How the new Cademuir facility will look on the Tweedbank Industrial Estate.

Booming Selkirk engineering firm wins approval for a new factory at Tweedbank

A booming Selkirk engineering firm which helped supply face shields to hospitals at the start of the pandemic has won approval to build a new state-of-the-art factory.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 2:24 pm

Scottish Borders Council planners have rubber-stamped a bid from Cademuir Engineering Limited in Weavers Court to construct a new facility on Tweedbank Industrial Estate.

It’s a huge boost to the upwardly mobile light engineering company, which manufacturers plastic injection moulding tools and plastic mouldings.

The company will now be looking to add to its current workforce of 30.

Last year, in conjunction with fellow Selkirk firm Eadie Bros and Co, it helped in the production of 3D-printed face shields for frontline workers, including staff at Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

Cademuir was established in November 1979, at a small unit in Dunsdale Road in Selkirk.

Since 2017 the firm has prospered and sales turnover has increased from £1.5m to £2.6m.

However, this growth has stalled due to a lack of space in its Selkirk premises on the town’s South Riverside.

A spokesperson for the company said: “A new facility is required in order to continue the growth and generate new employment opportunity for the local community.

"Cademuir’s existing workforce travels from Edinburgh, Earlston, Peebles, Hawick and Selkirk, making Tweedbank the perfect location for a new facility.

"Our existing premises of 15,000 square feet has restricted growth. We are committed to an expansion through the construction of a state-of-the-art building similar to those owned elsewhere.

"This expansion will allow Cademuir to keep pace with ever-growing demand from customers.”

The new 25 thousand square feet building will comprise of a central factory space, flanked by office and staff facilities on either side.

The spokesperson added: “Cademuir will be an excellent addition to the Tweedbank Business Park, allowing a retention of the desirable engineering skills in the local area.

"The facility will embrace the principles of sustainable design by incorporating green technologies, such as installing PVs on the roofs.”

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