Glass FactoryIlton, Somerset
A new glass factory for this leading manufacturer of sealed units. Specialist glazing company, Topline Glazing Ltd, had outgrown their premises and needed more space. A larger, purpose-built factory was required that would improve processes and incorporate new equipment and facilities. O2i Design Ltd was commissioned to design the new space. With careful planning, the bespoke factory improves workflow and accommodates this expanding business within a flexible space. Improved facilities have enabled Topline to grow and to venture into new areas of glass and glazing. The new factory is twice the size of the earlier premises. Up-to-date technology is used throughout.
The new glass factory has allowed the company to install specialist machinery, including a 3.2-tonne over-head glass lifting crane. This machinery can handle larger sheets of glass and has increased the product range. A steel portal construction makes up the new building frame. Offices and a reception area are found at the front of the building where fair-faced brick and extensive glazing create an attractive and functional structure. For more information, please look at www.toplineglazing.co.uk