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Gilbert-Ash Awards £1m Fitout Contract to Deanestor for New BTR Scheme in Oxford

Deanestor has been awarded an FF&E contract worth over £1m by Gilbert-Ash for the first build-to-rent scheme in Oxford.

The £63m second phase of West Way Square in Botley will deliver 150 rental homes for Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.


The project will involve the manufacture and installation of more than 6,500 items of fitted furniture.


Deanestor previously provided kitchen and bedroom furniture for phase one of this mixed use development, which created 264 purpose-built student apartments and studios, as well as retail, hotel and commercial space and other amenities.


Due for completion by the end of 2024, this latest scheme is designed by architects Mountford Pigott to be net zero carbon.


Commenting on this new contract win, William Tonkinson, Managing Director of Deanestor, said, “This is our first contract with Gilbert-Ash but our second on the West Way site. It follows our successful delivery of multiple fitout contracts for private rental developments across the UK, including two other Grainger schemes.”


The kitchens for West Quay Square will be manufactured and pre-assembled in Deanestor’s factory in Mansfield to reduce work on site and will be fitted in a range of linear and L-shaped configurations. Each kitchen will have grey base units with contrasting porcelain white wall cabinets, quartz worktops with matching upstands and splashbacks, under-cabinet feature LED lighting, and matt aluminium handle trims.


Appliances will be integrated and include dishwasher, tall fridge freezer, oven, hob, extractor and washer dryer.


Deanestor will also manufacture and install 230 sets of fitted wardrobes to the bedrooms, in a light grey matt laminate finish and with different combinations of hinged doors, internal shelving and hanging rails.


Deanestor provides high quality furniture and fitout solutions to construction clients and contractors for major healthcare, education, build-to-rent and student living schemes. Its teams offer both standardised and bespoke fitted furniture design, joinery, manufacturing and installation to meet specific project requirements.


Image – Mountford Pigott