Stepnell appointed for £1.1m Sixth Form College refurbishment in Solihull

9 January 2014

The Sixth Form College, Solihull has appointed Stepnell, to carry out a major £1.1 million internal and external facade refurbishment of the Hampton building, a three-storey teaching block within the college campus.

The project, which is due for completion in March 2014, involves a major internal refurbishment of the Hampton building’s first- and second-floor classrooms and replacement of an existing façade with colourful aluminium-panelled curtain walling. Stepnell will also make alterations to the layout of the building, install new mechanical and electrical services, redecorate and replace ceiling and floor finishes. The College’s lecture theatre will also be refurbished and the seating replaced. The installation of curtain walling to the façade of the building and LED lighting systems will make the building warmer and more energy efficient.

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with the College and local suppliers on this important interior modernisation of the Hampton building which I’m sure will provide enormous benefits for students, staff and visitors,” says Thomas Sewell, Stepnell operations and commercial manager.

“Our project team is very experienced in refurbishing educational facilities where works need to be carefully planned and managed to minimise their impact on the learning community. For this reason we will be carrying out and completing the works in three phases so that the College can remain operational throughout the project.”

“Ofsted has just inspected the College and declared what a good College we are. It’s great to be able to improve our facilities on top of that great report so that we can really deliver the best possible service for our students. It’s good to be working with Stepnell to achieve that aim,” says College principal Paul Ashdown.


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