Deanestor fits out 125 rooms at new £18m Prestwick campus

DUNFERMLINE-based Deanestor has highlighted its role in fitting out a new £18 million primary school campus in South Ayrshire.

The new Prestwick North Education Campus has replaced Glenburn and St Ninian’s primary schools. It was delivered for the local authority by hub South West Scotland, with Morgan Sindall Construction the main contractor.

Deanestor explained that it fitted out 125 rooms across the campus based around 42 room types. These were designed to create ‘inspiring’ spaces for students and include 22 classrooms, flexible learning zones, multi-purpose hall, sports hall, drama studio, and reception area.

Designed by BDP, the campus will accommodate more than 800 pupils who will benefit from spaces including interactive play areas, an early years centre, outdoor classrooms, and ‘first-classsports facilities.

The fitted furniture manufactured by Deanestor – primarily storage units, shelving, and worktops – were finished in maple as part of the biophilic design strategy which uses a mix of natural tones to reflect the local landscape.

Deanestor installed more than 1,200 items of loose and fitted furniture including storage space, white goods, tables, chairs, staging, dispensers, and whiteboards.

The campus runs on electric power. It has roof-mounted solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Ramsay McDonald, MD of Deanestor in Scotland, said, “We are very proud to have been part of the team responsible for this fantastic new campus which was completed on budget and to the highest quality standards. This is an inclusive and welcoming environment for contemporary learning and teaching.

“I am pleased to report that we have now been awarded a second school campus fit out contract by Morgan Sindall Construction, to the value of £1.7m, working once again with South Ayrshire Council, hub South West, and BDP.”

Michael Ross, chief executive of hub South West Scotland, added, “We are incredibly proud to have led the delivery of this project for South Ayrshire Council which was completed early and on budget. The Prestwick Campus was a real team effort and a huge well done goes out to all partners involved who have gone above and beyond, delivering the project to the highest quality standards.”

Councillor Stephen Ferry, South Ayrshire Council’s portfolio holder for education, said, “Prestwick Educational Campus will provide a modern and engaging environment for learning and will ensure pupils can thrive throughout their years at the school.”