Glasgow-based East End Sawmills Ltd is to relocate after its Dalmarnock Road site was issued with a compulsory purchase order (CPO) by Glasgow city council to make way for a transport development.

It will move its trade centre to a new purpose-built £1m facility on Shawfield Industrial Estate a mile west of its current site, whilst its production facilities will be transferred to Stewart Timber Ltd, which the East End Group acquired last year.

The CPO was undertaken as part of an extension to the M74 through the East End Regeneration Route project, and saw the council pay £1.65m for East End’s Dalmarnock Road site.

Three new directors have been appointed to oversee and facilitate the changes, with Christopher Frew named director, Bill Ewing becoming sales director and David Lock chosen as production director.

Mr Ewing told TTJ that the new trade centre would double its trade provision, whilst moving production to Stewart Timber’s Cumbernauld site would offer the firm bespoke facilities to handle its product range, which Covers fencing to bespoke joinery and wood products.

He added that the company was having to install an electricity sub-station at the Cumbernauld site in order to power its manufacturing equipment.