Gloucester Quays is 10 years old

Gloucester Quays, the popular designer outlet scheme operated by Lifestyle Outlets, which was transformed by Chapman Taylor, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The shopping destination opened to the public on 21 May 2009. In 2013, Chapman Taylor was approached by Lifestyle Outlets, following the completion of Gloucester Quays, to identify opportunities to improve value and increase footfall through a review of the existing outlet centre and its wider context.

Our transformation of Gloucester Quays was a catalyst for further investment in the scheme and surrounding area, dramatically increasing footfall for both the leisure and retail offer and the night-time economy. In its opening year, footfall was about 1.5 million, but it is now about 7 million visitors per year, while sales growth is at record levels.

Our masterplan vision included a new leisure quarter within the scheme, anchored by a new 10-screen cinema within an existing, vacant retail block. The existing ground floor units were reconfigured to create a vibrant street scene with new restaurants and bars, which create the desired ambience throughout the day and into the evening.

The scheme was technically challenging and required us to work within the constraints of an existing building set in a conservation area. Our response was to create a bespoke lightweight cinema solution that was housed behind the retained façade of the existing building, with a striking ground floor entrance.

The remaining ground floor units were reconfigured to suit the restaurant market and were quickly leased to a range of high street and independent brands. The design was developed in BIM from Stage 3, including complex 3D designs of the cinema auditoria, the means of escape, the ground floor restaurant servicing and the acoustic separation.

Congratulations to Lifestyle Outlets and to everyone at Gloucester Quays on reaching this milestone – we look forward to another 10 years of success!

Congratulations to Lifestyle Outlets and to everyone at Gloucester Quays on reaching this milestone – we look forward to another 10 years of success!

Tim Partington (荣誉学士学位 建筑学学士 英国皇家建筑师学会会员)

Director, 曼彻斯特


蒂姆在2000年负责组建了曼彻斯特事务所,并在成立后负责其业务管理及英国境内事务所的设计管理、资源规划及BIM/CAD 策略。 凭借设计管理专长,蒂姆在综合体开发项目方面的设计和施工图,在英国和国际上拥有骄人成绩。


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

Paul Graham (BA (Hons) BArch RIBA)

Associate Director, 曼彻斯特

Paul joined Chapman Taylor in 2001 and became an Associate Director in 2007. Based in the Manchester studio, he works extensively at the early concept and detailed planning stages of projects.

He has approaching 20 years’ design experience having successfully completed a number of award-winning major projects across a range of sectors.

Areas  of expertise:

Office / Retail / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Planning

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