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    Oddfellows Heights

  • Markey Construction’s site team joined developer Ressance Limited and local dignitaries at a festive topping out ceremony on Newbury town centre’s highest building.

    Town mayor Jo Day unveiled a Christmas tree 17 metres up on the roof of Oddfellows Heights, a new development of luxuryapartments. Councillor Day said: “The views across the town are quite stunning. I am very pleased to have been asked to be part of the topping out ceremony. It is important to keep up these traditions and I will have happy memories of the experience.”

    Markey Construction’s Site Manager, Kevin Oelman, said: “The origins of the topping out of a building stretch way back into history as early as 621BC the Romans celebrated the completion of a bridge over the Tiber river by throwing human beings into the river as sacrifices to
    their gods. Thankfully customs have evolved and now we erect a Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of a new building.”

    The scheme provides 14 two-bed apartments, including two duplexes and two penthouse apartments with panoramic views of Newbury and beyond.

    David Grant, Sales Director at Ressance, said: “Oddfellows Heights has already proved extremely popular with buyers, with just over 40 per cent of the apartments having been reserved before any significant marketing activity.”

    Innovative features of the new development include a green wall to provide shade on the southern elevation as well as heat recovery and other energy-saving technologies.

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