Our expertise in culture, workplace, and education is shaping the cities of the future.


Culture


We have established a leading reputation for performing arts and civic projects; Storyhouse is a venue that instantly became the flagship for culture and community in Chester.

Workplace


We are part of a revolution in workplace design that is driven by people’s changing needs; 5 Pancras Square is a home for a thousand mobile workers at Camden Council’s headquarters.

Education


Innovation in research and teaching, and agile ways of learning are empowering education; Potterrow is a synergetic environment for the future of Informatics and Computer Science.

Cities


Our masterplans and buildings are supporting regeneration across the UK; 40 Chancery Lane is an elegant, highly crafted base for a leading advertising agency in the heart of the City of London.


All Projects

2 Copper Square

Brent Cross Town

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2022 -
A mass-timber workplace building in Brent Cross Town for Related Argent.

Timber Square

Southwark, London

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2019 - 2025
A hybrid timber redevelopment in Southbank that addresses both construction and operational carbon emissions.

Edinburgh Futures Institute

University of Edinburgh

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2015 - 2024
​The Edinburgh Futures Institute at Quartermile is a major new facility for the University of Edinburgh.

Meta Office

King's Cross Central, London

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2015 - 2021
An environmentally ground-breaking office block that creates a new urban crescent and offers an expansive and highly landscaped accessible roofscape.

Hertford Theatre

Hertford, England

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2020 - 2024
The major cultural hub for East Hertfordshire will take shape as five distinct blocks wrapped around the ’malthouse' fly tower.

Syggrou Office Complex

Athens

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2019 - 2023
Our first project in Athens is a new landmark scheme set in the heart of the city with views to the Acropolis.

Tribeca

Camden, London

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2016 - 2024
A family of mixed-use buildings for life sciences placed in a strategic location along the Regent’s Canal.

Woolwich Works

Woolwich, London

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2017 - 2021
A new creative hub on the site of the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

Royal College of Pathologists

Aldgate, London

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2013 - 2019
The new London headquarters for the Royal College of Pathologists is a flexible, environmentally efficient building.

Norton HQ

Solihull, England

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2020 - 2021
The new HQ marks the re-start of a British Motorcycles icon.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry

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2020
A competition for a new studio and foyer improvements, the first stage in the theatre's long-term vision, to be built during the downtime enforced by the pandemic.

Shaftesbury Theatre Foyers

West End, London

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2017 - 2023
A dramatic adaptation and innovative extension to secure Shaftesbury Theatre’s position as one of the West End’s leading theatrical forces with a building fit for the 21st Century.

House of Illustration

Islington, London

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2020
A destination for arts, culture and community.

JLR Global HQ

Gaydon, Warwickshire

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2013 - 2019
Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters in Coventry establishes a new sense of identity for two of the world’s leading prestigious car brands.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Derby

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2016 -
The project creates a learning theatre which will enhance the unique cultural offer of Derby Theatre and expand its reach to the local community.

King's Theatre

Edinburgh

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2019 - 2024
An ambitious redevelopment to one of Scotland’s oldest working theatres.

Buxton Opera House

Buxton, England

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2019
The original Frank Matcham-designed theatre will be undergoing an extensive renovation following 4 key components

Ghent Opera House

Ghent, Belgium

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2019
A competition to develop a masterplan and design for the multidisciplinary modification of the opera building in the centre of Ghent.

Student Services Centre

University of Cambridge

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2014 - 2019
Located on the University of Cambridge campus, the building improves access to student welfare services, whilst providing highly flexible teaching spaces in an important historical site

Edinburgh Park Western Office

Edinburgh

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2021 -
The design for a next generation workplace located just outside the Scottish capital.

Grafton Competition

Altrincham, Greater Manchester

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2018
The proposal for the market town of Altrincham would offer new and exciting destinations to learn, play and relax both for visitors and the local community

The Poulton, Mayfield

Manchester

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2018 -
'The Poulton' will provide 98,000 sq ft of commercial space as a home for innovation companies.

TV Studios

Manchester

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2018
​An innovative mix of television studios and workspaces in central Manchester.Two recording studios are proposed at ground floor level, surrounded by cafes, bars and audience areas.

Project Oriel

Camden, London

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2018
Bennetts Associates was shortlisted to design a new eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Bayes Centre

Edinburgh

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2014 - 2018
A new world-class business and learning centre for the University of Edinburgh

22 Grosvenor Gardens

Belgravia, London

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2018
A lavish Victorian Grand Terrace has been transformed to a high-specification modern workspace

The Old Vic

London

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2012 - 2019
The transformation aims to safe-guard the long-term future of this historic theatre.

RCOG

Southwark, London

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2017 - 2020
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists new home provides contemporary office spaces, conferencing facilities and a public café.

Storyhouse

Chester

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2012 - 2017
A major new civic cultural hub in Chester, presenting drama, film and literature.

One Bedford Avenue

Fitzrovia, London

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2012 - 2017
A combination of rigorous simplicity of the floorplates with highly sculptural approach to the building’s massing to enhance the views of the Grade 1 listed Bedford Square adjacent to the site.

Theatre Porto

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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2016 - 2022
Transformation of a listed hall into a purpose-built theatre and cultural centre for children and young people in Cheshire.

Peel Centre

Hendon, London

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2012 - 2016
​The new Operational and Training Centre for the Met Police in Hendon provides facilities fit for 21st Century policing.

40 Chancery Lane

City of London

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2011 - 2015
​This project for developer Derwent London creates a mix of new office and retail space in the City, with the integration of an existing 19th Century building.

Private House

Cumbria

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2015
​Designed for a friend of the practice, this individual house responds to its exceptional site in a historic Cumbrian town.

The Old Vic Foyers

London

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2015
​Bennetts Associates has worked with the Old Vic theatre to carry out a refresh of the existing foyer spaces whilst funding is being secured for a major transformation project.

19-22 Rodmarton Street

Portman Estate, Westminster

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2010 - 2015
The project enhances Rodmarton Street’s residential character by replacing dilapidated mews buildings with four high-quality, sustainable living spaces.

The Still, 64-72 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

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2014
A high quality office development rises to the rear of a listed building on Waterloo Street in Glasgow

Sports Hall

King's Cross, London

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2014 - 2020
Our first all-timber project at Kings Cross constructed for Camden Council.

Bexley First: Civic Offices

Bexley, Greater London

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2010 - 2014
​The Bexley First project imaginatively refurbishes a 1980s building to provide a flexible working environment for the London Borough of Bexley’s 1250 council staff.

FloWave Test Facility

University of Edinburgh

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2010 - 2014
​The FloWave Wave and Tidal Test Facility is a unique marine facility for testing wave and tidal renewable technologies. It is the first of its kind in the world.

One Mabledon Place

Camden, London

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2010 - 2014
The 10-storey 145,000 sq. ft. Halo Building at One Mabledon Place on Euston Road in London was delivered with Stanhope as part of their Low Carbon Workplaces programme.

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre

Basildon, Essex

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2010 - 2014
​Located in the Green Belt near Basildon, these buildings comprise a number of specialist canine facilities designed to enhance the natural character of the landscape.

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Camden, London

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2012 - 2014
​The building is close to Euston station, the future HS2 development and the developing campus of medical institutions around the Euston Road.

70 Mark Lane

City of London

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2012 - 2014
​A new office and retail development with spectacular winter garden spaces at roof level moderates the urban scale between tall commercial buildings and the neighbouring conservation area.

5 Pancras Square.

King's Cross Central, London

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2009 - 2014
A sustainability exemplar, 5 Pancras Square has helped to transform Camden council’s public face and acted as a catalyst for major changes in working culture.

Canford School Biology Dept

Wimborne, Dorset

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2011 - 2013
The new, partly prefabricated building replaced temporary classrooms with a stimulating new learning environment.

Grove House

Hammersmith, London

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2010 - 2013
​A retrofit project in Hammersmith, London. The project is one of the first completed commissions by Low Carbon Workplace.

Marble Arch House

Westminster, London

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2008 - 2013
A mixed-use development on the corner of Edgware Road and Seymour Street as part of The Portman Estate’s regeneration strategy to enhance its central London portfolio.

St Antony’s College

University of Oxford

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2006 - 2013
​The five-storey Gateway Buildings are a significant addition to St Antony’s estate, defining a new presence for the college on one of the main routes serving the city centre.

Crossrail Surface Stations

West London

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2013 –
​Crossrail will deliver a step change in the connectivity of London and Bennetts Associates has played a major role in the project from Parliamentary Stage in 2004 to the present day.

HS2 and NPR Growth Strategies

Greater Manchester

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2013 –
Visions for the transformation of Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, triggered by the advent of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

Citizens Theatre

Glasgow

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2012 - 2024
​The refurbishment of the Citizens Theatre will improve visitor, performer and staff experiences, ensuring the treasured Victorian venue remains central to culture and community in Glasgow.

Shaftesbury Theatre

London

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2012 – 2016
A dramatic Corten fly-tower appears on the skyline of London’s West End.

Canford Chapel and Music School

Dorset

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2011
​Located in 250 acres of mature parkland, the school has chosen to position the chapel at the edge of an area of formal gardens which provide the setting for the main school buildings.

Mint Hotel Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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2011
Bennetts Associates' inaugural international project intertwines the angular and radial elements of Erik van Egeraat Associates' masterplan with the precise planning and construction of a 553-bedroom hotel.

Queen Hithe Hotel

City of London

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2011
​Located on the north bank of the Thames, the project connects the area near St Paul’s with the old Queen Hithe dock and completes the northern riverbank walkway between the Tower of London and the Millennium Bridge.

Moray Council

Elgin, Morayshire

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2009 - 2011
​Moray Council occupies the neighbouring building and the completion of the refurbishment brings together Council staff onto a single, city centre campus.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Stratford-upon-Avon

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2005 - 2010
This prestigious project involves construction of a new ‘thrust stage’ main auditorium and remodelling of public and back-of-house spaces whilst retaining the art deco interiors of the existing foyers.

Mint Hotel Tower of London

City of London

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2004 - 2010
​After the acclaimed success of Mint Hotel Westminster, Bennetts Associates designed a major London hotel on a tight island site bound by Fenchurch Street Station and conservation areas to the south and west.

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool, Lancashire

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2009
​Blackpool Council acquired the Grade II* listed Winter Gardens in 2010 following many years of decline and deterioration under private ownership.

The Suttie Centre

University of Aberdeen

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2005 - 2009
​The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare brings together NHS Clinical Skills Training and the University of Aberdeen Department of Anatomy.

Bedford Station

Bedford

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2009
​Stations along the Thameslink route were to have been upgraded where required to handle a more frequent service and trains of up to 12 cars in length.

Elizabeth II Court

Winchester, Hampshire

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2006 - 2009
​The transformation of a dilapidated and inefficient 1960's building for Hampshire County Council.

London Fruit and Wool Exchange

Spitalfields, London

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2009 - 2019
A substantial mixed-use development designed by Bennetts Associates has been completed on the former London Fruit and Wool Exchange site, directly opposite Christ Church, Hawksmoor’s baroque masterpiece.

Mayfield SRF

Manchester

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2009 —
​Bennetts Associates is masterplanning a new 24-acre urban quarter in central Manchester, immediately to the south of Piccadilly Station.

Centre for Health Science

Inverness

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2003 - 2008
​Located in Scotland, the centre for National Health Service allows integration of healthcare education within a multi-professional environment.

Carlton House Terrace

Westminster, London

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2003 - 2008
​The former Royal College of Pathologists involved an extensive internal remodelling of a Grade I listed building provides a sequence of public and private spaces for a professional association.

Humanities Division and Library

University of Oxford

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2008
​The Humanities Division and Library will form the centrepiece of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter development and will be Oxford University’s largest ever construction project.

Royal Ascot Hotel

Ascot, Berkshire

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2008
​Bennetts Associates was appointed in 2007 to design a 4 to 5 star rated hotel near Royal Ascot Racecourse. The new hotel complex would form an integral part of the racecourse and complement the new grandstand.

New Street Square

City of London

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2002 - 2008
The masterplan of more than 100,000sqm in five buildings sits on a former obscure backlands site off New Fetter Lane.

The Potterrow Development

University of Edinburgh

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2003 - 2008
The University of Edinburgh’s masterplan for the central area of George Square and Bristo Square.

Basinghall Avenue

City of London

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2001 - 2007
​Basinghall Avenue is a substantial office building occupied by the Global Headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank. It occupies a prominent site close to the Guildhall.

RSC offices, Chapel Lane

Stratford-upon-Avon

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2005 - 2007
​Designed to accommodate offices, workshops and rehearsal space in a phased development, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Chapel Lane site was the first part of Bennetts Associates’ masterplan.

Haymarket Green

Edinburgh

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2006
​Haymarket Green in Edinburgh is an exemplar of sensitive and sustainable refurbishment to create grade A, low carbon flexible, office accommodation.

Midland Goods Shed

King's Cross Central, London

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2006 – 2016
​Upon completion in 2016, the redevelopment of Midland Goods Shed will create an innovative new focal point for King’s Cross Central, within the heritage core of one of London’s most dramatically changing neighbourhoods

Sophos Headquarters

Abingdon

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2000 - 2004
​A distinctive office building that provides a high quality working environment for a fast-growing IT company.

Astronomy Technology Centre

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

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2001 - 2004
​Historically sited on Blackford Hill for a clear view of the night sky, the Grade A listed Royal Observatory occupies an outstanding position with fine views across the city of Edinburgh.

Brighton Central Library

Brighton

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1999 - 2004
​This project amounted to an extension to the cultural quarter, involving the regeneration of a large derelict site with an award-winning new library at its heart.

City Road Basin

Islington, London

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2003
​Commissioned jointly by Islington Council, British Waterways and a number of landowners, Bennetts Associates’ masterplan creates a high-density, mixed-tenure residential development that opens the basin up to public use.

Hampstead Theatre

Swiss Cottage, London

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2003, Foyer transformation 2014
Conceived as highly adaptable building, we have overseen the evolution of the building in line with changing business demands and visitor expectations over the years.

Mint Hotel Westminster

Westminster, London

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2003
​Based on the concept of a high quality hotel with exceptional restaurant and bar facilities, this 460-bedroom hotel in Westminster became the flagship of Mint Hotel (formerly City Inn), an innovative chain of UK hotels.

Bennetts Associates Studio

London

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2003 (phase 1), 2013 (phase 2)
Our own office in Clerkenwell revitalized over a period of ten years. It consisted of two redundant industrial buildings and a former restaurant, which we connected with a new-build extension.

World Business Centre

Heathrow, London

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1996 - 2002
The project pioneered the basic format of what has since become BAA’s standard office product for use at airports throughout the UK and in several other developments.

Bayes Business School

Islington, London

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1999 - 2002
​This substantial building for City University adjacent to the City of London is core to Bayes Business School’s mission to enhance its standing as an institution of world renown.

Devonshire Square

City of London

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2000 - 2002
​On a prominent London site, the office building uses its exposed steel frame construction to strike a chord with the similarly expressive Victorian warehouse buildings nearby.

City Place Gatwick

Gatwick Airport

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1999 - 2002
​After a decade pioneering sustainability in headquarters buildings, City Place is the first, substantial, energy-efficient building completed by Bennetts Associates for the commercial office sector.

Wessex Water Operations Centre

Bath

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1998 - 2001
The headquarters achieved the highest ever BREEAM rating for a commercial office building at the time and became a national benchmark for sustainability.

Loch Lomond Gateway

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

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2001
​Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, established as Scotland’s first National Park in 2002, required a visitor facility that could cope with millions of visitors per year whilst introducing the concept of sustainability in the natural environment.

BT Headquarters

Edinburgh Park

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1996 - 1999
​This high-profile energy-efficient headquarters building for BT in Scotland occupies a focal position on Edinburgh Park.

Cummins Engine Company

Manston, Kent

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1998
​Cummins Engine Company, an American multinational manufacturing company with a distinguished architectural portfolio, appointed Bennetts Associates in 1996 to design an assembly plant for diesel-powered generator sets.

Heathrow Visitor Centre

Heathrow Airport

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1995
​The Heathrow Airport Visitor Centre was designed and built in only nine months, immediately prior to the 1995 Public Inquiry into the Terminal 5 development.

Gatwick Airport Terminal Extension

Gatwick

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1995
​One of the first major projects fulfilling BAA’s strategy for expansion of the retail facilities at Britain’s major airports was the extension to the departure lounge at Gatwick North Terminal, formally opened in 1994.

John Menzies

Edinburgh Park

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1993 - 1995
​The award-winning headquarters for John Menzies’ Wholesale Division situated at Edinburgh Park, master-planned by the distinguished American architect Richard Meier.

The Richard Attenborough Centre

University of Leicester

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1996
​The Richard Attenborough Centre for Disability and the Arts is an Arts Centre open to all, with its focus on people with disabilities and members of the public who have previously found access to arts education difficult.

Powergen Headquarters

Coventry

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1991 - 1994
​The Powergen Headquarters has been described as the most influential office building of the 1990s.

Channel 4 Headquarters

Westminster, London

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1990
​After an exhaustive selection process in the autumn of 1990, Channel 4 invited Bennetts Associates, Richard Rogers and James Stirling to participate in a competition for the design of their new headquarters in Victoria.

Imperium

Reading

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1897 - 1989
​The project was commenced late in 1987, shortly after the Government’s relaxation of planning controls, which allowed development of this kind within areas previously designated as industrial.

New-Generation HQ, Athens

Athens

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2022
Our vision for a landmark workplace set in the heart of Athens.

Robotics Living Lab

Manchester

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2023 - 2024
A timber and straw pavilion for the Robotics Living Lab at the Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University.

NZC Workplace, Athens

Athens

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2022
Our vision for a Net Zero Carbon building which transfers our unique skillset to help meet the target.