Firm picking up more and more industrial contracts

Victrex HQ in Thornton Cleveleys.
Victrex HQ in Thornton Cleveleys.

Lancaster-based Harrison Pitt Architects has designed two new facilities for one of the world’s leading high performance polymer manufacturers.

Building work has commenced on the new workshop and amenities building and a state-of-the-art control centre for Victrex plc, which has its global headquarters at Thornton Cleveleys.

The project is part of Victrex’s current development for a third PEEK polymer plant, which is due to start commissioning in early 2015.

The project is the fourth that Harrison Pitt Architects has worked on for Victrex, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has a market value of around £1.4bn.

Richard Parker, architect at Harrison Pitt, said: “Victrex is a world class business which invests millions of pounds in innovation, research and development each year to be a global leader in its field. It is vital for businesses like Victrex to have the very best facilities and we are incredibly pleased to have been selected once again to deliver such a vital project.

“Our experience in designing industrial buildings continues to grow and we are picking up more and more work in this sector across the UK.”