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  • Tom Allen

    Director & Architect

  • Craig Beech

    Consultant Architect

  • About

    Consultant Architect

    BA Arch, Dip Arch, ARB, AECB

    Craig is a highly experienced architect, having worked on a range of domestic and commercial projects. He worked for a Nottingham practice for over a decade, before leaving at the end of 2011 to establish his own practice, Beech Architects, based in Suffolk. At his previous practice, Craig was the lead Project Architect for many of the practice’s largest jobs for the last 5 years, the largest being a £9million flat development in Nottingham.

    Craig is also very practical and has been renovating properties for himself for more than a decade. Having completed a sympathetic conversion of a Grade II listed barn where he currently lives, he is now restoring and extending a Grade II listed cottage in Suffolk. Craig has developed a keen interest in sustainability and conservation, utilizing renewable technologies in many of his projects, but he also believes in low cost solutions to achieve highly insulated air-tight building fabrics with minimal energy demands.

    Craig’s practice is currently working on various domestic and commercial projects mainly located in Suffolk and Nottingham. Craig was Tom’s team leader and his mentor during his Part III. During their time working together, they developed an excellent working relationship and a good friendship. Quite soon after establishing ta Architecture, Tom was invited to design proposals for a new Visitor Centre at Papplewick Pumping Station. Realising that the project was too big for him to tackle on his own, he enlisted Craig’s help. Craig is now employed by Tom Allen Ltd as a Consultant, giving the practice the capacity to undertake larger projects, whilst retaining the flexibility to undertake their own projects individually.

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    Tom Allen is currently taking a more active role for his development company (Mellen Developments Ltd)
    and is therefore not taking on any new project enquiries at present.