Case Studies

HCD works across an exceptionally broad range of projects in many important sectors both here in the UK and overseas. Our experts are familiar with the issues facing our clients whether they are designing landmark commercial developments or restoring listed structures. Whatever the scheme, we have the experience and know-how to give the kind of valuable guidance and advice that delivers a successful outcome.

We have case studies in the following sectors:

Higher Education | Health | Hotels | Offices | Residential | Prisons/Custodial | Retail | Industrial | Residential Care | Schools | Arts & Leisure | Student Accommodation | Transport & Infrastructure | Overseas

Featured Case Studies

Boathouse 4 Portsmouth

Boathouse 4, Portsmouth

Client: Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust Sector: Arts & Leisure Value: Confidential An historic industrial building in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been given a new lease of life in a project that transforms… Read more »

East Side Locks

East Side Locks

Client: Goodman Sector: Office Value: Confidential The latest phase in the ongoing regeneration of Birmingham’s Eastside – the provision of three new office buildings at Eastside Locks – is progressing with consultancy support… Read more »

Concord House, Birmingham

Concord House, Birmingham

Client: Elevate Property Group Sector: Residential Value: Confidential The most expensive city centre apartment ever sold in Birmingham changed hands last autumn for £1.8m. This is believed to be only the second time… Read more »

2 - 6 Southampton Row

2-6 Southampton Row

Client: Havza Sector: Hotel Value: £20 million A former Grade ll listed Baptist Church headquarters and chapel in London’s Bloomsbury is being converted into a luxury boutique hotel with integrated Building Control and… Read more »

Manhattan Loft Gardens

Manhattan Loft Gardens

Client: Manhattan Loft Corporation Sector: Residential Value: Confidential HCD is providing Building Control and CDM services to the Manhattan Loft Gardens scheme, the latest in a series of successful collaborations between HCD and… Read more »

Graphene Engineering (GEIC)

Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

Client: The University of Manchester Sector: Higher Education Value: £60 million Following its successful role on the recently opened £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI), HCD Building Control has been appointed to the project… Read more »

Attenborough Creative Arts

Attenborough Centre For Creative Arts, University of Sussex

Client: The University of Sussex Sector: Higher Education Value: Confidential HCD Building Control worked with the University of Sussex to breathe new life into a disused Grade II* listed structure at it’s campus… Read more »

Mercers Yard

Mercers’ Yard

Client: The Mercers’ Company Sector: Retail Value: Confidential The Mercers’ Company, the premier livery company in the City of London, is undertaking a multi-million pound mixed development in the heart of Covent Garden…. Read more »

Addlestone Town Centre

Addlestone Town Centre

Client: Bouygues Development Sector: Retail Value: £70 million Bouygues Development is undertaking a major, £70m mixed-use regeneration of Addlestone town centre in Surrey. When completed, this revitalised area will offer local people essential… Read more »

Shepherds Bush Road

184 Shepherds Bush Road

Client: Westerland Real Estate Sector: Office Value: Confidential The landmark former Ford Motor Company garage is undergoing major reconstruction to become a contemporary global headquarters for ‘customer science’ specialist, dunnhumby. Working as part… Read more »

Marsh Wall Novotel

Novotel Marsh Wall

Client: Accor UK Sector: Hotel Value: Confidential Claimed to be the tallest hotel tower in the UK, a new development on Marsh Wall in London’s Canary Wharf is currently under construction. HCD Group… Read more »

Pembroke Learning Campus

Pembroke Learning Campus

Client: Powell Dobson Architects Sector: Education Value: £42 million Fusion Fire Engineering is appointed to provide Fire Safety Engineering services for Pembroke Learning Campus.  The new campus is located on the site of the… Read more »

Bay Campus Swansea

Bay Campus, Swansea University

Client: VINCI Construction Sector: Student Accommodation Value: Confidential The fire engineering strategies developed for the new £450m Bay Campus being built for Swansea University were established before the planning stage was reached, thanks… Read more »

Big Data Institute

Big Data Institute

Client: Oxford University Sector: Higher Education Value: £50 million Oxford University is building a pioneering research facility – thought to be the first of its kind in the world – to lead the… Read more »

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Camden Town Hall Annexe

Client: Crosstree Real Estate Partners Sector: Hotel Value: Confidential A landmark building in London’s King’s Cross regeneration area – the Camden Town Hall Annexe on Euston Road – is being redeveloped as a… Read more »

Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market

Client: VINCI St. Modwen (VSM) Sector: Retail Value: Confidential The UK’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market, New Covent Garden Market, is being redeveloped in a major undertaking that will see the… Read more »

Hammersmith Grove

12 Hammersmith Grove

Client: Development Securities plc Sector: Offices Value: £92 million Following its successful involvement with the first phase of a prime office development in Hammersmith town centre, HCD Building Control is now part of… Read more »

Luton Airport

London Luton Airport

Client: London Luton Airport Sector: Transport & Infrastructure Value: Confidential A major, £100m development at London Luton Airport received final planning consent last summer. The work will increase annual passenger capacity from 12… Read more »

Merrion Centre

The Merrion Centre

Client: Town Centre Securities (TCS) Sector: Retail Value: Confidential The Merrion Centre in Leeds is in its final stage of a  transformation programme which includes the completion of the Arena Quarter Leisure Development… Read more »

The Living Planet Centre

WWF-UK Living Planet Centre

Client: WWF-UK Sector: Offices Value: Confidential HCD Management is delighted to have been part of the team working on The Living Planet Centre, WWF-UK’s new home in Woking, recently shortlisted for a 2015… Read more »


Roksanda Flagship Store

Client: Roksanda Ilincic Sector: Retail Value: Confidential Roksanda Ilincic, the international London based designer, launched her debut flagship store in London’s Mayfair in June 2014. The fast-growing brand enjoys a high profile on… Read more »

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Charters Village

Winner ‘Best Retirement Scheme in UK’ 2014 Housebuilder Awards Client: Retirement Villages Sector: Residential Care Value: Confidential Continuing its close working relationship with Retirement Villages, HCD provided PM/QS/EA, CDMC, BC & FSE in… Read more »

No 1 Forbury

No. 1 Forbury Place, Reading

Client: Aukett Swanke Sector: Offices Value: Confidential HCD is providing Building Control services on the first phase of a landmark office campus currently under construction in Reading. At 17,300m2, No. 1 Forbury Place… Read more »


Monarch Aircraft MRO Facility, Birmingham Airport

Client: John Sisk & Son Ltd Sector: Transport & Infrastructure Value: Confidential The construction of a vast state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance hangar facility at Birmingham Airport was recently completed with key support from HCD… Read more »

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71 Queen Victoria Street, London

An outdated property on prime site in the heart of the City of London is being refurbished in a £35m project that will see its complete transformation into a Grade ‘A’ landmark office… Read more »

London Hilton Metropole Phase 1 Web Image

London Hilton Metropole

Client: Tonstate Group / Sullivan Collins Sector: Hotel Value: Confidential HCD provided a hat trick of services for the first phase of the refurbishment at the London Hilton Metropole, a scheme to transform… Read more »


Arla Aylesbury

Client: Arla Foods Sector: Industrial Value: £150 million Building works at the huge £150m Arla Foods milk processing facility near Aylesbury are complete, marking a milestone in the delivery of the world’s largest… Read more »

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The InterContinental London The O2

Client: Grove Developments Sector: Hotel Value: Confidential HCD is providing co-ordinated Building Control and Construction Design and Management Co-ordinator (CDMC) services to a luxury InterContinental riverfront hotel adjacent to The 02 entertainment venue… Read more »

Riverwalk House W

Riverwalk House

Client: Ronson Capital Partners Sector: Residential Value: Confidential Demolition is underway of a 1960s office block near Vauxhall Bridge in London in preparation for the construction of a luxury residential riverside development. Situated… Read more »

NEC 2015

Resorts World Leisure Complex for NEC

Client: Galliford Try Construction Limited Sector: Arts & Leisure Value: £150 million The £150m Resorts World Birmingham is one of the country’s largest integrated destination venues. It offers a wide range of leisure… Read more »

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Oblix, The Shard

Client: Wildfire Entertainment Sector: Retail Value: Confidential Diners enjoying the quality cuisine at Oblix, the 32nd floor restaurant in London’s landmark building, The Shard, can relax and take in the breath taking views… Read more »

Bishop King Edward Chapel

Bishop Edward King Chapel

Client: Ripon College Sector: Ecclesiastical Value: Confidential HCD Building Control and sister company HCD Management were appointed to provide Building Control Approved Inspector and CDM Co-ordinator services for Bishop Edward King Chapel, which was shortlisted for… Read more »

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Diplomatic Club, Tripoli

Client: BFLS (Formally Hamiltons Architects) Sector: Overseas Value: Confidential In the Libyan capital, Tripoli, HCD Building Control was brought in by the architect BFLS (formerly Hamiltons Architects) to review the design of a… Read more »


Admirals Quay

Client: Warings Contractors Limited Sector: Residential Value: Confidential Standing at 26 storeys, the Western residential tower is part of a mixed-use scheme for Allied Developments. The Western tower will be supported by two additional apartment buildings… Read more »


Carmelite Riverside

Client: Quadrant Estates Sector: Offices Value: £28 million The former Daily Mail headquarters overlooking the Thames in Central London has undergone a major £28m refurbishment with critical support from HCD Building Control. The scheme,… Read more »


Southwater Square

Client: Citygrove Securities PLC Sector: Retail Value: £20 million HCD Building Control and sister company Fusion Fire Engineering were appointed to provide Building Control Approved Inspector and Fire Safety Engineering services for the… Read more »


Jodrell Bank Observatory Discovery Centre

Client: The University of Manchester Sector: Arts & Leisure Value: £3 million HCD Building Control was appointed to provide Building Control Approved Inspector services for the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory Discovery Centre. Located… Read more »

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