UPCYCLED MATERIALS FOR ST JAMES’ PRIMARY TUCK SHOP
The School, who currently share the Glasshouse site with the Ruskin Glass Centre, were in need of the new tuck shop after older pupils decided to use their break times to sell healthy snacks and treats to fellow students.
Steve Budding, Site Manager of Glasshouse project, had the brainwave of creating the tuck shop using ‘upcycled’ materials from the Glasshouse building site to build the tuck shop, with shop designs being produced by the students themselves.
Steve said: “We are really pleased to be able to support a local school while working in the area, especially as we have been able to recycle materials that otherwise would have been put to waste.”
The Glasshouse Arts Centre is the latest development on the Glasshouse site by building contractor, Speller Metcalfe. It will create an artistic and cultural hub for local groups, theatre performances, conferencing and hospitality events. The building also encompasses the Webb Corbett Visitor Centre that tells the story of local glass heritage.
The development is funded by HLF (£1.85m) and the Arts Council England (£250k) to bring yet another building on the Glasshouse site back to life. Previously, the existing building was once part of the Webb Corbett glass factory and then Royal Doulton before being purchased by Ruskin Mill Trust in the 2000.
The tuck shop was presented to the school in an assembly by Speller Metcalfe mascot, Buzz Sitegear.