A medical glassware group has submitted plans for a new production site in St Helens, UK.

SINA Medical Glass wants to change the use of an industrial site on land near to the recently constructed Glass Futures building.

The plans state that SINA will take over the building occupied by the J K Philips Group Plans which which operates a storage and distribution facility.

SINA Medical Glass will use the site to manufacture and supply medical glassware such as vials and test tubes to the UK healthcare industry.

The plans state the proposals will help ‘re-establish St Helens as a globally renowned centre for glass production’ and are in ‘wider keeping’ with the area, which includes the Glass Futures research facility.

A design and access statement in the plans states: "This proposed use is considered to be more in keeping with the adjacent Glass Futures R&D facility immediately adjacent to the site, and will help to further kick-start investment in glass-related industry in St Helens.

"There are two existing buildings on the site currently – a large brick-built warehouse with shallow pitched roofs, and a single storey flat-roof office building situated at the entrance to the site from McManus Drive.

"Both buildings will be retained in their current forms, with some internal modifications to suit the new occupier’s needs."

The plans are on standard consultation to the public until Thursday, October 19.

A decision on the plans is expected by December 22.