Grimsby glazing specialist moves into historic building

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 19 Dec 2018

A Grimsby glazing manufacturer is ready to start an innovative new product line after expanding into a historically-significant town property.

Synerjy, specialist suppliers of high-quality windows, doors and conservatories, is adding WarmCore technology, a cutting-edge thermal performance aluminium window and bi-fold door system, following the installation of state-of-the-art equipment.

It is part of Synerjy’s ambitious growth plans, which have seen the business purchase and sympathetically renovate the 15,000 sq ft Anglo Danish House on Grimsby’s King Edward Street.

Now relocated from its rented premises in the town, it has invested £500,000 into the acquisition and overhaul, enabling managing director Nick Kirkham and his team to refurbish the site into offices, a soon-to-be completed showroom, and three manufacturing areas – including a dedicated precision engineering space for WarmCore products.

Anglo-Danish House, the new headquarters of Synerjy double glazing manufacturers, in King Edward Street, Grimsby.

Mr Kirkham said: “It’s always been a part of our long-term plan to have our own property, and in the new year we’ll start production on WarmCore. We’ve taken on three new staff since we’ve moved too, so we’re already growing.”

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The former bacon factory is the immediate post-war work of Grimsby architect William Wells, itself located on the site of a 19th century smoke house. Three oak-lined smoke houses were used in the bacon preparation after fish, and remain, as do Art Deco-style staircases, parquet floors and panelled walls and doors in the first floor space.

It was identified as a “historic asset of special interest” by North East Lincolnshire Council in 2015, and is across the Fotherby Street junction from Docks Beers’ brewery and tap room, itself a converted 19th century church. Coincidentally Synerjy has moved to front Royal Mail’s Grimsby location from The Old Sorting Office in Holme Street.

Anglo-Danish House, the new headquarters of Synerjy double glazing manufacturers, in King Edward Street, Grimsby.

To help secure the purchase of WarmCore manufacturing equipment, Synerjy was awarded a £30,000 Growing the Humber grant, thanks to an introduction to E-Factor’s business support service.

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Mr Kirkham added: “It’s a big thing to move from renting to purchasing a property, but with the new manufacturing space and new equipment, the process will be much more efficient. All it took was a phone conversation, E-Factor are easy to call when you need practical advice.”

Synerjy has been trading for nearly 20 years, with Mr Kirkham advised by Steve Parker, E-Factor Business Growth Hub adviser. He said: “Nick was great to work with and was able to complete most of the work himself. The new premises look fantastic, really in keeping with this historical building and we wish him every success.”

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