Ashford Designer Outlet extension Location City: Ashford, UK

Sectors:
Retail, Leisure
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
London, Bristol
Client:
McArthurGlen

Certifications:

Contains Europe's largest green wall

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Key Info

Includes:
An extension to the existing Designer Outlet scheme of 80 retail units that added 46 retail, leisure and F&B outlets, 324 extra car parking spaces, a new events space and children’s play area
Area:
An additional 9,300m² GBA
Status:
Opened November 2019

Enhancing one of the UK's flagship designer outlets

In 2016, plans for a significant expansion to Ashford Designer Outlet in Kent, UK, were given the green light by Ashford Borough Council. This is Ashford Designer Outlet's first extension since the centre opened in 2000.

Improved retail and leisure offer

This extension to the existing designer outlet adds 46 retail, leisure and F&B units to the 80 already operating, as well as a new events space and a children’s play area. An additional 9,300m² GBA of commercial space is being added to the existing 17,200m². The extension adds a further 500 employees to the current 1,000.

A stunning 'living green wall' cladding system

Reflecting Kent’s status as the 'Garden of England’, a living green wall of tens of thousands of vertically-stacked plants clads the centre – the largest living wall in Europe (2155m2 in size) - greeting affluent long-haul tourists from Europe and beyond, as well as day-out shoppers.

The new extension is designed by Chapman Taylor, along with Applied Landscape Design.

Nick Thursby (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA)

Director, UK

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and has over 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages. He has particular expertise in the concept design and masterplanning of schemes through to their detailed design, particularly on large-scale projects at the heart of many of the UK’s major cities.

Nick was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2012 and, as a UK Board Director, he is responsible for the ongoing business development and management of this part of the UK business.

He believes it is crucial to the long-term success of Chapman Taylor to nurture and mentor the creativity and talent in our studios.

Areas of expertise:


Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Masterplanning

Nick joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1999 and worked on the award-winning Princesshay, Exeter scheme before joining the UK concept design team.

He was jointly responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2013 and as a UK Board Director is now responsible for the ongoing development and management of this part of the UK business. Nick also leads Chapman Taylor’s Sustainability Group responsible for researching best-practice environmental design initiatives and innovation.

He has 20 years’ experience spanning all project stages.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Mixed-use / Concept Design / Detailed Design / Sustainability

Kieran Bradley

Associate Director, UK

Kieran Joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol team as an Associate Director in March 2017 and performs an operational lead role within the Bristol studio while leading several project teams through the detailed design and delivery stages.

Kieran has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, leading delivery teams on a range of private and public sector projects across the UK - including major mixed-use, residential, MoD, healthcare, and science & technology schemes.

His strengths lie in leading the technical delivery and construction periods of projects, and he understands the importance of communication and relationships within the design team and with the main contractor to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

Areas of expertise:

Design Management/Delivery/Residential/Office/Retail/Mixed-use/MoD/Healthcare/Science & Technology

Kieran Joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol team as an Associate Director in March 2017 and performs an operational lead role within the Bristol studio while leading several project teams through the detailed design and delivery stages.

Kieran has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, leading delivery teams on a range of private and public sector projects across the UK - including major mixed-use, residential, MoD, healthcare, and science & technology schemes.

His strengths lie in leading the technical delivery and construction periods of projects, and he understands the importance of communication and relationships within the design team and with the main contractor to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

Areas of expertise:

Design Management/Delivery/Residential/Office/Retail/Mixed-use/MoD/Healthcare/Science & Technology

Awards

Highly Commended - Global RLI Award Shopping & Outlet Centre Renovation
Highly Commended - Global RLI Award Shopping & Outlet Centre Renovation
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