The 119 Farringdon Road development celebrated the Topping Out Ceremony on Thursday, 22 March.
Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the afternoon celebration, including the McLaren site team and representatives from Viridis, AHMM, Gardiner & Theobald and other consultants involved with the project.
The £40.8m commercial development, called ‘The Ray’, will provide 100,000 sq ft of Grade-A office and retail space over nine storeys. The design includes landscaped terraces for the office accommodation to the west elevation that will enhance the visual landscape of the area.
Domonic Egan, Operations Director, McLaren Construction London commented:
‘’We are delighted to be Topping Out our second commercial office project for Viridis Real Estate. This milestone achieved today is testament to the hard work of the McLaren team led by Gavin and our excellent working relationship with our customer. ‘The Ray’ is a unique and impressive building, and will be a feature on Farringdon Road for years to come.’’
Gavin Turnbull, Project Director at 119 Farringdon Road added:
‘’It has been a pleasure to work on this project with Viridis once again, as well as with all the consultants and hard-working McLaren team. A lot of teamwork and diligence has gone into ensuring ‘The Ray’ looks as impressive as it does and this milestone achieved today should be celebrated by everyone involved in this successful project. ‘’
This is the second commercial project for customer Viridis Real Estate after successfully completing 28 Chancery Lane in 2017. Completion date is set for November 2018 with potential tenants moving in early 2019.