Open Doors comes to Southbank Place
Southbank Place building site opens to the public
Southbank Place is opening to the public as part of a week-long event aimed at attracting young people into a career in construction.
The site will take part in Open Doors 2017 – which is delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB.
Open Doors takes place between Monday 27th March and Saturday 1st April, and Southbank Place will open for visitors on Monday 27th (15:00 – 17:00), Wednesday 29th (15:00 – 17:00) and Saturday 1st April (09:00 – 11:00).
The event provides young people with behind the scenes access to some of the most prestigious construction projects across the UK.
The event is also supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and Considerate Contractors Scheme (CCS).
People interested in getting on site can book at http://opendoors.construction/site/615.
Once on site, visitors will exclusively find out exactly what it takes to create the iconic buildings of the future. They will then be encouraged to find out more about potential careers in construction at the industry’s careers website – Go Construct.
Richard Lines, Canary Wharf Contractors Project Director, said: “We are delighted to be involved in Open Doors and particularly excited to open Southbank Place to the local public. It is a great platform for us to showcase the hard work that goes into building these famous landmarks.
Suzannah Nichol, Build UK Chief Executive, said: “If you’re looking for a career which is diverse and challenging, you should look no further than construction. My journey to becoming an engineer and now working on behalf of industry started from a site visit, and Open Doors enables you to take a closer look at some of the UK’s most exciting projects, and experience for yourself what makes construction such a fantastic place to work.”
Janette Welton-Pai, CITB Partnerships Manager, said: “We encourage young people of all backgrounds to get down to an Open Doors site and take the first step on the road to a successful career in construction.
“According to our latest research, about 180,000 new jobs will be up for grabs in construction over the next five years, due to projects like this in the pipeline.
“Open Doors is a fantastic way for people to see just how rewarding a career in the industry can be.”
Canary Wharf Contractors is also opening its Newfoundland site, the first ever residential development on the Canary Wharf Estate.
To find out more about Open Doors 2017 and book a visit to a site, please go to: www.opendoors.construction