Chapman Taylor’s City Centre South Coventry masterplan wins Gold at the Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards

The urban design concept for City Centre South in Coventry has scooped Gold in this year’s Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards (UDAD) 2022.

Established in 2016, the UDAD Award is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for architecture. This year the judging panel was overwhelmed to see such a wide range of projects featuring design innovations and intelligence from across the world.

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan for the regeneration of Coventry City Centre South was recognised by the judges for improving the urban environment and putting people and sustainability at its heart. Chapman Taylor worked collaboratively with the client Shearer Property Regen Ltd and the fellow consultants listed below*.

Group Board Director Adrian Griffiths says, “Chapman Taylor’s design remedies the mistakes of the past while respecting the best elements of the area’s heritage. It’s about urban renewal and delivering a sense of place for the city. The plans will create an authentic, socially and economically sustainable spaces for people to live, work, shop and socialise in the city”.

* Client - Shearer Property Regen Ltd. | Consultant Team: Architect/Masterplanner - Chapman Taylor | Project Management/Cost Control/Principal Designer - Gardiner and Theobald | Planning/Environmental Statement - CBRE | Landscape - Hyland Edgar Driver | Transport - Transport Planning Practice | MEP/Civil and Structural Engineering/Sustainability - Cundall | Fire - Jeremy Gardiner Associates, Acoustics - Cundall | Heritage - A C Archaeology | Townscape and Visual Impact - Landscape Visual | Rights of Light/Party Wall - Malcolm Hollis | Public Relations - Redwood Consulting | Wind - RWDI, Neighbourly Matters - Hollis Global.

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Group Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Group Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.


Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

Daniel Morgans (BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA)

Associate Director, UK

Daniel joined Chapman Taylor in 2017 as an Associate Director and works as a key member of our UK concept design team. A creative and innovative designer, he specialises in turning a client’s vision into a successful project.

Daniel has over 15 years’ experience as an architect in the UK and overseas, eight of these spent working in the luxury residential and hospitality sectors and on a number of sensitive urban and historical sites.

He also has experience in coordinating teams for large-scale mixed-use projects in the Middle East, Europe and CIS.

Areas of Expertise:

Concept Design / Mixed-Use / Luxury Hotels / Hotel Resorts / Residential / Listed and sensitive sites

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