Civil & environmental engineering focussed on you - Large consultancy expertise, small consultancy service

Metis in NZ is new, but our leadership team and partner company in the UK has been operating since 2009. Our team has grown substantially over the years, but we still live by our original three core values: honesty, clarity and expertise

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The natural environment is under pressure and our communities are at an increasing risk of flooding. Our team works closely with councils and private clients to understand and mitigate against flood risks.

We support local, regional and unitary councils to deliver their stormwater management responsibilities, build complex models to predict future flood events, appraise mitigation options, assess climate change impacts and prepare Better Business Cases.

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The world is changing and public spaces are evolving to support a shift to sustainable transport and healthier streets.

Working with our clients, we create sustainable asset management plans, ground-breaking designs, encourage empathetic stakeholder engagement, deliver exceptional projects and implement optimal ongoing maintenance.

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Land Development

The housing shortage in New Zealand is a critical issue for everyone. We can support your development throughout the entire process from pre-purchase to obtaining resource consents, design, construction supervision and handover.

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Large consultancy expertise, small consultancy service

We've been helping clients with their civil and environmental engineering needs since 2009. Our team may have grown substantially over the years, but we still live by our original three core values: honesty, clarity and expertise.

We're not a faceless corporation - when you work with the Metis team you receive our undivided attention and dedication. Home to a diverse and inclusive workforce, our team have international roots and half of our technical team are female – which is incredibly rare in engineering. Our unique, integrated and personal approach to civil and environmental engineering means you receive a service like no other.

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Carbon Neutral Government Programme (CGNP) - we are on the list!

Metis are on the Carbon Neutral Government Programme (CGNP) Supplier List.

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Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2021

Michael Arthur has been invited to be part of an expert panel discussion at the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo in September.

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Future-Fit Aotearoa: Do you count the carbon impact of your road maintenance activities?

NZ and the UK have committed to net carbon zero by 2050. This is a challenging goal – especially in the road and infrastructure sector. Michael Arthur and Teddy Taleongpong will be presenting some UK based examples of how to achieve this at the the Future-Fit Aotearoa Conference in September.

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Understanding the operational cost of sustainable drainage systems

Metis has developed a tool for understanding the operational costs of sustainable drainage systems at a site specific level

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Tony Singh

Head of Roads, Ealing Council

"Metis support Ealing by fully understanding our needs and challenges on projects. They pay attention to details and through creative approach have risen to the challenge of producing innovative solutions at great value. Their team’s dedication is evident in all aspects, bringing a wealth of knowledge and in developing a successful and a valuable partnership. We appreciate their attention to detail, creative approach and being accessible when needed."

Mathew Jasper

Asset Manager, East Sussex County Council

"METIS Consultants Ltd have been working with us at East Sussex County Council for the past three years. They have been producing our Investment Report and providing advice to us over the interpretation of our CVI and scanner results. Their input has been extremely helpful allowing us to provide good engineering advice."

Mick Bradshaw

Deputy Team Leader, Commissioning and Infrastructure Team, Harrow Council

"Metis are a unique consultancy in the flood risk sector providing development and delivery of projects that align with our own view that successful flood risk management has to be based on a ‘partnership’ approach which meets our own values and priorities"

Olga Gilevska

Road Contracts and Delivery Team Leader, Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

"Metis have detailed and thorough knowledge of flood water management and provide sound professional advice. Metis have always been responsive to our needs and priorities and were able to accommodate them. They build positive and long lasting working relationships that foster collaboration and effective teamwork."

Steve Grayer

Head of Roads and Transportation Strategy, London Borough of Redbridge

"Metis provides a professional and supportive service. Having worked with Metis for over 8 years we have confidence in their ability to deliver good outcomes with passion and commitment."

Ing. Fredrick Azzopardi

CEO Infrastructure Malta

"As a new agency entrusted with one of the biggest road investments in Malta’s history, Infrastructure Malta is benefitting from the expertise of Metis Consultants in its ongoing process to update and improve the quality and safety standards of existing road construction operations and output. The Metis team of experts helped us identify and adopt international best practices and new technologies to develop longer-lasting, safer road structures, for higher returns on investment and increased efficiency and sustainability to our ultimate shareholders and beneficiaries – Malta’s road users."

Case Studies

Birches Trading Estate – Flood Mitigation

Following a series of flooding incidents in the Birches Industrial Estate in East Grinstead, Metis were commissioned to investigate the causes of the flooding, undertake options appraisal and detailed design of a preferred option, before leading the procurement phase and contract administration during construction.

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Understanding the operational cost of sustainable drainage systems

There is wide industry agreement that Water Sensitive Design (WSD) / Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are essential parts of the urban drainage system to manage water quality and quantity. However, despite these approaches being common practice for more than 10yrs, there is limited knowledge around the long-term operational costs of these features.

Urban stormwater modelling approaches in NZ and the UK

Between 2019 and 2020 Metis Consultants and Awa Environmental collaborated to deliver eleven large urban stormwater models in the United Kingdom. The case study draws together lessons learned and how NZ / UK could use each other’s experiences – including how the ongoing three waters reforms could benefit from similar approaches in the UK and the implementation of national modelling standards.

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