Milestone in new Canary Wharf development marked

PUBLISHED: 17:22 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:22 07 February 2013

The topping out ceremony marking the latest stage in the construction of Churchill Place

The topping out ceremony marking the latest stage in the construction of Churchill Place


The final section of a frame joining more than 8,000 tonnes of steel for a new office block in Canary Wharf was dropped into place this week.

An artist's impression of the Churchill Place developmentAn artist's impression of the Churchill Place development

One year after construction began, a ceremony was held to mark the milestone in the building process, which is due to be completed in 2014.

The development, in Churchill Place, will provide a new home to the European Medicines Agency – potentially adding 1000 new jobs to the area.

Cormac MacCrann, of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, is overseeing the project.

He said: “The construction team have done an excellent job to get the building to this point in less than a year.

“We are very proud of 25/30 Churchill Place’s environmental credentials and the boost it is bringing to the local economy, especially considering the jobs market over the past few years.”

Schemes such as East London Business Place are involved in the project to try to ensure jobs go to residents of the surrounding area.

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