Chris Bannister


Chris graduated from Manchester University in 1987. After joining the practice in 1992, he became a Project Director in 1999 and a Director in 2002.


His early work at the practice includes the New Parliamentary Building at Westminster, a new office building at Whitefriars in the City of London, two high-rise residential towers in Dubai, a scorer’s box for Lord’s Cricket Ground, and numerous international competition entries.


Chris led the design team for an Innovation Centre in Luton, and the Northgate mixed-use development in Chester. He was the Project Director for the design of the National Tennis Centre for the LTA in London, which won the BCO Best of the Best Award in 2008. Working closely with Principal Mike Taylor on the Velodrome for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Chris was responsible for the day-to-day operation and coordination of the Design Team.


More recently, he led the team on the competition winning scheme for the re-cladding of the East Wing tower at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He has just finished working on a new landmark mixed-use building for British Land at 100 Liverpool Street in the City of London, which has retained a significant amount of the structure from the previous building in order to minimise its impact on the environment. He is currently working on the redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside. 


Chris is the Director responsible for the coordination of environmental design within the office and is a registered BREEAM Assessor. He has taught at Oxford Brookes University, and has lectured widely.