Highcross Leicester and Westgate Oxford shortlisted for 2019 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards

Two Chapman Taylor projects have been shortlisted for the 2019 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards.

Highcross in Leicester has been nominated in the ‘Established Centres (Extra Large)’ category, while Westgate Oxford, for which we acted as Delivery Architect, has been named as a finalist in the ‘New Developments (Large)’ category.

The ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards honour the best and most innovative retail schemes across the continent. The awards ceremony will take place at the ICSC European Conference in Barcelona on 10 April.

Highcross, rated BREEAM Very Good, won the BCSC Gold Award in 2008.

Highcross is a mixed-use urban regeneration scheme in the heart of Leicester. The 93,000m² development by Hammerson PLC comprises 52 new shops, including a John Lewis department store (designed by Foreign Office Architects), restaurants, a multi-screen cinema, housing and associated parking. Our concept for the masterplan was to create a series of city blocks designed around a hierarchy of new streets and public squares which respond to the existing urban grain.

The design for the retail element of Highcross extended the existing Shires shopping centre at all levels to create an additional two-level enclosed mall. The interior of the Shires also underwent a significant refurbishment, which seamlessly integrates the existing centre with the new mall extension to deliver a naturally ventilated environment with a much-improved level of sustainability.

Chapman Taylor provided the concept masterplan and designed the main mall at Highcross Leicester.

Westgate Oxford completed in October 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. The scheme won a 2018 Revo Gold Award in the ‘Re:new’ category.

Westgate Oxford is rated BREEAM Excellent for sustainability

Chapman Taylor, supporting Laing O’Rourke, delivered the landmark regeneration project on behalf of a joint venture between Landsec and The Crown Estate.

Congratulations to everyone involved in both projects for these well-deserved nominations.

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

Main Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Main 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.

Schwerpunkte:

Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

Phillip Durrans (BSc(Hons))

Director, London

Phillip joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2007 and successfully led the delivery team for the award-winning Trinity Leeds project. He relocated to the London studio in 2014 and became a Director in 2015.

With over 15 years’ post-qualification experience, he has an established track record leading and delivering complex city centre regeneration projects.

He has been instrumental in developing Chapman Taylor’s design management and BIM capabilities working in collaborative environments with multi-discipline design teams and continues to be involved in our continuous improvement initiatives.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Office / Design Management

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