Topping out Ceremony Marks Milestone at St Paul’s School

A new £23m Teaching Building at St Paul’s School in Barnes, London, celebrated a key milestone with a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony, on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

The topping out marks Osborne reaching the highest point in the landmark development. Representatives from Osborne attended, along with St Paul’s School, Walters & Cohen, Arcadis, Metis Projects, AKT II, Ashurst LLP, Lichfields and Max Fordham.

The ceremony included a cutting of a celebration cake in the shape of the building with Governor John Robertson provided by Osborne.

The new general teaching building forms part of a central courtyard feature for the renowned School. The Osborne team has worked closely with St Paul’s to overcome the challenges of constructing the building within a live school environment. This includes the logistics of planning safe and efficient ‘just in time’ deliveries, through to minimising noise and dust allowing the school to maintain their high standards and ensuring safety for staff and pupils.

Andrew Osborne, Chairman at Osborne said: “Osborne has a track record and approach of working closely with schools to help enhance the student experience. We are delighted to be an integral part of this important landmark for St Pauls School. At Osborne, we are passionate about helping our customers to create an environment in which students can flourish.”

The value of the project is £23m, with strip out and demolition starting in autumn 2017 and construction works commencing in 2018. Overall completion is due in 2019.