13th - 18th March 2023

Open Doors 2023: Your chance to go behind the scenes of live sites

Ever wondered what happens behind the hoardings at construction sites? Open Doors week will reveal all for the younger generation in considering a career in construction. Taking place between the 13th and 18th March 2023.

Open Doors offers a unique chance for the public to go behind the site hoardings of live construction sites, offices, factories, and training centres 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 is aimed at people considering a career in construction to demonstrate the diverse range of opportunities available and to give them a taste of what it is like to work in the industry. Here at Sir Robert McAlpine we will open up the doors to some of our sites across the country to provide this behind-the-scenes access. The week long event is delivered by Build UK and in partnership with CITB and industry partners like Considerate Constructors Scheme, HS2 and the Department for Work and Pensions.

We are excited to announce that the following sites will be participating:

  • Poole Theatres, Poole Hospital
  • Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • One Station Hill, Garrard St. Reading
  • Gradel Quadrangles, Oxford
  • City Riverside Sunderland
  • A533 Expressway, Runcorn
  • 1 Broadgate, London
  • The Peninsula - 1-5 Grosvenor Place, London
  • Westbury Hotel, London
  • SLaM Children and Young Persons Project, London
  • Hockley Mills, Birmingham


18 - 23 March 2023


All day

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Many young people don’t know what they want to do when they leave school, so we have a fantastic opportunity to capture their imagination and show them just what they can achieve – whether they are considering college, a traineeship, an apprenticeship, or university. Open Doors also encourages career changers and members of the public to experience a “live” construction project in their local community. We all know the impact this can have and the powerful first impression it can make.

Suzannah Nichol Build UK Chief Executive

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Event Summary

  • Event Location: Nationwide

    Date: 18.03.23 - 23.03.23