Projects / World of Glass

Client

Hotties Arts & Science Centre Ltd

Project description

4,500sqm museum housing the Pilkington Glass Collection and also part of the St Helens’ local museum collection, as well as exhibition and demonstration areas, teaching and conference facilities, offices, a workshop, library and restaurant/coffee shop.

Innovations & added value

The project included the restoration of the original Grade II Listed cone. The one million or so bricks are all re-usable. To finance the scheme, we were instrumental in putting together an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which granted £8,385,000.

Status

Completed

Awards

2002 English Tourism Council Award – Best Small Visitor Attraction
2002 Merseyside District – Best Visitor Centre
2001 Brick Award for Structural Brickwork

Category
Culture & Community
Date
2000
Location
UK
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