VALUE: £4.9 million

Duration: 43 weeks

Pilkington is one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK. They are leaders in glass technology, with some of the NSG Group’s major manufacturing facilities located across the nation.

Pilkington Group Limited is based in St Helens and has offices at the NSG Group’s European Technical Centre situated at nearby Lathom, Lancashire.

They employ around 3,000 people across the UK, producing a range of glass solutions, from the manufacture of float, rolled and wired glass to glass processing and merchanting, automotive original equipment and automotive glass replacement manufacture.

The design and build contract provided a 150,000 sq ft facility for the production of energy-efficient Pilkington K Glass™.

The project involved the demolishment of an existing building on their large live site and the construction of the new 280 metre-long building, which also includes 10,000 sq ft of new offices.

The building is part of a £36m investment in a new coating line at Pilkington by parent company NSG Group.

The development was supported by a £5 million award from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.