29th July 14
Wednesday 23rd July saw the Topping Out Ceremony at the new DLD Westminster Bridge Campus. Specially invited guests were taken to the roof of the impressive new structure to be welcomed by Geoff Grant, Balfour Betty Senior Project Manager, who explained the tradition and importance of Topping Out. Topping Out is a traditional builder’s celebration held when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
Guest of Honour Sir John Ritblat was then invited forward to complete the Topping Out by laying the last section of concrete. The assembled guests then raised a toast to the workforce and Sir John was presented with an inscribed trowel as a lasting memento of the occasion.
The inscription read:
Sir John Ritblat
On the Occasion of the Topping Out of
Westminster Bridge Road
23rd July 2014