Tompkins Knight & Son

Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists.

Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists have been looking after the eyesight of Northampton’s residents for a staggering 140 years! 30 years of which has been from their premises off Kingsley Road.

Part of the longevity of the practice comes from its commitment to pursuing innovative medical technology whilst maintaining the traditional high service and personal touches that patients appreciate.

It was with this in mind that proprietor Brian Tompkins approached us to come up with a proposal to replace what was an outdated conservatory into a modern but sympathetic entrance to the rear of the Victorian building.

Working closely with the clients, the Engineers RAS and Contractors Hauge Wilkins, our design was for an open plan reception and product display area which utilises a large area of glass to create a light elegant space with views over The Racecourse.

Sections of timber cladding and metal flashing add interest to the building exterior. The footprint of the old conservatory has been retained and a customer patio area has been incorporated with new steps and handrails.

As you move further into the opticians towards the private consultation rooms the building’s original features are on display, including the restored mosaic floored hallway.

We have welcomed this opportunity from the optometrists to expand our portfolio in the healthcare sector.

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