Morley Glass to supply integral blinds to new £270m Dumfries hospital development

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Morley Glass & Glazing has won a contract to manufacture and supply 500 Uni-Blind® integral commercial blinds for the prestigious new 350-bed Dumfries & Galloway Hospital.

The Uni-Blind® sealed units featuring ScreenLine® integral blinds by Morley Glass & Glazing, represent an ideal solution for privacy in hospitals where cleanliness is vital but long term maintenance is a key consideration.

Morley Glass is working in partnership with CMS Window Systems, who secured the circa £5m fenestration contract with main contractor Laing O’Rourke and will manufacture and install 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.

CMS will use high performance sealed units manufactured by GLASSOLUTIONS, combined 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.

Wards within the new £270m hospital 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, whilst reducing the risk of cross infection.

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 brand new emergency care department, a combined theatre complex for day surgery, endoscopy and surgical patients, and consolidated ambulatory care. Additional staff residences, a heli-pad and 980 parking spaces will complete the complex which is due for completion late 2017.

Find out more about Uni-Blinds at, and more information about CMS Window Systems can be found at

600450 Morley Glass to supply integral blinds to new £270m Dumfries hospital development
Date: 16 March 2016

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