Stepnell kicks off £9.7m High Wycombe later living community
Building contractor Stepnell has started work on site at Lifestory Group’s £9.7m independent living community for the over-60s in Wooburn Green near High Wycombe.
The Wooburn Green project consists of two stages, with enabling and demolition works previously carried out by Stepnell’s southern team in November following a successful two-stage tender process.
The four-storey building - due to complete in August 2022 and will be home to 44 high-specification apartments and a communal lounge to encourage socialisation among customers – will also benefit from external landscaping and a 37-space car park.
“This is our second project with Lifestory after successfully completing Moor’s Nook in Woking, so it’s great to see that we’ve managed to secure yet another development with the business by providing a high-quality service,” said Stepnell regional director Rob Speirs.
“We will also be helping to stimulate the local economy by employing labourers and subcontractors from the surrounding area to work alongside our southern team,” he added.
The development will help the community to reduce its carbon footprint following Stepnell’s installation of ground source heat pumps and non-conventional gas boilers, which will provide customers with access to sustainably sourced utilities.