QED Construction

Glass Futures, St Helens

CLIENT: Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd
START DATE: January 2022

The Glass Futures project in St Helens is a development that will play a vital role in the decarbonising of glass production in the efforts to make it a greener technology.  Built in a town with historic links to the glass industry this £54 million facility built with a mixture of public and private investment will create 80 new jobs and create apprenticeship training for the region.

Installing 170 pile cap bases containing 150 tons of reinforcement, a drainage scheme including three attenuation tanks totalling 1960 cubic metres and a harvester tank holding 100000 litres of rainwater to reuse in building processes, casting 11000 square metres of external yard slabs using a Danley mesh free methodology and installing over 4 miles of ducting.  This was a significant groundworks project for our client Bowmer and Kirkland, built on a remediated site adjacent St Helens Rugby League ground close to the centre of St Helens.