Mere Sands Wood, Ormskirk, UK

The Project

The new bird safe glass Pilkington AviSafe™ has been successfully trialled at Mere Sands Wood, a nature reserve near the NSG Group’s research and development hub in Lancashire, UK.

Insulating glass units made of 6 mm Pilkington AviSafe™ as outer pane with special coating on surface 1 and 4 mm Pilkington K Glass™ S low-e glass as inner pane provide protection for birds and thermal insulation.

The glass was used in the new visitor centre and café to help diminish the risk of the park’s 170 different species of birds from colliding with its windows.

The site, operated by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, is a former sand quarry used to harvest minerals for glass manufacturing.

Alice Singleton, marketing officer at Lancashire Wildlife Trust, said: “We wanted our visitor centre and café to take advantage of the lovely views of our nature reserve, where people could watch for wildlife comfortably. Pilkington AviSafe™ has allowed us to provide this without putting our many different species of bird at risk.”

  Project ReferenceGL_PR0174
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Project Details
Surface Area
42 units
Holmeswood Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1TG, UK
Opening Date
Building Type
  • Leisure
About the Architect/Installer
Aluminium windows and doors - Eltherington Group Ltd; Glass processor: Kwiktuf Ltd
Benefit Led Categories
  • Special Applications