Continuing the Mulvenny legacy

Mulvenny House

The new 48,000 sq ft Mulvenny House in Clydebank will mark yet another success for family-owned company Labelgraphics (Glasgow) Ltd when it opens in March 2012.

Labelgraphics was established in 1983 and specialises in the production of self-adhesive labels. Their work includes the manufacture of clear on clear labels, metalised and laminated foils, screen printing, foil blocking and embossing.

In December 2011, Labelgraphics was approached by the Scottish government and asked to host a visit from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Employment, John Swinney, as part of a programme that focuses on economic growth and the availability of funding for growing companies.

The visit tied in with Labelgraphics’ £5 million expansion plans, which include the new purpose-built Clydebank factory and the upgrade of existing presses. The expansion comes on the back of £1.8 million of funding support from Lloyds Banking Group and a further £1.25 million of Regional Selective Assistance funding from Scottish Enterprise.

The Cabinet Secretary’s visit included a tour of the production facility, with a focus on the printing presses and wide range of available products.

After the visit, John Swinney commented: “As we work to accelerate Scotland’s economic growth, it is important that access to finance does not hamper the plans of firms with strong potential for growth.”

Located on Clydebank Business Park, the new £2.3 million development comprises a manufacturing facility for self-adhesive labels for the wine and beverage industry.

The warehouse has been constructed on an area of derelict land that formerly fed into an old Singer factory. Although the majority of the development is work floor space, the project has also included the creation of 4,000 square feet of office space. The building features steel and silver-grey cladding, whilst at the front there is some decorative cladding in silver, black and red.

One of the most impressive features is the absence of internal support panels holding up the roof. Instead, the whole apex is supported by the perimeter walls – which has in turn allowed the space to be completely opened up and removed the need for cumbersome steel beams.

The exterior of the building is now complete and the development is both wind and water-tight, whilst the car park has also been completed. In addition, the offices have been portioned and first fix electrical has been carried out.

Peter Mulvenny, Labelgraphics, said:

“The project is progressing well and we have been very lucky with the weather. The subcontractors have performed brilliantly and everyone is doing a fantastic job. I would particularly like to praise the work of Interlock, who have been the star guys out of everyone that we’ve had the pleasure to work with onsite.”

Mulvenny House was named after Founder and Chairman of Labelgraphics, Alex Mulvenny, who in 2007 received an MBE from HRH Prince Charles for his services to the printing industry. Sidon Developments Limited was the main contractor on the project.

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