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Deanestor has fitted out a new multi-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 £62m multi-school campus in West Lothian which has provided two new secondary schools, a primary school with an early years facility, and a sports and wellbeing hub. It was delivered by Hub South East Scotland for West Lothian Council.


The development is West Lothian Council’s largest ever investment in education facilities and is required to serve the growing community in the core development area of Winchburgh.


The four campus buildings are individually distinct but share a common thread of materials, natural light, and ventilation, and have created high quality learning environments for the community of Winchburgh.



The Furniture Solution


Morrison Construction awarded the £1.8m furniture and fitout contract to Deanestor – its 12th contract for Morrison.  We fitted out over 340 rooms across the campus, manufacturing bespoke furniture in a light maple wood finish. The contract included the provision of:


  • 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 incorporate tall resource storage cabinets at either side and a central interactive LED panel.


Our contract also included 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 has 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 designed the new Holy Family Primary School and nursery. The primary facilities 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 performed really well at each stage of this project – pre-construction, programme scheduling, and project management. The quality of the furniture they manufactured was excellent, and the client and teaching staff are delighted with the new campus.”


“This project follows Deanestor’s successful delivery of the furniture and fitout contract at Barony Campus and good relationships with their team have been fostered on both of these large-scale schemes. We appreciate their transparent and collaborative approach and good communications, which build trust. We see Deanestor as a market leader and look forward to working on future projects.”


Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Leader of West Lothian Council:


“I am astounded by the quality of the facilities here at Winchburgh and am delighted with the buildings that have been completed and handed over to us. The growth and development at Winchburgh is going to have such a positive impact on the local community for generations to come.”


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 - Paul Watt