An architectural practice in Leek has won a major award – and promoted a new director to help take the business forward.
Leek based ctd architects has been presented with the Derby Civic Society’s ‘George Larkin Brighter City’ award for the West Mill Darley Abbey project it was involved with in Derbyshire.
The conversion of the largely redundant, Grade-I listed historic cotton-spinning mill buildings within the Darley Abbey Mills complex into a high quality hospitality/ wedding venue and high quality office accommodation now represents an important part of Derbyshire’s industrial architectural history.
It is also a key component of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Chris Hesketh, architect Director at ctd architects, which is based in Clerk Bank, Leek, said: “We were delighted to receive this prestigious acknowledgement of our involvement in the creative reuse of these internationally important late 18th century Grade-I listed, UNESCO World Heritage Site complex of historic buildings on the River Derwent. And we must congratulate the client for their vision and determination in the delivery of an exciting and sustainable new use for these formally redundant cotton mills.”
ctd architects has strengthened its team of directors with the promotion of Karl Lawton from associate to director.
Mr Lawton joined ctd architects in 2000 and has extensive experience and expertise in building design, technical specification and project management in both new build and historic building projects.
Martin Mason, fellow ctd architects director, said “Karl’s appointment as director was a natural progression and an integral part of our succession planning for the company.”