Stepnell expands to new Southampton Office
Expanding regional contractor Stepnell has opened a new office at Chandler’s Ford on the outskirts of Southampton, further extending the reach of its South Coast construction operations.
The Tollgate Business Park premises will support the £156 million turnover company’s growing workload of high-profile construction projects across Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Over the past four years, the firm has more than tripled its turnover in the region with secured orders now standing at over £20 million.
Stepnell is also set to relocate its well-established Poole regional office to a new base at the Holton Heath Trading Park, Poole, and has appointed Rob Acton as regional manager. The overall region will continue to be led by Stepnell board member and regional director Rob Speirs, who has driven Stepnell’s expansion across the South Coast where it currently employs 69 site- and office-based staff.
Stepnell joint managing director Tom Wakeford says: “Our successful South Coast business is now entering a significant new phase of expansion as we continue to extend our reach across the region. The purchase of these two new offices underlines our plans for continued strategic growth, underpinned by our commitment to providing our clients with the 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.
“Our new Southampton office puts us in the heart of our South Coast operating area, providing modern office space and easy access for clients, consultants and staff. At the same time, the relocation of the company’s Poole office reinforces our commitment to maintaining our well-established presence in Dorset – a key market for Stepnell – with our new premises set to further enhance our construction service offering.”
Major Stepnell projects in the South Coast region include an £11.6 million 64-bed nursing and dementia care home under construction for Brendoncare at Otterbourne Hill, near Winchester; a £4.2 million state-of-the art clubhouse for Parkstone Yacht Club and Figbury Lodge, a major care home development for the Borough of Poole and a new base for Travis Perkins in Worthing.
Stepnell is a family-owned regional construction contractor which operates from a network of regional offices across central and southern England.