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.
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.
Mark is a company director (MCIAT) with over 30 years of professional experience.
Mark has a great deal of experience working in education and commercial projects for Local Authority and private clients, including the role of CDMC and Contract Administration.
Favourite Sandwich: Bacon & Egg
Graham is a company director (MCIAT, ACIOB) with over 40 years of professional experience.
Graham has experience of working on all types for projects from domestic alterations, bespoke houses, up to multi-million-pound office developments, including Contract Administration and Design Team liaison.
Favourite Sandwich: Cheese & Beetroot
Garry is a Senior Architect and has been working with Sursham Tompkins part-time for over 25 years. He has over 30 years of professional experience.
Garry has wide residential development experience including layout and landscape design, and education projects including specialist teaching facilities for art & drama.
Favourite Sandwich: Prawn & Mayonnaise
Sharon is a Senior Technician (BA Hons Architecture) with over 20 years of professional experience.
Sharon has extensive experience in planning policy research and analysis, layout & housetype design for residential development, and how the requirements of Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime Homes and the recent DCLG Technical Housing Standards affect proposals.
Favourite Sandwich: Chicken & Chorizo
David is a Senior Technician (BA Hons Architecture) with over 20 years of professional experience.
David has longstanding experience of residential development, including conveyancing and is our Accredited SAP Assessor which helps streamline the design process especially on bespoke properties. He also has experience of liaising with specialists to achieve BREEAM and CSH Certification.
Favourite Sandwich: Falafel Wrap
Stephen is our Senior Designer (HND Architectural Technology) with over 20 years of professional experience.
Stephen has experience of working on large scale commercial and education projects from inception to completion and is also our AutoCAD guru.
Favourite Sandwich: Steak & Cheese
Casey is our Technician (BSc Hons Architectural Technology) with over 3 years of professional experience.
Casey has experienced a range of aspects in residential development from planning through working drawings to conveyancing.
Favourite Sandwich: Salmon & Cream Cheese
Jo is our office administrator, who has recently joined the practice in 2016 and has become a vital member of the team.
Jo has brought experience of retail management and marketing to Sursham Tompkins and makes sure we’re supplied with what we need to complete our work as well as arranging CPD seminars for vital office professional development. She is also responsible for the administration and auditing of our quality assurance.
Favourite Sandwich: Cheese & Pickle
Brian is our accountant and has been working with Sursham Tompkins part-time for over 8 years.
Brian has been involved in the financial aspects of a range of industries including shipping and brings that experience to bear here with us at Sursham Tompkins.
Favourite Sandwich: Corned Beef