Chapman Taylor and Castle Park View shortlisted for Insider South West Residential Property Awards

Chapman Taylor and the Castle Park View residential development in Bristol have been shortlisted for four awards at the 2021 Insider South West Residential Property Awards.

Chapman Taylor has been nominated as “Best Architect” and “Best Apprenticeship/Training Programme”, while Castle Park View has been shortlisted in the “Large Residential Development of the Year (more than 100 units)” and “Best Social Housing” categories.

University work from Chapman Taylor Bristol apprentice Jacinta Barham

We are particularly delighted to receive recognition for our training and apprenticeship initiatives. We believe that harnessing and developing talent in younger architects and designers is the key to both our company’s future success and to ensuring that high design standards are passed on for the benefit of future generations.

Chapman Taylor is involved in the RIBA Student Mentoring Scheme, which is offered to undergraduates as practical preparation and help for their career and personal development. Its purpose is to give students an insight into practice and to enhance their learning experience. Our Bristol studio is also becoming involved with the RIBA Apprentice Scheme, which offers a more flexible, alternative route to qualification for Part I graduates, who can study part-time while working at a practice rather than returning to university full-time to study for a master’s degree (Part II). Meanwhile, our in-house Executive Groups run Student Support Groups for colleagues studying for RIBA Part III exams and we run ongoing knowledge-sharing and continuing professional development schemes throughout the year, open to everyone across all our studios.

The Bristol studio regularly attends the annual UWE Degree Show, with studio team members acting as judges in various categories and presenting awards to the best undergraduates’ and graduates’ projects.

The 26-storey Build-to-Rent Castle Park View includes 375 new homes

The 29,900m2 Castle Park View regeneration scheme will provide high-quality one, two and three-bedroom homes on the site of a former ambulance station. Once complete, the scheme will deliver 375 crucially needed homes to Bristol city centre, with 75 of these being affordable apartments. The landmark, 26-storey residential tower is on track for completion in 2022.

Chapman Taylor, acting for Linkcity, was responsible for the architectural design of Castle Park View, and we are now working with Bouygues UK on the construction phase and interior design, which is scheduled to complete in 2022. The high-quality housing scheme is being delivered in collaboration with M&G Real Estate, Homes England, Bristol City Council and Abri Group (formerly Yarlington Housing Group).

Castle Park View flythrough

Congratulations to everyone involved on these well-deserved award nominations.

Nick Thursby (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA)

Director, UK

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and has over 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages. He has particular expertise in the concept design and masterplanning of schemes through to their detailed design, particularly on large-scale projects at the heart of many of the UK’s major cities.

Nick was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2012 and, as a UK Board Director, he is responsible for the ongoing business development and management of this part of the UK business.

He believes it is crucial to the long-term success of Chapman Taylor to nurture and mentor the creativity and talent in our studios.

Areas of expertise:


Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Masterplanning

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and worked on the award-winning Princesshay, Exeter scheme before joining the UK concept design team.

He was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2013 and as a UK Board Director is now responsible for the ongoing development and management of this part of the UK business. Nick also leads Chapman Taylor’s Sustainability Group responsible for researching best-practice environmental design initiatives and innovation.

He has 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Sustainability

Kieran Bradley

Associate Director, UK

Kieran Joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol team as an Associate Director in March 2017 and performs an operational lead role within the Bristol studio while leading several project teams through the detailed design and delivery stages.

Kieran has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, leading delivery teams on a range of private and public sector projects across the UK - including major mixed-use, residential, MoD, healthcare, and science & technology schemes.

His strengths lie in leading the technical delivery and construction periods of projects, and he understands the importance of communication and relationships within the design team and with the main contractor to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

Areas of expertise:

Design Management / Delivery / Residential / Office / Retail / Mixed-use / MoD / Healthcare / Science & Technology

Kieran Joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol team as an Associate Director in March 2017 and performs an operational lead role within the Bristol studio while leading several project teams through the detailed design and delivery stages.

Kieran has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, leading delivery teams on a range of private and public sector projects across the UK - including major mixed-use, residential, MoD, healthcare, and science & technology schemes.

His strengths lie in leading the technical delivery and construction periods of projects, and he understands the importance of communication and relationships within the design team and with the main contractor to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

Areas of expertise:

Design Management/Delivery/Residential/Office/Retail/Mixed-use/MoD/Healthcare/Science & Technology

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