Last year we successfully completed the comprehensive £10M refurbishment of the 110,000 sqft, eight-storey Grade II listed office building in Cardiff city centre, bringing it into the 21st century.
Now, with phase two given the green light, the refurbishment works have again been awarded to Paramount and include a remodelled reception together with a business lounge, as well as a comprehensive refurbishment to the ground, first and second floors.
As with the first phase, architects Stride Treglown have been commissioned to design and deliver the transformation.
Hodge House is the first in Wales to achieve a Wired Certified Gold rating for its digital connectivity and infrastructure. It also won Workplace Design of the Year at the Wales Property Awards for the first refurbishment. Here are the results of the first phase works.
Knight Frank and Fletcher Morgan are joint letting agents for Hodge House.
The successful first phase of redevelopment delivered fantastic modern space in a character building and this next phase is a real endorsement of Legal and General’s belief in Cardiff, and indeed the office sector as a whole.
It will deliver further high quality, flexible space in an excellent location that office workers can travel to, and work in, safely. Hodge House has a superb central location opposite the Stadium and – with all the amenities of central Cardiff at hand – it is a very attractive proposition.
— Olivia Wood, Hodge House Fund Manager for Legal & General
Following the successful completion of the refurbishment of Hodge House last year, we are delighted to be working with the project team again on the second phase of works. The aim of phase one was to celebrate the character of the historic building through a sensitive defurbishment, and with the second phase, shared communal space and modern amenities will further enhance user experience and encourage occupiers to meet, collaborate, unwind and relax.
— Richard Jones, Managing Director, Paramount
Hodge House was constructed in 1915 for the Co-operative Wholesale Society on a prominent St Mary Street plot that was previously the site of the Old Town Hall. The building was originally divided into a range of retail departments, joint packing warehouse and a meat smokehouse.
Work is planned to be completed by the end of the year.