Stepnell completes £4.5m multi-storey car park in Nottingham

Stepnell’s East Midlands team has successfully completed a new, state-of-the-art staff car park at the headquarters for leading HR, payroll and business analytics provider, MHR Global.

The new £4.5 million four-storey car park is the fourth project in the last four years that Stepnell has delivered for MHR, which is based at Ruddington Fields Business Park in Nottingham.

Offering 190 secure car parking spaces, the eco-friendly build features dedicated electric vehicle charging facilities and solar panels on the roof.

The structure also uses the latest in off-site construction and incorporates a pre-cast concrete frame, floors and walling. The external walls consist of brick bonded concrete panels, which were all constructed and pointed off-site. The car park design complements the adjacent office buildings with its materials and design selection, including a hybrid steel-framed pitch roof slated to match the existing buildings.

Mark Wakeford, managing director at Stepnell, said: “We are really pleased to have completed another significant project for MHR which includes renewable technology from within the Stepnell Group provided by Evo Energy. It is our fourth project with MHR in the last four years, and it is great to be partnering with such a well-known major employer within the East Midlands.

“We have previously carried out both new build and refurbishment projects for MHR and this latest project is a testament to our strong working relationship with the company. MHR is committed to creating a great environment for its current and future employees and we hope to partner with them again the future.”

The build – which was completed by Stepnell in 52 weeks – took place on a live building site with MHR employees continuing to work from the adjacent offices throughout.

Stepnell developed the design alongside key architects YMD Boon and consultants BSP Consulting, which led to selecting a pre-cast concrete build method to best suit the client’s requirements and site constraints.

Working closely with Precast Concrete Structures, the chosen method meant the main structure was formed completely off-site. Bespoke stone cills and aluminium-framed opens were also formed off-site to ensure the build was in keeping with its surroundings and to significantly reduce build disruption and waste from site.

Previous projects that Stepnell has completed for MHR include the development of MHR’s Wellington House building, which is home to the company’s software teams, as well as the extension of the restaurant and office refurbishment at its Britannia House building, which provides a modern open-plan working environment for up to 350 employees.

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