Edmont launches innovative community feedback initiative on project in Oxford
Edmont have opened our doors to residents in the locality of our site on Bainton Road in Oxford this week, inviting all residents to a coffee morning to discuss the project. The aim of the get-together was to satisfy any potential concerns residents may have had on the build process, and for Edmont to ensure we have minimal impact on them and their community.
The project comprises a new-build nursery, which is being built for St. John’s College, Oxford.
The building is set to be a one-of-a-kind construction, with an architecturally stunning design.
It has been designed and project-managed by Savills, who appointed Edmont as main contractor to deliver the project – which is currently on track to be delivered on time.
The morning was well attended, with representatives from Edmont and Savills spending valuable time interacting with members from across the community. Edmont Project Manager, Richard Walsh, and Construction Manager, Steve Muller who are delivering the project, noted the importance of being part of a community throughout the build process. All those involved agreed that the meeting proved to be a useful forum for all, and will be valuable in making the experience as hassle-free as possible for all those involved.
Paul Maddison, Construction Director at Edmont, said, “All too often, our neighbours (albeit temporary) are never given a voice – and the builder never given a face. Meetings such as this are a great way to bridge these boundaries and make sure the people of the surrounding community feel part of the building we are creating.
We are really excited about this project. St. John’s College, Savills and Edmont all share the same commitment to quality. When all parties involved are working collaboratively to a common goal it is very rewarding for everyone.”