Bupa Place Location City: Manchester, UK

Sustainability and wellbeing are at the core of this contemporary office building.

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Architecture, Interiors
Peel / Morgan Sindall


Key Info

BCO Grade A office space, completed to Cat B fit-out with bespoke fixtures and fittings for the end user, including a 250-cover restaurant and gym facilities for 2,000 employees
16,425m² GBA / 13,700m² NIA
BREEAM 'Excellent'
Completed May 2018

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An office with a healthy ambition

Bupa place is the largest single-occupancy building in Manchester and occupies a prominent waterside location adjacent to the award-winning MediaCity.

Health and wellbeing was at the core of the design brief and we have designed light open spaces, fully glazed façades and a large central atrium which creates a vibrant working environment within. Circulation stairs are finished to a high standard with natural daylight to encourage staff to get active and stay healthy.

Façade designed to protect from the sun as well as retain waterfront views

The building façade is designed to curve away from the waterfront, creating space for the high-quality external landscaping and waterside terraced areas and maximising views across the water. The design incorporates solar shading to the southern façades, creating a striking feature for the building.

Bupa Place is a sustainable, energy-efficient building that is rated BREEAM Excellent.

3D Bim technology

The building was designed using 3D BIM from the outset, creating a sustainable design in full coordination with the specialist design consultants involved.

Chapman Taylor’s CAT A internal finishes included the central core areas, the feature atrium and the open-plan floorplates. The appointment also included the tenant’s bespoke CAT B fit out.

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

Mark Doughty (BA(Hons), BArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

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 leading role in the workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 15 years of experience and has successfully completed a number of major award-winning projects working both in the UK and internationally.

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


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