Controversial high-rise construction site to open to public (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Metro.Pads at Walthamstow Central station is opening for one weekend to promote careers in construction
The public can gain access to a construction site where a controversial high-rise development is being built.
The £20 million Metro.Pads development, next to Walthamstow Central station, will open on September 27 and 28 as part of a nationwide scheme aimed at demonstrating career opportunities in the construction industry.
The Open Doors Weekend will see the main contractor, VINCI Construction UK, and developers Solum Regeneration promote the construction industry in Walthamstow.
UK Construction Group director Stephen Ratcliffe said: “Open Doors Weekend is a unique opportunity for the industry to display the complexity, excitement and scope of modern construction projects and give people a taste of what it’s really like to work in the industry.”
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at www.opendoorsweekend.co.uk.
There was strong local opposition to the development, with many claiming it was poorly designed and overshadowed nearby residential properties.
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