About Tobias Place

Tobias Place is a development of an existing hostel building designed by Erik Asmussen in 1965, formerly part of the Tobias School of Art. The first phase is to create nine apartments & a further one apartment for the use of the residents to enable friends & family to come & visit. There is also a further space comprising of a kitchen & dining room area, & a large meeting room, which opens on to a veranda. It is envisaged that these spaces could be used for parties, meetings & other social gatherings.
The second phase is in the planning stage, & is likely to be a row of five, three-bedroomed terraced houses. The intention of the development is to create a small community around a central green, with as many mutually beneficial aspects as possible, including a central heating plant, which will take advantage of both biomass & solar technologies, ensuring low & stable heating costs long into the future. Also, allotments will be available to residents, composting & recycling facilities, & a shared laundry utility area. It is our intention that all these features will promote a sense of community.

About Douch Partners

Douch Partners Ltd is a well established family company which specialises in environmental construction & development & works hard to use sustainable building methods.
We are based in Forest Row, East Sussex, & have been in business for over 20 years; we have strived to promote sustainable ideas into all the projects that we undertake.

About Nicolas Pople Architect

Nicolas Pople has over 35 years of practice experience, with a specialism in conservation. The philosophy of his work is the conviction that architecture plays a crucial role in both individual and social development. Building with an ecological perspective needs to embrace community and economic questions, and is not simply a matter of technological fixes. The work the office produces aims to be a manifestation of the understanding that art and technology are of equal importance in the creation of architecture and are ultimately indivisible. Recent commissions for a series of sacramental projects are the natural extension of this idea.

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