Sheffield-based Coda Studios is the latest architecture practice to announce plans to open in Manchester, with an office led by project architect Jamie Hanson due to launch later this month.
Coda has taken a 600 sq ft studio in Lloyd Street in Manchester city centre. Hanson will be based in the office full time, support by regional director Matt Bowker who will work in the city two days a week.
Coda is looking to locally recruit a full-time technician in the coming weeks, with plans to grow the team further as the practice secures more work.
Following the opening of the new office, Coda is also set to announce a rebrand by the New Year.
Clients in the region include Knight Knox International, which Coda is currently advising on its development of a 133-apartment scheme in Trafford Road and a 38-flat development in Hyde Park Corner, both in Salford.
Coda also operates an office in Leeds. The practice was founded in 2003 by Mark Hobbs and David Cross, and delivers commercial and residential architecture, interior design and planning consultancy.
Earlier this year, Warrington-based Ellis Williams Architects announced plans to open a studio in Manchester in early 2016. In the last year both Feilden Clegg Bradley and Hawkins\Brown have opened offices in the city.