New roof marked for luck

Pictured at the topping out ceremony at the CCQ are (L-R) David Price, Wates Construction Business Unit Director, Patricia Schofield, Deputy Mayor, Michael Broadhead, Muse Developments and Rob Vincent, DMBC Chief Executive.

Pictured at the topping out ceremony at the CCQ are (L-R) David Price, Wates Construction Business Unit Director, Patricia Schofield, Deputy Mayor, Michael Broadhead, Muse Developments and Rob Vincent, DMBC Chief Executive.

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A ‘TOPPING out’ ceremony was held to mark the construction of a roof as part of a multi-million pound project.

Doncaster Council representatives joined development partner Muse Developments and Wates Construction at the site of the authority’s new £20 million civic offices for the pagan ceremony traditionally held to bring luck when the construction of the uppermost point of a new building is complete.

Deputy mayor Patricia Schofield was also presented with a Christmas tree, rather than the traditional yew tree.

The tree has now been placed within the 157,500sq ft office building overlooking the new public square.

The five-storey civic offices should be completed by September and will be the council’s new headquarters.

The project will also include a new ground floor one-stop-shop of council services for residents.

Construction of the new civic offices began last November and forms part of Doncaster’s new Civic and Cultural Quarter).

The first phase includes a new performance venue, public square, upgraded roads and a refurbished car park.

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