tp bennett


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


We are an independent architectural, design and planning practice, owned and managed in the UK and 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

In our centenary year, we celebrate our 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, and we recently opened an office in thriving 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

Dorset House

Saville Theatre

Saville Theatre

The Queen with Sir Thomas Bennett

The Queen with Sir Thomas Bennett

Forton Services

Forton Services

Saville Theatre

Saville Theatre

Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market

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In our centenary year, 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.

 This section lists our recent awards in reverse chronological order.

Mixology North Awards 2021
Winner - Best Workspace Interiors 5-15,000 sq ft - Playdemic

Northern Design Awards 2021
Winner - Best Interior Design Project > £750k - Playdemic

Insider North West Property Awards 2021
Winner - Commercial Development of the Year
Rochdale Town Centre

Mixology Awards 2021
Winner - Design Practice of the Year

Mixology Awards 2021
Winner - Workplace Project of the Year <5,000 sq ft

AJ100 Sustainable Initiative of the Year 2021
Highly Commended - Responsible Sourcing Charter & Supply Chain Questionnaire

UK Property Awards 2020
Winner - Playdemic - Best Interior Office North West

FX Awards 2020
Winner - Spotify London Offices - Workspace Environment Large (over 40,000 sq ft)
Winner - Spotify London Office - UK Project of the Year

BCO Northern Awards 2020
Winner - Innovation Category
Windmill Green

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020
Winner - RICS Social Impact Awards - Commercial category
Windmill Green

Business Culture Awards 2019
Winner - Best Workplace Design for Business Culture

BCO National Awards 2019
Winner - Test of Time award
PwC, One Embankment Place

Thames Valley Property Awards 2019
Winner - Business Park Innovation Award
Arlington Business Park

OAS Awards 2019
Winner - Best scheme outside London - under 35,000 sq ft’.
Arlington Business Park

BCO London Awards 2019
Winner - Best Corporate Workplace
Rathbone Square Facebook office

Northern Design Awards 2018
Winner - Best Interior Design Project>1m
CBRE, Manchester

Mixology Awards 2018
Winner - Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year

BCO South of England & South Wales Awards 2018
Winner - Commercial Workplace Category
Bourne Business Park

BCO South of England & South Wales Awards 2018
Winner - Innovation Category
The Porter Building

Thames Valley Property Awards 2018
Winner - Business Park Innovation Category
Arlington Business Park

Mixology Awards 2017
Winner - Best Design Practice of the Year

Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2017
Winner - University Halls of Residence of the Year
Winner - Award of the Night
Garden Halls

Housing Design Awards 2017
Winner - Completed Project
Garden Halls

AJ Retrofit Awards 2017
Winner - Health & Wellbeing Project
Fortius Clinic

Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016
Winner - African Social Project Developer of the Year
Ghana District Health Programme