Expanding construction firm Stepnell relocating to new Poole Office
Expanding Poole-based construction firm Stepnell is set to relocate to modern new offices at the town’s Holton Heath Trading Park as the business continues to extend its South Coast construction operations.
The new Poole base will support the £156 million turnover company’s growing workload of high-profile projects across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Over the past four years, the firm – which has had offices in Poole for 30 years – has more than tripled its turnover in the region with secured orders now standing at over £20 million.
Stepnell – which is relocating from its previous Poole office in Blandford Road – has also announced the appointment of Rob Acton as regional manager for Poole. The overall region will continue to be led by Stepnell board member and regional director Rob Speirs, who has driven the firm’s expansion across the South Coast where it currently employs 69 site- and office-based staff. As part of its continuing expansion, Stepnell has also opened a new office in Chandler’s Ford, Southampton.
Stepnell joint managing director Tom Wakeford says: “Our successful South Coast construction business is now entering a significant new phase as we continue to actively extend our reach across the region. The relocation of the company’s Poole office reinforces our commitment to maintaining our well-established presence in Dorset – a key market for the firm – with our new premises set to further enhance our service offering to clients. I am also delighted to welcome Rob Acton, who is a high-calibre addition to our management team in Poole, bringing wide-ranging expertise and a strong record of delivering high-quality construction projects for private and public sector clients.
“The purchase of our new Poole and Southampton offices underlines our plans for continued strategic growth underpinned by the commitment to providing our clients with an outstanding construction service on which our success is founded. It also continues to demonstrate our long-term ambitions and the strength of our balance sheet.”
Major Stepnell projects in Dorset include a state-of-the art clubhouse for Parkstone Yacht Club and Figbury Lodge, a major care home development for the Borough of Poole in Mitchell Road, Poole.
Stepnell is a family-owned regional construction contractor which operates from a network of regional offices across central and southern England.