Welcome to William Lane Foundry

Established in 1862, we’re Middlesbrough’s oldest surviving foundry!

Whether you’re an individual looking to bring your ideas to life in metal, a council or community group seeking expert metalwork restoration, or an engineering firm searching for fast, high quality manufacturing production, you’ve come to the right place. Specialists in one off custom projects, we can be far more flexible than bigger, mass production foundries. Between our four production experts, we have almost 150 years of experience and it really shows in the love and care we put into our work.

No job too big or too small

We pride ourselves on being a personal business and regardless of the size of your job, we'll remain in contact with you throughout the production of your project and ensure you feel part of the process. Further, with the advantage of being based in Britain, we can ensure fast delivery times and can even turnaround jobs same day when a suitable pattern already exists. From impellers, to park benches to Victorian steam engines, no job is too big or too small. If it involves metal we can make it. Please get in touch!

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Restoration & Heritage

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Railway & Automotive

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Plaques & Signs

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Recent projects

Would you like to discuss a project? Whatever your requirements, we are happy to work on any project, large or small.

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