Cardiff’s historic Hodge House has undertaken a huge refurbishment project to bring the building into the 21st Century.
Originally constructed in 1915 for Co-operative Wholesale Society, Hodge House is a Grade II listed building situated on a plot that was previously the home of the Old Town Hall. Located on St Mary’s street in the centre of Cardiff, the building boasts panoramic views of the city’s landmarks, including views of Cardiff Castle and the Principality Stadium.
Owners Legal & General have paid nearly £10m to transform Hodge House, with the aim of modernising the building and making it a more desirable working space. Architectural firm Stride Treglown stripped back the 1990s refurbishment to reveal the original features from when the building was first constructed. The project took the building back to its bones, with exposed brickwork, plasterwork, steel structures and cast-iron columns re-establishing its rich history. Authentic period features were also restored to bring out the unique character of the building, including ornate heritage stair balustrading and the vaulted ballroom ceiling.
Morgans Consult worked alongside Paramount Interiors to revamp the interior of the building. We created a range of window manifestation, wall and floor graphics, wayfinding systems and wallpaper that would enhance the new space. Six floors of open plan communal spaces were created to offer a ‘wow’ factor, with inspiration taken from modern London design.
The Hodge House refurbishment won the Insider Media Wales Property Workplace of the Year award 2020, and was also shortlisted for the Development of the Year award. The whole Morgans Consult team is proud to have worked on the renovation of such a historic Cardiff building.
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