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Richard McGuinness


Since he joined tp bennett in 2005, Richard has built up a portfolio of major schemes in both the public and private sectors. Earlier in his working life he worked on two new-build prisons, a high-security facility for the Ministry of Defence and a new-build railway station in Hastings. He then progressed his career at the practice where he became responsible for delivering accommodation for 634 teams as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Safer Neighbourhoods scheme.

Richard has also led commercial projects for private clients, including new UK corporate buildings for Mercedes Benz and most recently, several large student residential schemes. He delivered a 338-bed student residential block in Stockwell, the award-winning Garden Halls, a 1200-bedroom student re-development in Bloomsbury, and Nido Spitalfields, a 500,000sq ft student residential and mixed use development with a 35-storey tower. Richard is currently delivering a 1,500 bedroom student residential scheme for the University of Hull.


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.

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