Steven Cochrane

Senior Architect

BSc BArch (Hons) ARB RIAS RIBA

Steven joined HTA in late 2016, as a Senior Architect initially working on the Greenford Green project in London.

Steven has worked in a variety of practices prior to HTA from starting at a small hands-on job running local practice through to a major London based design practice. It has given him a breadth of knowledge and experience from small-scale private residential work, through to medium and large scale social and private housing projects extensively in Scotland and in Manchester over the last 20 years. Steven has worked on masterplanning, large Urban Regeneration Areas and job run numerous completed projects for Developers, Housing Associations, and large-scale volume house builders. Steven’s most recent residential experience was the conversion of a Grade 2 listed former college building in Edinburgh into flats completed in 2017.

Outwith his residential experience, he has been project architect on a £36 million Academy near Manchester as part of the BSF/PFS programme build. Completed in 2012, this catered for children from nursery through to sixth form and included a large SEN (Special Educational Needs) wing involving specialist rooms, a swimming pool requiring to meet a detailed specialist brief to meet the Academy’s needs.

At his most recent employment, he worked on a new build rugby 2500 seat stadium in central Edinburgh, which provided mixed-use sports facilities included a museum of rugby, function rooms, 1000m2 commercial space as well as the club facilities and the spectator terracing in a challenging historic context.

He also had the experience of working on a new science office & laboratory building at Edinburgh’s BioQuarter at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. This included 8000m2 of incubator office / lab space, which he progressed to Stage 2+.

Steven worked as a project architect on the following significant projects:

  • Glasgow Housing Association sites
  • New build Academy for Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, Bolton
  • Conversion and Extension of Hull University Library, Hull
  • New build HQ Office development for Siemens, Didsbury, Manchester
  • New build flats and Conversion of former Telford College into residential
  • Bioquarter Facility No2 at Edinburgh BioQuarter for Scottish Enterprise
  • New Rugby Stadium for Edinburgh Academicals, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
  • Greenford Green residential and mixed use, Ealing, London
  • Studio Dundee creative Hub, Dundee for Our Enterprise he experience of working on a new science office & laboratory building at Edinburgh’s BioQuarter at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. This included 8000m2 of incubator office / lab space, which he progressed to Stage 2+.

Steven has worked on the Greenford Green project, in Ealing, London for Greystar Europe, initially working on the delivery of the first residential Block of 379 PRS units of the site and area regeneration. As well as working within the internal project team, he engages with a wide team of external consultants to ensure the coordinated delivery of each Stage of Work.

Steven is currently working on the delivery of Studio Dundee for the client, a JV between Our Enterprise and Dundee City Council. An exciting mixed use building at the centre of Dundee’s redeveloping Waterfront, this is centrally a shared cooperative workspace for creative businesses to develop in Scotland. It also hosts 117 PRS flats, 3000m2 office space, 3 retail units and a central social space with a bar and catering. Steven and a team within HTA Edinburgh are developing the project through Technical Stages 3-5 and it is expected to be on site towards the end of 2018.