The construction team behind the new Redcar Leisure & Community Heart are literally throwing open the doors for one weekend in September to give people an exclusive look at progress so far.

Staff at Willmott Dixon will be running several tours at the site in Kirkleathem Street, Redcar, on Friday 27 September and Saturday 28 September as part of the national Open Doors initiative to give the public unrivalled access to major construction projects in their area.

But hurry! There are only a limited number of tour places available, and places are booking up fast. Anyone wishing to book a slot can do so on the Redcar page of the Open Doors website here.

Visitors will meet members of Willmott Dixon’s construction 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. Email Glyn at for more information.

Redcar Leisure & Community Heart will provide leisure, business support and community facilities in the heart of Redcar. The multi-use regeneration project for Redcar and Cleveland Council will give Redcar a new leisure facility that will include a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, additional training and leisure pool, plus dance hall and performance space and community facilities including a debating chamber and relocated registrar’s office.

Glyn Jones from Willmott Dixon who is coordinating the Open Doors visits to Redcar 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), CITB-ConstructionSkills, The Considerate Constructors Scheme and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).