Kampus Location City: Manchester, UK

Architecture, Delivery
Capital & Centric, Henry Boot Developments, Mount Anvil


A new type of Build-to-Rent neighbourhood, unique in central Manchester.

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Key Info

500 Apartments
67,000m² GBA
Under construction, due to complete in 2020.

Creating a new and vibrant city centre community

Kampus is a £250 million new neighbourhood in Manchester city centre by Henry Boot Developments and Capital & Centric. Once home to Manchester Metropolitan University, the site is being transformed into over 500 apartments to rent in new buildings, former Victorian canal-side warehouses and the existing brutalist 1960s tower.

Regenerating a famous area

Sitting adjacent to Manchester’s famous Canal Street, the project retains an 11-storey, 1960’s former office tower, which will be extensively refurbished after being stripped back to the original concrete frame and extended by three additional storeys. The former academic buildings, built decades after the tower, have been demolished to make way for the new-build elements, which will be tied into the tower building. Completing the site as a second phase are two listed, derelict mill buildings, which will be refurbished and transformed to complement the wider development. Mecanoo architects secured detailed planning consent for Phase 1.

A seclued garden lined with retail and F&B

The development will host a range of independent retail and F&B spaces set around a lush secret garden and central courtyard. Residents will also benefit from a private landscaped podium, secure parking and cycle spaces and a rooftop residents’ gym and lounge which will boast unparalleled views across Manchester.

Kampus is a joint venture development between Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments. Chapman Taylor was appointed as Architect and Lead Designer with Exterior Architecture appointed to design the green spaces and public realm.

Andrew Carroll

Director, Manchester

Andrew joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2002 and became a Director in 2013. He is a member of the UK Board and is responsible for the management of the Manchester Studio, including business development, design management, project delivery, recruitment and resource planning.

He has extensive experience managing and delivering large-scale, complex projects across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Residential / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Associate Director, Manchester

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became an Associate Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading the Technical Group and ISO 14001 in the Manchester studio.

She has 19 years’ experience with particular focus on technical delivery and design management of major projects in the UK and internationally across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Leisure / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

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