Sheffield City Region Property Personality of the Year 2016

David Cross
Sheffield City Region Property Personality of the Year 2016

NATIONALLY acclaimed Sheffield architect David Cross is in line for another major award.

David, the head of prize-winning city multi-disciplinary practice Coda Studios is nominated as Property Personality of the Year at the forthcoming Insider Sheffield City Region Property Gala Dinner and Awards.

The awards will take place at the Mercure St Paul Hotel on July 7, when the result of the public vote will be announced.

Coda Studios, based in the Kelham Island industrial and creative quarter, has grown to become one of the most recognised and respected businesses in Sheffield and also now has offices in both Leeds and Manchester.

In the past five years the company has tripled turnover and doubled its number of staff.

Current projects in Sheffield alone include the eagerly awaited Krynkl development at Shalesmoor - a ground breaking project designed and built in Sheffield using shipping containers and providing more than 6500ft square feet of start up business space for local businesses - and a keenly anticipated 21st century eco-friendly back-to-back housing project that has attracted national media attention.

“I am very humbled and honoured to be nominated for this important award,” said David.

“I do have to stress, though, that the nomination reflects not just my contribution to the business but also the whole team working across the Coda brand, bringing great planning and design solutions to projects around the country and internationally.

“I am very proud of everything that is being achieved within the Coda family and feel this nomination is a reflection of the impact we are making on the industry at every level.

“And having won this award previous in 2010, when we had successfully steered our way through the recession, it feels an even greater honour to be nominated a second time.”

Coda Studios is made up of four different sections - Coda Architects, Coda Planning, Coda Bespoke and Coda Structures.

David also launched an award winning property development arm, Crossbow, in 2013 and has since delivered 18 houses at Dunfields in Kelham Island - the first new city centre housing project in Sheffield to be completed in decades - 29 apartments at Bells Court, completed this spring, and eight houses at the Bento development in Sheffield, due to finish this summer.

Crossbow has also secured two new development sites for more than 100 apartments and commercial space in Sheffield, that should be ready for planning applicatipon by the end of summer.

In total Crossbow has past and future projects in excess of £25 million that are driving investment into the heart of the city region.

David has also launched the BIG City Company which is currently working up plans for a housing scheme for over 50 houses including the back-to-back model.

In addition he is also part of TRIB3 on Sheffield’s Ecclesall Rd, the first Boutique Bootcamp outside of London, which has so successful a launch in the New Year that there are already plans for three further sites to be opened by the end of the summer.

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David Cross

Concept Architect specialising in delivering residential, mixed use and conservation projects with an emphasis on viability. Lover of all things urban. Connect with David on LinkedIn >>

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