undertaking SAP, SBEM, BREEAM and Computer Modelling.
Further details on this project can be found here: https://www.methodllp.com/project/malgavita-works-southall/