Topping out ceremony held at Manchester Street Hub

A topping out ceremony has been held at Government Property Agency’s (GPA) First Street government hub.

The ceremony in Manchester marks the building reaching its highest point. Senior representatives from the GPA, Ask Real Estate, BAM Construction and PIC - the investor funding the hub’s construction were in attendance.

The building is scheduled to be ready for internal fit-out by the end of the year.

The hub is set to accommodate approximately 2,600 civil servants, including the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), and the Department for Education (DfE).

Parliamentary Secretary for the cabinet office, Alex Burghart, said: "We are committed to creating more modern and productive work environments where civil servants can be inspired and take pride in delivering the best possible service to the taxpayer.

"The new Manchester First Street Hub puts us in an even stronger position to attract talent from across the region into the civil service and better support the thousands of hard-working civil servants currently based in Manchester."


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