Masterplanning: Chapman Taylor leads the second stage of MediaCityUK expansion

MediacityUK has been submitted for planning with an ambitious expansion plan which is set to double in size over the next decade with ten new buildings envisaged with a development value of more than £1 billion.

Chapman Taylor has masterplanned the second phase of the develpoment and designed three plots along with six other architectural practices . The scheme, which  has now been submitted for planning to Salford City Council, includes innovative public spaces, offices, shops and residential courts with a pedestrian promenade running through the scheme. 

MediaCityUK is a joint venture between Peel Land and Property and Legal and General Capital, who share a long-term commitment to the further expansion of a creative and digital hub which already houses 250 businesses including the BBC, ITV, dock10, Ericsson and SIS. Outline approval for the plans was granted in 2006. A condition of that permission was that detailed proposals, including all building designs and specifications, needed to be brought forward this year. The scheme is expected to be considered by Salford’s planning panel in September.

In early 2015 Chapman Taylor were appointed to develop the masterplan for the 7.7 hectare site and set down the design parameters for the individual blocks that make up the ten new buildings.  72 % of the area is dedicated to residential apartments including one of the UK’s largest PRS developments; the intention being to complement the ‘commercial’ character already delivered in Phase 1 and complete the original vision for a dynamic and sustainable urban neighbourhood. This will also involve a change of urban grain, scale and a richer mix of uses and materials.

Stephen Wild, Managing Director, MediaCityUK, said: ‘Phase two will provide a unique opportunity for a new generation of designs to complement what is already a thriving and vibrant destination. Like any city, we continue to grow in line with the needs of business – today’s plans show the huge potential for the MediaCityUK of 2026.’    

Development at MediaCityUK continues apace with the new Tomorrow building coming on stream during the summer and The Lightbox apartment block due to commence construction in early 2017.

Chapman Taylor and Gillespies worked closely with the Peel Group to develop the masterplan framework and individual development plots, making the most of the unique setting and high quality amenity offered by the Manchester Ship Canal and Salford Quays. The masterplan strategy proposes a sequence of new public spaces and residential courts, which form a pedestrian promenade running through the scheme. The largest of these, Market Square, designed by Jeffrey Bell Architects and Gillespies, is located at the heart of the new residential community and will become a vibrant destination, incorporating a contemporary market hall and events spaces, surrounded by restaurants, shops and apartments. 

The plots, which will be developed in phases, have been designed by six architects;

Chapman Taylor developed the masterplan and designed three plots including; a residential PRS scheme, Grade A offices along with multi-storey parking, live/work studio apartments, bicycle hub and a new energy centre. Hodder+Partners, a mix of studio offices and apartments and multi-storey parking; Jeffrey Bell Architects, live/work, studio offices and apartments along with a public square and a significant market hall building; Sheppard Robson, landmark Grade A offices; 5plus architects, a mix of retail leisure and apartments and AHR who have designed two waterside residential plots.  

For more information please contact:

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

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