It’s one of the most prominent buildings on Cardiff’s commercial landscape, Hodge House. And over the years it has transformed into a workplace suitable for modern-day occupiers.

Paramount has been given the approval by owners Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) to lead on the renovation of the first and second floors of Hodge House in a project that will provide 43,000-sq ft of prime office space in the city centre.

This new contract marks the latest phase of LGIM’s partnership with Paramount on the Grade II listed building. The first phase refurbishment works completed in 2020, and was followed by upgrades to the reception, atrium, and common areas. More recently, Paramount completed the refurbishment of the landmark clock tower.

- HH reception lounge - Paramount D&B

This new phase of works will include structural updates, mechanical and electrical systems upgrades, and interior fit outs to deliver high-quality, contemporary office spaces to boost the local business community.

A modern ‘plug-and-play’ style fit out will be delivered across the remaining office space at ground floor level.

Stride Treglown is the architect for the scheme, with a project team including JLL, Currie and Brown and Hoare Lea.

Helen Bartlett, Paramount’s Design Director, said: “With our own HQ based in Cardiff, we are proud to have been entrusted with the responsibility for restoring a historic and much-loved building to its former glory. This is an important seal of approval for our dedicated and experienced team and it’s great to see how far the project has advanced since we began working closely with Legal & General Investment Management after the Hodge House renovation got under way nearly five years ago”.

As well as leading the refurbishment of the building, Paramount has also completed the fit out for new tenants Veezu’s offices, as well as Menzies, Ogi and Freshwater.

- Menzies Cardiff 10 - Paramount D&B
Menzies, Cardiff

Richard Jones, Paramount’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “It’s great to see Hodge House taking shape so nicely. We’ve collaborated very closely with all of our partners to make sure Hodge House will continue to be a landmark building that people will be proud to call their workplace, featuring modern amenities that will enhance user experience and encourage occupiers to meet, collaborate, and relax. I am certain that this prime location will not only provide top-class workspace for Cardiff companies but will also attract companies outside a thriving city to set up offices in the heart of Wales’s capital city.”

The project is due to be completed in Spring 2024.