Windows and doors manufacturer, KLG Rutland, has announced that it has almost completed the renovation work of the historic Humber works in Beeston.
The purchase and development of the site has created 4,700 sq. ft. of additional storage and warehousing space for the Nottinghamshire business. The remainder of the building is being refurbished for general industrial usage including glass processing for its sister company KLG Glass.
The completion of the project has brought new life to a building at the heart of Nottinghamshire’s industrial heritage. Thomas Humber founded his bicycle manufacturing business in 1878 and built the Humber works to scale his production rapidly. In 1887, Humber sold the business to a group of investors under the name Humber & Co Limited and the company eventually became a leading British manufacturer of motorcycles and first series-production cars.
The redevelopment of the Humber works comes at a time of growth for the business, with KLG Rutland recently investing £200,000 in new state-of-the-art plant and machinery to improve production capacity and quality. The business growth has also created 5 new jobs within the company in the past 12 months.
“For a manufacturing and installation business like ours to renovate a piece of local industrial history is just amazing,” said Terry Hill, managing director of KLG Rutland. “Being a manufacturer ourselves we recognised these sites are often demolished and used for housing, something that we didn’t want to use the historic building for.’