Welcome to


Conserving the Past, 
Designing the Future

We are Hathersage-based Architects in the heart of the Peak District, Derbyshire, working locally and regionally, offering personal and bespoke services, with building conservation at the centre of much of our work.


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Working with an Architect

Appointing an Architect is a big decision and it is important that you get it right so you feel confident about the professionals you work with. An Architect can offer great value to a project - no matter what size or budget - and at Tom Crooks Architecture we offer a full architectural service from conception through to completion. We can assist with coordination of the project and advise on space, scale, lighting (natural and artificial), energy efficiency, decoration, cost, programme, planning & legal aspects, appointing other consultants and generally getting the best out of your project.


By involving an Architect early on, you can ensure that you get the design you want, whilst keeping control of time, cost and quality, and avoid needing to learn the complexities of the planning system, the Building Regulations or managing Party Wall issues.

We are happy to meet with potential clients to discuss their project - no matter what size. Contact us for more information. We can offer services in connection with:

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent

We are able to prepare designs, compile all supporting documentation and submit applications for planning permission and other consents for projects of all scales.

Building Regulations Approval

We can prepare full applications for Building Regulations Approvals, with all accompanying drawings and notes, as well as coordinating the input from other specialist consultants.

Faculty Approval (or other ecclesiastical equivalents)

We work with faith buildings across different denominations, helping to obtain the necessary ecclesiastical consents (such as Faculty and BULBAC permissions)

Concept and Specialist Architectural Design

From conception to completion, from hand-drawings to computer aided design, we work with our clients to develop designs to meet their brief

Party Wall Matters

We can advice on the need (or otherwise) for you to serve Party Wall Notices on your neighbours and assist in the preparation and issuing of those.

Contract Administration & CDM Health & Safety

We are qualified to act as CDM Principal Designer and we work with Clients to advise them of their obligations under the Regulations.

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About Us

Tom Crooks Architecture was established in 2013, by Tom Crooks, with the aim of providing specialist conservation architect's services in and around the Peak District and Sheffield, as well as the wider Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas. We are delighted to now be based in the Grade II listed building, The Dovecote, in Hathersage.

Accredited as a Specialist Conservation Architect with the country's leading conservation accreditation body (the AABC) makes us uniquely qualified to offer highly specialised advice on historic buildings and building in historically sensitive environments.


Over the past nine years, we have established connections with local specialists such as structural engineers and environmental consultants, as well as local craftspeople and contractors. We can guide you through the entire process from conception to completion, and anything in between.


Establishing a good relationship with our Clients is at the forefront of everything we do. We value the personal service we offer, with oversight of all jobs provided by Tom Crooks to ensure a high quality service. We are always available to meet face-to-face to address any questions or needs you may have and to assist with every aspect of the project.


We aim to create beauty through design; taking what already exists in our landscape, historic buildings, and communities, to shape the future of our built environment with the production of beautiful, practical, and sustainable spaces. Architecture is not just about physical buildings. It is about the home you live in, the office you work in, or the church you worship in. Our unique approach brings buildings to life, truly honouring what they represent.  

Every building has the potential to be something special and we aim to realise that potential with all our projects. We get as much pleasure from working with a client to re-arrange their existing house and a grand architectural masterpiece.


Meet The Team


Tom Crooks

Chartered Conservation Architect & Director

BA(Hons), MArch.,

PG. Dip. (Arch), R.I.B.A, A.A.B.C.

Tom is an RIBA Chartered Architect and AABC Accredited Specialist Conservation Architect, registered with the foremost conservation accreditation body in the UK (The AABC). Tom has over fifteen years experience working in the conservation sector, on projects involving Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II "listed" buildings as well as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

Tom is an Architect Consultant to the Sheffield Diocesan Advisory Committee, Membership Secretary to the Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association, as well as being local Group Scout Leader and involved in several community interest groups.

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Luke Heavens

Part I Architectural Assistant


Luke joined Tom Crooks Architecture Ltd. after graduating from Huddersfield University with a First-Class degree in RIBA Part 1 Architecture where his final design project was nominated for the Global Art and Design Competition based on United Nation’s 15th conference: Biological Diversity-imagining the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in China. 

Having a strong interest in walking and climbing in the Peak District over the last 10 years, he holds the local conservation and heritage of the area in extremely high regard which is reflected through his design work. Luke has previously worked in lighting design and luminaire product sales and holds distinction qualifications in both, bringing his knowledge into the design process at Tom Crooks Architecture.



H.R. Manager & Welfare Officer

Dora is primarily concerned with the welfare and happiness of the office staff and is always around to ensure there are plenty of opportunities for stroking and fuss, and if you have a treat, all the better!


You will usually find Dora curled up under the desks, no doubt contemplating how to help further creativity and well-being within the office. She will always ensure all the staff take time out and have well-timed breaks throughout the day - so long as that involves stroking her.

Her specialist skills include feet warming, rolling over, sleeping and office inspiration.

Our Address

The Dovecote, Hathersage Hall Business Centre, Main Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BB


Tel:  01433 440 466


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