TPP and ISG celebrate topping out

The TPP office build in Horsforth, Leeds, has reached a key construction milestone. The official ‘topping out’ ceremony, hosted by principal contractor ISG, celebrated the installation of the highest piece of steel on the building.

TPP Founder & CEO, Frank Hester and wife Dr Rosemary Daly marked the occasion by leaving their handprints in cement. The prints are a marker that will be left in the structure of the building for decades to come.

TPP CEO Frank Hester and wife Dr Rosemary Daly officially mark the key construction milestone at the company’s new Horsforth HQ

The next stage of the build will see the start of the stonework phase. This will be built from local Yorkshire stone, sourced from a quarry just a few miles away – a testament to TPP’s commitment to contributing to the local economy.

Phil Brown, managing director of ISG’s UK Construction business, commented, “Reaching this important milestone in the realisation of TPP’s impressive new Horsforth HQ is a key moment in the project. This innovative office development uses leading-edge construction processes to create a thoughtfully designed building that embraces its architectural surroundings, providing a positive and long-lasting community legacy.”

Due for completion in late summer 2015, the purpose built office will hold around 600 staff and is located just 500 metres from TPP’s existing office in Horsforth, Leeds. The company is recruiting for more staff across all its teams. The completion of the new office promises to bring talented graduates into the region, providing them with rewarding long-term careers. This year, the company came first in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to work for list.