Open Doors took place across 19th – 24th March, which gave the general public a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of our construction sites and heritage buildings.
We opened the doors to three of our sites; Old Admiralty Building, St Martins Place and Twickenham Stadium. Each site demonstrated exciting career opportunities through career workshops, site tours, Q&A sessions and much more to help motivate the next generation to choose a rewarding career in construction.
Check out what each of our sites got up to!
Old Admiralty Building
The project will see our team transform Old Admiralty into a modern working environment, including upgrading the building services to introduce new mechanical ventilation and environmental controls, plus future proofing space for government offices in the long-term.
We kicked off Open Doors at our Old Admiralty Building site through our EDI Initiative to discuss and debate around the topic of diversity in the construction industry and how we can embed positive cultural and behavioural changes to inspire the next generation to build a career in the construction industry.
This event saw influential industry heads come together to debate on key factors that can help attract and retain the best talent in the construction industry including; recruiting from a diverse background, tackling the gender gap and adapting to behavioural and cultural changes such as agile working and learning from other industries.
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Our team at Twickenham Stadium demonstrated what goes on during the East Stand fit out of England’s Rugby stadium and inspiring young people to choose an exciting career in construction.
St Martins Place
Our team at St Martins Place delivered a week of career talks and Q&A sessions to the next generation!
Visitors at this site had the opportunity to see what goes on during the conversion of an existing five-storey office block into a 136-room hotel complete with a fifth floor restaurant and adding an additional floor for a new rooftop bar.
See what some of our our visitors had to say about their visits
- ‘Thank you for the experience, I would definitely love a career in construction’
- ‘The visit gave me the confidence to consider a career in construction’
- ‘The Open Doors event really helps to guide people to their preferred career’
- ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed today’s visit, very enlightening’