Jim Chapman   MA Dip Arch RIBA FIHEEM


A director of the practice, which he set up with Gill Robinson in 1999, Jim has worked in private practice since qualifying as an Architect in 1970. His principal areas of expertise are in master planning, urban design and development advice. He has delivered a wide range of projects in many sectors and is intimately involved in the regeneration of cities promoting quality of design.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban Design
  • Master planning
  • Regeneration
  • Health Care
  • Leisure
  • Conservation

Key Project Experience:

  • Masterplans for the regeneration of Manchester, including the plans for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. Planning and strategic advice for the new Commonwealth Pool. Technical advice on all venues including the athletes village.
  • A series of projects involving the design of the public realm In Manchester , including Piccadilly Gardens ,Exchange Square, Ancoats Urban Village,Princess Parkway and Cheetham Hill Road.
  • Advice to Liverpool City Council on the Paradise Street Development and Chavasse Park.
  • Development of design guidance for both Liverpool and Manchester.
  • Advice to client teams briefing and assessment of competitions, including Manchester City Art gallery and the new children's hospital for Guy's and St. Thomas' hospitals, London.
  • Burnley Hospital a PFI bid for a new 140 bed hospital
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary urban design and planning guidance