Deanestor fits out West Lothian school for Morrison Construction
Dunfermline-based furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has delivered a £1.8 million contract for Morrison Construction for a new £60m multi-school campus in West Lothian, its 12th project for the contractor.
The new Winchburgh Campus was built by Morrison on behalf of West Lothian Council and its delivery partner, Hub South East Scotland. It has provided two new secondary schools, a primary school with an early years facility, and a sports and wellbeing hub.
Deanestor fitted out over 340 rooms across the campus and manufactured furniture from its education solutions range.
The contract included the provision of over 300 base cabinets, 940m of white laminate worktops, over 1km of adjustable shelving, 16 teaching walls, 215 resource storage units, as well as write-on teaching aids, shoebox storage units, and wall cupboards.
David Wright, construction manager at Morrison Construction, said: “Deanestor performed really well at each stage of this project – pre-construction, programme scheduling, and project management. The quality of the furniture they manufactured was excellent, and the client and teaching staff are delighted with the new campus.
“This project follows Deanestor’s successful delivery of the furniture and fit-out contract at Barony Campus and good relationships with their team have been fostered on both of these large-scale schemes. We appreciate their transparent and collaborative approach and good communications, which build trust.”
Lawrence Fitzpatrick, leader of West Lothian Council, said, “I am astounded by the quality of the facilities here at Winchburgh and am delighted with the buildings that have been completed and handed over to us. The growth and development at Winchburgh is going to have such a positive impact on the local community for generations to come.”
The £62m development is West Lothian Council’s largest-ever investment in education facilities and is required to serve the growing community in the core development area of Winchburgh.
The four buildings that make up the new campus are individually distinct but share a common thread of materials, natural light, and ventilation, and have created inspirational learning environments as well as a focus for the rapidly growing community of Winchburgh.
Designed by Ryder Architecture, the secondary schools – Winchburgh and Sinclair Academies – are initially serving up to 660 non-denominational and denominational pupils respectively.
jmarchitects designed the new Holy Family Primary School and nursery. The primary facilities have flexible play and learning spaces, reception, dining/assembly hall, courtyard, and multi-use games area for outside play.
Images – Paul Watt