Construction firm completes £3.3m council contracts

[Pictures are Copyrighted to Beth Walsh Photography] Stenson House

Construction firm Stepnell has finished works on two commercial buildings in Coalville, for North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC).

Stepnell also completed various mechanical and electrical installations including a new lift, air conditioning, alarms and infrastructure work to support a new power supply and gas connections.

The £1.9m alteration works to Stenson House, NWLDC’s civic building, which is also home to the Registration Service and Citizens Advice were completed over 31 weeks. Stepnell made changes to separate the building. This was achieved while preserving the current layout and updating the internal finishes such as floors, walls, ceilings and lighting.

The second project completed by Stepnell for the Council was a £1.4m renovation of Whitwick Business Centre over 26 weeks. This was the first major update to the building since its last extension in the 1970s. Older elements of the building were deteriorating rapidly, requiring extensive refurbishment to reach modern energy standards. Stepnell has now created an open plan and flexible office space for council employees.

Adrian Barnes, regional director at Stepnell said: “Stenson House and Whitwick Business Centre are two recognisable council buildings in Coalville. We went to great lengths to ensure that the refurbishment and improvement works were conducted with respect to improving building safety and efficiency while minimising disruption throughout the projects.

“Delivering these projects through the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF) enabled us to be flexible during the build to meet the requirements of North West Leicestershire District Council. Via PPF we were able to deliver the renovations to the highest quality, with significant engagement with trusted local suppliers.”

Paul Wheatley, head of property and economic regeneration at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “We have been delighted with the work that Stepnell has done in renovating two of our buildings for modern and efficient use by our staff, civic functions and tenants.

“The quality of the work has been exceptional, and Stepnell has proved themselves to be a highly professional and responsive contractor, able to bring two very different buildings up to a high standard.”