YardNine, the property development and asset management company, and construction partner Skanska have celebrated the topping out of 240,000 sq ft office development EightyFen.

On Thursday 10 September, YardNine welcomed guests to commemorate the important milestone of the forthcoming development with a traditional Scandinavian ‘flying of the fir’, in which a fir tree was flown over the building by tower crane for good luck. The project is due to complete and welcome its first occupiers in June 2020.

The building is targeting the highest environmental standards to achieve both BREEAM excellent and Wired Score platinum ratings.

Maxwell Shand, Director of YardNine, said: “We had a beautiful day for this important milestone, bringing home the stunning views across London this building will offer on completion next year. From the light-filled floors to a multi-functional ground-floor experience with integrated cafés, restaurant and health facilities, EightyFen will set a new benchmark for office accommodation in the City of London.”