Chapman Taylor shortlisted for "Architect of the Year" at the Offsite Construction Awards

Chapman Taylor has been shortlisted in the 2019 Offsite Construction Awards “Architect of the Year” category for our role in designing, and advocating the use of, modular buildings.

Factory-finished pods being installed on site at Trafford's Holiday Inn Express

The Offsite Construction Awards are held annually to celebrate the very best in modular construction, honouring outstanding examples of factory-built structures and innovative offsite technology. The 2019 awards ceremony takes place on 5 March at ExCel London, with an estimated 350 industry delegates expected to attend.

The finished Holiday Inn Express building

Chapman Taylor has become a leading player within the off-site sector. Chapman Taylor’s Research and Development team has produced a trademark off-site modular housing model, called Umbrellahaus®, which can be constructed at scale and speed to provide much-needed community housing.

Chapman Taylor's Umbrellahaus® modular housing model

We have pioneered development within the industry through development of a range of off-site construction solutions, ranging from modular bathroom pods to full volumetric modular projects.

We have also written Insight papers, spoken at off-site conferences and given presentations explaining the benefits of modular construction - all reflecting our view that off-site construction encourages greater collaboration and an excellent quality of end-product.

High-quality internal finishing at Trafford's Holiday Inn Express

Our experience has recently contributed to the successful delivery of the North-West’s first, volumetric, modular hotel – the multi-award-winning Holiday Inn Express at Trafford City. The speed of construction helped save the client an estimated £1 million in development costs while achieving a very high quality of finished building, allowing trading to begin well ahead of schedule.

For more information about the benefits of modular construction, please contact:

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

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

Andy is a core member of the Manchester Studio leadership team. As a UK Board Director, he oversees our workplace and design delivery services and contributes to defining and implementing our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

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

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