Redcar's Leisure and Community Heart is throwing open its doors for the first time to give people an exclusive look at construction progress so far.
Staff at construction firm Willmott Dixon will be running several tours at the Kirkleatham Street site on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 as part of the national Open Doors initiative to give the public unrivalled access to major construction projects in their area.
Visitors will meet members of the Willmott Dixon team, including construction manager Glyn Jones, and hear first-hand about progress so far, before being given a tour of the project where they can ask more questions about the building process they are seeing.
The £31m Leisure and Community Heart, which is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund Programme cash, will provide leisure, business support and community facilities in the heart of Redcar.
The “multi-use regeneration project” for Redcar and Cleveland Council will include a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, plus a training and leisure pool. It also includes a dance hall, performance space and community facilities including a debating chamber and relocated registrar’s office.
Mr Jones said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to see behind the hoarding and get a rare glimpse of how we go about building such an important project. I hope we get as many people as possible taking advantage of this unique weekend as we really want to show what the construction industry is all about.”
Open Doors is an industry initiative to show the diverse and exciting range of projects being delivered by the construction industry. It is the result of a partnership of four industry bodies, UK Construction Group (UKCG), CITBConstructionSkills, The Considerate Constructors Scheme and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
There are only a limited number of tour places, so anyone interested is advised to register soon.
To book a slot, visit the Redcar page of the Open Doors website at www.opendoorsweekend.co.uk . Emailglyn.jones@willmottdixon co.uk for more information.
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