We are experienced architects, historic buildings advisors, project managers, landscape architects and urban designers providing creative and innovative design solutions.

Who we are

ctd architects Leek and Stoke on Trent architects practice

ctd architects are an established and well respected North Staffordshire design-led architectural practice, offering an experienced and  multidisciplinary approach to building design and refurbishment. The practice is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Practice Scheme.

Established in 1988 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, we have operated from our offices in Leek since 1999 and currently employ 14 people, headed up by four partners, Chris Hesketh, Martin Mason, Patrick Redmond and Karl Lawton.

The four directors all take a hands-on approach in the design and management of projects across a wide range of sectors, with particular specialist skills and experience in medical healthcare, historic building conservation, regeneration and housing, and community architecture.

How we work

We listen and respond to our clients’ needs, and work with them to develop a design that meets and often exceeds their expectations.

All projects directly involve a director or associate throughout the design and procurement process from inception to completion, with project teams assembled to support individual projects needs. We offer an enthusiastic and dynamic resource capable of understanding clients’ aspirations in developing quality projects and buildings delivered on time and on budget.

The practice strives to provide high-quality, responsive design which addresses material, social and cultural needs whilst offering a professional and bespoke service, tailored to individual requirements.

Quality Assurance

The practice is quality assured and certified with Garek Assured under BS EN ISO 14001 & BS EN ISO 9001.

ctd architects complies with and fully embraces the spirit of the requirements of ISO 9001, which enables our organisation to maintain a structured and consistent approach to business, maximise internal efficiency, invest in training and development, and to maintain, through its adoption, the very highest standards of client care possible.

We aim to achieve total client satisfaction with the product we offer by understanding the clients, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements, in an environment of continuous improvement, so clients continue to choose ctd architects as their preferred supplier and also confidently recommend our organisation to other potential clients.


ctd architects Accreditation

The practice is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Practice Scheme, as well as being a Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Registered Practice.

We are constructionline registered and also a member of the Staffordshire Chambers of commerce and the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB).

Our directors are actively involved with a number of national and local societies and professional bodies relevant to their particular interest, including the Staffordshire Moorlands Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Leek and Moorlands Historic Buildings Trust, Staffordshire Constructing Excellence Club and the North Staffordshire Society of Architects to name but a few…..


ctd architects are a creative and progressive employer committed to staff participation and development at all levels through access to training, equal opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

All available positions are posted on our website together with advertisements in the press. If you are interested in working with us, applications should be made formally in writing by post enclosing a CV and A4 samples of your work F.A.O our office manager: Angela Cashmore.

Any speculative applications to be considered for architectural posts in the future will be kept on file.