Fife firm completes fit-out project at £14m West Lothian primary school

DUNFERMLINE-based Deanestor has divulged details of its work to provide bespoke furniture and fit-out services for the new £14 million Calderwood Primary School in West Lothian.

The school was built by Morrison Construction Building Central and delivered by hub South East for West Lothian Council. It has capacity for up to 462 pupils and 128 nursery places and was handed over ahead of the revised programme despite the pandemic-related challenges.

Deanestor manufactured and installed around 1,250 items of fitted furniture, including learning walls, storage cabinets, adjustable shelving units, tilting craft tables, shoebox storage, and worktops.

Around 3,000 items of loose seating, furniture and equipment were also procured and fitted by Deanestor – from sports equipment and dining benches to lockers, white goods, pinboards, soft seating, banquettes, and wooden huts to provide seating and storage.

Greig Jamieson, commercial director at hub South East Scotland, said, “Deanestor contributed greatly to the fantastic project that is Calderwood Primary School which was handed over early to West Lothian Council. This was a particularly impressive feat given the challenging market conditions.

“Feedback has been incredibly positive, and it is encouraging to see how excited pupils and staff are to begin their learning journey in their new school. We look forward to building on this success with Deanestor on further projects including the new Winchburgh schools.”

Designed by JM Architects, the school features semi-open plan classroom accommodation with adjacent break-out zones and flexible spaces.

The fit-out contract at Calderwood Primary follows Deanestor’s delivery of a £1 million project for Morrison for the manufacture and installation of fixed furniture for Barony Campus in East Ayrshire – a £68 million, 2,500-pupil school. Deanestor has since been awarded the £1.8 million furniture and fit-out contract for a new £60 million multi-school campus in West Lothian.