Civil Engineering Service
Laser Civil Engineering (LCE) was founded in September 1979 by Ian Ansell, former Group Managing Director of Laser Holdings (UK) Limited. LCE was particularly active in the construction of access roads and other infrastructure for private developments across central England. The business had increased its public highways work, in particular the upgrading of carriageways around new developments, and also diversified into managing the remediation of contaminated land. LCE acted as both main contractor and sub-contractor with clients, who were a mix of private property developers, local and central government highways authorities, and large national contractors. In November 2005 Laser Holdings (UK) Ltd was acquired by a multi-national construction group, whose main activities were building and infrastructure projects. One of Mr Ansell’s other businesses which was not included in the sale to VolkerWessels was Enviromontel Ltd. This company was set up in 2003 to deliver flow monitoring solutions to the Water industry. Mr Ansell had recognised an opening in a very niche market, but required a large capital investment and delivery of a quality service. A team of experienced water industry professionals were appointed. The company has never had bank borrowings, having always been financed either by the owner or profits generated. The non-reliance upon bank borrowings has enabled the business to control growth and development to a level that ensures a first class service delivery to all clients. In 2010 the company recognised a need to diversify in order to hedge against the low spends by the Water Companies during their 5 year budgetary AMP period, which often resulted in weak work loads during the final 12-18months for its contractors. Mr Ansell felt the construction industry was lacking competent civil engineering contractors, and had no hesitation in creating the Montel Civil Engineering. An experience team of known and proven employees were put in place, and soon many old Laser clients like Bloor Homes, Redrow, and Persimmon etc were expressing a strong desire to engage a contractor with a proven track record. Montel won its first contract at Bracknell, a £4.5M Infrastructure package for Redrow/Persimmon JV. The duration of these works was 52 weeks
Contract values to date have varied from £30,000 to £4,900,000.