Topping out ceremony for new Economics building

A new building to house the University’s School of Economics has been ‘topped out’ by Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Karen Cox.

She was joined in the ceremony, which took place on 23 July on the roof of the new building, by Roger Forsdyke, Managing Director of project contractor Willmott Dixon.

Guests from the University and Willmott Dixon watched as the pair wrote ‘good luck’ messages on a wooden plinth to mark the traditional point when a new building reaches its maximum height.

The new L-shaped building, located at the Canterbury campus, will house the whole of the School of Economics, together with some other teaching rooms.

The new building is planned to be ready for the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Article by Martin Herrema, Kent News Site