About Us


Sursham Tompkins were formed in 1961, making us one of the longest established practices in the County. The photograph pictured is of the founding members, Harry Sursham and Keith Tompkins, at a charity ball in the early years. The opportunity arose in 2004 to expand the practice and relocate from Wellingborough Town Centre to our current studio at Sywell, within a converted barn complex.

The current practice directors Graham Larkins and Mark Croxen are both members of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, employing qualified architectural staff with differing backgrounds and experience, giving the practice a full skill set.

As a practice we have been fortunate to work with a number of high profile clients on exciting and challenging projections, in locations as diverse as Jersey and the Isle of Man.

The practice has a wealth of experience on commercial, educational and residential projects and has built up a diverse portfolio of clients.

Partnering with us

We take pride in establishing and continuing relationships with our clients to build up a deeper understanding of preferences and aspirations that will feed back into the finished design and onto the final built form.

We operate and maintain ISO9001 accreditation to demonstrate our commitment to quality and procedures and we also have an in-house Elmhurst Energy Design Energy Assessor.


Our idyllic location acts as an inspiration to us all. The sensitively converted stone barn buildings provide a comfortable environment in which to develop ideas into the reality of built form.

Our central location enables easy access to the major road network of the M1 and A14, and mainline train stations in Northampton and Wellingborough.

Meet the team