Ground breaking £50m national centre of excellence earmarked for town
The history of St Helens is reflected in the development of glass-making and the town is set to play a leading role in the future of the industry in the UK.
A ground-breaking £50m national centre of excellence for glass innovation is earmarked for the town, which for generations has been home to a range of glass operations including Pilkington.
The proposed St Helens site will focus on the hot side of glass production, with a large experimental furnace capable of producing 30 tonnes per day for windows, bottles or fibreglass.
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