A North Yorkshire company is celebrating the biggest contract in its 35 year history – worth more than half a million pounds.
York Handmade Brick Company is supplying 385,000 specially manufactured bricks for 3 Circle Square, an office block being built in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district.
The contract is worth £580,000 and is a resounding endorsement of York Handmade’s decision to invest £1.5m in new machinery earlier this year.
The Manchester offices, aimed at technology businesses and featuring a communal roof terrace, are set to open next year.
David Armitage is the chairman of York Handmade based at Alne, near Easingwold.
“This is a massive project for us, especially in the context of these challenging economic times,” he said.
“It has been a tremendous boost for our factory and a great honour to contribute to a pioneering and innovative development which is redefining Manchester’s cityscape for the 21st century.”
He added: “Crucially, the bricks we have supplied are for 3 Circle Square are Waterstruck Thirkleby Blend, part of our Viking range and a stunning example of what we are able to manufacture with our brand-new plant.”