Kampus Location City: Manchester, UK

Architecture, Design Delivery
Capital & Centric, HBD, 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

Creating a new and vibrant city centre community

Kampus is a £250 million new neighbourhood in Manchester city centre by HBD 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 HBD. Chapman Taylor was appointed as Delivery Architect, with Exterior Architecture designing the green spaces and public realm.

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

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

Andy has considerable experience at all stages of design with a particular expertise in leading design teams through the detailed design and delivery stages of large, complex projects. He enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team with a creative and positive approach to his work. As a UK Board Director, Andy oversees project delivery and helps to define and implement our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

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

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

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a remit to develop and grow 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.

He is an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

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

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Associate Director, UK

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became an Associate Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading the UK Technical Group and coordinating ISO 14001 and 9001 in the Manchester studio.

She has over 20 years’ experience, with a particular focus on leading the 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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