JPG help the Butterfly take flight

JPG were commissioned by Really Useful Product Company to consult on the brand new state-of-the-art innovative flagship Butterfly building which is to be their new head office along with additional manufacturing facilities, at Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire.

This brave and bold project is being captured by The Production Company from Leeds who are making this into a documentary about the building and inspiration behind it. The project was born from an idea by Mike Pickles, founder and CEO of Really Useful Products and designed in association with The Harris Partnership supported by JPG.

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To view the latest film edit featuring JPG please click here.

The butterfly form is inspired by the design concept of the “butterfly organiser” manufactured by a Yorkshire based manufacturer and the design aesthetic of the structure is in harmony with the manufacturing heritage of the business featuring fully exposed structural steelwork and exposed building services. This complex structural form requires the wings of the butterfly to cantilever from the central structure and a diagrid form permits the structure and hexagonal glazing to work together.

A challenging project that you will see emerging in 2016 on the Yorkshire skyline. When completed the manufacturing facility will be four times bigger than the company’s current site, while the flagship office element will complete in 2017.

JPG Team Give A Gift

JPG have decided, instead of doing their usual secret Santa Christmas gift swap they would like to support Barnardo’s charity by donating their Christmas gifts.

All the staff at JPG took part in buying a gift for a child in need and donating these to Barnados which is currently running a Christmas Present Appeal. JPG took them along to the Horsforth branch and handed over boxes of brand new gifts.

All over the UK, there are children who will wake up Christmas morning with little to look forward to. Barnados are changing this by giving gifts to young carers, victims of physical or sexual abuse and other young people who have just left care, or who are spending Christmas alone.

A small gift can make a big difference to a child.

Work Has Started on Ossett 40 industrial park

JPG were appointed as the structural engineering design consultant on Ossett 40, Milner Way which is located just one mile from J40 of the M1. Historically it was occupied by fellmonger Nettleton & Porter but more recently the buildings were demolished to make way for regeneration.

Gregory Property Group acquired the three-acre site last year and has since secured full planning consent to deliver 57,000 sq ft light industrial accommodation. The above image shows the feasibility CGI image which is being developed.

Gregory Property Group is developing the site along with Architects, The Harris Partnership supported by JPG Group and expects to complete all three new units by summer 2016. The end value for the scheme is expected to be in the region of £4.5m.

Richard Tovey, director at Gregory Property Group, said: “Ossett is a popular location for industrial occupiers because of its excellent transport links and labour force. Unsurprisingly we have received a lot of interest and we are pleased to agree this major deal with Simpson Packaging as a locally respected business which will anchor this development.”

Billfinger GVA and Gent Visick in Leeds are jointly appointed to market Ossett 40.