It took over two months and 47,000 Pilkington Mirropane Chrome to restore Blackpool Promenade’s iconic six metre mirror ball to its original glory.
The material, with its off-line coated mirror surface, was chosen to stand up to the salt air, damp and harsh winds that had taken their toll on the original 2002 ball.
The refurbishment project was a team effort involving installer Jordans Glass, Mirror Finish Tiling Contractors, Garmendale Engineering, and students from Blackpool and Fylde College.
Ronnie Jordan, owner of Jordans Glass said: “Making use of the 4mm toughenable mirror meant peace of mind for the project’s lifespan right out of the gate.”
“This was a great project to work on and is something I’m really proud to be able to point out to family and friends as something I’ve been a part of within the local community.”
Ian Critchley, area sales representative at Pilkington UK said: “This project was a real opportunity to leave a mark across one of Britain’s most beloved coastal areas and turn heads to the variety of projects that Pilkington UK is always ready to help support.”