Kampus Location City: Manchester, UK

A new type of Build-to-Rent neighbourhood, unique in central Manchester.

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Architecture, Design Delivery
Capital & Centric, HBD, Mount Anvil


Key Info

500 BTR apartments
67,000m² GBA
Completed 2021

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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 has been transformed into over 500 build-to-rent apartments across a range of new build and refurbished existing buildings.

Regenerating a famous area

Sitting adjacent to Manchester’s famous Canal Street, the project retains an 11-storey, 1960’s former office tower, which has been 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. Completing the site as a second phase are two listed, derelict mill buildings, which have been refurbished and transformed to complement the wider development. Mecanoo architects secured detailed planning consent for Phase 1.

A secluded garden lined with retail and F&B

The development hosts a range of independent retail and F&B spaces set around a lush secret garden and central courtyard. Residents also benefit from a private landscaped podium, secure parking and cycle spaces and a rooftop residents’ gym and lounge boasts 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 led the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy is a core member of the Manchester Studio leadership team. As a UK Board Director, he oversees our workplace and design delivery services and contributes to defining and implementing our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

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

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

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing 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.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill sets. He is also a 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)

Director, UK

Rachel is an accomplished design team leader and has worked on many of Chapman Taylor’s flagship projects in the UK and internationally since joining in 2006.

She leads the in-house UK technical group for the business, providing support and advice on regulatory issues. She has over 20 years of experience, with a particular focus on leading complex technical projects and design management of major projects across multiple sectors. Rachel was promoted to the UK Board in 2023 and splits her time between the London and Manchester studios.

Areas of expertise:

Specialist Fit Out / Leisure / Retail / Higher Education / Residential / Design Delivery / Design Management


Apartment Development of the Year - Insider North West Residential Property Awards
Apartment Development of the Year - Insider North West Residential Property Awards
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