Extension to Smithy cottage

Our brief was to create a large extension which would accommodate the main living spaces, master bedroom and a guest suite. The principle behind the concept was to orientate the structure to maximise the views over the adjacent Ogston Reservoir and surrounding woodland. This resulted in a modern….

Garden room with a view

Our client purchased this property and inherited the conservatory which had the typical issues of being too hot in summer and too cold in winter. It also obstructed views out due to the large amount of chunky plastic framing……

Sydnope Stand

It’s not every day we get asked to design an extension to a castle!!!! Pre-application discussions with planning and conservation officers proved lengthy given that the former hunting lodge is within the original curtilage of the listed Sydnope Hall…..

Park Lane

An attractive Edwardian House had been ruined by unfortunate extensions to the rear and side so our clients took the bold decision to demolish these and replace with a better quality addition that would improve the aesthetics and function of the house….

We felt it was important not to destroy the character of the original building, one of a pair which made an important contribution to the conservation area….

Garden room

Our client’s front door opened directly into their kitchen. They wanted a porch, but, in their own words, “an interesting one”.

We looked at the house and the garden. There was an interesting view which the house design failed to capture, and an attractive tree on the front lawn.

We designed the porch to frame the new view with an angled wall opening up the space until it was big enough to fit a dining table….

‘The Bowl’

‘The Bowl’

 We were invited to look at what could be done with a huge bowling green in Hornscroft Park, Bolsover.

Unused for nine years, the green was becoming a problem to local residents as an informal gathering place for anti-social behaviour.

Working with Mary Wardle, a landscape designer, we proposed cutting gently sloping terraces into the green space. Edged with railway sleepers each terrace created an edge to sit on and an outdoor amphitheatre for formal or informal use within which 2000 people could gather.

Formerly known as 'Derek Trowell Architects' our practice has recently changed name to reflect changes in ownership and management although the day-to-day running of the business remains largely the same.

We are a team of architects and designers based in the historic market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire.

Our portfolio is varied with large and small projects across a range of market sectors.

We believe that every project can be special and should exceed the expectations of our clients.

As well as architecture, we are involved in landscape design, interior design and community projects.

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