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Benoy Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

16 Aug 2022
Nottingham Forest City Ground expansion, Nottingham, England, UK
Nottingham Forest City Ground Stadium Expansion
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Nottingham Forest City Ground Stadium Expansion
Planning has been granted for a new stadium-wide regeneration project at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. In addition, outline consent has also been granted for a residential block adjacent which adds both to the viability and place-making of the scheme. Benoy is the lead architect on the scheme.

14 Jun 2022

This year, multi-award-winning international Architecture, Masterplanning, and Interior Design firm Benoy, celebrates an important milestone – 75 years of design success.

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Benoy started its life as a three-person architect firm designing cowsheds in rural Nottinghamshire, England in 1947. Over the past seven decades, it has grown internationally and has been joined by three sister businesses – Holmes Wood, Pragma Consulting and Uncommon Land – forming the family of businesses known as Handley House.

Benoy Architects London Architecture Office

Over the decades, Benoy has grown rapidly and has come a long way. With eight design studios and two business development offices around the world, plus projects in over 50 countries, the architecture studio has proven expertise in delivering a building and understanding the long-term value it can provide. Now an established international brand, it continues to evolve, innovate and now boasts a portfolio of clients including Alibaba, Bin Dayel Investment and Siam Piwat.

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Commenting on the 75th anniversary, Tom Cartledge, CEO, said:
“I am incredibly proud to lead this business. When I took on the role of CEO from our now Chairman and my father, Graham Cartledge, one of my first actions was to build on the strength of the Benoy network that he had created.  I wanted to broaden our expertise and provide a collaborative space where design for people and place came together. Bringing together research and creativity as a group offering, we began to see the results that leading-edge thinking can deliver through design.

Benoy Architects London Architecture Office
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Benoy Architects London Architecture Office
photo © Benoy – Tom Cartledge, CEO

Our story is one of evolution, working in partnership with others for the greater benefit of present and future generations. Despite the changes, what has remained constant is our unwavering commitment to meet the needs of those who live in, work in and use the places we create. To that end, social wellbeing, sustainable development and economic prosperity remain at the heart of everything we do.

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To our clients, friends, collaborators and staff, thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to continuing the journey with you. From the Shires to Shanghai, we have come a long way, but we have not forgotten who we are.”

Benoy Architects London Architecture Office

Benoy’s latest projects include Alibaba’s Central China Headquarters & Industrial Community, Wuhan, China, the New City Ground Redevelopment for Nottingham Forest, Nottingham, UK, and the Bahrain International Airport Terminal, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Benoy Architects London Architecture Office

Throughout its history of achievements, Benoy has received global recognition from competitions for its architectural innovations, business, sustainability, and workplace lifestyle – boasting two BUILD Architecture awards in 2021, Gold at the World Architecture News Awards in 2021, multiple awards at MIPIM across multiple categories since 2009, and a Queen’s award for the International Trade Category in 2008, to name but a few.

The architecture firm is expanding more than ever with its recently opened offices in both Shenzhen, China, and Santa Monica, United States of America, now taking its total of international locations to ten.

29 May 2019
Benoy unveils a vision of the 20,000 ha new twin capital for Uzbekistan
New Twin Capital for Uzbekistan design by Benoy Architects
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New Twin Capital for Uzbekistan
Benoy has released its masterplan vision for a new capital city on a vast expanse of land immediately east of Tashkent, covering an area of 20,000 hectares. As a twin to the existing capital, the city has been designed to revitalise the Old City whilst bringing renewed strength, prosperity and identity to this growing nation in Central Asia.

20 Feb 2017
Sanya Eyot Scheme, South Sea Pearl, Hainan, China
CITS Sanya Eyot in Hainan design by Benoy Architects
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Sanya Eyot by Benoy
Benoy’s design for the new China International Travel Service (CITS) Sanya Eyot scheme in Hainan is progressing with the latest designs being released this month. The development makes up the second phase of the wider CITS scheme which already includes the first phase DFS development, the world’s largest of its kind.

22 Sep 2016
Gala Avenue Westside, Shanghai, China
Gala Avenue Westside
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Gala Avenue Westside by Benoy
A future mixed-use scheme set within the major Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY development. Appointed as the Masterplanner, Architect and Interior Designer, the company will deliver the full scope for the scheme due to complete in 2018.

21 Jul 2016
Benoy CEO
Benoy is proud to announce the appointment of Tom Cartledge, former Global Director – Commercial and Operations, to the role of CEO.
Since joining the Benoy Team in 2013, Tom has been an integral member of the global directorship and instrumental in guiding the firm’s corporate strategy. Bringing his breadth of experience working with retailers, developers and investors to the firm, he is a key advisor to the business and active in exploring new sectors and developing new revenue streams.

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20 Apr 2016
Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Xuhui Vanke Center design by Benoy Architects
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Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai

5 Jan 2016
Suning Plaza, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Suning Plaza building design by Benoy Architects
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Xuzhou Mixed-Use Development
Topping out of a mixed-use development, the practice’s first completed project in the city.

1 Dec 2015
Mall of Scandinavia, Hagastaden, Stockholm, Sweden
Mall of Scandinavia design by Benoy Architects
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Mall of Scandinavia
This is Benoy’s second Unibail-Rodamco project in Scandinavia, and one of several in collaboration with the developer throughout Europe, including Centrum Chodov, the largest Czech commercial scheme.

12 Nov 2013
Benoy Singapore Awards
Benoy Singapore – practice news : awards
The architects office was last week honoured at the MIPIM Asia Awards with four major awards for its projects across Asia. This year the firm celebrated five consecutive years of success at the awards which recognise outstanding real estate projects in the Asia Pacific region.

26 Sep 2013
Benoy Singapore News
The architecture office celebrates its fifth anniversary in Singapore this year; growing from landmark beginnings along the famous Orchard Road to its appointment on two of the country’s most anticipated future developments at Singapore Changi Airport.

24 Sep 2013
Tanjung Aru Eco Development Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tanjung Aru Eco Development Malaysia
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Tanjung Aru Eco Development Kota Kinabalu
The global firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is behind the latest project set to transform the city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. The plans for Tanjung Aru Eco Development were announced by the Chief Minister of Sabah at the Malaysia Day Golden Jubilee celebration on 16 September, emphasising the importance of the scheme to regenerate the area for future generations.

12 Jul + 6 Apr 2013
Wuxi TaiHu Masterplan, Wuxi, China
Wuxi TaiHu Masterplan China design by Benoy Architects
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Wuxi TaiHu Masterplan
The world leader in architecture, masterplanning, interior architecture and graphic design announce ground breaking by the Lan Kwai Fong Group for the new Wuxi TAIHU Cultural District and Wuxi Lan Kwai Fong, located in TaiHu New Town.

20 May 2013
Parc 66, Jinan, China – award news
Design: Benoy
Jinan Building design by Benoy Architects
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Parc 66 – award news
The architects practice is extremely honoured to announce that Parc 66 has won the 2013 Best of the Best VIVA (Vision-Innovation-Value-Achievement) Sustainable Design and Development Award. The award was presented as part of the International Council of Shopping Centre’s (ICSC) global awards program at the ICSC annual RECon Conference in Las Vegas.

27 Sep 2012
Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013
Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013
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Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013
The architects practice is today celebrating being named as winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Having previously won in 2008, this is the company’s consecutive Award in the category of International Trade and so perhaps even more significant, acknowledging both commercial excellence and consistency.

23 Nov 2012
EAST Hotel in Beijing, China
Design: Benoy
EAST Hotel Beijing design by Benoy Architects
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EAST Hotel in Beijing
The architects firm announce completion of their first hotel in Asia, with the opening of the EAST Hotel in Beijing. Located in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, this is Hong Kong-based Swire Groups’ second EAST brand hotel; the four-star business hotel is part of the new mixed-use retail-led ‘INDIGO’ development, set to become a prime business destination for Beijing. Benoy’s scope of work has included the Masterplanning, Architecture, Facade and Interior Design for EAST hotel, and the entire INDIGO development.

16 Nov 2012
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Asia, Benoy Scoops Three Awards at MIPIM Asia
ECMall Beijing design by Benoy Architects
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Recognised for Excellence in Flagship Projects:
Hysan Place, Hong Kong; Parc 66, Jinan & Central Plaza Rama 9, Bangkok
The architecture practice was last week honoured at the MIPIM Asia Awards with three major awards for its projects across Asia. Hysan Place in Hong Kong, Parc 66 in Jinan and Central Plaza Rama 9 in Bangkok were selected by the judges for outstanding excellence in architecture, interior architecture and graphic design, winning Gold (Best Mixed-Use Development), Silver (Best Retail & Leisure Development) and Bronze (Best Retail & Leisure Development) Awards respectively.

13 Oct 2012
IFC Seoul Mall, South Korea
Seoul Mall Building
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IFC Seoul Mall
Benoy announce the opening of their first development in Korea with the introduction of the dynamic IFC Seoul Mall. This new retail mall is part of the landmark IFC Seoul mixed use development, located in the prime business district of Yeouido.

Recent Benoy Buildings + Designs

11 Aug 2012
Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Interior Design: Benoy
Hong Kong Retail Building design by Benoy Architects
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Hong Kong Retail Building
This new urban retail destination in the heart of Causeway Bay, has been officially opened. Benoy are delighted to have been the Interior Architects and Designers on the retail portion of this dynamic development. Situated in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district, this scheme is set to become the new urban landmark for Hong Kong.

13 Jun 2012
Qiantan Masterplan, Shanghai, China
Qiantan Masterplan Buildings
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Qiantan Masterplan Shanghai
The architects practice is delighted to announce success at the international urban design competition for the Lujiazui Pudong Qiantan ES4 Precinct Core Area, located in the south of Shanghai. The client, Lujiazui Group, have been responsible for the development and implementation of Shanghai’s Pudung Central Business District since the 1990s.

14 Sep 2011
i-Square, Hong Kong
Rocco Design / Benoy
i-Square Building design by Benoy Architects
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Located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, 111 m high with 27 storeys above ground. A massive shopping and entertainment complex developed by Associated International Hotels Limited.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Key Projects by Benoy Architects

Birmingham Bull Ring Redevelopment – Masterplan, Midlands, central England
Bullring Birmingham
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Bullring Birmingham incl. Selfridges by Future Systems & landscaping by Gross.Max

ECMall, Beijing, China
ECMall Beijing
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ECMall Beijing

ION Orchard, Singapore
ION Orchard
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ION Orchard

Westfield, White City, London, UK
Design: Benoy / Westfield
Westfield London
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Westfield London : ‘Europe’s largest urban shopping centre’

mediacity:uk – masterplan, Salford Quays, northwest England
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More buildings / developments by Benoy online very soon

Location: 210 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7DL, UK

Architecture Practice Information

Benoy is an international studio with offices in London (England, UK), Newark (Nottinghamshire, England), Hong Kong (China), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Shanghai (China), Singapore

The architects practice was founded in 1947, in England.

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