Mayor of Haringey lays final stones on top of new inpatient ward

Date: 28 October 2019

topping out ceremony at St Ann's

The Mayor of Haringey Cllr Sheila Peacock laid the final few pebbles on the top of the new inpatient ward at St Ann's Hospital today at the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony, officially recognising that the framework of the building has been completed.

The ceremony marked constructors reaching the highest point in the landmark development of the new wards. The site now has the substantial skeleton of a building, with the roof waterproofed to protect against any rain.

More than 40 workers with a wide variety of skills have been onsite each day since initial work began in November 2018, including machine operators, steel fixers, drainage engineers and bricklayers, as well as groundworks staff.

Work to refurbish Orchard House is also under way and will be completed by mid-January 2020.

The Trust is developing detailed plans for the new-build restaurant, meeting rooms, education and training facilities and the new Estates and Facilities building, and finalising planning approval from Haringey Council.

Building work on the refurbishment of the current mental health wards for clinical and corporate services will start in late summer 2020, as soon as the wards are vacated, and will be completed by late 2021.

  • Summary:

    The Mayor of Haringey Cllr Sheila Peacock laid the final few pebbles on the top of the new inpatient ward at St Ann's Hospital today at the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony, officially recognising that the framework of the building has been completed.