South: Stepnell secures construction projects across UK

Construction company Stepnell has secured eight new project wins across the UK. The family-owned firm has recently secured projects across all its regions, including three in the South.

The developments include Canford School’s £3.9 million scheme in Wimborne, Dorset, which consists of a new 56-bed boys boarding house. Despite the start date on this programme being the first day of UK lockdown, the Stepnell team has managed to maintain its build schedule and continue working safely on site – something that the team believes is central to its recent success.

Stepnell has also secured the full Carter Community School £3.5m contract in Hamworthy, Poole, for United Learning.

Tom Wakeford, joint managing director at Stepnell, said: “We’re incredibly happy that our health and safety measures have proved effective throughout lockdown and allowed us to continue delivering high-quality schemes despite the difficult circumstances the whole industry, and country, is facing.”

Stepnell’s southern office has also managed to secure Heathlands Dementia Care Home in Bracknell – a £9.2m two-stage scheme that will deliver the design and build of a 66-bed care unit (below).

Wakeford 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.