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Topping out ceremony held at the H B Allen Centre site

Thursday 05 October 2017

A topping out ceremony was held on Wednesday 4 October to mark construction reaching its highest point at the Keble H B Allen centre. The lift shaft in the south-west corner of the quad was completed by H B Allen Charitable Trust trustee Peter Shone (Keble 1969), who was then presented a ceremonial trowel by BAM Construction Director Anthony Nagle. A group of Keble members, donors, representatives from Rick Mather Architects, BAM Construction and contractors celebrated the occasion with drinks on a specially prepared area at the top of the south wing, which will eventually become a roof terrace space, affording marvellous views of the city.

The concrete frame of the entire development should be completed by Christmas.In the new year the bricklayers will start laying the quarter of a million bricks that will form the cladding of the building.

Pictured, l-r: Derek Farrow (Project Manager), Averil Cameron (Former Warden), Roger Boden (Bursar), Peter Shone (Trustee of the H B Allen Charitable Trust and Keble Alumnus), Alec Carr (BAM Lead Project Manager), Sir Jonathan Phillips (Warden), Anthony Nagle (BAM Construction Director), Joanna Buckle (Project Engineer) and Jessie Turnbull (Rick Mather Architects)