Cumbernauld manufacturer lands contract at landmark net zero housing project

Gary Thorn

CUMBERNAULD-based manufacturer Cube Glass has secured one of its most lucrative contracts to date with a seven-figure deal at Western Villages, Scotland’s largest operational net zero housing development in Granton, Edinburgh.

The firm will partner with CCG Group to supply glazed screens for staircases in a project worth £1.4 million.

Cube Glass revealed its sustainable products will contribute to the first phase of the waterfront regeneration project, which will deliver homes with enhanced energy performance and act as an ‘exemplar’ for low carbon transport and active travel integration.

The deal is the latest in a series of major contract wins adding up to close to another £1 million, which Cube Glass said will ‘sustain and enhance’ its current growth phase.

Gary Thorn, founder and MD of Cube Glass, said, “The outstanding value of this contract reflects the recognition our firm is now receiving in the wider construction industry for the quality, precision and sustainability of our products. CCG Group is known for delivering a service which is of the highest quality, and it partners with companies such as ours which share its belief in a more sustainable and progressive future for our people, our industry and our communities.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute the creation of modern, highly energy-efficient homes and buildings in Granton and to the remarkable regeneration of the Leith area as a whole.”

The new homes in the Western Villages area will boast solar PV panels, triple glazing and airtight doors to prevent heat loss, clean airflow through mechanical ventilation and fossil fuel-free heating powered by a communal air source heat pump.

The Western Harbour deal comes on the heels of Cube Glass entering into a strategic partnership with French design and engineering specialist Bel’M, as an addition to its existing supplier relationships with the likes of Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

It also follows completion of a £600,000 investment in a new factory – double the size of Cube Glass’s old premises – and the opening of a new showroom.