At the end of each year, one tradition of ours is to gather for our festive outing. Another is paying a visit to projects we've worked on.
In December 2019, we were bound for Manchester and the University's ground-breaking new buildings; the impressive Manchester Engineering Campus Development, or MECD. For those of us who worked on this project (and since we've been envolved with the University since 2013, there have been a few of us that have) it was a chance to experience the grand scale of the site in person, rather than on a computer screen for once.
It's a lasting testament to our team's innovative thinking and our role in designing the initial brief; a project to be immensely proud of.
The site tour of MECD complete, suitably impressed, steps counted and appetites earned, we dried off over a tasty lunch (courtesy of the nice folks at Australasia) before heading out once again to enjoy the drizzle-soaked delights of some of Manchester's finest public houses.
With both the opportunity to see our hard work, and to gather en-masse (something we would sorely like to do more often), it was a genuinely grand day out and equally fitting curtain call for a decade that's seen us lay the foundations of our reputation as trusted experts for University Estate strategy.
With many more projects like this in the pipeline, together, we're looking forward to building on that.
Roll on the twenties.