Two Chapman Taylor residential projects shortlisted for the 2019 Inside Housing Development Awards

Two Chapman Taylor residential projects – Castle Park View in Bristol, and Sawmill Court in Manchester – have been shortlisted for 2019 Inside Housing Development Awards.

Chapman Taylor has been nominated in the “Best Build-for-Rent Development” category for both Castle Park View and Sawmill Court.

Organised by Inside Housing magazine, the Inside Housing Development Awards recognise the best residential developments across the UK in 10 categories. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 27 November in London.

Castle Park View

Castle Park View is an exciting and attractive scheme which will regenerate a brownfield site in a prime location on the south-eastern corner of Castle Park – delivering some of the best dedicated Built-to-Rent homes in the city centre.

A 26-storey building, the tallest residential structure in Bristol, and a 10-storey building will book-end the development, which fronts onto the park. The strong built form along the northern boundary will be reminiscent of the old castle wall which once stood on the site. The landmark building will provide 375 high-quality homes through a mixture of Build-to-Rent and affordable housing. Car/bicycle spaces and leisure facilities are also provided, along with a 24/7 concierge reception.

Chapman Taylor, acting for Linkcity, was responsible for the masterplan and architectural design of Castle Park View, and we are now working with Bouygues UK on the construction phase and interior design, which is scheduled to complete in 2022.

Sawmill Court

Sawmill Court is one of six developments within Phase One of a Manchester Life Development Company programme which will see more than 1,000 predominantly privately-rented homes developed on the eastern edge of the city centre.

The building provides 158 1,2 & 3-bed rental apartments complete with a residents’ courtyard and lobby, secure car and cycle spaces and a club room and gym for residents. It also hosts a number of commercial units, which provide an active frontage to the street and form a gateway to the residents’ courtyard, contributing towards the emergence of Ancoats as one of the city’s most vibrant and attractive neighbourhoods.

Chapman Taylor was appointed as Design Delivery Architect for Sawmill Court, developing the detailed design set out by the Concept Architect in the detailed Employers’ Requirements for Eric Wright Construction, the principal building contractors.


Meanwhile, one of our clients, Mount Anvil, has been nominated in the “Best Development (100+ homes)” and “Best Partnership: Council” categories for the Keybridge development in central London's Vauxhall district (which they are developing with Fabrica by A2 Dominion). Chapman Taylor has been part of the team responsible for delivering the design of the external envelope for two of its three towers - the 21-storey Keybridge Capital and the 37-storey Keybridge Lofts. Using mixed brick tones and textures, each building at Keybridge has a distinctive character designed to improve over time. Keybridge Lofts will be the UK's tallest residential brick building.

Chapman Taylor is expanding its residential portfolio in the UK, with schemes including high-rise apartment buildings, student accommodation and Build-to-Rent developments. We are also leading the way in innovative off-site design and construction methods. Our world-class cross-sector experience means that we are ideally placed to create the basis for sustainable and vibrant residential communities which host well-considered mixes of other uses.

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

Nick Thursby (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA)

Director, UK

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and has over 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages. He has particular expertise in the concept design and masterplanning of schemes through to their detailed design, particularly on large-scale projects at the heart of many of the UK’s major cities.

Nick was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2012 and, as a UK Board Director, he is responsible for the ongoing business development and management of this part of the UK business.

He believes it is crucial to the long-term success of Chapman Taylor to nurture and mentor the creativity and talent in our studios.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Masterplanning

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and worked on the award-winning Princesshay, Exeter scheme before joining the UK concept design team.

He was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2013 and as a UK Board Director is now responsible for the ongoing development and management of this part of the UK business. Nick also leads Chapman Taylor’s Sustainability Group responsible for researching best-practice environmental design initiatives and innovation.

He has 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Sustainability

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has led the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy is a core member of the Manchester Studio leadership team. As a UK Board Director, he oversees our workplace and design delivery services and contributes to defining and implementing our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

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

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill sets. He is also a RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

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