Tobias Place

  • Tobias Place, East Grinstead, Sussex
    Status - Phase 1 completed 2013
    - Phase 2 planning pending
    Client - Douch Partners Ltd
    Specialist Sub-contractor
    Structural Engineer
    - Douch Partners Ltd
    - Octagon Contracts Ltd zinc roofing
    - Bob Newman
    Published - Sunday Telegraph 31.03.13
  • Tobias hostel once formed part of Tobias School of Art and Therapy constructed around 1964 to designs by the Danish architect Erik Asmussen.  Planning consent was gained in 2009 for conversion of the building into 9 flats, guest accommodation and shared social spaces.  The 1 & 2 bedroom flats are due to be complemented by the construction of a terrace of five 3 bedroomed houses all of which will be serviced by the biomass boiler housed in the new boiler house.  The houses are designed to provide flexible accommodation and incorporate solar arrays on the south facing roofs. The buildings are arranged around a ‘village green’ with allotments and a swale for rainwater collection.