Projects / The World of Glass, St Helens
Hotties Arts & Science Centre Ltd
The World of Glass 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.
2002 English Tourism Council Award – Best Small Visitor Attraction
2002 Merseyside District – Best Visitor Centre
2001 Brick Award for Structural Brickwork