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.
Your chance to name the town’s new public square - pg20 of this week’s Free Press