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New business school nears completion

A ceremony to mark the completion of the new multi-million pound business school at the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls campus in Gloucester will take place on Wednesday.

Guests will take part in a Topping Out ceremony at the highest point of the main structure.

The day will be led by Paul Rice, Construction Manager from Willmott Dixon, the contractors leading the construction of the new multimillion pound Business School. The event will see Vice-Chancellor Stephen Marston receive a ceremonial trowel, before he is called upon to join guests as they pour oil, wine, corn and salt onto a ceremonial tree.

The ritual will be completed with Stephen Marston tightening the ceremonial bolt.

Topping Out is traditionally a ceremony that marks the structural completion of a building. It is performed to ensure there are no evil spirits trapped in the building when the envelope is sealed, and that prosperity and good luck for the future will ensue.

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