Surface World December 2018 Surface World Magazine December 2018 - Page 20

INDUSTRY NEWS “Next year, we’ll celebrate 150 years since John Wedge began a galvanizing operation in Willenhall and what better way to do that than by continuing his legacy in new headquarters.” Wolverhampton architects Tweedale is the company behind the design. Director of Architecture Michael Bates said: “This has been a fantastic project to be involved with because of the challenge of creating a design that complements and enhances elements of the existing locally- listed building in a conservation area; respecting its history and key features. “The design provides a contemporary, first class working environment and will give the building a new life for many years to come.” Also present at the ceremony were brothers Ted and Eric Hall – former pupils at the school and long-time residents of the town. Ted accepted an invitation to formally cut the ribbon on the new building alongside Jeremy Woolridge, chairman of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd. For further information, contact Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd on 01902 630311 or visit www.wedge-galv.co.uk