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Stepnell Celebrates Successful Renovations of Prominent Coalville Council Buildings

the inside of recently renovated Prominent Coalville Council Building

Contractor Partners Stepnell have successfully completed two significant refurbishment projects for Framework Users North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of key buildings within the heart of Coalville.

This project was secured via the Procure Partnerships East Midlands Framework with Stepnell awarded under a Two Stage Mini Comp call-off procedure. This project was monitored via Compliance Chain 

The first project, a £1.4 million renovation of Whitwick Business Centre located on Stenson Road, marks the first major update to the building since its last extension in the 1970s. Stepnell has revitalised the space, creating a refreshed, open-plan, and flexible office environment for council employees. This transformation will support increased efficiency and productivity among the staff.

The second project involved £1.9 million in alteration works to Stenson House, NWLDC’s civic building, which also houses the Registration Service and Citizens Advice. These alterations aimed to provide more functional and accessible workspaces while maintaining the building’s historical layout. The extensive upgrades included the addition of a new lift, air conditioning, alarms, and new power supply and gas connections.

Adrian Barnes, Regional Director at Stepnell, emphasised the commitment to preserving the historical and practical integrity of these council buildings.

He stated, “Whitwick Business Centre and Stenson House are two recognisable council buildings in Coalville that are home to essential public services for the district. 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 through the projects”

“Stenson House is a particularly historic building in the town so we took great pride in working closely with local trusted suppliers to deliver the highest quality of renovation works.”

Paul Wheatley, Head of Property and Economic Regeneration at NWLDC, expressed his satisfaction with Stepnell’s work, stating, “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.”

To support the local community and engage with students, Stepnell participated in a career fair at a local secondary school and held discussions with A-level students regarding their university options and career paths. Furthermore, as part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, Stepnell planted 174 trees at a local country park to improve local biodiversity.

In a demonstration of their dedication to the local community, Stepnell invested 950k in the area, collaborating with multiple local suppliers across both projects.