On our minds

postcards from the edges


Welcome aboard! Madeleine and Ellie join the M3 Team

Gary | 07 September 2021

We are pleased to welcome graduates Madeleine Reyniers and Ellie Sloper to the M3 team!  They join us as Assistant Project Managers, who will undoubtedly provide invaluable support and perspective to our projects.

The Future is Bright

Connor | 31 August 2021

We were delighted to have hosted two ambitious, talented individuals for work experience and internship over the summer.  Makeda Christie gained experience supporting with our business enablement team in May and June, while Max McLean shadowed project teams to gain a better understanding of development projects in August. 

 

The future is bright and we wish them the best for their futures! 

Good to be out again

Good to be out again

Will | 27 August 2021

It was a challenge to shake off our rusty joints to participate in both the JLL Triathlon and LGN Wellbeing Property 5k run in the last couple of weeks.  But it was great to see our colleagues in the industry out and about! 

 

With the summer drawing to a close, it very much feels like we are inching towards another phase of the "new normal".  We are looking forward to making a success of it.

 

Thanks to the organisers and participants for making both events thoroughly enjoyable!

See you at the JLL Property Triathlon 20.08.21!

See you at the JLL Property Triathlon 20.08.21!

Will | 16 August 2021

The M3 triathletes are very excited to participate in the JLL Property Triathlon again, a fun day out on Friday 20 August 2021, in support of Crisis

 

It would be great to see our industry colleagues again.  Please come visit us at Tent 12 for a drink and a catch up!

 

Good luck to everyone participating, have a great day and hope to see you there!

Anti-Slavery Policy

Connor | 15 July 2021

M3 has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.  We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships so that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, including in our supply chains.

 

We are pleased to have formalised our long held stance into policy, to raise awareness, facilitate action and establish accountability.

That community spirit shining through

That community spirit shining through

Liz | 24 June 2021

We are so proud to announce that M3 has been awarded the Charities Trusts' Diamond Payroll Giving Quality Mark, with more than 20% of our team committing to regular charitable donations. 

 

Our team members have always been encouraged to support charitable causes. In this most challenging year for many, the M3 community spirit is really shining through!

Fit, body and mind

Fit, body and mind

Alex | 18 May 2021

With the lockdown restrictions easing and Mental Health Awareness Week in full swing, we reflect on the photograhy competitions we started in January to encourage the staff to go for walks, flex their creativity, and have some fun.  For further incentive, donatiions were made to the charity of the winner's choice.  We were treated to beautiful, well observed and thoughtful entries to each theme. 

 

Here are the winners for each theme, and the charities they supported:

 Danielle

Photographer: Danielle 
Theme: The Natural World 
Charity: Mind

 

Cameron pic

Photographer: Cameron
Theme: Black and White
Charity: Alzheimer's

 

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Endings and new beginnings

Photographer: Emily D
Theme: Juxtaposition
Charity: Cancer Research

 

Toms photo

A Moment in Time

Photographer: Tom
Theme: Still life
Charity: Greenhouse Sports

 

Spring gnome

Photographer: Isabella
Theme: Spring
Charity: Nurselifeline

Uplifting

Uplifting

Alex | 25 January 2021

It's winter amidst a lockdown. 

 

But, if there's one thing the M3 team can do, it's to spot gems among rocks.

 

The entries to our nature themed in-house photography challenge, in support of mental health charity Mind, remind us that we're surrounded by all sorts of wondrous, beautiful and sometimes comical things. The winning entry (above) by Danielle, is literally quite uplifting.  

  

Kudos also to the highly commended entries by Brad, Will, Jen and Rob (clockwise from top left) below.  Well done everyone!

 

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A moment to appreciate experience and expertise

A moment to appreciate experience and expertise

Gary | 12 January 2021

Let's give a shout out to Martyn Evans and Mike Pearce, who celebrated their 5th and 15th anniversary at M3 respectively this past week.

 

Martyn's achievements had already included complex large scale mixed use projects at Bloemfontein Road, White City and RCA's Battersea Campus, and since joining M3 he has driven the success at 100 Liverpool Street.

 

Mike, who brought experience on challenging projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 all those years ago, has steered the delivery of such London icons including 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate TowerThe Leadenhall Building and the listed 1FA, Broadgate.

 

Perhaps more inspiring than their profound knowledge of development complexities is their pure enjoyment of the whole process after all these years. It's quite frankly infectious and that may very well be the key to their successful teams.

 

Cheers!

Congrats to Chris and Jim

Congrats to Chris and Jim

Richard H | 05 January 2021

Happy New Year!

 

We start the year with excellent news and hearty congratulations to newly qualified chartered surveyors Christian Riley and Jim Webster. They have been instrumental to achieving planning permission at 5 Kingdom Street and practical completion at 100 Liverpool Street respectively, no doubt with many more successes to come. Well done!

Shout it out!

Liz | 18 December 2020

You know what.  It's been a long year.  Let's just shout it out:

 

M3 Christmas 2020

 

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

This year, we're proud to support Hackney Winter Night Shelter and Redbridge Foodbank in their very important work in helping the homeless and those in food crisis.  Our staff has also contributed to the Elba Toy Appeal, spreading joy every little way we can.

 

Here's looking forward to a happy 2021!

 

You can also download our Christmas card here > 

A good month for 1FA, Broadgate

A good month for 1FA, Broadgate

Marianne | 26 November 2020

M3 has been involved at 1FA, Broadgate for years, from helping to negotiate its listing through to its completion in 2019. So it's been especially gratifying that this forward thinking project within a listed building has been receiving the recognition it and the team deserve - winning the BCIA Commercial Project of the Year and the New London Awards Conserving Prize in November.   

 

The dedication and collaboration by the whole team, from early feasibilities and design through construction and handover, to create something special were quite simply a joy and it's been a real honour to be part of the team.

Rising through the ranks

Rising through the ranks

Richard H | 04 September 2020

We're very happy to announce Jennifer Wilkinson's promotion to Senior Development Manager, Will Connolly's promotion to Associate Director and Alex Groot's promotion to Project Director.  Read the press release here >

 

Henry Santo and Mark Mortimer have also been officially promoted to Project Manager after passing their APCs in June.

 

Congrats, well done and thanks to all for the hard work!

Stepping up in a time of need

Stepping up in a time of need

CSR Committee | 14 August 2020

The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone - especially to the most vulnerable and the heroes who have stepped up to help them.

 

Over the last few months, the M3 team has aimed to pitch in, in small but meaningful ways.  As a company, we are participating in a fruit donation scheme to keep our frontline heroes healthy at King's College, St George's, St Thomas', Hammersmith, Charing Cross, and St Mary's Hospital.

 

As individuals, 20% of our staff have signed up to make regular donations to causes close to their hearts from their salaries through Payroll Giving,  M3 team members have also participated in our Donate an Hour initiative, with proceeds to go to Redbridge Food Bank or a charity of their choice.

 

As the country navigates through the impacts of Covid-19, we are more committed than ever to do our bit to support the wellbeing of our communities. 

Leaders of the pack

Leaders of the pack

Richard H | 12 August 2020

Amidst this challenging year, it's good to know that we've got Richard Cowan and Gary Tompkins leading the way.  This summer we've celebrated both of their 20 year anniversaries at M3. 

 

Joining in May and June 2000 respectively, Richard and Gary have been instrumental in establishing our ethos of excellence and growing the business.  They've helped steer the company through the upticks, downturns and rapid change over the last two decades, and continue to do so at the helm of our practice standards (Praxis) and human resources (People) operations, while setting the example in leading projects.

 

Congratulations Richard and Gary, and thank you!

Easing back into the office

Easing back into the office

Covid-committee | 01 July 2020

After three months away, the M3 Office has implemented a phased return to the office for those who wish to return, on a rota system. We appreciate that home working isn't for everyone, and we've made arrangements for appropriate social distancing, additional cleaning, PPE, and ... a lot of stickers.

 

We would expect that it's business as usual, although it'll be a new challenge mixing modes of meetings and work places.  Somehow, this feels like a fast-track to the future new normal.  In a way it's exciting, but we'd rather the circumstances were different.

 

Stay safe.

Settling at home

Settling at home

Covid-committee | 10 April 2020

It wasn’t exactly the sort of thing we had in mind when we prepared our Business Continuity Plan, but here we are. We acted swiftly and nimbly, and like many others, we felt our way through the new reality of Zoom, Teams, and working from home.  We are pleased to say that with the efforts of the whole team, the business continued without a hitch.

 

The challenge was to help staff feel at home, so to speak, working from home. Screens, chairs, and internet boosters were deployed as requested to sort the functional part.  Flowers, chocolates, and on-line socials were organised to help keep the spirits up. But there is more to do while the lockdown continues. As employers and consultants, we are listening.

Stepping up on sustainability

Stepping up on sustainability

Alec | 08 March 2020

Sustainability involves a series of complex decisions for development projects. In our capacity as development and project managers, we aim to incorporate considerations of environmental, economic, social and wellbeing factors alongside our clients’ organisation and project objectives into the project brief from early stages.

 

BREEAM is an important industry standard and we are very proud that One Triton Square (Project Mint) has been recognised by the BRE with the BREEAM 2020 award for Commercial Project – Design Stage.  It’s a testament to the client British Land and the team for the collective drive for creating sustainable, healthy work places, and we’re keeping it up throughout construction targeting completion with an ambitious 93.5% score.

Two birds with one stone

CSR committee | 20 February 2020

Committed to our environment and community, we’re promoting reuse by auctioning refurbished ex-IT equipment to staff, and donating the proceeds to charity.  Thanks to the generosity of the staff, we’ve raised £500 for RNLI and Hackney Winter Night Shelter. 

Start of a new decade

Start of a new decade

Gary | 05 February 2020

2019 had its ups and down - and a bit of going in circles to be honest. I think we are not alone on this. Uncertainty became the norm, well for the majority of the year


As usual, we ploughed forward, and the hard-earned results did indeed materialise. In 2019, we led fantastic teams to secure practical completion of 1FA, Broadgate and disposal of four development plots at Nine Elms Park in Wandsworth. We started on site at St Annes's at Regent's Place and Blossom Street in Shoreditch. Right Just before Christmas, we secured practical completion for 20 Finsbury Circus, a great way to finish the decade


In the first month of the new decade, we achieved planning approvals to enable development at Nine Elms Park, and handed over 135 Bishopsgate at Broadgate.


That's a pretty good start for the decade, and we have great clients and teams to thank for it. Bring on the 2020s.