Stephen Hodder - Projects
Stephen Hodder and his team at Hodder & Partners are currently involved in many interesting key projects across several sectors. This long established, award winning architect practice have created impressive designs across the educational, residential, commercial, leisure and cultural sectors.
Some of the most notable of the company's recent projects include:
The Ovatus Tower Buildings
The Ovatus Tower Buildings are located in Liverpool, England. This project involves the recent submission of a planning application to Liverpool City Council for the construction of 27 storey building, valued at £35 million, which is set to be the first of a pair in the city's business district. This first phase will include a total of 168 homes, made up of fourteen 3 bedroomed apartments, 88 two bedroomed apartments and 22 one bedroomed apartments as well as 44 studios. There will also be storage provision for 187 bicycles as well as significant improvements to the public realm surrounding the property including soft and hard landscaping. Within Liverpool's World Heritage Site, this building is under half a mile from the River Mersey and Princes Dock. Work is set to begin in April 2017 on this project.
Stratford Student Housing
This project for the University of London involves the construction of student accommodation in the upcoming area of Stratford, Newham, East London, UK. Working in partnership with UPP (University Partnership Programmes), the University of London has arranged a deal worth £105 million for Duncan House, a brand new 33 storey building designed to accommodate more than 500 students in Stratford. Construction on this, the University's first major property acquisition in more than 5 decades, is set to begin in March 2017 and will hopefully be completed by Autumn. This project, the University's first accommodation in the east of the city, is an investment in high quality living spaces to meet prospective students' future demand and is being constructed with the aim of diversifying the University's accommodation offerings.
St Clare's College, Oxford
This academic building in Oxford, England, is one of just 20 outstanding buildings which was chosen for the shortlist for the 2016 Wood Awards – which featured some of the UK's top wood architectural designs. Between 21 and 24 September, the shortlisted buildings were showcased at London Olympia's 100% Design and the winners were revealed on 22 November at the 45th Wood Awards Ceremony which was held at Carpenters' Hall. St Clare's original site at 121 Banbury Road, was created at the turn of the 20th century. Now, this Grade II listed house has been redeveloped to include 5 individual buildings constructed around a quadrangle. The accommodation comprises 3 wardens' rooms, 2 common rooms, an art studio and 36 individual study bedrooms.
Great Marlborough Street Tower
Hodder & Partners have now managed to secure planning permission for the construction of a brand new 33 storey residential tower which will be built in Manchester's Great Marlborough Street. This scheme, worth £45 million, is being operated and developed by Student Castle, a new entrant to the market. With its 520 beds, this development is set to become Manchester's second tallest building after the city's Beetham Tower. Designed to accommodate postgraduate, international and undergraduate students, this property will include a combination of communal cluster-style accommodation and self-contained studios that will be affordable yet high quality.
St Catherine's College, Oxford
This project involves the creation of more student housing in the site adjacent to the original block which was designed by Hodder Associates, and just north of the main buildings which were the work of the Arne Jacobsen, the celebrated and well known Danish architect.