The Mayor of Southwark and the Chief Executive of Team London Bridge were among the crowd who joined the TBC.London team to celebrate the building’s topping out this week. The event marked a key milestone, with the building having reached its highest point and the last parts of the structure now in place. Ceremonial last bricks were laid by the dignitaries.
Also present to mark the occasion were valued partners who have worked with us to deliver benefits for the local community throughout the construction programme, as we transform the building into one of London’s most sustainable and healthy workspaces. They included Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner, whose inspiring artwork was installed on the building façade last year.
We also welcomed back some of the 50 or so young adults who have taken part in the Building Lives Academy at TBC.London, a programme providing them with the skills, qualifications, and work experience to progress into a career in construction.
In his speech, the Mayor praised how we have reused and reimagined an existing building in a way that will not only benefit businesses, but also local people in Southwark, calling TBC.London “a true asset to the community”.
By keeping the existing structure and reusing the embodied carbon in the frame, we have been able to more than halve the carbon footprint of the building over its life. We’ve been on constant lookout for opportunities to drive that down further throughout our construction programme, even finding a way to save and reuse steel from another building, the former House of Fraser on Oxford Street.
Our contractor Willmott Dixon is now close to completing their work to retrofit our building on the banks of the River Thames, creating a 100% electric, low carbon, high social impact workplace fit for a new generation of occupiers. We are expecting TBC.London to be complete in the summer.« Back to news