Thorpes of Great Glen Take Ownership of New Facility

Today is a special day in Thorpes of Great Glen's 70 year history, as we officially take ownership of our custom built manufacturing facility in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Thorpes new HQ is ready for business

A nine month build period has flown by, and we are delighted to announce that today we officially begin our move from our sites in Great Glen and Market Harborough to the purpose built, 40,000 sq ft facility on the Airfield Business Park.

"This is a proud day for us here at Thorpes of Great Glen, and it is great to see the end result of several months of hard work from all involved. This new facility looks fantastic and is a representation of our confidence in the potential of the company and it's staff, and we believe this can take us to the next level" - Managing Director and owner John Thorpe.

We will be posting regular updates on the move so be sure to check back here, or on our social channels for more info.

Manufacturing Facility June Progress

The month of June represented a huge milestone in our facility build with the first installation of new machinery. With the main external build all but complete, work has continued on the block paving to the car park but more significantly both the new extraction and biomass boiler systems have been craned into place. This is a great step towards the facility becoming operational, as more equipment is due to follow during July, including our new custom spray booths.

Golf Day For Shooting Star Chase Raises £12,000

Thorpes team take part in Overbury sponsored golf day for Shooting Star Chase childrens hospice.

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Four members of Thorpes of Great Glen's staff recently attended the first Shooting Star Chase golf day at the fantastic Shire course in Barnet, as members of the construction industry came together to raise a staggering £12,000 for the extremely worthy hospice.

Based in Surrey, Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

"Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care".

Organised by Overbury's Dan Galleni and Franchi's Marco Franchi, the combined donations, entry fees and the generous purchasing at the charity auction (which featured some cracking items) meant that £12,000 was raised for the hospice, with proceeds directly funding a new on-site gym. 

To find out more about the hospice and how to support their essential work, visit their website here.

Manufacturing Facility May Progress

May has been a big month for us at the Market Harborough site, as the external finishes are very close to completion. The envelope construction is now concluded and we have a weather tight structure to begin works on the internal details.

Work will begin in earnest on the office and factory space in the coming weeks and the developments continue to spread excitement both internally and externally, with a noted interest from local businesses and people.

A sneak preview from our Instagram shows the early work to the internal features.

A sneak preview from our Instagram shows the early work to the internal features.