The Edison Group, a Scottish-owned construction company, has announced a major expansion plan in South Lanarkshire, involving a £2 million investment in new premises and a rebranding of its largest subsidiary, GDC Design, as Principal Building Ltd.
New state-of-the-art facility in East Kilbride
The new facility is located in Langlands Business Park, East Kilbride and encompasses 16,500 square feet of modern workshops along with 3,500 square feet of office spaces. The site is expected to house around 80 employees in 2024 and position Principal Building for substantial, sustainable growth in the future.
The new facility will host Edison Group companies, Eden Homes (Scotland) Ltd, Crown Architectural Ltd and TedCo Contracts Ltd. All are scheduled to have relocated to East Kilbride by April 2024.
Principal Building Ltd: a main contractor with a difference
The rebranding of GDC Design as Principal Building Ltd reflects the company’s vision to become a main contractor offering a range of services, including new build, major refits, shopfitting, minor works, interior fit out and manufactured joinery.
Principal Building Ltd will also leverage the state-of-the-art Felder machinery that the Edison Group has invested in, which includes seven Felder machines and four other new pieces of equipment. The company claims to be Scotland’s premier provider of manufactured and bespoke joinery products, serving customers UK-wide.
Edison Group: a focus for growth and talent
The Edison Group, which is led by chief executive Calum Melville, has reported a group sales of over £30 million on a rolling 12 months basis. The company has also focused on bringing in top talent, appointing a four-strong senior management team with over 100 years of experience.
The company said it will continue to foster an inclusive environment for all team members, leveraging off a rounded central function which will expand each company’s capability, while reducing their individual overheads.
The Edison Group also said it will continue to develop its construction business in the UK, with a focus on time, effort and capital investment.