Topping Out on the Green Roof

Key stakeholders celebrated reaching the highest point in the construction of the Filwood Green Business Park with a traditional Topping Out event on December 15th 2014.

Executive Director of Midas Construction, Derek Quinn, welcomed members of the Design Team, Project Board and representatives of the funding bodies to see the progress at Bristol’s showcase eco-friendly development.  This event follows swiftly on from the official handover between Copenhagen and Bristol, the seventh city to receive the title of European Green Capital.

He said: “Our commitment to Bristol City Council was to not only to build the South West’s greenest business park, but to be a sustainable and green contractor throughout the development itself.”

Assistant Mayor for Place, Cllr Mark Bradshaw, said: “Filwood Green Business Park will support local businesses, particularly start-up enterprises and also those looking to invest in South Bristol.  I want this to be a hub for enterprise, innovation and job creation in South Bristol, where a third of Bristolians live and where there are still major challenges around health, jobs, skills and access.  The building will offer 40,000 sq. ft. of space in a mix of workshops, offices, incubation space and hot desks.”