The Copyright Building Tops Out
15th November 2016
Piercy&Company celebrated an important project milestone with Derwent London and main contractor Skanska this afternoon. A traditional topping out ceremony was held, where an evergreen tree is hoisted over the building, to mark the completion of The Copyright Building’s main structure.
Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Derwent London, Paul Williams:
“This is a very exciting day for us, with The Copyright Building becoming a reality and taking its place as a new landmark building in Fitzrovia. We believe the building will provide a fantastic home for Capita with its high quality office space, expansive roof terraces with panoramic views across central London and comprehensive cycling and shower facilities.”
Piercy&Company Director, Stuart Piercy:
“The building will be dressed in a beautiful travertine stone which frames bronze panels and generously proportioned windows. Internally the large picture windows are fully lined in oak an idea we borrowed from the work of Louis Kahn at Exeter Library - this adds warmth and texture to what could have been a typically generic Cat-A office floor.”
Piercy&Company’s first West End scheme replaces three poorly configured existing buildings with a distinctive and sustainable new office building, with restaurants and a gallery at street level.
Image Credit: Matt Chisnall