Bupa Place shortlisted for ‘Project of the Year’ at the 2019 North West Regional Construction Awards

Bupa Place, the new BREEAM Excellent Regional Operations Building for Bupa in Manchester, has been shortlisted for ‘Project of the Year’ at the 2019 North West Regional Construction Awards.

The awards ceremony, which celebrates the best examples of building and infrastructure project deliveries in the North-West of England, will take place on 12 July in Liverpool.

Occupying a prominent waterside location adjacent to the award-winning MediaCityUK, Bupa Place is the largest single-occupancy building in Manchester, providing over 13,700m² NIA of BCO Grade A office space over six floors. The new development brings together over 2,000 employees from three buildings in their first co-located environment.

Chapman Taylor was commissioned by Peel Land & Property to design a bespoke office building for Bupa UK, including the Cat A interior fit-out. Sustainability and wellbeing were at the core of the brief for Chapman Taylor’s building design, with fully glazed façades and a large central atrium and glazed rooflight above that creates light, open internal spaces and a vibrant working environment within. The sustainability theme continued through the interior design, which was developed by ID:SR for Bupa UK.

The ground floor provides flexible break-out workspace for use by employees and visiting clients, as well as a highly visible reception area, a 250-cover restaurant offering fantastic views over the Manchester Ship Canal, a café and facilities for cyclists.

The layout of work and social spaces facilitates movement through the building, creating increased interaction and collaboration. The range of agile work settings and social spaces gives employees control over where and how they work. There is also a wellbeing suite located on the fourth floor, containing a faith room, occupational health and a first aid room.

The building façade is designed to curve away from the waterfront, creating space for the high-quality external landscaping and waterside terraced areas and maximising views across the water.

The project was delivered by Main Contractor, Morgan Sindall. The professional team also included Turner & Townsend, which provided pre and post-contract cost management and Employer’s Agent services for both the CAT A and CAT B works, and Colliers International, which acted as Development Manager, overseeing the various teams involved in the project on behalf of Bupa.

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has been involved in the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy has considerable experience at all stages of design with a particular expertise in leading design teams through the detailed design and delivery stages of large, complex projects. He enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees project delivery and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Office / Residential / Hospitality / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

Mark Doughty (BA (Hons) BArch)

Associate Director, UK

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006, becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed the 2016 BCO Cycle Challenge, riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with 50 members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed last year’s Cycle Challenge riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with fifty members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

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