Building ‘Exemplar’ Education Facilities

Stepnell has a long history of designing and building exemplar educational buildings and specialist teaching facilities from early years nurseries, through primary and secondary schools to further and higher educational establishments. Our expertise extends to a detailed understanding of ICT, influences of the building on teaching and learning, circulation, timetabling optimisation, robust details and life-cycle costs.

An example of our design and build expertise in the education sector is Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College, Hereford. The school is a new £15 million private finance initiative (PFI) for which Stepnell acted as consortium leader, sole equity provider and design and build contractor. Whitecross is also being managed for 25 years by Stepnell. The scheme was rated by Colin Ashford principal consultant at BRE as:

"Possibly the best learning environment in the country.”