We are inspiring people to get into construction by taking part in this year’s Open Doors event. We have sites across London, South East, Midlands, and Yorkshire opening to the public as part of a week-long event aimed at attracting young people and career changers to consider a career in construction.
Open Doors offers a unique chance for the public to go behind the site hoardings of live construction sites, including interior fit-out and refurbishment projects across the UK, and discover how the communities they live in are shaped and constructed by a fantastic industry with a diverse range of career paths to offer.
Open Doors takes place between Monday 4 – Saturday 9 October 2021, and the following Willmott Dixon Interiors sites will open for visitors:
Former Granada / EMD Cinema, Waltham Forest, London
At the Former Granada/EMD, Willmott Dixon Interiors is working in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest to deliver the refurbishment of Walthamstow’s Grade II* listed former EMD Cinema into a multi-purpose entertainment venue and cultural hub. BOOK NOW
London South Bank University
At London South Bank University, Willmott Dixon Interiors is delivering the refurbishment of LSBU’s London Road building.
The transformation of the building will form a dedicated learning zone creating new and different ways of engaging with students and supporting their needs. It will provide a state-of-the-art library and learning resource facility as well as offering improved Academy of Sport facilities. BOOK NOW
At YMCA, Willmott Dixon Interiors has been appointed to remodel three floors within the existing YMCA Charter House Hotel in Watford, creating 34 new bespoke rooms for rough sleepers. BOOK NOW
At Portslade, Willmott Dixon Interiors is delivering the refurbishment and conversion of a former school and sixth form centre in Sussex that will become a new base for social care services. BOOK NOW
University of Wolverhampton
At the University of Wolverhampton, Willmott Dixon Interiors is delivering the refurbishment of two buildings to provide enhanced facilities for film and pharmacy students.
The refurbishment project will provide more than 32,000 sq ft of flexible and modern teaching spaces across the two buildings (MI and MA), with new finishes, layouts, and furnishings. BOOK NOW
Wellington House, Leeds
At Wellington House, Willmott Dixon Interiors is delivering the refurbishment of the five-storey commercial office space in Leeds. Features include the creation of flexible new office space and larger conference rooms for public meetings, with a reconfigured entrance lobby and internal layout that will allow better service to members of the public. Improvements to lifts and the entrance will ensure full accessibility for employees and visitors. Externally the structure will be re-roofed and photovoltaic panels will be installed to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. BOOK NOW
Inspiring Young people and career changers
Open Doors seeks to inspire young people and career changers of all ages to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry.
The event is supported by CITB, Go Construct, Considerate Constructors Scheme, Construction Skills Certification Scheme, Black Professionals in Construction, Skylapse, the Home Builders Federation, the Careers Enterprise Company, Department for Work & Pensions, STEM Learning, New Futures Network, the Department for Education, and media partner Building Magazine.
Careers in Construction
From project manager, to quality surveyor, to IT analyst, there are so many different types of roles available in the construction industry, varying from site-based roles to office, or a hybrid of both.
On our YouTube channel we have a wealth of information about the roles at Willmott Dixon. You can also find out more about our work experience programme, investigate our apprenticeships, management trainee programme or to look at our exciting job vacancies using the links below. Additionally, view our Job Roles Booklet
Find out more about our career opportunities here