On top of the city!

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IT’S one of Portsmouth’s largest and most recognisable buildings.

A now a topping-out ceremony has been held to mark the completion of exterior work on Catherine House.

The large-scale scheme has been under way to transform and extend Zurich House on Stanhope Road into student accommodation. Students are set to move in in August 2017.

Sarah Linton-Walls, sales director at The Student Housing Company, which will operate the building upon opening, said: ‘With room for 1,000 students, Catherine House is one of our most ambitious projects to date and the fact that you can see it standing out on the skyline as you enter this attractive city makes it all the more exciting for us.

‘We can’t wait to open our doors to Portsmouth’s students next year. We’ve no doubt they’ll feel perfectly at home in this bespoke student accommodation which raises the industry standard.’