Wellington House tops out

17 December 2018

Wellington House tops out

ISG has topped out at its Wellington House project in London, UK, holding a ceremony to celebrate a major landmark in the scheme as it reached its highest point.

The Wellington House team welcomed aspiring engineering students from the local Wimbledon High School to celebrate the milestone.

Guests were guided to the top floor of the five-storey building, with Columbia Threadneedle asset manager, Alex Brouwer, tightening the final bolt on its steel frame before being presented with a certificate to mark the project milestone.

Guests, which included the project management team and architect, had the opportunity to tour the site and experience a stunning view of Wimbledon atop the building’s rooftop. 

The following day the team welcomed students and teachers from Wimbledon High School for a project update, a session which included a site tour to highlight the real constraints and challenges that the team has encountered during the course of the project. 

The tour followed on from ISG’s visit to the school’s STEAM space in September to discuss the project, and the careers available in the industry.

ISG’s senior project manager, Tony Phillips, said: “The last two days have been a great showcase for the Wellington House project. 

“From Columbia Threadneedle tightening the last bolt at our topping out to aspiring engineers from Wimbledon High School joining us to learn about structural engineering and tour the site, overall it has been an excellent two days for all involved.”

Work to date has included demolition of existing cores and facades and an extension to the rear of the building, as well as the development of an additional storey and new façade and cores. 
Wellington House is due for completion May 2019.