Montel reaches finals of construction awards for Twigworth scheme


Montel Civil Engineering has reached the finals of the prestigious Construction News Awards for work it carried out for Robert Hitchins Ltd in Twigworth, Gloucester

The company, based in Worcester, was contracted to build the new Twigworth roundabout on the A38. It has been nominated in the category for Community Engagement in the awards which shine the spotlight on excellence in the construction industry.

Amanda Mujawar, Business Development Manager for Montel, said the awards seek to recognise firms which put community engagement at the heart of their business.

“One of the main criteria was understanding local issues and challenges and what clear initiatives we introduced to improve engagement,” she said.

RH Twigworth roundabout Montel team March 2020 image003[2]The company set up a website to keep local residents informed. The site team knocked on doors and spoke to neighbours who might have concerns. Approaches from members of the public were all dealt with personally, rather then by email or answer machine.

“The post-construction survey we undertook showed that the majority of the local community felt we handled the communication very well and that as a contractor we were as considerate as we could be,” said Ms Mujawar.

Technical and Residential Development Director of Robert Hitchins Ltd, Gordon Jeynes, congratulated Montel on its nomination. “The company has done an excellent job at Twigworth and we’re pleased the Montel team are receiving the recognition they deserve,” he said.

The awards ceremony takes place on March 25 in London.

Robert Hitchins Ltd, based at Boddington, Gloucestershire, is one of the leading property developers and investors in the South West and South Wales. It deals with the full process from site acquisition and planning through to development and investment.