Firm's art with glass wins Titanic dome deal
A Londonderry company is celebrating after winning a contract to replicate part of Belfast's best-known feat of engineering.
Art Glass, based at Skeoge Business Park and run by husband and wife team Philip and Sinead Coyle, saw off fierce competition to make a replica of the glass dome which once adorned the main stair case of RMS Titanic.
The piece will be incorporated into the Titanic signature building in Belfast. Being produced for Harcourt Construction - the site's design and build contractors - the dome is believed to be the biggest new decorative dome designed in this part of the world since Victorian times.
Art Glass was established by the Coyles in 1983 and focuses on the design, manufacture, restoration and conservation of leaded and stained glass.
The firm has also pioneered a unique and award-winning storm glazing and all weather protection system for their products.
Mr Coyle said that the company is keen to exploit the opportunities linked with such a popular project.
"Our focus is to continually seek to be innovative, to explore the medium in which we are expert and to use the knowledge and skills we've built up over the years in a broad range of restoration, design and glass and glazing solutions," he said.
"When one sees the quality of the work on the Titanic Belfast project and this contract, it's easy to understand how the company has built up a portfolio of high profile clients that includes major architectural practices and contractors."