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 are worked alongside Community Enterprise and the rest of the design 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 is 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. Applications to key funding bodies have now been registered, and it is anticipated that the outcomes of these applications will be determined by spring 2016.

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