Director at Bennetts Associates
Simon has been with the practice for over twenty years. His diverse workload has included some of the practice’s most significant projects such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Hampstead Theatre as well as pioneering sustainable headquarters buildings for John Menzies and BT. Recently completed projects include an award-winning extension to the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Simon and his team are currently on site with Storyhouse, a new cultural centre in Chester, and a new London headquarters for the Royal College of Pathologists. Masterplanning projects include a major site in the centre of Manchester, and a mixed-use scheme in Camden, London. Also on the drawing board are projects for The Old Vic Theatre, London and Canford School, Dorset, both of which involve significant listed buildings. Despite his extensive theatre and historic buildings experience Simon consciously avoids specialisation and enjoys sharing approaches and experience across project types and clients. He is a regular contributor to events and publications and is a Trustee Director of the Bennetts Associates Employee Ownership Trust.