Deanestor awarded second North Lanarkshire fit-out deal

Deanestor awarded second North Lanarkshire fit-out deal

Chryston Community Hub (Images courtesy of Ryder Architecture)

Furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has been awarded its second contract this year for North Lanarkshire Council, taking the value of these orders to £1.5 million.

The latest project is to provide furniture and fit-out services for a £20m community hub in Chryston which is being delivered by hub South West Scotland and its construction partner, Robertson Group.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, Chryston Community Hub is a shared campus development for primary education and community health provision in a single building.

Deanestor will manufacture, procure and install over 5,200 items of furniture and equipment for this scheme, including shelving, seating, storage cabinets, worktops, tables, and teaching aids.

Deanestor awarded second North Lanarkshire fit-out deal

The building will replace the existing Chryston Primary School and will have spaces for up to 509 pupils to meet the rising demand for school places in the area. It will provide naturally lit, flexible spaces to accommodate a wide range of learning requirements.

Due for completion in autumn 2023, the hub will also incorporate a community health clinic to support the provision of health services.

Ramsay McDonald, managing director for Deanestor in Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this second project for North Lanarkshire Council. Both schemes are very innovative, using a shared campus approach to deliver state-of-the-art facilities to the benefit of the local communities.

“Chryston Community Hub is a really unique scheme and a flagship development for shared community facilities. Deanestor has extensive, specialist experience in the delivery of furniture and fit-out services for both education and healthcare projects, which will add value to this latest contract.”

Deanestor awarded second North Lanarkshire fit-out deal

Deanestor’s project for a second community hub and learning centre for North Lanarkshire Council is now underway. Here, Deanestor is working with hub South West Scotland’s construction partner, BAM Construct UK, to provide around 4,400 items of bespoke school furniture and equipment for a £20m shared learning campus in Wishaw. This will accommodate 500 pupils from Newmains and St Brigid’s Primary Schools, and a 100-place early years centre.

Deanestor will fit out more than 100 rooms in seven zones. Designed by BDP and scheduled to open around the end of 2022, this development will create a stimulating learning centre for denominational and non-denominational primary and early years education.

Four wings have been constructed around shared activity space. Each classroom will have direct playground access and flexible teaching areas. A social dining space at the heart of the building will help to unify both schools and will feature a ‘tree’ column, stepped seating, and a wrap-around slide.

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