Christmas Star marks key construction milestone at Sovereign Square
Thursday 19th December 2013
Muse has celebrated reaching the highest point in the construction of the first building at Sovereign Square, Leeds with a traditional topping out ceremony.
Joint managing director Matt Crompton was joined by Richard Little partner at KPMG; Councillor Richard Lewis executive member for development and the economy at Leeds City Council and Martin Farrington director of city development at Leeds City Council.
To mark the occasion, contractor Morgan Sindall erected an illuminated Christmas star at the highest point of the 61,000 sq ft building on the corner of Pitt Row and Sovereign Street, for members of the wider community to enjoy over the festive period.
KPMG will occupy the office development following the landmark funding arrangement with British Steel Pension Fund earlier this year. The building will be complete August 2014 with KPMG moving into their new home in summer 2015.
Matt commented: “The topping out ceremony represents a significant milestone towards the transformation of this important regeneration scheme. The Leeds property market is seeing renewed optimism, with demand for office space increasing. This scheme is assisting in this rise in confidence and we’re immensely proud to be a part of it.”
The age-old Scandinavian practice of "topping out" is designed to protect the building and shield it from harm.