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David Blair

Dip Arch MArch RIBA

After completing his M.Arch, David gained a British Council scholarship to survey and document Medieval and Ottoman architecture in the Middle East. He returned to join tp bennett as an architectural assistant in 1997, and became a principal director in 2018. During his time at the practice, David has been responsible for a diverse range of new-build and refurbishment projects in a variety of sectors including commercial offices, business parks, residential and student residential, hostels and mixed-use schemes.

Recent projects include the design and delivery of Aurum, Lombard Street; a new office building in  the City of London, the BCO Innovation Award winning  Porter Building in Slough – the first new build office development in the UK to achieve the WELL Building Standard.  David was also responsible for the final Phase III of Bourne Business Park in Weybridge, which won the BCO Commercial Workplace Award in 2018 and Belmont House, a comprehensive office refurbishment and extension in Uxbridge.

One of David’s skills is designing schemes in sensitive urban locations that require complex solutions, often combining new-build, refurbishment and extension works. David provides a full range of design-led services including feasibility appraisals, planning negotiations through to contract delivery on site.  He believes that working collaboratively with an open-mind is central to ensuring the successful delivery of projects on time and on budget.


An award-winning practice with global reach, tp bennett is committed to investing in its people, who are at the heart of everything we do.

Our workforce is drawn from many countries with more than 20 nationalities represented and 25 languages spoken, in open-plan offices with an approachable management structure. We believe in an inclusive working environment.

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We provide an in-house mentoring programme to help your progress in your career.

We also provide an in-house mentoring programme to help your progress in your career. When you join tp bennett you become part of a family network, a family that believes in a healthy work-life balance. We have a very active sports and social committee that holds regular events, including an annual study trip, weekly Friday drinks, theatre trips, sports activities and more.

Our headquarters is in Southwark, London, in the heart of one of the world’s great creative clusters, and we have regional hubs in the vibrant Northern Quarter district of Manchester and in Leeds. Come and meet us.

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Gender pay gap

tp bennett is committed to having a diverse workforce. We value diversity and will continue to provide equal opportunities for all employees.

As we employ more than 250 people, we are required to report on our gender pay gap figures. tp bennett welcomes this initiative and is hopeful that it will be a positive step in bridging the gender pay gap in the built environment sector.

To download the 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report click here.

We are always looking for talented people to join our team.

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