Telford Homes Celebrates Topping Out at Manhattan Plaza - Telford Master

Telford Homes Celebrates Topping Out at Manhattan Plaza

The ‘topping out’ of Manhattan Plaza, one of Telford Homes’ exclusive city developments located between Canary Wharf and Poplar in East London, took place at the end of February marking the point at which the development reached its highest point.

The commemorative event was attended by representatives from all organisations involved in the project to date, including Telford Homes, Workspace Group, Corbyn Construction, and Powell Tolner Associates, the consultant engineers. The topping out was marked by placing the ‘upstand’, the final piece of concrete.

Designed by Barton Willmore architects, Manhattan Plaza takes its inspiration from the iconic buildings of New York’s trendy Meatpacking District as well as its London surroundings, where the old London market tradition of Billingsgate meets the world financial markets of Canary Wharf.

The building rite of ‘topping out’ a new building originates with the ancient Scandinavian practice of placing a tree atop a new building. Today, a formal ceremony is held to commemorate this milestone in the construction of a building, with all tradesmen and staff involved in the construction joining in the celebration as well as representatives of the architecture and engineering firms.

David Campbell, Sales Director at Telford Homes, comments: “The historic topping out ceremony represents a landmark moment in the construction of Manhattan Plaza and brings us one step closer to the completion of the development. Once complete, it will be a striking addition to the ever-changing Canary Wharf and Poplar skyline, providing easy access to the heart of one of the world’s most successful business districts.”

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Telford Homes Plc. is an AIM listed developer delivering high quality residential and mixed-use developments across London. Demonstrating the company’s commitment to regeneration and creating sustainable new communities, Telford Homes has established long-term partnerships with local authorities within key London Boroughs.

Established in 2000 Telford Homes has expanded its operation from East and North London to developing high quality homes across the Capital, predominantly in zones one and two.

Telford Homes’ high standards and exceptional customer service have gained the company a number of awards. Wins include the prestigious Residential Developer of the Year at ‘The Props’ awards in May 2016, Homebuilder of the Year and a commendation for Best Development Project (Matchmakers Wharf) at the British Home Awards, four NHBC Seals of Excellence as well as the Supreme Award in the Multi-Storey Builder category for the project manager at Telford Homes’ Greenwich Creekside development and most recently  at the Housing Design Awards 2016 an award for the innovative Hackney Square development, which includes a newly built church as part of the overall scheme.

The company is particularly proud of its independently conducted customer satisfaction results for 2016, which revealed that 99% of customers would recommend Telford Homes to their friends and family.

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