Tim Partington speaks about the future of high streets with Future Cities online forum

Chapman Taylor Main Board Director Tim Partington took part in a panel discussion on the future of our high streets as part of the Future Cities Forum on Thursday 7 May.

Bolton Victoria Square

The panel discussion focused on how high streets can be made successful and vibrant through creating a sense of place, incorporating a mix of uses and spaces for entertainment and leisure. Particular emphasis was placed on the need to reverse 40 years of progressive hollowing out and decline of town centres, a process which the COVID-19 crisis has only served to accelerate.

Tim offered insights into how Chapman Taylor approaches urban redevelopment, using our projects at Bolton Victoria Square, North Westgate in Peterborough, The Lexicon in Bracknell and Princesshay in Exeter as examples of how the high street can be reinvigorated by well-considered mixed-use designs. He also spoke about how the preservation of heritage can be successfully integrated with the reimagining of our town centres.

A good summary of the informative and enjoyable discussion can be found on the Future Cities blog page.

Chapman Taylor has long advocated the benefits of providing integrated high street environments in which a holistic design approach incorporates retail, leisure, F&B, residential, office and hospitality uses together with community facilities– the latter including health and wellbeing services, cultural attractions and educational space. We have successfully designed many schemes in accordance with this approach and believe it offers a road map for town and city centre regeneration across the UK and beyond.

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

Group Board Director, UK

Tim has been at Chapman Taylor since 1986 and joined the Group Board in 2006. He takes an active role in shaping the strategic direction and growth of the business alongside the other members of the Group Board.

He was responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2000 and continues to manage this part of the business together with the UK practice’s design management, resource planning and BIM/CAD strategy.

Recognised for his design management expertise, he has an established track-record in the design and delivery of complex mixed-use developments in the UK and internationally.

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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