Stepnell chosen for £multi-million programme at historic Stanbrook Abbey


AmaZing Venues (part of the Clarenco Group), which has a market-leading portfolio of iconic and unusual properties across the UK, has chosen construction company Stepnell to carry out the latest phase of redevelopment at its magnificent Stanbrook Abbey wedding and events venue at Callow End near Malvern in Worcestershire.

Stepnell’s Kidderminster-based team will carry out a £multi-million programme of work including the conversion of approximately 90 former nuns’ cells at the 19th century Grade II listed Abbey (a former Benedictine monastery) featuring the designs of E.W. Pugin – into 52 luxury en-suite bedrooms and suites.

The project, designed by Kidderminster-based architects Howl Associates, will also include a major new stone-clad extension to the Abbey’s north wing to create a new reception area, bar and an enlarged, double-height banqueting space. An impressive new gated entrance has been created for guests within the walled grounds of the Abbey.

AmaZing Venues opened Stanbrook Abbey, which is set in 21 acres of countryside, as a luxury venue for weddings, conferences and corporate events in 2012. The latest phase of work is set to complete in November 2014.

“We are proud to have been chosen by AmaZing Venues to work on this unique and historic building which has been transformed into a world-class wedding and conference venue and are delighted to be playing our part by undertaking this latest phase of redevelopment,” says Stepnell director Richard Wakeford. “We share the dedication of Clarenco (AmaZing Venues) to exceptional service and we are committed to delivering the very highest standards of craftsmanship drawing on our expertise in working on historic properties.”


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