Vision Labs, part of the Specsaver group of companies, operate a spectacle lens manufacturing facility in Foley Grove, Kidderminster in a building designed by The DCM Partnership for LRE Estates in 1998.
As part of the company expansion programme to satisfy increased customer demand, a new lens coating facility has been constructed in the building next door to the existing building. The DCM Partnership worked with the client team to develop the design to incorporate complex production machinery, a dust-free clean room environment and a product conveyor system between the buildings. Construction took place within the building to provide a two storey coating lab and link between the buildings. The project was completed to programme and within budget.
Production was transferred to the new facility without interrupting the manufacturing process and productivity level.
Work is now in progress to remove the redundant coating lab from within the lens manufacturing building.