​Chapman Taylor’s impressive range of work across the Transportation sector

In many countries around the world, new districts are springing up which require a full range of transport infrastructure types, from airports and railway stations to bus and tramway developments. There are also many existing transport hubs which are looking to maximise the commercial value which can be gained from these vital community assets. Chapman Taylor has worked on many world-class, transport-related developments in countries around the world – including new-build transport infrastructure, retail and F&B areas, concourse design, passenger flow planning and stunning refurbishments. We take a look below at some of the recent projects on which our skilled and experienced Transport team has worked.

​Jersey Airport, Channel Islands

The Jersey Airport scheme remodels and extends the existing airport terminal to increase capacity and enhance passenger experience. The current arrivals building will be removed on a phased basis, with construction of the redesigned integrated terminal taking place in a manner which allows the airport to continue operating. A double-height atrium with glulam timber trusses will house larger departure gates. A new mezzanine level will house the airside departures lounge, while a new arrivals facility will be created to bring it within the regulatory requirements for its safety transition zone. Approximately 6,500m² of new and refurbished floor-space will be created in a 160m-long, double-height extension which gives the terminal the feel of an international airport. Routes between all areas of the terminal will be made more intuitive.

Chapman Taylor is acting as Design Team Lead on the project as part of the Ramboll UK framework with Ports of Jersey. It is anticipated that construction will start in autumn 2018 and complete within three years.

St Pancras International, London, UK

The new shops, restaurants and cafés at St Pancras International occupy what was formerly a Victorian store for beer brewed in the Burton-on-Trent breweries. Within the Grade 1-listed building, a timeless design was created by exposing the original brick arches to the former beer vaults within new, fully-glazed shopfronts. The cafés and bars on the main concourse connect via escalators and lifts to the hotel and restaurants at platform level, providing intuitive connectivity throughout the public areas.

Chapman Taylor designed all the new commercial and public concourse areas within the station, adding 62 shops, 15 bars/restaurants and six new platforms. As part of the approvals required from English Heritage and Camden Council, design standards were created for the commercial signage and retail fascias.

Vaclav Havel Airport, Prague, Czech Republic

Renovated by Chapman Taylor, the remodelled terminal will help Czech Aeroholding further enhance the passenger experience through the provision of new passenger facilities and through the introduction of design elements that better reflect the cultural, historical and geological diversity of Prague and the Czech Republic as a whole.

Chapman Taylor worked alongside the airport’s operations team, commercial advisers and the REDesign graphics studio to assist in remodelling the retail and F&B areas to provide a more balanced and attractive offer, as well as designing a much needed Welcome Centre. Our studio in Prague has also been appointed to assist in the modernisation of Prague’s second terminal, which is ongoing.

Heathrow Airport T5, London, UK

The configuration of landside retail space was co-ordinated with the operational requirements of the check-in layout and facilities. Airside planning was designed around the main operational flow of passengers, being focused on a 400m-long primary north-south circulation ‘street’. Retail design and planning reflects a diverse range of passenger demographics – premium/luxury stores are located in the southern zone, while the mid-to-northern zone reflects a more ‘high street’ feel.

Chapman Taylor’s London team was appointed lead architect for the retail masterplanning and interior design for the airside and landside commercial and public concourse areas. From the outset, Chapman Taylor collaborated on the project with terminal architect, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, leading the retail planning and its integration with the operational layout of the £4.3bn terminal complex.

​Brussels Airport Connector, Belgium

Designed as a spacious, sustainable, state-of-the-art building to improve air passenger comfort, 'Connector' links two terminals at Brussels Airport. Covering a surface area of 4,600m², the glass façade and skylights maximise the use of natural light. Acoustic performance, radar reflections and resistance to jetblast were all considered in the façade design. ‘Connector’ welcomed its first passengers in March 2015, and provides world-class retail, security screening and border control, positioning Brussels Airport as one of the leading airports in Europe.

Chapman Taylor was the lead architect from concept design to delivery for architecture, interior design, lighting and MEP coordination.

Heathrow Airport T2 Luxury Retail, London, UK

Sitting alongside the world’s first free personal shopping lounge at an airport, this bespoke shopping area offers passengers a luxury fashion house environment. Hosting retailers such as Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Harrods, Paul Smith and Hugo Boss. The high-end design incorporates eight retail units and a centrepiece flagship store.

Chapman Taylor was lead consultant for the development of the Retail Design Guidelines, a 33-month project involving the team in London and a sub-consultant team from Rawls. Chapman Taylor undertook the full contract management from concept to completion. It also delivered the shell works on behalf of Carillion for the luxury retailing.

Project Hawk Heathrow Airport, London, UK

This project refurbished a 6,200m², three-level warehouse with state-of-the-art office accommodation. The warehouse unit is located on the Southern Perimeter Road at Heathrow Airport, adjacent to a busy dual carriageway.

The high-quality refurbishment on behalf of Aberdeen Asset Management provided the tenants, dnata and Cathay Pacific, with a modern warehouse facility to support and expand their ground and cargo handling operations. Chapman Taylor provided full architectural design services on this refurbishment.

With several decades of experience designing urban public places, Chapman Taylor’s transport team has successfully designed and delivered transport-related projects at some of the most famous passenger hubs in the world. Our collaborative design approach brings together a range of key specialisms to provide the appropriate design skills required to fulfil all the necessary operational requirements of these increasingly complex schemes. That’s how Chapman Taylor creates integrated and successful urban transport environments.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Farmer (BArch(Hons) BA Arch(Hons) RIBA)

Director, London

Peter heads up our Transportation sector in the UK. He undertakes a key role in the continuing development of this sector, related research, masterplanning, due diligence and sustainability.

With over 25 years’ specialist experience across the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean, he has an in-depth understanding of the political and business drivers of projects with multiple stakeholders and complex design and delivery teams.

Areas of expertise:

Commercial / Transport

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