Dunfermline fit-out specialist lands major Glasgow BTR project

DEANESTOR has secured a £3.1 million contract from Robertson Group to manufacture and install kitchens and wardrobes for a new £80 million build-to-rent (BTR) project in Glasgow developed by Moda Living.

Holland Park is Dunfermline-based Deanestor’s first BTR contract in Scotland. It follows its delivery of multiple fit-out projects for private rental schemes in other parts of the UK, and the company’s record of providing furniture solutions for new developments across Scotland.

Deanestor will provide 433 kitchens and 599 wardrobe sets for the ‘high-tech’ studios and apartments. Set around a new public courtyard, the development will provide homes for rent in four buildings up to 22 storeys. The scheme is designed by Haus Collective and delivered by Ryder Architecture.

Ramsay McDonald, MD of Deanestor Scotland, said, “We engaged with Robertson at the early pre-construction planning stages of this project and so were able to develop the furniture solutions to meet Moda Living’s stringent design, cost, quality, and programme requirements. We look forward to starting on site, and to completing the furniture and fit-out works by spring 2023.

“Holland Park will help to address a significant under-supply of quality homes for rent in Glasgow whilst contributing to the cityscape. Demand for our kitchen and fitted bedroom furniture solutions continues to rise in the fast-growing UK build-to-rent sector. We are delighted to be involved in this exciting new city living scheme for Moda Living in Scotland.”

Deanestor is manufacturing L-shaped and linear kitchens in 18 different configurations for the apartments. These will have a dark grey woodgrain finish for the base cabinets and matt arctic grey wall units with contrasting white quartz worktops and splashbacks.

The kitchen cabinets will have integral formed handles and integrated appliances including extractor fan, ceramic or induction hob, combi or dual fan oven, dishwasher, built-in fridge/freezer or under-counter fridge, microwave, and washer/dryer fitted in a specially designed utility cabinet.

The full height fitted wardrobes for Holland Park will have a woodgrain finish and will be installed with mirrors, shelving, and hanging rails.

Deanestor’s sister company, Offsite Solutions, is also working on the project, manufacturing bathroom pods in its third contract for Moda Living.