Family-owned construction company Stepnell has secured eight new projects across the UK. These developments include Heathlands Dementia Care Home in Bracknell – a £9.2 million two-stage scheme that will deliver the design and build of a 66-bed care unit.
Tom Wakeford, joint managing director at Rugby-based Stepnell, said: “All of our regional teams have been working incredibly hard to secure new opportunities and make sure that we emerge from this pandemic in the best possible position. It’s been a difficult period for the construction industry, but we’re positive that Stepnell will come out the other end with a strong team and a strong portfolio to match.”
Stepnell has also secured two new projects in the Midlands region – one of which is the next phase of construction for a current client.
The construction partner employed a variety of health and safety measures during the lockdown period to ensure that sites could continue to operate safely without disruption. These measures included staggered eating times in the canteen, asking staff and subcontractors to travel and work independently, implementing social distancing using the two-metre rule and increasing the regularity of cleaning on site.
Not only have these measures enabled Stepnell to continue work on live sites, but they have allowed the team to complete the Little Health Care Home & Reablement Centre in South Gloucestershire. This £8.5 million project for Brunelcare, which was handed over in April, includes a new 64-bed care home and a 24-bed rehabilitation centre that houses dining areas, communal lounges, a hair and beauty salon, function room and shop, plus fitness and gym facilities.
Other recent completions include the design and construction of 36 new houses for Slough Urban Renewal and Southview Park – a £3.4 million housing development in Trowbridge managed by Wiltshire County Council.