The Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir
Scottish Borders

WT Architecture were appointed as Architects and lead consultants to work with the people of Tweedsmuir in the latest stage of their hard-fought campaign to save the historic Crook Inn in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The 400-year old hotel and centre of the community was closed in 2006, and has since been the subject of a vigorous local campaign to secure community ownership of the building and its land. Funds were successfully raised in 2012 to purchase The Crook Inn, and in early 2014 the Tweedsmuir Community Company had their application for Development Funding accepted by Big Lottery.

WT Architecture worked alongside Community Enterprise and the rest of the project design team to lead a series of community design workshops intended to inform the brief, business plan and design for a sustainable redevelopment of The Crook Inn. The process and outcomes of each workshop were recorded in the documents below:

Workshop 1 : Information gathering and brief development.
Click here to download a copy of the Feedback Report 1 & Appendices.

Workshop 2 : Presentation of outline designs.
Click here to download a copy of the Feedback Report 2 & Appendices

Workshop 3 : Presentation of detailed designs
Click here to download a copy of the Feedback Report 3 & Appendices

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were successfully secured in late summer 2015. 

Further to the initial appointment WTA have also been asked by the Tweedsmuir Community Company to develop designs for a Cafe and Bunkhouse occupying the two outbuildings that sit behind the Crook Inn. This latest commission will form the first phase in the overall transformation of the Crook Inn site: allowing for earlier occupation of the site by  the local community and helping to build momentum for the eventual development of the historic Crook Inn itself. 

The 'Save The Crook' Facebook page is an excellent way to find out how you can get involved. To get regular updates from them, simply 'Like' their page.

Client : Tweedsmuir Community Company
Community Consultant : Community Enterprise
Conservation Architect : Stephen Newsom
Structural Engineer : David Narro Associates
Environmental Engineer : Max Fordham
Quantity Surveyor : McLeod & Aitken