Manufacturer lands £1.5m furniture and fit-out contracts

How Chryston Community Hub will look

Mansfield-based Deanestor, the furniture and fit-out firm, has been awarded its second contract this year for North Lanarkshire Council, taking the value of these orders to £1.5m.

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 their construction partner, Robertson Group.

Deanestor will manufacture, procure and install over 5,200 items of furniture and equipment for Chryston Community Hub, including shelving, seating, storage cabinets, worktops, tables, and teaching aids. Designed by Ryder Architecture, this is a shared campus development for primary education and community health provision in a single building.

The building will have spaces for up to 509 primary pupils to meet the rising demand for school places in the area. Due for completion in autumn 2023, the hub will also include a community health clinic.

William Tonkinson, Deanestor managing director, said, “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 unique scheme and a flagship development for shared community facilities. Deanestor has extensive, specialist experience in the delivery of furniture and fitout services for both education and healthcare projects, which will add value to this latest contract.”

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 learning centre for denominational and non-denominational primary and early years education.