Mansion House apartments get a traditional topping out
Recently we reignited the ancient tradition of ‘topping out’ and held a traditional tree topping out ceremony on the top of the Mansion House apartments at New Islington in celebration of the completion of the main structure. The ceremony encompassed the age-old tradition of placing a tree on the building and toasting the success with a beer – a nod towards the Netherlands and Flanders builders of old who received beer from the building’s owner upon completion.
These awesome new homes are being created using super-sustainable cross-laminated timber – with every panel stamped with its own special passport number. They bring a whole new aesthetic to Manchester and, as with all our House by Urban Splash homes, they’ve been created offsite using panels created in a factory in Bilbao.