McLean to head Leeds studio for tp bennett
Relocating from London, director Andrew McLean is charged with leading the strategic development of the architecture practice’s Leeds team.
Tp bennett has had a team of architects and designers in Leeds since 2019, and is the firm responsible for the recently completed 11 & 12 Wellington Place, where banking giant Lloyds signed for 124,000 sq ft in March.
The studio also designed the redevelopment of One City Square.
McLean has been with the practice for eight years and has worked across a wide range of projects for clients, predominantly in the fields of tech, finance, insurance and healthcare.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to grow an established team of talented designers, at a time where there are lots of exciting projects happening in Leeds and the region, most notably our recent completion of 11 & 12 Wellington Place. I’m excited to be taking on this new challenge at tp bennett and accelerating our presence in the city and wider region.”
Leigh Dimelow, principal director of tp bennett for the Northern region, said: “Having worked with Andrew for over eight years in London and the regions, I am delighted to have Andrew take up position to lead the Leeds office following significant growth for tp bennett in the North in the past decade.
“Andrew’s new position will allow us to support growth in Leeds, and the wider Yorkshire and northern regions, building on the success of our Manchester office and the strength of our projects across the north.”
The Wellington Place buildings are intended to set a new mark for sustainable workplaces in the city, being the first UK building outside London to achieve all of NABERS Designed Reviewed Target Rating of 5 Stars, EPC A, Fitwel Two Star and BREEAM Outstanding.
The MEPC scheme provides 228,986 sq ft of office space across two bronze-coloured structures joined by a glazed link from level four and above.