Didcot Orchard Centre and Oxford Westgate shortlisted for prestigious Revo Gold Awards

Two Chapman Taylor projects have been nominated for 2018 Revo Gold Awards.

The Orchard Centre in Didcot, for which Chapman Taylor designed the ongoing refurbishment on behalf of Hammerson, has been nominated in the Re:fresh category, which covers refurbishment projects of over £10 million in contract value. Meanwhile, the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford, which Chapman Taylor delivered, has been shortlisted in the Re:new category, which honours the best retail reconstruction schemes.

Revo, formerly named the British Council for Shopping Centres, is an organisation which aims to shape the future of retail property by working with the government and others to help develop a beneficial regulatory environment. The annual Revo awards ceremony, which this year takes place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 5 December, brings together 1,000 of the most influential figures in the property sector and is one of the most anticipated events in the UK retail industry calendar.

The expansion of the Didcot Orchard Centre will add 14,000m² of shopping and leisure space to the existing layout, with 24 shops anchored by a new M&S food hall, six new cafés and restaurants around a central public space, a gym, an extended car park and newly landscaped amenity space.

Chapman Taylor designed the asset enhancement scheme for this popular shopping destination in south Oxfordshire. Construction work commenced in January 2017.

Westgate Oxford shopping centre replaced a 1970s shopping centre, and provides 74,300m2 of contemporary fashion, film and food. Westgate Social, a street-food and leisure hub sits on the lower ground floor, while restaurants and a cinema complex can be found on the roof terrace, offering wonderful views of the city’s spires. The innovative design of the development introduced a mix of covered streets, lanes, arcades and squares, while retaining part of the existing centre. Two public squares - Bonn Square and Leiden Square – were created as places for visitors to relax, in which pop-up events and exhibitions are hosted.

Chapman Taylor, supporting Laing O’Rourke, delivered the landmark regeneration project on behalf of a joint venture between Landsec and The Crown Estate. The development was the largest shopping and leisure development to open in the UK in 2017. Chapman Taylor developed the scheme alongside Laing O’Rourke using BIM (Building Information Modelling), which enabled direct data transfer of precast façade, structure and core designs into fabrication software used in off-site manufacturing facilities.

Congratulations to Hammerson, Landsec and The Crown Estate and everyone else involved in both projects for these well-deserved nominations.

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