Meet the CODA Team.

CODA Architects ↓


Name: David Cross
Position: Managing Director
Qualifications: BA(Hons).DipArch.DipArchPrac.RIBA

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


Name: Paul Hind
Position: Associate Director
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI

Paul is a team leader with over 30 years’ experience in all construction design stages. He provides technical Architectural co-ordination, integrating detail design from inception to completion of projects. He is continuously researching innovative construction methods, techniques and materials to add value and reduce the costs to clients on their projects.


Name: Matt Bowker
Position: Regional Director
Qualification: BA(Hons) Interior Design, MA Urban Design (dist)

Matt is a qualified urban designer and oversees most of CODA Architects large residential projects, urban regeneration and master planning work. He specialises in delivering new build residential and mixed use projects on brownfield sites and is passionate about the rebuilding and regeneration of urban centres.


Name: Jamie Hanson
Position: Associate Director
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Pg Dip Arch RIBA

Jamie joined CODA in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2015. Since joining the practice as an apprentice technician, he has been involved with a wide variety of projects from inception to completion, including many city centre residential projects. He now heads up the Manchester studio of CODA Studios alongside Regional Director Matt Bowker focusing on city centre residential schemes and regeneration projects across Greater Manchester and the North West.


Name: Ryan Millar
Position: Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: BA(Hons) Architecture

Ryan has recently completed Part 1 of his architectural degree and supports the CODA team on a wide variety of projects. He is proficient on AutoCad, Photoshop and Sketchup.


Name: Kyle Emmerson
Position: Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Pg DipArch

Kyle joined CODA fresh from university in 2014 and has since proven himself to be a very talented designer. His role is centred on building design, from early concept through to detailed design and is focused on large scale urban residential projects across the UK.


Name: Andrew Chetwynd
Position: Architectural Assistant
Qualifications: BA(Hons). BArch

Worked in both Sheffield and London, with a background in the implementation of large residential projects. Part of the super residential team, tasked with implementing design and build residential projects.


Name: Lisa Cowley
Position: Architectural Technologist
Qualifications: Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Lisa is a qualified Architectural Technologist with 7 years’ experience at CODA. Now specialising in boutique housing schemes, office to residential conversions and takes great pride in her role in conservation and listed building works.



CODA Planning ↓


Name: Adam Murray
Position: Director of CODA Planning
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI

Adam is the founder of CODA Planning and delivers design led rather than policy driven solutions. He leads on all projects nationwide providing a full service, from identification of possible development opportunities and strategic land promotion, through to the submission of planning applications and appeals. He has a successful history in delivering allocations and consents across the country, particularly in the residential, commercial and retail sectors.


Name: Charles Dunn
Position: Senior Planner
Qualifications: Master in Planning (MPlan)

Charles leads on a wide variety of projects, from conception to the delivery of planning permissions and beyond. Since joining CODA Planning he has taken on and delivered a wide range of exciting projects in Sheffield and nationwide. By occupying a central position in these schemes and project managing the planning stages, Charles is able to provide a more efficient and commercially-aware service that will always protect and advance the priorities of clients.


Name: William Marshall
Position: Planner
Qualifications: Master in Planning (MPlan)

William joined CODA Planning in August 2015 following his graduation from the University of Sheffield. He is currently working on a range of schemes, from housing extensions and multi-dwelling schemes across Sheffield and further afield, liaising with Local Planning Authorities and helping to gain planning permission for clients.


Name: Maddie Lane
Position: Assistant Planner

Maddie assists the team with the delivery of projects across England, but with a particular focus on CODA’s schemes in the South-East.  She carries out initial site appraisals and puts together Pre-Application Reports/Planning and Access Statements for our clients, and also helps the management of projects.


Name: Benjamin Dakin
Position: Assistant Planner

Benjamin assists the team on a wide array of projects across the United Kingdom. He is currently assisting Adam on a variety of schemes, ranging from small-scale residential schemes to larger, mixed use, office and residential schemes. Benjamin assists at all stages of the planning process, from liaising with clients and councils, to putting together planning documents. (photo P1390700)

Name: Harry Bennett
Position: Assistant Planner
Qualifications: Currently studying towards (MPlan)

Assists the team in achieving planning permissions for a wide array of schemes across the UK.


CODA Bespoke ↓

Name: Abel Hinchliffe
Position: Associate Director

With nearly 10 years’ experience Abel heads up CODA Bespoke, specialising in luxury residential developments both large and small. Recently entrusted with the responsibility of also heading up Studio 4 which is currently delivering numerous office to residential developments.

Name: Aimie Allen
Position: Architectural Technician
Qualifications: Studying Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University

Aimie is working her year out placement with CODA Bespoke. She supports the team on all aspects of the design process, including planning and building regulations for house extensions and ‘one off’ bespoke dwellings.

CODA Structures ↓

Name: Henry Freeman
Position: Structural Engineer
Qualifications: BEng Hons AMIStructE

Since graduating in 2007 I have gained valuable experience working on projects in a various sectors for consultancies throughout the UK. I starting work in Sheffield on mixed use residential schemes, then moved on to Birmingham to work on large scale energy from waste facilities. CODA Structures was set up in 2015 and provides integrated structural design to our client’s projects. Early involvement in the design process streamlines workflow and allows us to quickly deliver solutions to projects in house.

Admin/Support ↓

Name: Toni Cross
Position: Accounts Department/Office Manager
Qualifications: Level 4 in Business Administrations

Toni deals with the accounts side of CODA but also helps to oversee HR and the running of the office with Samantha.

Name: Louise Bennett
Position: Accounts Manager
Qualifications: A Level in Business Studies & Commerce

Louise manages the accounts of the various businesses within CODA Studios and helps to manage and oversee the running of the Sheffield office.

Name: Samantha Holderness
Position: Office Administrator
Qualifications: L3 Diploma in Business.

Oversee the day-to-day functions within the office.


CODA Sheffield
70-71 Cornish Place, Cornish Street,
Sheffield S6 3AF
T: 0114 279 6003

CODA Manchester
Lloyd House, 18 Lloyd Street,
Manchester M2 5WA.

CODA Leeds
Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street,
Leeds LS1 2HA
T: 0113 3476003

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