13 June 2023

Meet the buyer: Sir Robert McAlpine meets local suppliers

Sir Robert McAlpine is hosting a Meet the Buyer event in Carlisle to discuss opportunities related to the University of Cumbria - Citadels.

Sir Robert McAlpine is hosting a special “Meet the Buyer” event in Carlisle to discuss exciting collaboration opportunities related to the University of Cumbria, Citadels project.

Small and medium enterprises in the region are invited to attend. You will be able to engage with the Sir Robert McAlpine project team dealing with the pre-contract and delivery phases of the scheme, to exchange ideas and showcase your products and services.

Given the phased nature of the project, combining elements of new build, refurbishment and works to heritage structures, there are many opportunities to take part in this exciting scheme and we would emphasise it is particularly relevant to the small and medium enterprises that have existing experience and skills in the following trades:


  • Acoustic Walls/Ceiling/Panels
  • Aluminium Windows
  • Architectural Metalwork
  • Asbestos/Contaminates Removal
  • Asphalt Roofing
  • Bulk Excavation & Fill
  • Ceramic Tiling
  • Curtain Walling
  • Decorations
  • Demolition
  • Diamond Drilling
  • Drainage Brickwork/Blockwork
  • External Doors & Roller Shutters
  • Fencing
  • Fire Protection
  • Floor Finishes
  • Furniture/Fittings
  • Glazed Screens
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Highway Works
  • Hoardings
  • Hygienic Wall Cladding
  • Insitu Concrete Frame
  • Internal Doors & General Joinery
  • Lifts
  • Lightning Protection
  • Louvres
  • M & E Services
  • Metal Cladding
  • Metal Decking
  • Partitions/Dry lining/ Suspended Ceilings
  • Piling
  • Pre-cast Concrete (Superstructure)
  • Raised Access Flooring
  • Roof Safety Access Systems
  • Rooflights
  • Scaffolding
  • Secondary Steelwork
  • Site Establishment
  • Soft Landscaping/Planting
  • Stone Feature Cladding
  • Street Furniture
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Temporary Electrics
  • Temporary Works
  • Toilet Cubicles/IPS


citadels cumbria day CGI As a leading contractor we work closely with our supply chain partners to develop skills and competencies, building strong relationships for the long term.

We have been a trusted partner for over 150 years and are honoured to have worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects.

We are keen to work with small and medium enterprises aligned with our inclusive values, willing to make a positive impact on the local communities and environment.

The event is supported by the University of Cumbria, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and CITB.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 13th June to Sir Robert McAlpine’s “Meet the Buyer” in Carlisle.

13th June 2023

Carlisle Station Hotel, Sure Collection by Best Western Court Square Carlisle CA1 1QY

09:00-14:00 BST

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Event information

  • Event Location: Carlisle Station Hotel | Sure Collection by Best Western Court Square Carlisle CA1 1QY

    Date: 13.06.23 - 13.06.23

    Time: 09:00 - 14:00

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