The Bermondsey Dive Under (BDU) project took part in the UKCG Open Doors Weekend in March 2015. All local stakeholders and residents were invited as well as open invitations sent out to allow members of the public to see what was going on behind the scenes.
What we did
The aim of the Open Doors weekend is to give local people the opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of the nation’s most iconic construction projects, as well as meeting the teams responsible for delivering them.
On March 6th a total of 26 members of the public came to see the extent of the works that the Bermondsey Dive Under (BDU) team were undertaking, with the attendees ranging from community representatives, residents, keen train spotters, university students as well as members of the press.
On arrival the guests were greeted with breakfast and soon afterwards a presentation outlining the job. All of the attendees were then escorted on a site visit to allow them to see the work first hand and understand all of the hard work the team were doing.
A lot of the community members in particular were astonished by the fact that they only lived across the road and never knew the complexity of the work we were doing. It was commented on how quiet we were in carrying out all of this work and how little disruption was caused.
One visitor commented:
“I just wanted to say a huge thanks for having me at the Open Doors event at Bermondsey Dive Under this morning. Not only is this a great project to be delivering but your site management and controls are exemplary. Keep up the good work.”