Case Studies

The West Wing, Cardiff

A range of furniture manufactured and installed by Deanestor, was specified by the development arm of Mace for a major new student development in Cardiff. The contract was worth £2m to Deanestor.

Project:                      The West Wing, Cardiff        
Sector:                       Student accommodation    
Client:                        Mace Developments       
Main Contractor:       Galliford Try     
Furniture:                   Bedrooms, studio kitchens, cluster kitchens
Contract value:          £2m

The Project

Galliford Try is main contractor for the 10-storey development which will accommodate 644 rooms comprising sleek studios, ensuite bedrooms and penthouse apartments. There will be an on-site media room, gym and yoga studio, private dining and study areas.

This project, and a second scheme for Mace in Exeter, is due to be completed in time for the start of the new academic year.

The Furniture Solution

Deanestor undertook extensive product development work with Mace which included a high level of design engagement and the production of sample rooms to create a range of bedroom and kitchen furniture options which can be rolled out on multiple schemes.

All the furniture is designed to maximise storage space, provide a high level of aesthetics for an exemplary student experience, and long-term durability.

The studio rooms have fitted kitchens manufactured by Deanestor and supplied with a combination oven, microwave and grill, hob and breakfast bar. These kitchens have base units and worktops in grey laminate, upper units finished in white, a stainless-steel splashback to the hob, and wood-effect edging to complement the bedroom furniture.

Deanestor is also supplying communal kitchens which will have grey laminate units and worktops, and aluminium-effect laminate plinths.

The bedroom range includes three-quarter size double beds with integral storage, wardrobes, desks, book cases and shelving. This furniture is finished in white melamine with a wood-effect trim and a contrasting feature headboard and pinboard in anthracite grey.

The Customer Perspective

Oliver Gardiner, Development Director, Mace:

“We visited the Deanestor factory which was impressive and gave us the reassurance that the capabilities, logistics and capacity required for projects of this scale were in place. We have had a very positive relationship with Deanestor from the earliest design stages.”

Pre-assembled Contract Furniture for a Range of Sectors

Deanestor is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fixtures, fittings and equipment, manufacturing and installing high quality contract furniture solutions for multi-occupancy residential developments, apartment schemes, schools, hospitals and laboratories. Deanestor specialises in the manufacture of robust and high-quality furniture for construction clients and contractors and offers bespoke design services to meet individual project specifications.


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