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David Blair

Dip Arch MArch RIBA

David Blair

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 a new office building in Lombard Street in the City of London, the Porter Building in Slough – the first new build office development in the UK to achieve the WELL Building Standard – the final Phase III of Bourne Business Park in Weybridge and Belmont House, a comprehensive office refurbishment and extension in Uxbridge. In summer 2018 work will start on his 820-bed ‘super-hostel’ for the YHA in Stratford.

One of David’s skills is designing schemes in sensitive urban locations that require complex combinations of new-build, refurbishment and extension. He believes that a collaborative approach ensures the successful delivery of projects.

David provides a full range of design-led services including initial feasibility assessments for existing buildings and sites, detailed planning negotiations, through to contract delivery on site. He believes that working collaboratively is central to ensuring the successful delivery of projects on time and on budget.