Last Thursday the Blumer-Lehmann team led a ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the hoisting into place of our feature dome. A heavy-duty crane was hired for the occasion and the delicate operation passed off without a hitch.
The dome is fabricated from cross-laminated timber harvested from sustainably-managed forests. Over the coming weeks the contractors will add a gold-coloured cladding material and a finial with a crescent. We have reached the symbolic half-way point of our historic project!