Pendlewood™ announce their latest expansion – Canal boat design and build. With eco credentials, our canal boats will be as fresh as the sea breeze.
Another dream is about to become reality for Alan Pendlewood, who remembers his Salford roots affectionately as they have shaped the man he is today, determined and creative.
As a boy he watched the large ships and barges sailing up the Manchester ship canal, delivering the raw materials from all over the world to Northwest factories and then returning the finished goods to all areas of the Globe. A time when British manufacturing was inspirational. He was inspired to one day Design and build his own barge .
This has become achievable because of the success of Pendlewood™ . A bespoke manufacturer of handcrafted and distinctive wooden furniture , along with large architectural pieces, founded in 1995 and winning the prestigious BIBA business awards 2010. Pendlewood has achieved its outstanding reputation for quality by sourcing only the finest timbers from sustainable forests and recycling quality timber, whilst training future artisans to carry on the British tradition of craftsmanship, Alan believes in apprenticeships and job creation.
From humble Salford roots, the reputation of Pendlewood™ craftsmanship, design and passion, has reached all levels of society and ages, from playgrounds countrywide to London’s financial district of Devonshire square , Pendlewood ™ will have liaised with a discerning clientele of elite Architects and designers.
Either your child will have played with or on one of their products and you will have rested on one of pendelwoods benches in the many public spaces where they have been installed . Even the worlds favourite street that launched television history , has a Pendlewood™ Emmavale bench. The stars of Coronation street, past and present have delivered many storylines whist sitting on this Street furniture .
With this experience, the founder of Pendlewood™ and his dedicated team of designers and master craftsmen are pleased to announce their new venture. Canal boat building.
With an eye on the future and their eco credentials, these vessels will break the back of traditional concepts .
These barges will have Eco keels giving low drag. This love of waterways and a boyhood dream will soon be reality and a Pendlewood™ barge will be cruising up Manchester ship canal and at the helm a proud Alan Pendlewood .That passion is now here and ready to be launched very soon.