Take a look at the exciting leisure and retail experience coming to Axiom

A new video has been created to showcase the exciting vision for Axiom, a new type of retail and leisure destination near Castleford, West Yorkshire.

It outlines how Axiom will become a ‘brand playground’ – encouraging innovation and experimentation to create a new conception of the retail environment. The multisensory experience will include the UK’s largest purpose-built adventure destination, a wide array of food trucks, immersive digital displays and optimium connectivity.

Axiom will be a superbly located development, accessible directly from the M62 via Junction 32, and only one mile from the A1 and eight miles from the M1. 2.2 million people live within a 30-minute drive, with Leeds and Doncaster under 20 minutes away. With 1km of motorway frontage, Axiom will be a memorable landmark for the 90,000 vehicles which pass every day, and will be served by 3,000 smart parking spaces.

The centre will include 75 retail, leisure and F&B units, including leading names such as M&S, Next, Primark and Boots, complemented by the adjacent ‘Junction 32’ Designer Outlet centre and an XSCAPE leisure and entertainment area, one of only six in the UK.

The scheme is flexibly designed to allow for an ever-evolving mix of retail and leisure. State-of-the-art digital infrastructure will be used throughout the centre, including stunning LED screens and façades, the first of their type in the UK.

A new stadium will form part of the 43-hectare development as a venue for Castleford Tigers rugby league matches. Both the stadium and the commercial centre will sit within an 11-hectare country park.

Chapman Taylor is acting as Lead Architect on behalf of the Lateral Property Group and Highgrove Group. It is expected that the development, for which Reserved Matters Consent was recently granted, will create 1,100 construction jobs and, upon completion, 2,000 permanent retail jobs.

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.


Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

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