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Bennetts Associates Architects Practice Information

UK Architecture Practice – Design Office based in London, England

post updated Apr 11, 2021

Bennetts Associates Architects Office News

Latest Practice News:

16 Dec 2015 – plans submitted for the renovation and expansion of Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Scotland.

9 Nov 2013 plans submitted for the renovation of The Old Vic in South London, England.

Bennetts Associates open their award-winning studio as part of Open House London

12 Sep 2013 – As part of Open House London 2013 Bennetts Associates will be opening the doors of its studio on Saturday 21st September to showcase its latest projects and provide an insight into the culture of the practice. Alongside displays of current and recent projects, visitors will see how Bennetts Associates’ award-winning office extension, ‘326 Downstairs’, has fostered and stimulated the design ethos of the practice.

‘326 Downstairs’
Bennetts Associates Architects Office
photo from Bennetts Associates

Visitors will get the chance to explore the office and see how the sequence of carefully connected spaces, courtyard views and layers of history have created a flexible and inspirational working environment. On display at 326 Downstairs will be Pecha Kucha presentations produced by the practice’s Part IIs and a series of films that are all the results of Bennetts Associates’ engaging CPD programme.

Bennetts Associates – Rab & Denise Bennetts:
Bennetts Associates Architects - Rab & Denise Bennetts
photo © Clare Park

Projects on display will include Marble Arch House,Shaftesbury Theatre, 40 Chancery Lane, the London Fruit & Wool Exchange, One Bedford Avenue and 70 Mark Lane.

Go to the Open House website for more details, or download the Open House app.

Bennetts Associates Building Projects Archive

Oxford University Buildings – Humantities Centre, south England
Bennetts Associates, David Chipperfield, Kohn Pederson Fox, Wilkinson Eyre
Part of Rafael Vinoly masterplan – Former Radcliffe infirmary site, north Oxford

Haymarket Green, 24-26 Torphichen St, Edinburgh, Scotland
Offices for Duddingston House

Centre For Health Science Inverness, north Scotland
Architect: Keppie Design / Bennetts Associates
Centre For Health Science Inverness design by Bennetts Associates Architects
photo © Ewen Weatherspoon
Centre For Health Science Inverness

Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
with Future Systems & MacCreanor Lavington Architects
Oosterdokseiland Masterplan: Erick van Egeraat Architects

Royal Shakespeare Theatre – redevelopment, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Bennetts Associates : Stratford building

Bennetts Associates Buildings

Designs, alphabetical:

Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Scotland
Bennetts Associates – observatory architecture

Jubilee Library, Brighton, southern England – Stirling Prize shortlisted 2005

Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy & Edwards
Jubilee Library Brighton design by Bennetts Associates Architects
image from B3
£14m, formerly known as Brighton Central Library

City Inn Westminster, London
Bennetts Associates
European Hotel Design Awards 2003 : Best New Hotel

Cummins Engine Factory, Kent

Hampshire County Council offices, Hampshire, southern England

Hampstead Theatre, north London

Heathrow Airport Visitors’ Centre, Newell Rd, Hounslow, southwest London

John Menzies building, Edinburgh Park, South Gyle, Scotland
building image © Adrian Welch
Bennetts Associates – office building

Matthew Hay Project
Bennetts Associates – university building, Aberdeen, Scotland

Powergen Headquarters, Coventry, central England

Premier Place, Devonshire Square, London

Sophos Headquarters, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, southern England

Wessex Water Operations Centre, Bath, southwest England

More Bennetts Associates buildings online soon

Bennetts Associates : main page with news + key current projects

Location: 1 Rawstorne Place, London, EC1V 7NL, England, UK

London Architect Practice Information

Architect offices based in north London, England + west Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Founded in 1987, Bennetts Associates is one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, with more than 125 awards for a wide variety of projects.

Bennetts Associates – Rab & Denise Bennetts:
photo © Clare Park

The firm is currently approaching 70 in total including five directors plus architectural and support staff. In addition to a main office in London, the firm has a small office in Edinburgh. A strong team ethic, methodical approach to design and sense of enjoyment are central to an exceptional track record of consistent delivery on time and to budget.

The Practice’s portfolio represents a consistent body of work that is functional, well built, and architecturally striking. Bennetts Associates is especially well regarded for its pioneering work on sustainability, which is embedded in the firm’s own activities as well as its projects.

The Practice’s portfolio covers many sectors and the projects undertaken by the practice have ranged from around £1m to £200m, including new-build, refurbishment and restoration of listed buildings. This diversity is an important stimulus for best practice and innovation in all aspects of the practice’s workload.

Rab Bennetts:
photo © Clare Park

The firm has been responsible for many prominent projects such as Hampstead Theatre, Edinburgh University’s Potterrow Development, Jubilee Library in Brighton, the New Street Square Development in the City of London, PowerGen Headquarters, Wessex Water Operations Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Transformation, and Mint Hotels in London and Amsterdam.

Excellence, combined with sustainability, is at the heart of all Bennetts Associates’ work.

Rab Bennetts

Rab studied at Edinburgh College of Art where he met his partner Denise Bennetts. After working in London for ten years, they set up Bennetts Associates in 1987.

Rab Bennetts:
photo © Clare Park

The architecture firm, based in London and Edinburgh, has been responsible for many pioneering projects such as the PowerGen Headquarters, Wessex Water Operations Centre, Hampstead Theatre, Edinburgh University’s Informatics Forum, the Jubilee Library in Brighton and the New Street Square development in the City of London. Recent notable commissions include the £100 million transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and hotels in London and Amsterdam. The practice has won more than 125 awards and has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize several times.

Rab is also extensively involved in outside bodies and is a Board member of the UK Green Building Council, a Director of Sadler’s Wells Theatre and a Trustee of the Design Council. He was awarded the OBE for services to architecture in 2003.

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