Senior members and officers of Belfast City Council and the development team of McAleer & Rushe got together to mark the “Topping Out” of the council’s new office building on Adelaide Street.

The ground and eight-storey building is being developed out by McAleer & Rushe for the council on the former Clarendon House site.

Declan Boyle, chairman of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, said:

“Belfast City Council is committed to working with partners and stakeholders across the city to deliver Grade A office space in the city centre to attract new investors and businesses. Our new headquarters are testament to that commitment.

“We are delighted that McAleer & Rushe is delivering this project both within budget and ahead of time and commend the firm on their continued commitment to Belfast. I look forward to the completion of the project, which will ensure our staff are located in a cluster with our other administrative buildings in the city centre.”

Stephen Surphlis property director of McAleer & Rushe added:

“We are very pleased to have reached topping out on this significant project. An achievement made possible through the hard work and close co-operation of Belfast City Council along with McAleer & Rushe’s Design and Build team.

“We look forward to continuing this excellent working relationship and the successful completion of this 100,000 sq ft (NIA) Grade A office development, on programme ready for the council’s occupation by the end of this year.”