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Fast-growing architectural practice relocates its Bristol design studio

New offices at Colston Tower will allow company to double in size

BRISTOL, 9 October 2015 - Chapman Taylor, a multi-award winning architectural practice, has moved its Bristol design studio into new premises at Colston Tower as a result of the company’s rapid growth.

Property consultancy JLL secured new premises for Chapman Taylor at the iconic landmark building, which enables the company to remain in the heart of the city and will accommodate up to 25 architects.

The office was established in January 2012 to create new opportunities for the practice in the South West.

Nick Thursby, Bristol director at Chapman Taylor, commented: “The new ‘tower studio’ will allow the office to double in size over the coming years whilst maintaining its welcoming, productive and imaginative nature.”

Hannah WaterhouseHannah Waterhouse, associate director at JLL in Bristol, said: “We were delighted to be appointed by Chapman Taylor and pleased to secure offices which met their expectations in what is very much a landlord-driven market with little supply of office space.”

JLL acted for Chapman Taylor. Resolution Property owns Colston Tower and is advised by Savills.

Resolution Property, the pan-European real estate investor acquired Colston Tower in 2014.

Resolution’s plan for the building includes refurbishment and branding to reposition it within Bristol’s burgeoning creative and digital market. Colston Tower comprises around 21,500 sq ft of retail on the ground floor and podium levels, with 67,500 sq ft of offices on the 13 upper floors. 

Chapman Taylor is a multi-award winning international practice of architects, masterplanners and interior designers. They are a world-leader in the design of retail and large scale mixed-use schemes. With experience in every major industry sector, they specialise in retail and mixed use, leisure, workplace, transportation, and residential projects.

Operating from 19 regional design studios across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Central & South America, they have created and delivered many world-leading architectural projects across 80 countries globally. They have won over 200 architectural awards globally.