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Deanestor is fitting out a new primary and secondary school campus in West Lothian

Project:                     Winchburgh Campus   
Sector:                        Education    
Client:                         West Lothian Council      
Delivery authority:   Hub South East Scotland    
Main Contractor:      Morrison Construction     
Architects:                Ryder Architecture/JM Architects
Furniture:                   Bespoke school furniture and fitout for 340 rooms

                 

The Project

 

The new Winchburgh campus near Edinburgh is a £60m multi-school campus in West Lothian which will provide two new secondary schools, a primary school with an early years facility, and a sports and wellbeing hub. It is being delivered by Hub South East Scotland for West Lothian Council.

 

The four campus buildings will be individually distinct but share a common thread of materials, natural light, and ventilation, and will create high quality learning environments as well as a focus for the rapidly growing community of Winchburgh.

 

 

The Furniture Solution

 

Morrison Construction awarded the £1.8m furniture and fitout contract to Deanestor - its 12th contract for Morrison.

 

Deanestor will fit out over 340 rooms across the campus, manufacturing bespoke education furniture in a light maple wood finish.

 

The contract includes the provision:

 

  • Over 300 base cabinets
  • 940m of white laminate worktops
  • Over 1km of adjustable shelving
  • 16 teaching walls
  • 215 resource storage units
  • Write-on teaching aids
  • Shoebox storage units
  • Wall cupboards.

 

The centralised teaching aids for each classroom will incorporate tall resource storage cabinets at either side and a central interactive LED panel.

 

Deanestor’s contract also includes the procurement of chairs, classroom tables, modular seating for breakout areas, lockers, noticeboards, whiteboards, and dining seating solutions across the campus.

 

 

Inspiring Learning Environments for Primary and Secondary Education

 

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the secondary schools – Winchburgh and Sinclair Academies – will initially serve up to 660 non-denominational and denominational pupils respectively.  

 

Facilities include art zones and studios, breakout spaces, dance and drama halls, exhibition areas, general classrooms, science laboratories, assembly halls, hub rooms, offices, library, meeting rooms, outdoor learning areas, and sports centre.

 

The interior of Winchburgh Academy will have a contemporary design with a master palette based on shades of green, grey, and light wood furniture, and four other colour themes reflected in soft furnishings for different parts of the school.

 

JM Architects are designing the new Holy Family Primary School and nursery. The primary facilities will have flexible play and learning spaces, reception, dining/assembly hall, courtyard, and multi-use games area for outside play.

 

 

The Customer Perspective

 

David Wright, Construction Manager, Morrison Construction:

 

“Deanestor has successfully delivered a number of education contracts for Morrison, including the award-winning Barony Campus in Cumnock, East Ayrshire and more recently at Calderwood Primary School, which like Winchburgh, was for West Lothian Council.”

 

“Their team has an impressive track record in fitting out complex multi-school campus projects and a good level of technical competence in the design, manufacture and installation of furniture for large-scale education schemes.”

 

 

Deanestor provides high quality contract furniture solutions to construction clients and contractors for healthcare, education, student accommodation, build-to-rent and laboratory projects – both new build and refurbishment. It offers bespoke design services to meet specific project requirements and is responsible for installation to provide a seamless approach for its customers and a single point of contact

 

Image credits:

- Holy Family School – JM Architects

- Sinclair and Winchburgh Academies – Dalgety Design