Deanestor hails Scottish Property Awards hat-trick
Furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has provided services for three projects which have won awards at this year’s Scottish Property Awards.
The largest scheme was a £3 million contract for the furniture and fit-out of Inverurie Campus. The £55m project won Development of the Year (Public Buildings). Built by Robertson Construction, the campus for Aberdeenshire Council was delivered by hub North Scotland and will accommodate up to 1,600 primary and secondary school pupils. The architect was Halliday Fraser Munro.
Deanestor fitted out 360 rooms across the campus and manufactured bespoke fixed furniture which included booth seating for the learning plazas, break-out spaces, café and social dining; 1,950 metres of shelving; 670 metres of laminate and laboratory worktops; 400 base and wall storage units; 84 primary and secondary teaching walls, and more than 500 items of metalwork.
In the healthcare sector, the new acute mental health wards at Stobhill Hospital won Healthcare Development of the Year. The £10.7m purpose-built wards represent the latest in clinical thinking for inpatient care in mental health and have space for up to 40 inpatients. The wards were built by BAM for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde with hub West Scotland, and were designed by Keppie Design.
Deanestor provided fixed furniture and fit-out for the new facilities which have created light, airy and welcoming spaces for patients, their families and staff.
The team who worked on the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow won an Outstanding Achievement Award. The £38m project was led by Balfour Beatty to deliver this temporary facility during the Covid-19 pandemic and to an extremely short programme. The team included NHS Scotland, Keppie Design, Graham Group, Kier, and Robertson Group.
On this project, Deanestor supplied a range of specialist clinical equipment in just a few days – from healthcare benching to drug cabinets, medi rails and storage solutions.
Ramsay McDonald, managing director of Deanestor Scotland, said: “The fact that Deanestor worked on three very different and significant award-winning schemes really demonstrates our wide-ranging expertise and the quality of our work. The furniture and fitting out makes an important contribution to the success of any project, whether it is an inspiring learning environment or a healthcare facility to enhance the patient experience.
“Our sincere congratulations to our clients and everyone who worked on these ground-breaking projects. We were pleased to play our part and look forward to working with these teams on future schemes.”