Topping Out Ceremony for Leeward House at Mount Wise

Topping Out Ceremony for Leeward House at Mount Wise

The latest phase of the Mount Wise development, Leeward House, was recently marked by a topping out ceremony.

Leeward House at Mount Wise is a significant waterfront development. It incorporates 59 apartments over six floors and has seen the transformation of a former Military Headquarters into high quality housing. The units also have stunning panoramic views across the River Tamar, City Centre and Dartmoor.

The ceremony, hosted by main contractor, Pollard, was attended by guests from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Plymouth City Council and local Councillors.

Bill Badham, Managing Director of Pollard, and Emma Faraday of Mount Wise (Devon) Ltd performed the ‘topping out’. Fixing the last glazing panel into place on the top floor thereby making the building watertight.

Leeward House - Mount Wise, Plymouth

Topping Out Ceremony – Leeward House – Mount Wise, Plymouth


Emma Faraday, of Mount Wise (Devon) Ltd said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone moment with the Pollard team for this contemporary new building at Mount Wise. Leeward House brings a new era of apartment living in this sensational setting”.

“We have now launched the marketing of Leeward House and have already secured a number of pre-sales. The response from the market has been encouraging and our purchasers are looking forward to moving into their new homes in the Autumn”.

Jon Tuck of the HCA commented:

“We are delighted to be working with Mount Wise once again to deliver much needed high-quality housing in Plymouth.

“We have provided funding for Leeward House from the Home Building Fund, demonstrating our commitment to delivering new homes”.

WWA has been involved in the scheme providing Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services from our Plymouth office.

Nikki Griffiths, Senior Quantity Surveyor, said:

“This scheme provides exceptional quality housing, with some of the best views in Plymouth. Reaching this milestone is an achievement for the whole project team”.

“Being based across the water at the Royal William Yard, the whole office have therefore, been able to view progress. We are proud to be delivering another residential scheme at a time where quality housing is so highly in demand”.