I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge to open at Lowry Outlet Watergardens in 2020

In exciting news for those who like to earn their bush tucker the hard way, The Lowry’s Watergardens development at MediaCityUK will host the multi-sensory, adrenaline-inducing I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge from next year.

The 2,500m2 indoor entertainment venue will give fans of the UK's ITV hit TV I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here the chance to test their stamina at its famous Base Camp, Croc Creek and Snake Rock areas, with a 90-minute course which includes parachute drops, climbing walls and zip wires.

Campmates will collect stars as they go, with those who best overcome their fears crowned king or queen of the jungle.

With the retail and leisure sector experiencing a profound transformation at the moment, The Watergardens at MediaCityUK is part of a new generation of leisure and shopping destinations which are putting entertainment at the heart of the experience they offer to visitors. Chapman Taylor is designing the transformation of the original Lowry Outlet for Lifestyle Outlets to ensure the centre’s social and economic success for many years to come.

Chapman Taylor’s design for The Watergardens transforms The Lowry’s southern frontage into a vibrant waterside leisure and dining destination offering new entertainment and F&B space at the heart of MediaCityUK. The new destination will provide an elegant setting for a diverse variety of restaurants, including casual and contemporary dining options, with the design inspired by, and making full use of, the southerly aspect and the best waterside views in Manchester.

The scheme will incorporate biophilic design principles to blend natural planted landscaping with the waterside urban environment, together with a new waterfront connection from Millennium Bridge and the new Metrolink on the southern side of the Ship Canal.

Tim Partington (BA (Hons), B Arch RIBA)

Director, UK

Tim has been an integral part of the Chapman Taylor team since 1986. Having served on the Group Board from 2006 to 2023, he has played an active role in shaping the strategic direction and growth of the business, working closely with his fellow directors and studio teams.

In 2000, Tim took on the challenge of establishing Chapman Taylor's Manchester studio which under his leadership has grown and developed into the successful and diverse architectural studio it is today.

With extensive expertise from early concept design through to project delivery, Tim has a proven track record of designing and delivering complex mixed-use developments both in the UK and abroad. His dedication to achieving exceptional design outcomes has earned him a reputation as a leader in his field.

Areas of expertise:

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

Tim entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor dal 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 2006. In qualità di Direttore ricopre un ruolo attivo nella definizione della direzione strategica e della crescita del business insieme agli altri membri del Consiglio.

Tim ha contribuito alla creazione dello studio Chapman Taylor Manchester nel 2000 e continua a gestirlo: è inoltre responsabile del gruppo progettuale inglese, della pianificazione delle risorse e della strategia BIM/CAD.

Riconosciuto per la sua conoscenza di gestione del progetto, ha una comprovata esperienza nella progettazione e nella consegna di complessi multifunzionali sia nel Regno Unito che a livello internazionale.

Aree di competenza:

Mixed-use / Office / Residential / Retail / Design Management / Delivery

Tim ist seit 1986 bei Chapman Taylor und trat dem LLP Main Board im Jahr 2006 bei. Als Eigentümer hat er mit anderen Vorstandsmitgliedern des Main Boards eine aktive Rolle bei der Gestaltung der strategischen Ausrichtung und des Wachstums des Unternehmens.

Er war verantwortlich für den Aufbau von Chapman Taylors Studio in Manchester im Jahr 2000 und leitet weiterhin diesen Teil des Geschäfts zusammen mit dem Designmanagement, der Ressourcenplanung und BIM/CAD-Strategie des GB-Geschäfts.

Anerkannt für seine Design-Management-Expertise, kann er eine Erfolgsbilanz bei der Entwicklung und Realisierung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben in Großbritannien und international vorweisen.


Mixed-Use / Bürobau / Wohnungsbau / Einzelhandel / Projektleitung / Ausführungsplanung

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