Planning Success


Peak Architects are delighted to have been appointed on an exciting project which will see a new restaurant and bar located in the old Natwest building in the heart of Hathersage.

After a difficult year of negotiations with the local Planning Authority and after a successful planning appeal, Peak Architects are to undertake the detailed design for both the Architectural and Interior Design services.

‘Bank House’ is expected to open in April 2018 and we can’t wait!

Great to see our latest Planning Approval for a conversion and extension in the Peak District being well received in the Press.


Hydro Stations achieve Planning Success

Following lengthy negotiations and consultation with the Environmental Agency; Historic England and the Peak Park Planning Team; unanimous planning approval was granted at committee for the installation of two new Archimedes screw hydro stations on the River Derwent at Chatsworth.

The stations will be positioned on the upper and lower weirs and have associated sluice gates and fish passes. Once operational the 2 hydropower schemes will generate 445,000kWh of renewable energy saving the equivalent of 350T of carbon emissions and providing approximately 25% of the estates current energy requirements.

To find out more please see our projects page

Chatsworth Hydro 01 (Main)