Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opens in Keele

Our latest 4-Star hotel project, the Courtyard by Marriott located at the world-leading Keele University Science & Innovation Park, is now complete and has opened to the public.

The project was developed by JV client team Mill Lane Estates and Marrick, who worked closely with the University and Science Park Estates team to deliver the project. Chapman Taylor supported the development of the early architectural concept by Studio KMA before taking the project forward and developing the interior design concept and detailed design for the hotel through to completion.

Design concept and the completed hotel bar

The 150-key, 4-Star hotel is at the heart of the Keele University Science & Innovation Park, which is undergoing an ambitious redevelopment programme.

The hotel boasts a generous restaurant for all-day dining and a bar with a range of lounge spaces, providing space for guests to dine, relax or work. Our team designed the bespoke gym facility and separate coffee shop at ground floor to complement the guest amenities of the hotel.

Throughout the hotel, we have designed bespoke furniture, fixtures and fittings within the overall brand guidelines. These include a feature sliding screen to the breakfast area which can be closed off to create a more sophisticated atmosphere for evening dining, a scholars' library area and elegant, reeded wall panels.

The hotel rooms are spacious, light and comfortable, offering a range of standard twins, doubles, wheelchair accessible and larger suites and family rooms to provide for all guest requirements. The interior design continues the natural warm tones used in the public areas at ground floor, with light oak timber joinery and soft grey tones to complement the accent colours of the locally inspired artwork and furnishings.

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 to lead and motivate the team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees design delivery services and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

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

Michaela O’Hare (BA (Hons) Interior Design)

Senior Interior Designer, UK

Michaela is a Senior Interior Designer who has worked on several high-profile projects, including the ISG Headquarters at MediaCityUK Tomorrow, MediaCityUK Bupa Place and Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly Lowry Lifestyle Outlet), where she has developed the interior concepts for the Watergardens F&B area.

Michaela trained at Manchester Metropolitan University, qualifying as an Interior Designer in 2009. She been with Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio since 2015.

She champions the use of Revit and Enscape to develop and communicate interior design and, as a Next Gen member of the BCO, Michaela is currently working on proposals to achieve a WELL® accreditation standard for the Manchester studio.

Areas of expertise:

Interiors / Office / Leisure / Hospitality / BIM / Wellness

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