Elvis opens 'This is Civil Engineering' banner project

Montague’s Place, a new public space in Worthing, was opened to dancing on Friday 23 September

Elvis opening the new public space
Elvis opening the new public space

A new space for public events has opened in Worthing with an Elvis Presley impersonator leading the celebrations. The £1.2 million project includes ‘modern’ bandstand with a shell design, to create a bigger open space for public events, and ‘skylar’ shelter for people to gather.

The project saw a ‘This Is Civil Engineering’ Banner go as part of ICE’s national campaign to highlight the importance of civil engineering projects. Since the campaign was first launched in 2012, over 100 projects and over 100 partner organisations have joined raising their This is Civil Engineering banners and celebrating the vital role civil engineering plays in society.

Montague’s Place was a collaborative project between West Sussex County Council, Adur and Worthing Councils, Worthing Town Initiative, The Coast-to-Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, design consultants CH2M Hill and contractor Jackson Civil Engineering. Works began in January.

Montague Street is one of the busiest in Worthing, but in recent years the paving has started to deteriorate. In order to continue to compete with other local shopping centres, it was decided that a new public space and entertainment area was required.

Interested in our This Is Civil Engineering Banner Campaign? Email Suzanne Moroney at Suzanne.moroney@ice.org.uk