Caunton Engineering are most pleased to have been awarded the contract for the steel-framing for structures within a new pioneering glass research and innovation facility in St Helens by main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland.
This state-of-the-art facility, a 160,000 sq. ft. Global Centre of Excellence, will be the world’s first openly accessible test and trial furnace operation. The press reports that the facility will be used to deliver industry and government backed R&D projects focused on decarbonising glass production and will also provide a platform for industry to test and trial their own commercial ideas on a state-of-the-art line, both collaboratively and individually.
Caunton will be supplying and erecting over 1400te of steelwork designed by consulting engineer Tetra Tech and architect AEW Architects. The Caunton technical team will be designing the connections. Caunton are delighted to be involved with such an exciting project.