Notts company wins £ 4million contract to manufacture kitchen and bedroom furniture for student apartments

A Nottinghamshire company has won a £ 4million contract to fit over 1,200 student apartments with kitchen and bedroom furniture.

Mansfield-based Deanestor has won contracts to install bespoke furniture for development at The Depot in Exeter and The West Wing in Cardiff.

The company was taken over by the development company Mace to supply the furniture for the two new buildings.

The Depot is an eight story project that will provide 601 student beds built by Sir Robert McAlpine, while The West Wing is a 10 story, 644 bed development built by Galliford Try.

The Deanestor bedroom range includes three-quarter double beds with built-in storage, wardrobes, desks, bookcases and shelves.

On the Exeter and Cardiff projects, the furniture will be finished in white melamine with a wood effect trim and a contrasting headboard and gray notice board.

William Tonkinson, CEO of Deanestor, said: “We are delighted to be working with Mace, Galliford Try and Sir Robert McAlpine on these top-notch and much-needed student residences.

“We undertook extensive product development work with Mace, which included a high level of commitment to the design and production of sample rooms to create a range of bedroom and kitchen furniture options that can be deployed on multiple schemas.

“The furniture is designed to maximize storage space, offer a high level of aesthetics for an exemplary student experience and long-term durability.”

One of the kitchens made by Deanestor

Oliver Gardiner, Director of Development at Mace, said: “We have had a very positive relationship with Deanestor from the early stages of design.

“Their team has been responsive and professional, working with us to develop a range of furniture options that combine longevity, value and a high level of aesthetics to create a fresh, modern look for bedrooms.

“We visited the Deanestor factory which was impressive and gave us confidence that the capabilities, logistics and capacity required for projects of this scale are in place.”

The studios will have fully equipped kitchens manufactured by Deanestor, including a combination oven, microwave and grill, hob and breakfast bar.

The kitchens have base units and worktops in gray, top units in white, a stainless steel splashback to the hob and a wood effect border to complement the bedroom furnishings.

Deanestor will also supply 118 collective kitchens on both schemes which will have gray laminate units and worktops, and aluminum effect laminate baseboards.

Both sites are expected to be completed in time for students to move in for the 2019/20 academic year.

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