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Topping out at Harper House, Ashford

MCS is delighted that there has been rapid progress over the last few weeks at Harper House, culminating in the lifting of the structural steels today.

The project is currently in week 26 of 52 and this morning saw 111 lengths, 13.452 tonnes, of steel carefully and smoothly lifted into position with the on-site tower crane, in a logical sequence, connected, lined and levelled.

Site Manager, Jason Nicholson said: “Todays topping out of Harper House is a significant milestone in the overall construction programme, which signifies that the Harper House project has reached its maximum height. It is a real honour for all of us at MCS to be able to help deliver such an important scheme for the council.”

On behalf of Spelthorne Borough Council, MCS is constructing the Council's main temporary accommodation for local homeless households, Harper House. The building will provide 20 self-contained rooms of various sizes, two of the rooms will be wheelchair accessible. There will also be a communal laundry and an office from which an enhanced management and support service can be provided.

This will ensure that the council are offering homeless families a temporary home which is safe, secure and provides the best opportunity for them to move-on to settled accommodation.


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