Topping Out at Circle Square

an artist's impression of the finished buildings

We celebrated a major milestone at Circle Square last week with the topping out of the first two commercial buildings on the development.

Andy Ringland, Ben Hawksworth and George Talbot joined other members of the design team at the ceremony on Friday, which was also attended by Chris Oglesby, the chair of Bruntwood SciTech, and the leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese.

Both spoke about the history and strategic importance of the site and Bruntwood’s involvement. Guy Fowler, Managing Director for North & Major Projects at John Sisk, also gave a speech thanking everyone for their work in getting the project to this major milestone.

Due for completion in September 2020, the buildings have already received significant interest in the mix of co-working, small and large office spaces on offer. Hewlett Packard was the first major tenant to be confirmed last year, whilst law firm Mills & Reeve has recently announced the relocation of its Manchester office to Circle Square in 2020.

It is always gratifying to celebrate a major milestone, particularly for mechanical services technician George, who was visiting the buildings for the first time:

“I’ve been working on the 3D models of Circle Square for over a year now, helping to complete the mechanical design and coordination of services. To attend the topping out ceremony today and see the two buildings in person was a fantastic experience. It’s been a privilege to work on this amazing project.”