Cumbernauld jobs secured thanks to £10m deal

Inside the CMS Window Systems manufacturing facility at Castlecary: L to R David Ritchie (Chief Operating Officer at CMS Window Systems), Alister Patrick (Aluminium Factory Manager) and Stephen Anderson (Aluminium Contracts Director).
Inside the CMS Window Systems manufacturing facility at Castlecary: L to R David Ritchie (Chief Operating Officer at CMS Window Systems), Alister Patrick (Aluminium Factory Manager) and Stephen Anderson (Aluminium Contracts Director).

A Cumbernauld company’s latest multi-million pound deal is set to provide job security for its 250-strong workforce.

CMS Window Systems has won a contract of more than £10 million for the Atlantic Square development in Glasgow, creating a record order book worth £65 million over the next three years.

David Ritchie, the firm’s chief operating officer, said: “Winning this contract provides vital job security for our 250 employees who work in both manufacturing and on-site installation roles and it creates a strong platform for us to invest in the future of the business. Recent economic surveys have painted a relatively negative picture for Scotland’s manufacturing and construction sectors, so it is fantastic to be bucking the trend with a healthy outlook.”

CMS Window Systems’ latest financial results will be published soon and are expected to reveal a record year for a company that has earned a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Work will begin next year on the £100 million Atlantic Square project, which will be built by BAM Construction. CMS will design, manufacture and install a range of aluminium windows, doors and façade elements for the development, which will provide high-quality office space on York Street for more than 2,700 staff.

Mr Ritchie said: “The scale of the window, door, curtain walling and façade brief represents our largest ever single contract, but it is exactly the kind of project that our business is equipped to handle, given the design expertise, product range and manufacturing and installation capabilities that our business has today. Atlantic Square will be a landmark development and we are really pleased to be working with BAM Construction to transform this site,”