Newspaper & Industrial Thornton-Firkin’s industrial experience includes manufacturing, production, processing, distribution and warehousing.

We recognise that the manufacturing/production equipment is the number one priority and that the building is to facilitate the most efficient and safe way of housing this. A good example of this is our considerable track record of project and cost managing the delivery of newspaper printing facilities. These projects are generally fast track with a need to get it right first time so production starts on time.

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    Starglaze Windows Doors and Conservatories

    Thornton-Firkin were appointed to Project Manage the construction of a new ‘state of the art’ 25,000 sq.ft Aluminium Factory and 11,000 sq.ft Office space at Starglaze’s main site on Waterside South, Lincoln. The £3 million project was completed alongside the fully operational existing factory.

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  • Westwood Cross Trade & Leisure Park

    This mixed-use Trade and Leisure Park is Trademarq’s inaugural development and consists of three trade counter units and a vehicle autocentre in the first phase and a gymnasium in the second and final phase.

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  • North Elevation - External

    Harmsworth Quays Printing Limited, Thurrock

    The Headquarters of Harmsworth quays Printing Limited, the printing arm of the Daily Mail, has moved from Surrey quays in London to Thurrock in Essex. The press is the longest in Europe being approximately 170m long.

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  • Siemens

    Siemens Real Estate, Joseph Ruston Building, Lincoln

    Thornton-Firkin are delighted to have acted for Siemens Real Estate (the property arm of the global Siemens group) on the new Joseph Ruston Building in Lincoln. The project comprises a 3,000 sq m state of the art corporate headquarters and office facility and was delivered on time and on budget.

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  • Branston Holdings Ltd

    Branston Holdings Ltd

    Thornton-Firkin were appointed by Branston Holdings to manage their installation of 638 photovoltric panels on the roof of one of their Cold Stores.

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  • Conveyor Belt, West Ferry, Luton

    West Ferry Printers, Luton

    West Ferry Printers, a subsidiary of the Express Newspaper Group, moved from the Isle of Dogs to a new site in Luton with the aim of having one of the most cost effective newspaper printing sites in the UK. When all four presses are in full production the plant is able to print two million copies a night at speeds of up to 90,000 copies an hour.

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  • Aerial View, Eurocentral, Glasgow

    News Corporation Eurocentral, Glasgow

    News International’s Eurocentral plant was a £56 million investment on a 5.7ha site at Motherwell, Scotland. The facility was opened by Scotland's First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond and News Corporation chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch. The purpose built plant houses a triple-wide manroland Colorman XXL press and at the time of installation had the distinction of being the largest and fastest newspaper printing press in the world, printing a 144 pg tabloid at speeds up to 86,000 copies an hour

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  • Front Elevation, Daily Mail, Didcot

    Daily Mail, Didcot

    A new printing facility has recently been successfully completed at Didcot near Oxford for Harmsworth Quays Printing Limited who are the printing arm of Daily Mail General Holdings Limited.

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  • External, Johnston Press, Dinnington

    New Printing Plant, Dinnington, Yorkshire Johnston Press PLC

    Building on a 25 year track record of delivering projects to clients within the newspaper printing sector Thornton-Firkin LLP were selected by Johnston Press Plc to deliver a new £60 million state of the art print centre in the north of England. Replacing the historic inner city centre printing base of the Sheffield Star this new facility was one of the major developments to be delivered by Johnston Press as part of its progressive expansion to establish itself as a main player in the industry.

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  • Chirk, North Wales

    Chirk, North Wales

    Kronospan are the largest wood panel products manufacturer in the world. Our most recent projects have been the provision of new railway sidings, unloading area and surface water filtration lagoon at their factory in Chirk, North Wales which has enabled them to increase the quantity of timber transported by rail by 50% with a consequential reduction in road traffic.

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