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TP Bennett

AJ100 Ranking


Just five years short of its centenary, the ‘fourth generation’ architectural stalwart is one of the AJ100’s most diverse practices. In 2015, almost a third of its 93 architects were black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group. Climbing four places in the rankings, TP Bennett’s total fee income jumped from £19 million to £26 million year on year, while its workforce grew by a third to 285.

From its offices in London and Manchester, TP Bennett works across a broad spectrum of architectural projects including residential, industrial, office, sports and leisure, and education. It won the Architects for Health award for best international project at the European Congress for Healthcare Design last year thanks to its work with NMS Infrastructure to deliver six new district hospitals for the Ghana Ministry of Health. The design focused on making the buildings as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible, relying on local labour and a large proportion of local materials.

The practice also completed two large-scale office developments: the Leonardo Building for Abstract Securities, which provides 11,500m2 of new-build office space on the edge of Crawley; and 22 Station Road in Cambridge for property development and investment company Brookgate.

TP Bennett principal director Chris Bennie says the firm has enjoyed double-digit year-on-year rises in fee income in the past three years, and the increase in staff numbers during 2015 was the ‘inevitable consequence’ of the two years’ growth prior to that. ‘It was a very successful year for us,’ he says, ‘but it was the third in a row of very successful years for us.’

The practice, which has attracted a lot of repeat work, sees 2016 as the ‘year for consolidation’, aiming to at least equal its record turnover from last year.


UK Architects 2016 93 hide graph
71 2008
62 2009
55 2010
56 2011
56 2012
58 2013
63 2014
77 2015
93 2016
Overseas Architects 2016 0 show graph
4 2008
5 2009
4 2010
5 2011
4 2012
0 2013
0 2014
0 2015
0 2016
Percentage of Female Architects 2016 20% show graph
Percentage of BAME Architects 2016 32% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £23.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £2.9m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £25.9m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 0
Total fees income 2016 £25.9m
Total income 2016 * £25.9m
 UK Architectural Income
 Overseas Architectural Income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per Architect

Fees per UK Architect 2016£278.49k


2016 awards 1 show graph


2016 ranking 17 show graph

TP Bennett on LinkedIn

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