TP Bennett
TP Bennett

Founded in 1921 by Thomas Penberthy Bennett, it has rapidly grown into a leading architectural practice, having established a reputation for innovative design and technical excellence.

TP Bennett believes that one solution rarely fits all. Their approach embraces diversity, allows individual expression and ensures that design solutions are environmentally responsive and appropriate to context, culture and climate. It is important for the practice to discuss sustainable issues with clients at the earliest possible opportunity in the design process.
They work in a constant dialogue with every figure of the project: from clients to contractors and end-users. Open discussions and a ‘no-ego’ approach to design characterized their work. TP Bennett adopts a concept-led approach to design in order to ensure that the design DNA is preserved from feasibility through to completion. According to the architects, great design is about achieving a balance and tension between creativity and practicality and a smart problem solving attitude.

In 2017 TP Bennett was ranked number 9 in the AJ 100 survey, the Architect’s Journal ranking of the largest architectural practices in the UK, measured by the number of qualified architects employed. Furthermore, seven buildings designed by this practice have achieved “Listed Building” status, signifying that they are of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ on the national register.

Stonecutter Court

Stonecutter Court

The redevelopment of Stonecutter Court provides a new dynamic, high quality office space.

Project Specs

  • Location: London

  • Client: CO-RE / Allianz and Ivanhoé Cambridge JV

  • Contractor: Mace Ltd

  • Year of completion: ongoing



Stonecutter Court

Unitised SSG system with fixed DGU vision glazing with solar control coating and external GRC and aluminium fins.

Unitised diamond grid SSG system with insulated with DGU vision glazing with solar control coating.

Stick System diamond grid with steel mullion and DGU vision glazing with solar control coating.

Stick System with DGU vision glazing with solar control coating.

Stone cladding (beams and columns)

Designed by

TP Bennett

Stonecutter Court project is the redevelopment of a complex corner site at 1 Stonecutter Court and 81 Farringdon Street. It consists of a 13-story office scheme, providing over 250,000 sq ft of Grade A office space The building is arranged over two basement levels, ground, podium, and include six roof terraces.

The appearance and materials have been carefully chosen to reflect the local area’s history and indeed future and ensure the amenities respond to new tech, creative and city commerce that are all attracted to this fast-changing mid-town location - increasingly popular location. This new building is designed to reflect the needs of the area’s diverse occupier base, and it benefits from efficient floor plates with great natural light, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces.

The site presents several challenges. It sits near the 18th century Hoop & Grapes, a Grade II listed Public House and secluded courtyard. It is also near the Fleet Street conservation area and subject to strategic viewing restrictions to St. Paul’s Cathedral. The design is sensitive to the heritage of the site and marries high quality with socially responsible and sustainable construction. As part of the scheme, the courtyard space has also been relocated and re-purposed to allow greater accessibility by the public, creating a rich green garden, a pavilion coffee shop and restaurant, adding new life to the area with a vibrant streetscape.

The development will benefit from state-of-the-art energy conservation methods including a highly efficient heating system, enhanced insulation, and solar panels covering 2,700 square feet. In line with Ivanhoé Cambridge’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, the Stonecutter Court redevelopment will set ambitious ESG targets and work with globally recognised organisations to achieve BREEAM New Construction Excellent and WELL Core and Shell Gold certifications.