Heart of England Co-operative chooses Stepnell for Nuneaton funeral home scheme


Work is under way by Stepnell to create a modern new funeral home in the centre of Nuneaton for the Heart of England Co-operative Society.

Stepnell has been awarded a £448,500 contract to convert a former youth centre at the junction of Riversley Road and Coton Road into the new funeral ‘hub’.

The existing two-storey Edwardian building – previously the Park House Youth Centre which closed in 2012 – is undergoing a significant programme of alteration and extension designed by Nuneaton-based architects Alan C Riley Associates.

The work is set to be completed in August 2014 enabling the Co-operative Society to move its existing funeral home in Central Avenue, Nuneaton, into the transformed building which will provide 6,400 sq ft of space.

The building will undergo a comprehensive internal conversion to create a modern funeral home housing chapels of rest, reception rooms and office accommodation. The scheme, which was awarded to Stepnell through a competitive tendering process, will also include the creation of off-road parking.

Stepnell contracts manager Paul Charnock says: “We are now in the process of stripping back the building to its core. The extended building will have a more architecturally sympathetic external appearance while the interior will be fully converted to the highest standards with modern and comfortable facilities.”

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