CMS Window Systems appointed on new £270m Dumfries Hospital development


£5m contract to manufacture and install Kawneer curtain walling

CMS Window Systems has won a comprehensive building envelope contract valued at around £5m to manufacture and install Kawneer curtain walling for the prestigious new 350-bed Dumfries & Galloway Hospital.

Appointed by main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, and working to a design by Ryder Architecture, CMS will manufacture Kawneer AA100 curtain walling for the main hospital building plus its three annexes, incorporating Kawneer AA720 system doors and a mix of pivot and casement windows.

High-performance sealed units manufactured by GLASSOLUTIONS will combine with the Kawneer aluminium systems to blend superb aesthetics with thermal and acoustic insulation, plus reliable solar control. Key to achieving this is the specification of COOL-LITE SKN 165 by Saint-Gobain Glass.

CMS will also install around 500 sealed units featuring integral blinds, which represent an ideal solution for privacy in hospitals where cleanliness is vital but long-term maintenance is a key consideration. The company has partnered with integral blinds specialist, Morley Glass & Glazing, which will supply the sealed units complete with Pellini interstitial blinds.

Wards will be created on a 28 single room model, all of which will have en-suite facilities. This will provide improved privacy, dignity and confidentiality for patients, while reducing the risk of cross infection.

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The district hospital, which is being developed by the High Wood Health consortium in collaboration with NHS Dumfries and Galloway, will provide an extensive range of facilities consistent with four other healthcare projects being procured under the Scottish Government’s non-profit distributing (NPD) model. It will provide patients with a new emergency care department; a combined theatre complex for day surgery, endoscopy and surgical patient; and consolidated ambulatory care. Additional staff residences, a helipad and 980 parking spaces will complete the complex, which is due for completion late 2017.