Growing architecture business relocates to mixed use city development

Matt Bowker

Architects practice, CODA Studios, has moved to a new office in Sheffield city centre.

The company – made up of CODA Architecture and CODA Bespoke – has been based in the city’s Kelham Island for more than a decade.

But now it has relocated to offices in the Sellers Wheel development at Arundel Street, a short walk from Sheffield Railway Station.

Managing director Matt Bowker said: “We have been based in Kelham Island almost from our start and have been instrumental in the development of that area to the exciting commercial and hospitality hub that it has become today.

“We are also extremely proud of our Manchester office and the projects that are being generated by our team there, not just for the north west but also nationally.

“As our business has continued to grow, though, we became increasingly aware of the fact that we needed a new head office space in which we could take CODA to the next level.

“As soon as we saw the Sellers Wheel office we knew it was ideal for us for, just like Kelham Island, it fits in with our ethos of repurposing existing buildings for new use.”

Sellers Wheel is a mixed use development that includes office space, a café, small businesses and a range of apartments.

Abel Hinchliffe

CODA Bespoke director, Abel Hinchliffe, added: “It’s a great energy efficient space which works very well for us and also reduces our carbon footprint.

“We like the space because it is the sort of scheme that we have championed for many years now.

“And it also brings us right to the heart of Sheffield which is exactly where we want to be and which, from the response we have had up to now, is a move which everybody is really positive about.

“We also offer a multidisciplinary set of skills with the dedicated, innovative approach of a small practice and within our new, more collaborative space, we believe we can deliver even more for our clients.

“It means too that CODA Architecture and CODA Bespoke are able to work side by side and in an atmosphere that inspires creativity.”