Testimonials

“When we first spoke to Chris at Hodgkinson Design, we were somewhat bruised by a previous experience with a “supposed specialist architect” who spent time and money drawing up plans for an extension which was then subject to outright refusal at planning. The experience working with Hodgkinson Design was completely different – totally collaborative throughout, but with a real drive to keep things moving, combined with a calm and supportive approach whenever something unexpected came up – which it inevitably happened, being a previously poorly maintained 18th century building. They adopted a very creative approach to give us what we wanted, supported by a very clear understanding of what would or wouldn’t be acceptable to the council. They managed the tender, contracting and build stages very well, and were always just a pleasure to deal with. We now have now added real additional space and functionality to our house, in a way that is still entirely appropriate for the age and style of the building. We would certainly highly recommend them.”
Matt and Catherine – Highgate House

“When I come downstairs in the morning I have to pinch myself as I cant believe I’m living in an amazing house like this”
Sat Wilks on Contemporary West London Family House

“It takes vision, consistent effort and patience with attention to detail to deliver these retail park projects.
Hodgkinson Design have created a great scheme at Cardiff Gate Retail Park. Thank you and well done.”
Richard Gore, Executive Director, Retail Investment, Saville Investment Management LLP on  Cardiff Gate Retail Park

“A sophisticated contemporary extension to my Victorian house, a bespoke design expertly detailed and controlled on site by the team at Hodgkinson Design.
They have created a beautiful environment that works.”
Neil Wilks on Contemporary West London Family House

“We were very pleased with Hodgkinson Design. We were especially impressed with how they understood our needs and found ingenious ways of making best use of the space with attractive designs. They managed the contractors well who also did a great job. The work was completed on time and within budget and we are delighted with the result.”

Lis and Richard P. on Islington Grade 2 Listed house

“Rarely am I impressed by a renovation as I was today”

Gary Sinton, Sinton Andrews on a West London House

“We are very excited about our new Annex which provides smart and comfortable bedrooms and en suite bathrooms for our members at an affordable price. We had to get a planning ‘change of use’ for the building, which was our first hurdle. Then we had to refurbish the building, which hadn’t been touched for many a year. We are delighted with the result. Many thanks to Hodgkinson Design who have steered this through some ‘tricky waters’.”

Vaughan Smith – The Frontline Club

“Launching a new retail business, is a daunting prospect, but I knew Andrew had been involved with a number of successful start ups before, which gave me great confidence. Andrew and his team were very creative and produced a strong identity that has worked extremely well. My customers love the Mirabelle Cupcakery”.

Miriam Carter

“Situated in Hampstead, the house was in a very poor state of repair when I bought it, having been empty for more than two years and had been badly modified in the 1960’s/70’s.

However, I saw the potential in the property and having worked with Chris Pring, Director of Hodgkinson Design on a previous project, I knew that he would be able to help me realise my vision to transform the property into a stylish contemporary but classic English home, blending period 1930’s detailing with the latest technology.

We used a palette of natural timber, burnished steel, stones and marbles to achieve the desired effect and after two years of planning, negotiations with the local conservation and the removal of 4000 tonnes of earth to construct a large subterranean leisure complex, this major construction project has now completed and the result is not only elegant and restrained, but retains its stunning visual impact. The house flows beautifully from one area to another and now feels like the family home we always hoped it would be.

Many people dream of designing and building their own homes and in some cases it can turn into a nightmare, however in my case and despite at one stage owning just 2 retained walls and a huge hole in the ground, thanks to the support and expertise of Chris Pring and the team at Hodgkinson the project never felt overwhelming. It was exciting from start to finish and the attention to detail both from a design and build perspective was remarkable.

The house is very much state of the art comprising under floor heating, air conditioning, Lutron lighting, motorised blinds, a comprehensive audio visual and mechanical and electrical system which has all been cleverly and thoughtfully hidden away whilst still allowing easy access for maintenance.

We spent a lot of time designing the lighting, particularly in those areas below ground which has had such a significant effect on the look and feel of those areas. We managed to achieve exceptional floor to ceiling height and the house feels light and airy as a result, even below ground.

This is a very special home for my family and I and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”

David Raphael on Hampstead House

“Hodgkinson Design were employed to develop a planning strategy to enlarge our house in Holland Park. Rather than move house, we wanted to extend the terraced property to provide more bedroom and bathroom accommodation.

We are in a conservation area with a protected roofscape and any alterations to the size and detail of the house required a sympathetic approach. A scheme was prepared for which they achieved planning approval. We have completed the build and are delighted with the results.”

Olivia and Mark Wareham

“I employed Hodgkinson Design to remodel and redesign my new pied a terre in Bayswater. Part of a typical London terrace, the original flat was gutted and the new layout provides an elegant en suite bedroom / dressing area and bathroom, with the living accommodation and south facing terrace looking out across the London skyline. The style is cosy and personal and at the same time space efficient. I’m as delighted with the results as I was with the experience of working with Hodgkinson Design. My needs and tastes were expertly taken into consideration and transformed into a viable, efficient and stunning apartment. I feel wonderfully and comfortably at home.”

Alix Goldschmidt

“I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful work you did to turn Farm Place from an old shell into a design masterpiece.”

David Robinson

“I commissioned Hodgkinson Design to create the new BHS Homestore corporate identity and also a range of departmental graphics and colours. In my view, the brief was met expertly and in a particularly short period of time. Customer research has shown that the customers are very receptive to the new format, calling it spacious, airy, colourful and modern, whilst making the product very approachable.”

Shena Macdonald, Design Director BHS

“We worked with Hodgkinson Design since inception of the project to create easyEverything and would like to congratulate them on their performance.
We now have a powerful brand that will be implemented throughout Europe and we will work with Hodgkinson Design on future projects.”

Matthew Lynwood, Property Director, easyEverything

“After successfully responding to a demanding brief with very tight time constraints, I commend Hodgkinson Design. Having settled into our new offices and had time to assess, we are delighted. The offices are bright, contemporary, efficient and fun. We now have a positive working space that we are proud of. The staff have an environment that is workable, relaxing and sociable and the atmosphere reflects the ethos of eToys. Thank you for your focus, drive and creativity. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hodgkinson Design.”

James Bidwell, Marketing Director, eToys

“The rebirth of Beacon Retail Park, as the major local out-of-town shopping centre, has been a great success. Hodgkinson Design has played an integral part in this success, looking after the quite significant architectural and project management aspects of the redevelopment. As a result the Park is now fully let with an attractive array of retail tenants.

We really appreciate the skill, creativity and effort shown by Hodgkinson Design, attributes that we are currently employing across other projects.”

Andrew Appleyard BSc (Hons) MRICS, Fund Manager, Aviva

“The new scheme for Brunel Retail Park, Reading, designed by Hodgkinson Design, has achieved planning consent and is now under construction. The scheme will transform what was a rather ‘down-at-heel’ shopping centre into a smart, utterly contemporary environment, which is expected to revitalise the whole shopping experience.”

Andrew Appleyard BSc (Hons) MRICS, Fund Manager, Aviva

“Hodgkinson Design have produced a very successful design solution for our conference centre and product showroom for use by UK teams and International franchisee partners. The programme was fast, the budget constraints were tight and their response was thoughtful and creatively challenging.”

Nigel Franks, Director of Property, Mothercare UK Ltd