Contractor Forrest has reached full height at residential development X1 The Plaza.

A topping out ceremony was held on site with attendees from developer X1, property consultancy Knight Knox, consultant Savills, designer DK-Architects, structural engineer MDA Wirral Ltd, in addition to the project team from Forrest.

Celebrating by signing company names into a cast concrete plinth the team also gave a nod to tradition by placing a tree on the top floor which is seen to bestow good luck on the building. The tree will be planted in the soft landscaping during the end of the construction works.

This project team has already successfully worked in together on the adjacent residential development, X1 Eastbank, which was completed last year. Forrest is also currently progressing with two additional schemes for the developer in Salford, X1 The Gateway and X1 The Landmark.

With all apartments at X1 The Plaza sold off plan following a very high volume of interest the scheme, which commenced in January, will be ready for a phased handover between February and April 2018.

Matthew Fisher, project director at Forrest commented, “Reaching full height on this scheme is a proud milestone in our construction programme. We wanted to host a gathering for all the project team to mark the occasion and celebrate progress to date.”

Melissa Green, operations & regional director at X1 stated, “This is our second successful project working with Forrest and it is fantastic to see such popularity with regards to both sales and rentals at X1 The Plaza.”