The Old West Gun Works - Sheffield, UK
Formerly a gun factory, The Old West Gun Works is our Sheffield head office and heritage site, and we moved into the building in September 1994. Opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in 1994, who described it as “one of the finest refurbishments of a listed building that I have ever seen”, the Gun Works also features a unique spider sculpture on the side of the wall, which is now a well-known landmark in the Sheffield region.
Take a walk through the building
Discover the unique surroundings of our historic head office.
1994Opened by HRH Prince Charles
1913Formerly part of the Firth Brown Steels site, where Harry Brearley discovered stainless steel
54 millionMetres of wire rope sold by Gripple in 2018
200Number of Gripple people based at OWGW
I joined the Gripple graduate scheme in 2012 and have progressed throughout the group, working for both Gripple and Loadhog, developing and introducing products which contribute millions of pounds to our 25% new product target.