Papworth Hospital invites public to new site

A topping out ceremony took place at the site in October 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The New Papworth Hospital building site in Cambridge will open to the public today as part of a push to get more young people to pursue a career in construction.

The £165m project, on the Addenbrookes site, will open in 2018. When it's complete, the new site will have 310 beds and seven state-of-the-art operating theatres.

People will be shown around the site as part of Open Doors 2017 - a project run by the construction industry training board.

We encourage young people of all backgrounds to get down to an Open Doors site and take the first step on the road to a successful career in construction.

According to our latest research, about 180,000 new jobs will be up for grabs in construction over the next five years, due to projects like this in the pipeline.

– Janette Welton-Pai, CITB Partnerships Manager