Steven Gallagher

BA (Hons), MArch, RIBA, ARB
Associate Architect


Steven studied at John Moores University, Liverpool – graduating in 2004 and achieving his professional status as an Architect in 2006. He has previously managed an office in Preston, successfully delivering numerous project, ranging in scale and complexity for both private and publicly funded clients.

Steven joined David Cox Architects in 2017, bringing experience in large scale multi-use projects, hotel design, healthcare and social housing. He is experienced in working with clients to develop projects from: initial concept stage; developing feasibility studies; through planning, having been successful in obtain planning consent for a variety of contentious projects; into the construction phase, working closely with both main and specialist sub-contractors; and onto completion.

Steven has worked on numerous housing projects for Housing Associations since 2004. These have ranged in scale and complexity. The development sites have regularly presented challenges of steep gradients, poor access and contamination. Steven has led numerous public consultation events and workshops with residents and enjoys discussions with local residents – seeing the local area through their eyes.

Nurtur House

Northern Design Awards 2020 – Best Residential Development
The 288-bed scheme, valued at £26million, is part of Fraser Morgan’s health and wellbeing student-living offer; a concept which has hit a real niche in the market in promoting healthy lifestyles and a focus on social interaction. The award winning student accommodation scheme featuring roof terrace, landscaped garden and commissioned public artwork.

Steven has led a team within David Cox Architects to deliver a working drawings package and Building Regulations application. Steven has successfully co-ordinated the efforts of a fire engineer along with overseeing the co-ordination of the steel frame with the SFS walls and composite concrete floors to avoid clashes on site. This has been achieved through the use of BIM software within the office and the sharing of common data files between the various consultants.

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Audacious Church, Salford

The scale of the project is likened to a modern day cathedral, a true landmark that announces what it is to passers by through its size and appearance. Careful consideration has been given, not only to provision of Church facilities, but also to street presence, experience of attending a Church service, pragmatic sequence of construction phases and continued operation of the existing church building during construction works.

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