Mildren Construction have a proven track record of delivering effective community engagement on complex construction schemes. This is achieved by the hard work and dedication of our Community Engagement Officers and Site Management teams.

Through the extensive work that we carry out in the public realm, Mildren Construction is dedicated to engaging with the local communities that we work in.

We take great pride in the places we help to create and to improve and believe the best approach is to engage and interact with the local community from the outset inviting them on the journey with us.​

We have a proven track record delivering social benefit through the work we deliver and our established community engagement team establish early relationships with local organisations, groups, and educational establishments to deliver opportunity for both learning and employment, both directly and indirectly.

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We have a number of tried and tested methods of integrating the project into the community, with examples as follows:​​

Mildren Community Website

Available to all, is the hub of our strategy with dedicated pages assigned to the project with live and evolving project information updated as work proceeds. This can be deployed/linked to support the clients own project pages or as the primary portal for project communication.


Community Engagement Events

‘Meet the Contractor’ events are organised by Mildren from the outset, in collaboration with the clients team.

We will carry out the first prior to commencing on site.

As advertised open events, they give interested parties the opportunity to meet the team, to view posters outlining the works, to listen to a presentation on the project, and to discuss directly with the team.

The above media will be supported with:

  • Creation of Project Specific Newsletters, that get posted on the ‘Community website’ and distributed in accordance with the Communications Plan
  • Attend and lead Project Specific Briefings
  • Email notification and response to queries, ensuring
    Data Protection requirements are strictly adhered to
  • Print and broadcast media & marketing
  • Liaising with the general public via email, phone and face to face answering any questions regarding the project.

The ‘Meet the Contractor’ event went very well on Wednesday and was well received by the Councillors and the public who attended. So my thanks to everyone who gave their time and made a contribution, large or small, to making this event a success.

Jonthan Ryder
Hampshire County Council  |  Project: Newgate Lane, Fareham​

Site Tours

Site Tours are offered during our engagement with local schools and colleges, and involve groups of college or school students visiting the site under close controlled supervision. They receive a presentation on the construction process for the project and then to view the construction site and activities via a safe viewing area.

I am writing to express my thanks to the Mildren team working on the Hambledon Flood alleviation project. I took 75 Year 4 pupils to learn about the flooding the Hambledon.The Mildren site team gave an inspiring tour of the site with detailed explanations of howthe work is completed. They also explained the different roles in construction and encouraged both boys and girls to consider this as a career option. It is fantastic that companies like Mildren are will to support local schools.

Duncan Protoc, Denmead Junior School | Project: Hambledon Flood Alleviation

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School Assemblies

School Assemblies

We also offer the local schools the opportunity for us to attend school assemblies to either provide a similar briefing as above or to focus on safety of construction sites. These have been well received by a number of schools across the southern region.

Attending local events

Exhibitions, village fête, etc.

As a leading regional civil engineering and building contractor, we undertake significant works across the region within the public realm which brings us into the heart of the communities we work in.

For example, we attend local exhibitions and local fêtes to either use the opportunity to update the community on the project or to support the events charity by running a tombola or similar, all dependant on the type of event and following discussions with the organisers.

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