CTBUH Gold Member

chapmanbdsp

About

Member Since: 2011

Member Offices: Abu Dhabi, Birmingham, Dubai, London, Riyadh

Website: http://www.chapmanbdsp.com/

Chapmanbdsp is a building services and environmental consultancy that has designed and delivered tall building across Europe, Asia Middle East and Africa.

The practice is headquartered in London and has two offices in the UK regions, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Recent projects include Park Place, Canary Wharf, London, which involved designing engineering solutions for a 55-storey building containing 624 new homes and leisure, retail, food and beverage, culture and co-working spaces.

The practice won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) award for best ‘MEP Engineering’ project in 2019 for its work on Britam Tower in Nairobi. It also worked on The World Trade Center tower, ‘Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid’ in Abu Dhabi, which won the CTBUH Best Tall Building in 2015.

Fields of Expertise

Building Automation Control Systems; Engineering, Multi-discipline; Façade Design / Engineering

Buildings

RANK
Name
Height
2 Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

381 m / 1,251 ft

3 World Trade Center Abu Dhabi - The Offices

277 m / 907 ft

4 Britam Tower

200 m / 656 ft

5 BLVD Heights Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

6 1 Park Place

199 m / 653 ft

7 30 St Mary Axe

180 m / 590 ft

8 BLVD Heights Tower 2

150 m / 492 ft

9 New City Court

139 m / 456 ft

10 Atlas

135 m / 441 ft

11 Pioneer Point Tower 2

105 m / 344 ft

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

21 October 2018

A Monument to the World: Dubai Creek Tower

The Dubai Creek Tower’s monumental design is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural...

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Research

22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

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Global News

31 August 2023

Dubai Creek Tower to Undergo Redesign

Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported that the Dubai Creek Tower is currently undergoing a redesign after a competition which saw several renowned international companies participate....

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Associated companies

RANK
Name
Height
1 Dubai Creek Tower

828 m / 2,717 ft

2 Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

381 m / 1,251 ft

3 World Trade Center Abu Dhabi - The Offices

277 m / 907 ft

4 Britam Tower

200 m / 656 ft

5 BLVD Heights Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

6 1 Park Place

199 m / 653 ft

7 30 St Mary Axe

180 m / 590 ft

8 BLVD Heights Tower 2

150 m / 492 ft

9 New City Court

139 m / 456 ft

10 Atlas

135 m / 441 ft

11 Pioneer Point Tower 2

105 m / 344 ft

12 Shard Place

96 m / 316 ft

13 120 Fleet Street

84 m / 274 ft

14 Pioneer Point Tower 1

82 m / 269 ft

15 217 Harrow Road

68 m / 222 ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

9 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (50%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (83%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 6 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 6 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Designated Experts

21 October 2018

A Monument to the World: Dubai Creek Tower

The Dubai Creek Tower’s monumental design is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural...

30 October 2017

Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise

Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates...

19 October 2016

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how...

12 November 2015

2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

Yoram Eilon, Seinor Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Hin Kong Poon, Deputy Chief Development Officer, CapitaLand...

12 November 2015

A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, and Robert Halvorson, Executive Vice President, Halvorson and Partners, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in...

12 November 2015

Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, & Robert Halvorson, Principal, Halvorson and Partners, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building...

27 October 2015

Interview: Cormac MacCrann

Cormac MacCrann of Canary Wharf Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Cormac...

12 June 2013

Stepping Stones to 2050

Some sources predict that by 2050 the population will have reached nine billion; six to seven living in cities. This will be a generation of...

12 June 2013

Constructing Tall Buildings in the European Context

When creating tall buildings in cities with centuries worth of history, does the past take precedence or does the future? For a contractor or developer...

11 June 2013

The Gherkin: Owning an Icon

30 St. Mary Axe, or the “Gherkin,” as it is more affectionately known, is arguably the most iconic tall building in existence in London. Embraced...

22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

S. Isaac Work & Shawn Ursini, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

29 July 2019

Life Cycle Analysis: Load-Bearing Structures Of High-Rise Buildings in Western Europe

Gerran J. Lankhorst, Royal HaskoningDHV; Karel C. Terwel, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs; Janko Arts, Royal HaskoningDHV; Henk Jonkers, Delft University of Technology

The choice of structural system has a big influence on the environmental impact of structural materials in tall building design. This paper provides a comparison...

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

20 October 2018

Towering Aspirations in Dubai and Beyond

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties

In 2008, CTBUH held its Eighth World Congress in Dubai, at which time the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was still under construction. His...

20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

CTBUH Research

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

01 December 2016

An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems

Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems which...

31 August 2023

Dubai Creek Tower to Undergo Redesign

Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported that the Dubai Creek Tower is currently undergoing a redesign after a competition which saw several renowned international companies participate....

13 September 2022

London Tower Block and Homeless Shelter Set for Approval

Space for almost 100 residential units and a houseless shelter could be built in Central London if City Council approved. Over £50 million (US$57 million)...

04 November 2021

High-Rise Residential Project Including Homeless Housing Planned in London

A 19-story residential project which will include mixed-tenure units as well as homeless housing has been proposed in Royal Oak, west London, on 217 Harrow...

03 November 2021

London Office Project Gets Go Ahead to Go Tall

Despite objections from heritage groups, a 21-story office project on Fleet Street in London has been granted planning permission by the City of London Corporations’s...

20 August 2021

Build to Rent Project Proposed in London

A 55-story build to rent project has been proposed for a vacant lot located on West India Avenue in the Isle of Dogs business district...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

06 August 2019

London Skyscraper in Question as Investor Pulls Out

Asian developer Perennial Real Estate Holdings has dealt a blow to Eric Parry Architects’ approved plans to build the tallest building in the City of...

16 July 2019

Planning Permission for Proposed Tower Rejected by London Mayor

London mayor Sadiq Khan has refused the Foster + Partners designed Tulip Tower saying the 304-meter-tall tourist attraction could harm the city’s skyline. Overturning the...

27 March 2019

Tulip Tower Set for City of London Approval

City of London planning officers have recommended approval for Foster + Partners’ opinion-splitting Tulip on a site next to the Gherkin. The planned 305-meter-tall tourist...

25 January 2019

Plans Submitted for a 35-Story London Bridge Tower

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has submitted plans to build a 35-story office-led tower close to the Shard in London. The practice filed an application with...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving chapmanbdsp

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.