Practical completion at Manchester Goods Yard

The shell and core are now complete at Allied London's eagerly awaited Manchester Goods Yard development, designed by Chapman Taylor. Works are ongoing to the public realm and the internal fit-out is underway.

Set to become the centre of Enterprise City at St John’s, this new digital media technology hub will soon be home to a mix of SMEs and multi-corporation technology, and creative industry organisations.

The large-format office floor plates are designed to create an adaptable and flexible workspace. The design embraces health and wellbeing and communion with nature in order to create a vibrant environment for people to enjoy and to promote creativity.

These ultra-modern, flexible workspaces will be supplemented by a mix of café bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, with the aim of creating a vibrant neighbourhood in which to live, work, shop, and relax.

Mark Doughty (BA (Hons) BArch)

Director, UK

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006, becoming a Director in 2022. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Workplace / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed last year’s Cycle Challenge riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with fifty members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Simon Marlin (BSc (Hons) PgDip Arch RIBA ARIAS)

Associate Director, UK

Simon joined Chapman Taylor in 2015 and has played a central role in the detailed design and technical delivery of some major Chapman Taylor projects of recent years, including the mixed-use Port Baku Tower 2 in Azerbaijan, the Kampus Build-to-Rent residential scheme and Manchester Goods Yard office headquarters.

Having studied architecture at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Simon is an experienced architect and BIM expert and plays a key role in our continual improvement of the use of technology to support the design process where he works closely with our in-house BIM team.

Simon’s technical design expertise has been an invaluable element of our successful delivery of complex schemes in the residential and workplace sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Design Delivery / Workplace / Residential

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