Mansfield furniture company helps transform new school in Scotland

A Mansfield furniture firm has helped transform a new school in Scotland into a state-of-the-art teaching, sporting and community facility.

By Shelley Marriott
Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:50 am

Deanestor fitted out 324 rooms at The Barony Campus in Cumnock, East Ayrshire as part of a contract worth more than £1 million.

Four linked structures accommodate a secondary school for 1,633 pupils, a 517 pupil primary school, a 119 place early childhood centre, an 80 pupil supported learning facility and 30 additional places for children with special educational needs. There is also a sports centre, community café, meeting rooms, recording studio, theatre space, enterprise kitchen for catering, and project space for textiles, crafts and pottery.

It was built by Morrison Construction and is the largest capital project ever undertaken by East Ayrshire Council

The Deanestor Barony Campus

Alistair Kidd, project planning and resource manager at East Ayrshire Council, said: “Deanestor has done a first class job of taking our design intent for The Barony Campus and turning this into a physical reality on site.

“The teaching walls, demonstration desks and other bespoke furniture have been manufactured by Deanestor and to a high standard. This has really added to the quality of the overall finishes within the school and the learning environment.

"It was a pleasure working with the Deanestor team, particularly on site. Their attention to detail was crucial to delivering such an outstanding campus facility.”

John Allan, project director at Morrison Construction, said: “This was a major and complex fitout. Deanestor performed well, were easy to work with and the quality of their furniture is very good.

Adjustable-height tables were installed throughout the campus

"The teaching staff and children are absolutely delighted with the new facilities.”