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Take an exclusive video tour of £30m development in Uxbridge town centre

The 18-month project is nearing completion and the structure of the Belmont building is really starting to come together

This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look into a major construction project taking place right in the heart of Uxbridge city centre.

The £30million renovation of an has office block in Belmont Road is six months away from completion and work will have taken 18 months in total .

When finished, the six-storey Belmont building will include 171 parking spaces, 116 cycles racks and have 125,000 square feet of floor space.

The project is run by Aviva Investors with McLaren Construction and consultants Leslie Clark.

Project manager with Leslie Clarke, Andres Monsalve, said: “Progress is going well. The organisation side has been impeccable.

“It will be a building that is loved and owned by the people of Uxbridge.”

The building is going to include state of the art technology to make it as environment friendly as possible, including electric car charging points and an automated system the balances artificial and natural light to save energy.

Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson got his hands dirty earlier this year while planting new greenery in a park next to the site .

June weather has proved challenging however for the teams involved, with heavy rainfall stopping external work from progressing as planned.

But project director with McLaren Peter Denness said the December finish date is still on the cards.

He said: “June was the wettest on record. It did affect the work.

Here's how the Belmont building in Uxbridge will look from the outside - but our video shows you inside

“We're now reviewing all of our programmes to see how we can claw that time back,

“We're still planning to finish at the end of the year.”

The site also has another local connection as three members of the work force live in the local area and have come from nearby colleges.

By the time work is finished six people from Hillingdon will have been recruited into the team.

The mammoth project has 250 people working on site and another 1,100 having a hand in the development.

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