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24 JAN 2024

DEANESTOR AWARDED £3.8M SCHOOL FITOUT CONTRACT FOR NEW £100M DUNDEE CAMPUS

Fitout specialist Deanestor has been awarded a £3.8m contract for the new East End Community Campus in Dundee.

The contract is the company’s 13th school project for Robertson Construction Tayside. 

Due to open in August 2025, the £100m campus for Dundee City Council will cater for 1,900 pupils and will replace two high schools – Craigie High School and Braeview Academy. 

The project is delivered under Procurement Hub, Major Projects Framework 2 (MPF2). 

Deanestor, which specialises in the design and project management of large campus fitout projects and award-winning school architecture, will fit out more than 300 rooms across the new three-storey campus, providing more than 4,000 items of loose and fitted furniture. 

The project has been designed by Holmes Miller to Passivhaus standards.

Ramsay McDonald, managing director for Deanestor in Scotland, said: “This project really demonstrates Dundee City Council’s commitment to the community, to education attainment and to addressing climate change.

“We welcome the opportunity to work as a partner of choice to both Robertson and Procurement Hub and are looking forward to contributing to the delivery of another really high-quality, multi-use campus. 

“We are in no doubt that these facilities will make a tremendous difference to the local community in Dundee and to city-wide education and sport.”  

Councillor Stewart Hunter, convenor for children, families and communities at Dundee City Council, added: “The East End Campus will be more than a school – it will be a focus for the whole community and will be accessible and inclusive. This campus will help the future prospects of young people and the community to thrive.”

“It is the single most important investment in our city’s future and delivery of the campus will allow us to improve educational and community facilities and tackle significant challenges of poverty.”

Steven Coulson, associate at architects Holmes Miller, said:  "The design of the East End community campus is set to deliver on three fronts – to bring two schools together and conduct effective teaching; to provide a building aligned with long-term sustainability commitments, and to offer valuable space for local community benefit.

“To achieve the rigorous Passivhaus standard, we have placed sustainability right at the heart of the design, which will ensure low energy consumption both during the construction phase and throughout the life of the building.”

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