Stepnell to build first phase of new Innovation Centre for market-leading Nottingham-Based Firm


Leading HR, talent management, payroll and business analytics provider MidlandHR has chosen Stepnell to build the first phase of a major expansion programme for the company’s Britannia House offices at Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

The £1.6m project will create a two storey extension incorporating a new restaurant facility for staff and guests together with extended office space for the existing Britannia House building. The scheme is the first element of MidlandHR’s brand new Innovation Centre and a key part of the market leading business’s ambitious growth plans. MidlandHR already supports the management, development and payment of over ten per cent of the UK workforce – equivalent to some three million employees – providing technology driven talent management, HR and payroll solutions to over 600 organisations nationally.

Building work has just started on the new extension, designed by Nottingham-based architects Simon Gee Designs and project managed by Nottingham-based Gleeds Management Services, which is set for completion this summer. Stepnell’s construction team will bring its extensive experience of working in occupied settings to enable the Britannia House offices to remain fully open during the construction programme which will deliver a significantly enhanced working environment for MidlandHR staff. Britannia House is the home of the company’s HR and Payroll Outsourcing Centre which manages the payment of salaries for organisations across the UK.

Matthew Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer at MidlandHR, comments: “We are very excited about the development of MidlandHR’s Innovation Centre in Nottingham. Once complete the new office space will provide an additional 42,000m2, designed to accommodate our growth in headcount over the coming months and years. The expansion project promises to offer a brand new modern working environment for our growing team, and as we expand as one of the largest employers in the Nottingham area, we are delighted to involve local contractors in the development phase.”  

The contract is the latest business win for Stepnell. Operations and Commercial Manager Thomas Sewell says: “As a Nottingham-based business, we’re particularly delighted to have been appointed for this major scheme for MidlandHR – one of the region’s most successful businesses and an acknowledged leader in its sector nationally. In common with MidlandHR, our approach is based on the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused innovative solutions which provide maximum value for our clients. We look forward to working closely with MidlandHR to deliver this project creating a modern, improved office environment for its Britannia House team.”


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