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Topping out at McQuoin Park

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Construction of McQuoin Park Retirement Living in Sydney’s north is progressing well with a major milestone met earlier this month – the traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony.  

Parkview Constructions and Catholic Healthcare gathered to celebrate reaching the uppermost floor of the complex.

A tree was placed on the roof of the McAuley building with an afternoon tea provided to the construction workers and the Catholic Healthcare McQuoin Park team.

The practice of ‘topping out’ a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian tradition of placing a tree on the top of a new building to appease spirits that had been displaced. These days, a ceremony is often held to commemorate this milestone in the construction of a building and involves placing an evergreen tree upon the new structure to symbolise growth and to bring good luck.

Here’s to the next stage of the McQuoin Park project and final completion by mid 2020!