Construction fit-out specialist hails ‘record’ order intake

CONTRACT furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has announced a ‘record’ order intake, with £12.5 million of orders secured in the last six months.

The firm, which has operations in Dunfermline, revealed contracts have been awarded for delivery through to 2020 across a range of sectors including private rental schemes, student accommodation, healthcare and education.

Deanestor added that the trend towards larger furniture and fit-out contracts of over £1 million has continued for the business, requiring a ‘high degree’ of technical design input and project management from its teams.

MD William Tonkinson said, “We are delighted with the performance of the business in the first half of this year. We have been very successful in diversifying into new markets which has provided a healthy forward order book and a solid foundation for the business in an uncertain economic environment.

“We are the longest established furniture and fit-out provider to the NHS with a track record that spans more than 70 years. It is fantastic to see this work continue but also the success of our move into other areas such as high-quality kitchens for major private residential developments.”

Deanestor’s largest project in the education sector is a £3 million deal awarded by Robertson Construction for the new £55 million Inverurie Community Campus. The company will furnish and fit out 360 rooms.