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Inquisitive, imaginative, individual, tp bennett has been at the forefront of architecture and design for just over 100 years, offering cross-sector expertise from a world-class team.

Profile

We are an independent architectural, design and planning practice, owned and managed in the UK  with a strong international presence.

We are diverse

Our expertise spans every aspect of architectural design including planning, strategy and interiors, and we have enormous resilience to match our passion. We value diversity in every sense: in our workforce, company culture, client-base and projects – and in freedom of thought.

As a robust and inquisitive practice, we seek to challenge orthodoxy. We scrutinise every brief and back every action with research and analysis, informed by in-house study teams who keep abreast of all advances from planning law to sustainability and materials science. This all helps us provide the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We make history

We celebrate our 100 year history. We are proud that we have seven listed buildings to our name and that we are one of the few practices with post-war listed buildings. We were in the vanguard of creative industries moving to Southwark, now one of the most feted creative communities in the world with Tate Modern and Borough Market to hand, with two offices in the North (Leeds and Manchester). As one of the top ten UK-owned architectural practices we recruit the best staff from around the world.

At tp bennett we believe in responsibility: to the environment, to our staff, end-users and communities. We undertake pro bono work for charities such as the Prison Reform Trust and our outreach programme works with local schools, institutions and cultural organisations.

We are a design democracy. A studio-based practice with multiple skills, everyone has a voice at tp bennett. As agenda-setters in the world of workplace culture, we ensure that our own workplace sets standards of wellbeing and enjoyment, with Friday socials and an annual study trip. We work in the spirit of cooperation, collaboration and fun, and we are ambitious for you, as well as for us.

Dorset House

Saville Theatre

The Queen with Sir Thomas Bennett

Forton Services

Saville Theatre

Smithfield Market

Heritage

We celebrate a long-established expertise in listed buildings, built heritage and conservation.

The practice itself has seven listed buildings to its name and has worked on hundreds of historic buildings in both the domestic and international realm, including work at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Libya and Ghana.

In the spirit of creative reuse, our ethos is to re-animate and adapt redundant historic buildings to reinforce a unique sense of place within each project. With our in-house skills and experience to draw from – as well as access to a strong network of conservation specialists – the practice is in a prime position to animate the past and inform the future.

Awards

This section lists the last our recent awards in reverse chronological order.
  • BCO Regional Awards

    Winner - Best Corporate Workplace

    Guardian News & Media
  • Civic Trust Award

    Commendation

    Royal Trinity Hospice
  • Haringey Design Awards

    Winner - Best Heritage Project

    Haringey Mortuary
  • AJ100 Sustainable Initiative of the Year

    Highly Commended - Responsible Sourcing Charter & Supply Chain Questionnaire

  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Workplace Project of the Year <5,000 sq ft Autex

  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Design Practice of the Year

  • Insider North West Property Awards

    Winner - Commercial Development of the Year

    Rochdale Town Centre
  • Northern Design Awards

    Winner - Best Interior Design Project > £750k

    Playdemic
  • Mixology North Awards

    Winner - Best Workspace Interiors 5-15,000 sq ft

    Playdemic
  • RICS Social Impact Awards

    Winner - RICS Social Impact Awards - Commercial category

    Windmill Green
  • BCO Northern Awards

    Winner - Innovation Category

    Windmill Green
  • FX Awards

    Winner - Spotify London Offices - Workspace Environment Large (over 40,000 sq ft)
    Winner - Spotify London Office - UK Project of the Year

  • UK Property Awards

    Winner - Best Interior Office North West

    Playdemic
  • BCO London Awards

    Winner - Best Corporate Workplace
    Rathbone Square Facebook office

  • OAS Awards

    Winner - Best scheme outside London - under 35,000 sq ft

    Arlington Business park
  • Thames Valley Property Awards

    Winner - Business Park Innovation Award

    Arlington Business park
  • BCO National Awards

    Winner - Test of Time

    PwC, One Embankment Place
  • Business Culture Awards

    Winner - Best Workplace Design for Business Culture

    Schroders
  • Thames Valley Property Awards

    Winner - Business Park Innovation Category

    Arlington Business Park
  • BCO South of England & South Wales Awards

    Winner - Innovation Award

    The Porter Building
  • BCO South of England & South Wales Awards

    Winner - Commercial Workplace Category

    Bourne Business Park
  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year

    Tfl
  • Northern Design Awards

    Winner - Best Interior Design Project>1m
    CBRE, Manchester

  • AJ Retrofit Awards

    Winner - Health & Wellbeing Project

    Fortius Clinic
  • Housing Design Awards

    Winner - Completed Project

    Garden Halls
  • Property Week Student Accommodation Awards

    Winner - University Halls of Residence of the Year
    Winner - Award of the Night

    Garden Halls
  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Design Practice of the Year

  • Building Awards

    Off-site Project of the Year

    Garden Halls
  • FX Awards

    Winner - Best Public Space Scheme
    Amesbury School

    Amesbury school
  • British Expertise Award

    Winner - Outstanding International Architect
    Ghana District Health Programme

    Ghana district health programme
  • Property Awards

    Highly Commended - Sustainable Achievement
    58 Victoria Embankment

    58 Victoria Embankment
  • ICE Awards

    Winner - District Hospitals Project Award
    Ghana District Health Programme

    Ghana district health programme
  • BCO Regional Awards

    Winner - Commercial Workplace / 22 Station Road

  • Infrastructure Project Developer Awards

    Winner - African Social Project Developer of the Year
    Ghana District Health Programme

    Ghana district health programme
  • Architects for Health Awards

    Winner - Best International Project

    Ghana district health programme
  • iroda.hu Awards 2015 (Hungary)

    Winner - Office of the Year /GE Vaci Greens, Budapest

  • BCO Regional Awards

    Winner - Best Refurbished / Recycled Workplace

    PwC, One Embankment Place
  • AJ Retrofit Awards

    Winner - Offices over 2,000 sqm

    PwC, One Embankment Place
  • BCO National Awards

    Winner - Test of Time

    Guardian News & Media
  • NLA Awards

    Winner - Office Interiors

    PwC, One Embankment Place
  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Best Company

  • NLA Awards

    Commendation - Best Education Project

    Heartlands High School
  • Haringey Design Awards

    Winner - Best Green Design
    Winner - Best New & Improved
    Winner - Overall Winner

    Heartlands High School
  • BCO ‘Rethinking the Future’ Design Competition

    Winner

  • Mixology Awards

    Winner - Design Practice of the Year

  • British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards

    Winner - Impact on Organisation & Workplace

    O2 Headquarters
  • London District Surveyors Association (LDSA) Building Excellence Awards

    Winner - Best Domestic Conversion / Frobisher Crescent

  • BCO Regional Awards

    Winner - Best Fit-out / Johnson & Johnson Pinewood

  • LABC Southwest Building Excellence Awards

    Winner - Best Community Project

    Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre
  • What House Awards

    Bronze Award - Best Renovation / Frobisher Crescent

  • BCO National Awards

    Winner - Best Corporate Workplace

    Guardian News & Media
  • Brick Awards

    Winner - Best Commercial Workplace

    Kimberley STEM College