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Healthcare treble for CMS

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CASTLECARY-based CMS Windows has been helping deliver modern healthcare facilities across Lanarkshire.

The firm has manufactured and installed alumimium windows, doors and curtain walling for three separate newbuild healthcare construction projects in East Kilbride, Wishaw and Kilsyth.

Graham Construction is main contractor on all three projects, with hub South West Scotland “ultimately responsible” for delivering the new facilities as part of a £48 million investment programme.

CMS said, “Working to designs by Reiach & Hall Architects, CMS was contracted to provide a variety of building envelope elements manufactured using thermally broken aluminium systems from Metal Technology.

“These ensured the finished complexes would benefit from the optimal combination of thermal comfort, energy efficiency, longevity and excellent visual appeal.”

The £23 million Houldsworth Centre in Wishaw is a three and five storey complex providing NHS healthcare facilities. The building replaces the former Wishaw Health Centre and library. CMS manufactured and installed all the aluminium curtain walling and side hung windows.

In Kilsyth, CMS said it worked with Graham to provide aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors for the town’s new £7.8 million Community Health Centre. The facility is roughly double the size of the health centre it replaced and is said to represent a “step change” in the quality of the health care facilities and services available to patients.

The third new medical centre built as part of the project is the Hunter Health Centre in East Kilbride. The £17 million facility houses six GP practices, a dental practice and various other medical services.

CMS said the facility features “a large glazed central atrium space, intended to create a calming atmosphere and maximise natural light within the building”. The firm helped create the four-storey building’s envelope, installing thermally efficient units to regulate its internal temperature.

Stephen Anderson, who heads the Aluminium Division at CMS, said choosing CMS as a local supplier helps the projects support wider sustainability benefits.

He explained, “We were delighted to be involved with these healthcare building projects because they are hugely important to the communities around us, in which many of the CMS team and their families live. It was extremely pleasing to have secured the contract from Graham to be part of this building programme, an appointment which contributes to our business success and ensures we can continue to provide more local jobs, including our large number of apprenticeships. Our finished products are designed to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings during their lifespan, including being fully recyclable at the end of their service life, which will undoubtedly benefit NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Council in the long term.”

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