Metal in architecture

Architectural systems specialist, DML Group, specialises in external aluminium façades, cladding, windows, unitised and curtain walling. The company works with architects and specifiers across a diverse range of schemes and is a preferred supplier for several of the UK’s largest main contractors.

Among DML’s major schemes are a façade for the Oxford Street entrance of Tottenham Court Road station along with glazing and stainless steel cladding, part of TfL’s £0.5 billion station re-development; and bronze shopfronts, glazed roof lights and cladding for the St James’ Gateway mixed-use commercial, retail and residential development in London’s West End.

The company has also completed a unique artwork project at An t-Eilean (The Island), which involved bronze cladding, doors and balustrades for a walled pavilion garden in the centre of Inverness Campus, a multi-stakeholder 215-acre business, research and education facility developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise; and the West Narthex project at Ripon Cathedral, which involved the installation of new glass porches at the west front of the cathedral, which was built over 1,300 years ago.

DML’s most recent retail schemes include several new branches of a major bank; two of the country’s leading shopping destinations – Trinity Leeds and London Designer Outlet; and a number of bronze and aluminium façades for the stores of some of the world’s leading brands.

DML Group offers a total capability solution from design and build to the manufacture of bespoke shop fronts and curtain walling systems, and a full turn-key provision. The company has extensive involvement in the retail, education, residential and public sectors and works both nationally and internationally.