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New Town Hall in Tower Hamlets reaches ‘topping out’ milestone

Bouygues UK’s project for Tower Hamlets Council has reached a key milestone in the construction of the new Town Hall in Whitechapel. The ‘topping out’ ceremony that took place on Friday 14th May marks Bouygues UK completing the highest structural point of the building.

The new Town Hall is being built on the site of the former Royal London Hospital on Whitechapel Road which has been vacant since 2013. Bouygues UK is working closely with the local council to bring this striking Grade II listed building back into community use.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Our new Town Hall will bring the historic Royal Hospital site in Whitechapel back into community use, so once again the 250 year old building will serve the people of Tower Hamlets. Reaching this milestone now shows the project is making good progress, so we are on track to make the savings this project will deliver, as well as provide a fantastic new space for residents to access services.”

Gerald Farque, Bouygues UK Managing Director, said: “Topping out this prestigious London landmark is an important milestone we are proud to be commemorating with Tower Hamlets. We have built an excellent working partnership with the borough through the many projects we have delivered and have always worked hard to support their social value objectives through our engagement programme with the local community, supply chain and education providers.”

Bouygues UK is working with Tower Hamlets Council and Historic England to preserve the integrity of the building in the designs and during construction work. Several key historic features will be retained and restored.

Find out more at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/newtownhall