Gloucester Quays Location City: Gloucester, UK

Retail, Leisure
Architecture, BIM
Lifestyle Outlets


Asset Enhancement in a heritage-sensitive site

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Key Info

Refurbishment of an existing outlet shopping centre that includes a number of listed buildings and new-build retail space, F&B, and a cinema complex
39,000m² of retail
Completed in December 2013

Refurbishment in a conservation area with a rich heritage

Chapman Taylor was approached by Lifestyle Outlets following the completion of this major new development at Gloucester Quays, to identify opportunities to improve value through a review of the existing outlet centre and wider context. Our experience and expertise in this field enabled us to identify a number of exciting opportunities to unlock the potential of the scheme.

New retail and leisure opportunities identified

Our masterplan vision included the opportunity to establish 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.

Developed in BIM

The scheme was technically challenging, working 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.

This transformation has been a catalyst for further investment in the scheme and surrounding area, dramatically increasing footfall for both the leisure and retail offer and the nighttime economy.

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

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