DML APPOINTED FOR LUXURY LONDON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

DML Group has been appointed to a £1.4m project at Great Minster House, one of London’s newest luxury residential developments.

DML was chosen by the scheme’s developer, Barratt London, to design, manufacture and install 280 windows and doors along with bronze anodised feature cladding panels.

Great Minster House offers 61 stylish studios, apartments and penthouses on six floors, situated on the corner of Marsham Street and Horseferry Road in Westminster, close to St James’s Park, Knightsbridge and London’s West End.

It has been designed to bring an international feel to living in London, whilst reflecting its British roots, using luxury furnishings, fittings and materials throughout.

Chris Murray, sales and marketing director, DML Group, said: “This is a really imaginative scheme on which we’ve worked closely with Barratt London to design a range of products that fit with the luxurious style of the building whilst meeting its technical specifications. We have many years experience in this sector and have established an outstanding reputation for delivering large and often prestigious, residential schemes.”

Great Minster House
DML Group has two divisions: Drawn Metal, which provides bespoke metalwork and shopfronts and whose clients include some of the world’s leading brands; and DML Architectural Systems, which specialises in external aluminium façades, cladding, windows, unitised and curtain walling and is a preferred supplier for several of the UK’s largest main contractors.

DML CELEBRATES ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY

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DML Group is celebrating its 90th anniversary!

The company, which was founded as Drawn Metal, was set up on 21 November, 1924. It was a time when George V was the country’s reigning monarch, the first television pictures had flickered into life and petrol cost around two shillings a gallon.
From a fledgling business started with 200 £1 shares, it has grown into a multi-million pound firm manufacturing products from its Swinnow Lane, Bramley, Leeds base for schemes that include one of the Sultan of Brunei’s palaces, the Barcelona Olympic Games, the Assembly buildings at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, the O2 in Greenwich and Trinity Leeds. Walk down Regent Street in London and most of the bronze shopfronts have been made by DML.
The company now has a turnover of almost £10m and employs 64 people, counting some of the world’s leading brands and the UK’s largest main contractors among its clients.
Most recently, DML has won several new contracts including a number of retail bank stores, a residential development in central London and a commercial office development in London’s West End.
In addition to Drawn Metal, the company also owns DML Architectural Systems, which specialises in external aluminium façades, cladding, windows, unitised and curtain walling.

Robert Copping, managing director, DML Group, said: “We are very proud to be celebrating 90 years in business.

“Reaching this significant milestone is entirely due to the dedication of everyone at the company over the years. Our people are our strength and we’re very proud that some have spent their whole working lives with us. Our philosophy is still based on the founding principles of quality, integrity and loyalty.

“The company has lived through some major world events and tough economic times. Today we are in very good shape and we can look forward to continuing to grow the business in the years ahead.”

An illustrated, commemorative, book showing the full history of the company is being published in December 2014.

DML GROUP ANNOUNCES ELEVEN NEW APPOINTMENTS

Façade and shopfront specialist, DML Group, has announced 11 new appointments as the company continues to expand.

The Leeds-based company, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in November, has increased number of staff it now employs to 64.

DML Group has created six new posts in production, including fabricators, metalworkers, drivers and packers, an increase of around 25 per cent. It has also recruited a commercial manager, three designers and promoted one of its estimators to quantity surveyor.

Brian French is the company’s new commercial manager. He will be responsible for the commercial management of its supply and install contracts including quantity surveying. Mr French is MRICS qualified and has a wealth of experience across both the public and private sectors.

Darren Grubb, who joined DML Group 18 months ago as an Estimator, has recently taken up the position of Quantity Surveyor and Hayley Belcher, Adam Mirza and Jon Bentley have been appointed as designers.

Chris Murray, DML Group Sales and Marketing Director, said: “A number of factors have contributed to our success resulting in these new appointments. These include the continued growth in the retail sector, particularly in London and being awarded a number of larger schemes.“The new appointments are instrumental in our long-term growth plans for the company.”

DML Group has recently won several new contracts including a number of retail bank stores, a residential development in central London and a commercial office development in London’s West End.

The company has two divisions: Drawn Metal, which provides bespoke metalwork and shopfronts and whose clients include some of the world’s leading brands; and DML Architectural Systems, which specialises in external aluminium façades, cladding, windows, unitised and curtain walling and is a preferred supplier for several of the UK’s largest main contractors.

DML GETS IN ON THE ACT TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN

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DML Group wasn’t clowning around when it donated funds to help disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

The company got into the ring with Circus Starr, a social enterprise which gives local children and those with disabilities the chance to escape to the circus and forget their troubles for a day.

Circus Starr is a touring circus boasting world-class, professional artists from across the globe. It will be performing at Roundhay Park in Leeds on Friday 12 September, 2014.

Chris Murray, sales and marketing director, DML Group, said: “We are keen to get involved with community and charitable causes where we can and are delighted to support Circus Starr“.

“A trip to the circus always provides great fun and entertainment and I’m sure the children and their families will have a really enjoyable day.”

Founded in 1987 to help raise much needed funds for local charities, Circus Starr provides over £1.3 million worth of free tickets to children, their families and community groups throughout the UK every year.

It also helps children’s hospices and hospitals, young carers, foster homes, SEN schools, women’s refuges as well as a range of charities supporting vulnerable children.

Circus Starr’s chosen charity for Leeds this year is the Sue Ryder-Wheatfields Hospice.

DML GETS THE BRONZE FOR INVERNESS CAMPUS PROJECT

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Leeds-based DML Group has completed work on a unique £140,000 artwork project at An t-Eilean (The Island) in Inverness.

The company, which was appointed by leading construction and infrastructure business Morgan Sindall – the main contractor for the Inverness Campus scheme where the artwork is featured, is providing bronze cladding, doors and balustrades for a walled pavilion garden, which is accessed by a 46m walkway over a new lake in the centre of the Campus.

Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Inverness Campus is a multi-stakeholder 215-acre business, research and education facility. It is one of Europe’s most ambitious locations for business and the most ambitious project in the Highlands for a generation.

An t-Eilean was designed to respond to the special context of the Inverness Campus site and to elements of the regional Highland landscape that exists beyond the site’s boundaries. It will be a facility for everyone in the community to use for events and performance as well as a unique meeting place.

Lisa Mackenzie, the landscape architect for the Highlands and Islands Enterprise’ scheme, chose to work with bronze as a contrast to the stark white concrete walls.  She says that as a material it brings warmth and will weather and mature slowly as well as offering a contrast to the materials around it.

Commenting on DML’s appointment, she said: “I identified DML having seen their work elsewhere and it influenced my thinking about An t-Eilean. They have an unparalleled attention to detail and strove at every stage in the development of the project to understand and respond to the design intent.”

Chris Murray, sales and marketing director, DML Group, said: “This project is particularly interesting not just because of its nature and location but in the materials and design. It is also very rewarding for DML to have been chosen for the scheme based on the high standard of our workmanship.”

The DML Group has two divisions: Drawn Metal, which provides bespoke metalwork and shopfronts and whose clients include some of the world’s leading brands; and DML Architectural Systems, which specialises in external aluminium façades, cladding, windows, unitised and curtain walling and is a preferred supplier for several of the UK’s largest main contractors.

The company offers a total capability façade solution from design and build to bespoke entrances, whether clients are seeking a specialised ‘one-off’ requirement or a

Tottenham Court Road Station

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DML ON THE RIGHT TRACK AT £0.5BN LONDON TUBE PROJECT

Architectural systems specialist, DML Group, has created a platform for success with a £316k project at Tottenham Court Road station.

The Leeds-based company was appointed to Transport for London’s (TfL) major tube station re-development scheme by Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall (TWBN), who are the joint main contractors.

DML is providing a new façade for the Oxford Street entrance along with glazing and stainless steel cladding for the £half-billion scheme, which will expand and modernise the tube station by September 2016. A new Crossrail station, with services operational by 2018, takes the transport infrastructure investment here to more than £1 billion.

The scheme, which aims to improve one of the busiest parts of London’s transport network, will also have a public plaza outside Centre Point with wider pavements, better cycling facilities and improvements to bus services.

Chris Usher, project director for TWBN, said: “The transformation of Tottenham Court Station is a complex and challenging project. The success of the project to date has been built upon collaboration and teamwork by London Underground, TWBN and all our supply chain partners including specialist suppliers such as DML.”

Chris Murray, sales and marketing director, DML Group, said: “This is one of the country’s leading transport schemes as well as being part of a major transformation of the east end of Oxford Street, so to have been appointed is particularly rewarding.

“DML has become widely recognised for its expertise in this type of large-scale project and we’re looking forward to working on this highly prominent scheme.”

The DML Group has two divisions: Drawn Metal, which provides bespoke metalwork and shopfronts and whose clients include some of the world’s leading brands; and DML Architectural Systems, which specialises in external facades, cladding, windows and unitised curtain walling and is a preferred supplier for several of the UK’s largest main contractors.

The company offers a total capability façade solution from design and build to bespoke entrances, whether clients are seeking a specialised ‘one-off’ requirement or a comprehensive, conception-to-completion, full turn-key provision.

DML KICKS OFF SPONSORSHIP AT CLUB WHERE LEEDS RHINOS STARS BEGAN

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Leeds-based façades and shopfront specialist, DML Group, has scored a winning partnership with the local rugby club where Leeds Rhinos stars Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Jamie Peacock started out.

The company, which is based in Swinnow Lane in Bramley, will sponsor the kit for Stanningley Sports & Amateur Rugby League Club’s (SSARLC) Under 7s team for the next 12 months.

Mr Jones-Buchanan still has a close association with the club and coaches the under 7s who play in the Yorkshire Juniors league.

SSARLC was established in 1889 and is based at a £1.5m complex in West Leeds. It aims to promote sport to people of all ages and backgrounds and currently has around 350 players across 18 teams including a girls and ladies team.

Jon Norfolk, club administrator, SSARLC, said: “We believe that the club is doing a great job in encouraging young people to get involved in sport. It’s only with help from our sponsors and by building relationships with local companies like DML, that we can provide the facilities, equipment and kit we need throughout the season.”
Chris Murray, sales and marketing director, DML Group, said: “We wanted to play our part in supporting the local community and from seeing the work that SSARLC does, we were keen to get involved. Plenty of the club’s players have gone on to play in the Super League and for National League sides so we may already be helping to create a few stars of the future.”