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AB Glass Wins Project for Cornwall Campus


Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has been awarded a contract by Kier Group, to complete works at a new post-16 further education college in Cornwall.

AB Glass, based in Swansea, has been enlisted by the leading property, residential, construction and services company to install AA100 curtain wall screens, AA540 windows and AA190 doors, and circular pivot windows at the site in Bodmin, Cornwall, for the College, which is being opened in association with Truro and Penwith College.

The contract is worth in excess of £500,000 to AB Glass, with work on site in commencement. The design works of the four-phase project has been completed up to phase three. Phases one and two of the project are currently being installed.

the-callywith-college-site-in-cornwall-kier-groupThe new Callywith College consists of three buildings and will cater to around 1300 students aged 16-19 years, with opening planned for September 2017.

This latest project win for AB Glass means the company will be able to expand its presence in the south west England region, helping to raise the profile of the business.

Alan Brayley, managing director at AB Glass, said:

“Being awarded this contract by Kier Group has been a great start to 2017 for AB Glass. Part of our business plan is to continue with expansion into the south west, so this project is proof that we are succeeding in this area.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Kier Group through each phase of the Callywith College project and seeing the new campus really taking shape, ready for students to enjoy in September.”

The education sector is a rapidly growing area of business for AB Glass. The company has been contracted to complete many education based projects over recent years, including: Ysgol Bae Baglan, Neath Port Talbot; Penyrheol School, Swansea; Ynysboeth Community Primary, Mountain Ash; UWIC Hub, Cardiff; Birdwell School, Long Ashton, Bristol; Fusion 1, Bournemouth University; and Brougham Hayes Student Accommodation, Bath.