The construction company responsible for the Bolton Albert Hall refurbishment, Willmott Dixon, is inviting the public to see behind the hoardings at several of its Bolton projects as part of Open Doors Week 2018.

Visits can be organised to Willmott Dixon sites at Bolton Museum where it is carrying our major refurbishment and creating a new Egyptology gallery, as well as nearby Rumworth SEN School and Chorley New Road Primary School in Horwich

The Open Doors initiative is run by Build UK, the representative organisation for the national construction industry, and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and is aimed at demystifying the construction process.

Taking place across the week of 19 – 24 March 2018, Open Doors Week allows members of the public to book slots and visit active development sites, providing an insight into the delivery of large-scale construction projects and the multitude of different roles that contribute to their success.

Willmott Dixon’s project teams at each site will be hosting visitors and providing guided tours, alongside activities that let children and adults get a sense of what it’s like to work in the construction industry.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Open Doors again this year; it is a fantastic opportunity for people to get behind the scenes on construction sites and see what an interesting industry we work in. I am really pleased we have three sites opening in Bolton and hope local people will take the opportunity book a visit and come and learn more about the great career opportunities available in construction.”

Suzannah Nichol, Build UK Chief Executive, said: “Bookings are now open for Open Doors 2018, which is set to be another hugely successful event that Build UK is running in partnership with CITB for the third year in a row. It is a fantastic opportunity to have a closer look at some of the UK’s most exciting projects and experience what makes construction such a fantastic industry to be part of.”

Willmott Dixon’s local projects available to visit via Open Doors:

Chorley New Rd Primary

Chorley New Road Primary School
A replacement building for Chorley New Road Primary School in Horwich has been
under construction since August 2017.
Once complete the old school will be demolished to make way for car park, MUGA,
play areas.
Rumworth SEN School
Design and build of a 2 storey extension comprising of teaching accommodation and a single storey extension housing a hydrotherapy pool, assembly hall and reception area.
The project also incorporates refurbishment of an existing 2 storey teaching block minor external works and new car park.

Bolton Museum

The project incorporates major refurbishment to the roof and the fitout of new Egyptology, art galleries and entrance areas incorporating a replica tomb of King Thutmose III.

Anyone interested in attending one of these events should register for a slot
by visiting:

For more information on careers in construction with Willmott Dixon, visit: