Topping out keeps 177 Bothwell Street ‘on track’

19 Oct 2020

HFD Group marked the topping out of its 177 Bothwell Street development by running the first laps of the building's much-anticipated rooftop running track, at the same time as runners across the UK completed the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.

To celebrate reaching the highest point of the 14-storey development, Stephen Lewis, managing director of HFD Property Group and Richard Smith, associate director of HFD Construction completed more than 40 laps on the rooftop, while   five more members of the team completed the challenge virtually, raising more than £6,000 for Parkinson's UK.

HFD Construction's MD, David Shearer, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in July this year and the company is keen to support the charity which helps fund research into the debilitating condition.

The topping out milestone comes as three acres of glazing is installed on the building's exterior, equivalent to the size of 177 double decker buses. Despite Covid-19, the development is on track for completion next autumn.

177 Bothwell Street will provide around 313,000 sq. ft. of exceptional Grade A office space in Glasgow's IFSD. There's a pre-let to Virgin Money for its new headquarters, while HFD Group's serviced offices business will occupy 65,000 sq ft.