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Dunfermline Learning Campus, Fife

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The project to fit out two high schools on the Dunfermline Learning Campus in Fife was Deanestor’s largest contract to date in the education sector – a £5m project for BAM.

Project:                             Dunfermline Learning Campus
Sector:                                 Education
Client:                                  Fife Council
Delivery authority:           hub East Central Scotland
Main Contractor:              BAM
Architects:                        AHR
Contract value:                  £5m
Furniture:                            Loose and fitted furniture for two new high schools


The Project


The new Dunfermline Learning Campus is part of a wider learning campus development, which also sees the construction of the new Fife College. The high schools project was delivered by Fife Council’s partner, hub East Central Scotland.


The 27,000sqm campus is one of the UK’s largest Passivhaus education buildings. The architectural design is based on Passivhaus standards to improve internal comfort levels and reduce energy consumption and life cycle maintenance.



The Furniture Solution


The Deanestor team supplied and installed more than 42,000 items of loose and fitted furniture for St Columba’s RC High School and Woodmill High School – that are relocating to the new campus.


We have manufactured a range of education furniture for the new high schools, including teaching walls, storage solutions, worktops, shelving, and kitchen units. Our team fitted out over 500 rooms across both schools and the shared facilities.

You can take a tour of the new video here -


Video courtesy of Fife Council



Creating an Environment for Openness and Connectivity


The interior design theme is based around the principles of openness, connectivity, and inclusiveness. The colour palette reflects the branding and identities of both schools and uses greys and muted shades of green and blue to echo the local landscape, the history of Fife, its industrial heritage, and growth of the area.


The fitted furniture and joinery from Deanestor was finished in white and different tones of grey.



A Transformational Education Scheme


These visionary facilities offer a consolidated approach to learning and life skills that will support a clearer pathway from secondary education to training, further education and into employment.

The new co-located high schools have retained their independence and identities with shared core facilities, such as assembly halls, dining space, outdoor education zones, and multi-purpose sports pitches.


The new campus has a wide range of facilities including:


  • Learning plazas to promote collaboration
  • Digitally-enabled learning zones
  • Outdoor learning areas
  • Break-out booths for individual study
  • Pioneering learning lab featuring performance analysis
  • Media studio and recording booth
  • Food technology
  • Extensive creative project space.



Our Experience in Education


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.

We have extensive design, technical and project management experience in fitting out large campus projects and award-winning school architecture – on time and to the highest quality standards.


Images - AHR Architects