By Kristy Dorsey

Family-owned Deanestor has completed its largest-ever education project with the delivery of £3 million worth of furniture for the new Inverurie Community Campus.

The company, based in Dunfermline, fitted out 360 rooms across the campus, including the science, food and design technology departments, as well as sports, reception, library and office areas. It also provided bespoke furnishings for the St Andrews School for children with special educational needs, which forms part of the campus that will accommodate up to 1,600 primary and secondary pupils.

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The project for Aberdeenshire Council was led by principal contractor Robertson Construction. It is Deanestor’s third school fitout project for Robertson.

“To help the contractor and client address the challenges of the Covid lockdown, all the furniture was manufactured and stored by Deanestor ready for delivery and fitout when the site re-opened,” Deanestor managing director Ramsay McDonald said. “This helped to minimise the impact of the current pandemic on project completion.”

The contribution from the contract will be reflected in Deanestor’s accounts for the current financial year. For 2019, the company reported a £2m increase in turnover to £18.3m, with a pre-tax profit of £629,000 against £567,000 previously.