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Deanestor has fitted out 74 rooms for the new £18m Countesswells Primary School in Aberdeen.

Project:                              Countesswells Primary School
Sector:                                 Education
Client:                                  Aberdeen City Council
Delivery authority:           Hub North Scotland
Main Contractor:              Morrison Construction
Architects:                        Halliday Fraser Munro
Furniture:                            5,000 items of loose and fitted furniture and equipment


The Project



The new £18m Countesswells Primary School will serve the growing local community in this area of Aberdeen, catering for up to 434 pupils with an additional 60 early learning and childcare places.



The Furniture Solution


Deanestor fitted out 74 rooms across the two-storey school, providing nearly 5,000 items of fitted and loose furniture. These included curved shelving, bag and shoe storage, learning walls, changing benches, seating, and storage solutions.


We have since been awarded the fitout contract for Greyhope School and Community Hub which is being delivered for the same project team and follows an identical design theme.


The Customer Perspective

Michael Black, Construction Manager, Morrison Construction:


“Deanestor contributed to a very successful project at Countesswells. This new two-stream school was handed over defect-free four weeks early, which was a considerable achievement.”



“The fitout went very well – from the technical drawings produced by Deanestor at the early stages to the high standard of workmanship in the factory and on site. They are part of our established supply chain, and we are looking forward to working with their team on the Greyhope School project, which is now underway.”

Martin Greig, Councillor and Education and Children’s Services Convener, Aberdeen City Council:

“Deanestor has a great willingness to work collaboratively with us to inform the design process from both a cost-centred perspective and to ensure the required technical performance. Their team’s use of 3D technology, participation in workshops, and flexible approach allow us to fine tune the specification of the furniture very easily to meet our stakeholders’ requirements. The furniture is robust and will be easy to maintain.”

“At Countesswells, we chose neutral colours for the walls and flooring, and grey, white, and grey wood-effect finishes for the fitted furniture to create a calming environment. Bright pops of colour are then highlighted to enliven the spaces and create identities for different zones and year groups. These colours provide an element of fun and are picked out in some of the fittings. Following the success of this project, Greyhope School will follow an identical design theme.”



Robust Furniture Solutions for Schools


Deanestor manufactures and installs robust and flexible loose and fixed furniture solutions for early years, primary, SEN, and secondary education, fitting out areas such as classrooms, science laboratories, ICT, design and technology, atria, social dining spaces, break-out areas, sports facilities, and changing rooms.


Images – Niall Hastie