Ipswich-based Barnes reaches landmark in construction of new Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge

Dr Lynn Morgan, chief executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Barnes Construction director Mar

Dr Lynn Morgan, chief executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Barnes Construction director Mark Hart and site manger Matt Ramplin at the topping out ceremony on the site of the new hospice in Cambridge. - Credit: Archant

Barnes Construction has hosted a topping-out ceremony on the site of the new £10.5million Arthur Rank Hospice it is building in Cambridge.

Ipswich-based Barnes began construction work on the 24 bed facility in April this year and it is hoped that the building will be operational in late 2016.

Topping out is a traditional ceremony marking the stage of construction at which a new a building reaching its highest point.

Dr Lynn Morgan, chief executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, joined Matt Ramplin, site manager, and Mark Hart, a director at Barnes Construction, it getting a bird’s eye view of the development while celebrating with tea and cake.