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Guests invited to sign names in concrete slab
The multi-million pound redevelopment of Bradford College is moving a step closer to completion with a topping out ceremony taking place this month.
Guests will sign a slab of concrete and see it placed in the roof of the £50 million development.
Work to transform Bradford College started last year and has included the creation of a temporary entrance to the Westbrook building, and an eco-friendly campus design sympathetic to the large-scale mill and warehouse buildings that characterise parts of Bradford. Work will be completed by 2015.
Those attending the ceremony on Thursday, September 26, will include Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe, who will unveil a plaque that will be displayed in the new foyer. Richard Wightman, the college’s chairman of corporation, and Michele Sutton, its chief executive, will also attend.
A topping out ceremony commemorates a milestone in the construction of a building, usually when the highest point is reached. The highest point of the new building will be the concrete slab for the pre-cast roof. Guests, students and staff can sign the slab prior to the ceremony.
Mrs Sutton said: “The building works are going very well.
“We haven’t laid a foundation stone yet and thought it would be nice to have some sort of ceremony.”
She said people could sign their names on the slab and make a donation to Macmillan.
“We also have the competition of naming the building. I know quite a few entries were submitted by staff and students at the end of term.
“Trinity Green building was named by students and a plaque of them went up. Hopefully we will do the same again.”
The new name of the college is due to be announced soon.
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