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Doors to open at Galliford Try construction sites

Simon Donohue

Galliford Try is to allow public access to some of the region's most high profile construction sites as part of a project to highlight opportunities within the industry.

The construction group is taking part in the Open Doors initiative to raise awareness of the work done by clients, architects, engineers and site personnel.

Four of the company's sites will be opened to the public on 27 and 28 September.

They are:

  • Hotel Football: a 138-bed hotel and supporters club adjacent to Manchester United's Old Trafford ground being developed by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. AEW is the architect for Hotel Football
  • Vimto Gardens: A residential building containing 83 apartments and 14 town houses for English Cities Fund on Chapel Street, Salford
  • Humphrey Booth Gardens: a £4.2m affordable housing scheme in Salford, which will provide 50 new two, three and four-bedroom homes for Affinity Sutton
  • St.Gregory's: a 20-unit affordable housing scheme for Plus Dane Housing Group in Gateacre, Liverpool.

Bob Merriman, Galliford Try Building North managing director, said: "The Open Doors initiative is an exciting opportunity for members of the public to get behind the scenes on some of the regions most important construction and regeneration projects.

"Our teams are looking forward to throwing open the doors to their sites and demonstrating the wide range of skills that come together to construct the buildings which become part of our everyday lives, the career opportunities the sector offers and the importance of construction to the local economy."

The Open Doors weekend is organised by the UK Contractors Group, the Scottish Contractors Group, the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Anyone interested in experiencing a live construction site and finding more about what the industry has to offer should register their interest on the Open Doors website at:

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