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Administrators called in at facades contractors Drawn Metal and DML

A leading facades business that has supplied Balfour Beatty, Kier and Laing O’Rourke has been placed in administration.

Nick Reed and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor were appointed as administrators of Leeds-based businesses Drawn Metal Limited and DML Architectural Systems, which have a combined turnover of £8.7m.

The companies have been active for more than 90 years as suppliers of facades and shopfronts, with clients including Calvin Klein, Ferrari and Lacoste.

The firms also supplies facades to main contractors.

Projects the companies have worked on include the Scottish parliament building, Hammerson’s Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds (pictured), and Stratford station in London.

Drawn Metal Limited, which employs 70 staff at its manufacturing facilites in Bramley, provides bespoke facades and shopfronts, while DML Architectural Systems specialises in curtain walling, facades and cladding.

Mr Reed said: “We are in the process of assessing the situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome for creditors and the 70-strong workforce.

“The companies have an excellent reputation and we are seeking interest in the business and assets.”

Drawn Metal Holdings Limited, an associated company, is not in administration.

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