BA(Hons) BArch RIBA
After graduating from Manchester University in 1992 Claire worked at Michael Hyde and Associates, on residential and commercial projects. Claire joined Austin- Smith:Lord in 1997, where projects included Humberside Magistrates Courts PFI, and Boulevard Estate, Halewood. Claire was Project Architect for Medeva’s £25 million office, production and warehouse facility. Moving to Aedas in 2000 as an Associate Claire worked on various transport and education projects. During this time Claire was Project Architect for GMPTE’s £3 million Hyde Bus Station and was also involved in the Manchester Metrolink Phase 3 project.
Since joining Hodder Associates in 2004, Claire has taken on Practice wide responsibilities including Quality Assurance, the preparation of OJEU submissions and areas of Practice and Financial management. More recently Claire has focused on business development opportunities.
During the Victoria Station competition, Claire liaised with Network Rail who assessed their detailed requirements in order to maximise the potential benefits of altering pedestrian flows by the re configuration of the station layout and over bridges.
In 2008 Claire became Managing Director of the newly incorporated Hodder+Partners.
Claire has since worked on a range of other Hodder+Partners projects including £3m Hathershaw Community Centre, £60m Chapel Wharf residential development, £100m Water Street mixed use development in Manchester,
£10m redevelopment of Tyne- mouth Station to provide a library teaching room community space and a retail unit. Most recently Claire was project director for the
37 storey £28.5m Student Castle tower on Great Marlborough St, Manchester, completed for the September 2012 academic year.
Claire is currently director responsible for a 28 storey apartment building in central Manchester.