SEC Campus, Glasgow

Tonight's the night! Helping the SSE Hydro raise the curtain on time

After opening in 2013, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow has established itself as one of the busiest music arenas in the world. But a dramatic event led to Topek playing a key role in making sure it opened on time.

Our involvement with this iconic structure began when we were appointed to install its innovative, circular, flat green roof. However, our role quickly grew as the client identified issues elsewhere with the build that required our help to devise creative solutions. Then, in June 2013, just months before the venue was due to open, a fire broke out, causing damage across the exterior of the building. We were called in at short notice to fix the damaged areas and install soundproof and fireproof insulation. Our quick response ensured that the SSE Hydro was ready to rock when Rod Stewart took to the stage for its first concert just three months later.

SSE Hydro, Glasgow

SSE Hydro, Glasgow

SSE Hydro, Glasgow