The Manchester office of architecture and design consultancy TP Bennett, set up in 2014, has been strengthened by the promotion of office head Leigh Dimelow to the firm’s board, two team members becoming associate directors, and a strategic hire arriving from Hodder + Partners.
Senior architect Alberto Yébenes is the new joiner. He has experience working as project architect on residential PRS and student accommodation schemes in the North West, Oxford and London and will take a leading role on coordinating project teams and will work closely with clients.
Office head Leigh Dimelow has joined the company’s main board, being promoted to principal director after almost 20 years with the practice and three years growing the north of England business.
Since the founding of the Manchester office in 2014, Dimelow has increased headcount from three to 15, leading them team in winning and delivering projects including DLA Piper’s workplace interiors in both Manchester and Liverpool, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global centre at One New Bailey, along with the Timpson training centre in Wythenshawe.
Bishop’s promotion within the Manchester interiors team comes after two years with the firm as a senior interior designer. She has been the creative lead on projects including Bruntwood’s York Street offices.
Since joining in 2015, Beech has been working as a senior interior and technical designer. As an associate director, he will integrate his technical architectural knowledge with his experience as a designer to provide creative and pragmatic solutions for clients.
The firm said that it is working with CBRE on several opportunities across the region. Other projects include the 78,000 sq ft Windmill Green office scheme in Manchester and the £70m Rochdale Riverside, being delivered by Genr8 Developments and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council.
Dimelow said: “These promotions and new hire are testament to the strength of the Manchester office and the level of projects we are delivering. Our goal is to continue to increase our presence and brand across the North West.
“With our current tradjactory of work we anticipate further growth over the next 18 months to two years, and as part of this, to attract and retain talent and build a 25-strong team in the near future.”