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Nick Hirst

BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA

Nick has a long-term interest in built heritage. While studying at the University of Bath he was awarded the SPAB Lethaby Scholarship, enabling him to spend a year studying traditional building and conservation in the UK.

After this formative experience Nick joined tp bennett in 2000, since when he has maintained his involvement in heritage and conservation while also working on many other sectors: masterplanning, health, education, mixed-use, hospitality and residential schemes, all for a wide range of public and private sector clients.

In the hospitality sector Nick has delivered a number of schemes including three hotels in the Channel lslands and a current project in Central London. His work has taken him to several overseas countries, including the delivery of a series of hospitals in Ghana. Currently, he is busy with the planning and construction of several residential and mixed-use schemes in London including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Waltham Forest.

A keen draughtsman, Nick was cited the Royal Institute Young Artist of the Year Award in 2003, and exhibited in the Architecture Room at the annual Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Urban Design Group, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and is an elected member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).


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 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.

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