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UK Construction Week

Visitor FAQs

Visitor FAQs

COVID-19 update 

We treat the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff with the utmost importance. We are continually monitoring the advice of Public Health England and the World Health Organisation and are working closely with our event partners to deliver the event successfully. More info at If you have any further queries contact us on

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

How do I register for the event?

UK Construction Week is free to attend by all trade visitors.

Does my UK Construction Week pass get me into Grand Designs Live?

Your UK Construction Week (UKCW) pass gets you free access into Grand Designs Live on the Wednesday and Thursday only. Please do not turn up on Friday, Saturday or Sunday with your UKCW pass as you will not be permitted free entry.

What are the opening hours of the event?

Tuesday: 10:00 - 17.00 (Includes Concrete Expo and Timber Expo)
Wednesday:: 10:00 – 17:00 (Includes Concrete Expo, Timber Expo and Grand Designs Live)
Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00 (Includes Timber Expo and Grand Designs Live)

Getting to the event

The NEC is located in the centre of the UK offering a number of different options of travel including local buses, trains and Birmingham International Airport.

View all of the travel options here.

What halls of the NEC is the show?

Please head to the halls 9 - 12 for UK Construction Week.

Are students allowed into UK Construction Week?

UK Construction Week is primarily a business to business event for construction professionals. Student places to visit UK Construction Week are limited. We require one tutor to accompany five students around the show. 

How do I contact one of the team?

For any show enquiries please send an email to or call 44 (0)20 3225 5200 and one of the team will be able to assist you.

How do I request a letter of invitation for my VISA application? 

Visa letter form application will open when registration opens.

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