Woodside Court
Brewery Road, Hoddesdon

Our dedicated team of architects, planning consultants, structural engineers and project managers combine sound technical knowledge and architectural creativity under one roof. Together they brought to life the transformation of this industrial space into a creative mixed use development.

What we did:

DWW Design helped to transform this key brownfield site in the centre of Hoddesdon, working initially with local social housing provider B3 Living to develop a concept design and obtain planning permission at RIBA stages 1-3. We were then employed by Design and Build contractor Jarvis Construction to help deliver the project at stages 4-6 by delivering detailed working drawing packages, building regulations approval and dealing with planning matters. As part of these services DWW Design:

  • Maximised the site’s development potential by gaining planning permission for 8 additional dwellings when compared to the extant planning permission inherited by B3 Living when they initially purchased the site
  • Modelled the scheme in Revit which allowed live coordination of architectural and structural design in house and with external consultants through the use of BIM
  • Overcame the risks associated with a historical basement structure, a remnant of the former Hoddesdon Brewery complex, with an innovative foundation design
  • Coordinated with the Client and the Borough of Broxbourne to deliver a landscaping design which ties into the Hoddesdon town centre improvement scheme as part of the planning obligations

Project roles:

  • RIBA Stages 0 – 6
  • Architecture
  • Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Planning viability
  • Agency and Professional Surveying


  • Delivery of 22 no. 1 and 2 bed affordable rent apartments, for local people aged 55+
  • Highly accessible dwellings, with some bathrooms designed ready for conversion into wet rooms if needed
  • 250m2 no. prime location commercial space
  • High quality architecture which was praised by the Local Authority at planning stage, with the scheme being approved unanimously at Planning Committee
  • A positive addition to the Hoddesdon Town Centre Conservation Area, which takes reference from the sites’ industrial past with deep window reveals, arched window heads and simple yet contemporary detailing to give an industrial appearance
  • An improvement to the streetscape of Brewery Road, achieved by introducing a visual connection to the buildings to the east and west of the site through appropriate massing


B3 Living (Stages 0-3)

Jarvis Contracting (Stages 4-6)