Open Doors 2018 took place between the 19-24 March, and this year Kier Construction Eastern opened six sites: North Range Buildings, Nene Park Academy, St Clements Primary Academy, Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Beaulieu Park Schools and Scania.

The Open Doors event gives local people a unique chance to enjoy a behind the scenes view of a major ‘live’ construction site. By opening our doors we inspire the next generation of construction professionals as well as raise the profile of Kier in our local communities. This year we opened 53 sites across the whole of Kier Group and had 831 visitors registered.

Eastern’s sites saw visitors from local job centres and schools as well as individuals with an interest in the project and the construction industry. Below is some of the great feedback or ites received:

“Very beneficial – will help promote the construction industry to our claimants, as now knowledgeable about it.”

“It was good to learn the process and see how the site has progressed. I like that we learnt everythig about the building, for example, how the pile ups etc were put up, how the pool floors would work etc.”
“Interesting hearing facts about the building construction and history about the site.”

“I liked the ‘open’ aspect, we were able to look through the entire site, and were able to see everything.”

A big thank you to all the project teams involved this year.

(Pictured below: students from Nene Park Academy on their Open Doors site tour)