tp bennett gains a new Principal Director as part of wider promotions
tp bennett has strengthened its senior team with a new Principal Director promotion as well as making several company-wide promotions as part of the business growth strategy.
Nenad Manasijevic has been promoted to Principal Director within the practice’s architectural team to develop the strength and depth of the business and maintain the architectural sector’s position in the student residential, commercial and residential markets.
Manas will continue to work alongside Principal Director Bill Soper, delivering UK and international projects. In his new role, Manas will build upon his portfolio of high-profile student residential schemes and also focus on designing for the more affordable end of student residential market, taking the student experience and accommodation design to the next level.
Since joining tp bennett’s architectural team in 2005, Manas has also specialised in delivering complex mixed-use and regeneration schemes and has successfully delivered a wide range of projects including the CBD at One Derby and an office building in Lombard Street in the City of London. His expertise lies in town centre locations that involve the alignment of complex planning issues with cutting edge urban design.
His experience includes work with Blackstone and Generation Estates on the Nido platform at Nido Spitalfields, a large mixed-use, new build regeneration scheme incorporating the world’s tallest student residential tower, and Nido Notting Hill and Barcelona. His recent projects also include the new 1200 student campus at Cartwright Gardens in Bloomsbury that UPP are developing for the University of London.
Manas said: “tp bennett has a strong reputation in the student residential sector and in delivering complex office and residential schemes. I look forward to supporting the company in maintaining its design excellence and market position within these sectors, and also developing the tp bennett offer to the wider student residential market, building on the work the team has achieved across London, UK regions and internationally.”
As part of its growth and development plan, tp bennett has also made a further eight senior promotions across the company:
• Rob Beacock – project director to director
• Andrew Campbell – project director to director
• Keith Law – project director to director
• Christina Christou – associate to project director
• Jim Creed – associate to project director
• Richard McGuinness – associate to project director
• Tracey Sanders – associate to project director
• Cristiano Testi – associate to project director
• Sam Watkins – associate to project director