The Tooley & Foster Partnership’s 125th Memories Exhibition

Memories Exhibition

In celebration of our 125th anniversary, we are taking part in the London Festival of Architecture by holding a Memories Exhibition. In this exhibition we will be opening our archives to showcase a selection of our many local architectural projects from across the decades.

The Memories Exhibition is set in our office, a Victorian house where we have been based since 1962, only a stone’s throw from our original premises in Buckhurst Hill.

Browse through drawings, photographs, ledgers and more from the time of the founding partners Herbert Tooley and Rex C Foster through to the present day, with many local projects including, private houses, housing estates, offices, schools, care homes and hospitals.  Also on display will be drawing and surveying tools from the 1950s to early 1990s.

Finish your journey through our history by looking at some of our recent award-winning work including Passivhaus ultra-low energy buildings.

The Memories Exhibition is at The Tooley & Foster Partnership’s studios in Buckhurst Hill (please see link for flyer below) and will be open to the public on 29th and 30th June from 4pm to 8pm.

TFP 125th Anniversary flyer

Whether you’re a student, local resident, historian or a fellow architectural or design professional, please join us in celebrating our great history.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. or 020 8504 9711


TFP backs NHF’s 5-star Plan for Rural Housing

The Tooley & Foster Partnership has pledged support for the National Housing Federation’s 5-star Plan for Rural Housing, which is being launched on 7 July at the end of Rural Housing Week. The Plan challenges the sector to increase delivery of rural housing and continue to contribute to a living and working countryside.

Rural Housing Week is an annual event highlighting the importance and benefits of affordable housing in rural communities across the country. Local people are often priced out of the market and this initiative highlights a commitment to supporting rural communities and their economies.

The Tooley and Foster Partnership has a long history of working with housing associations and local authorities to deliver a range of specialist housing schemes including extra care, which replaces older models of residential care provision and traditional sheltered housing. We have recently completed or are currently working on extra care schemes in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and East Sussex.

Keith Everitt, Partner, said: “Supporting people to live happily in their community is something we care deeply about. 2017 is our 125th year of working as architects and designers based on the London/Essex border. As such we are rooted within our local community and are committed to continuing to deliver much needed homes in rural areas.

“The issue spans the age range. Young people need to find homes they can afford so they can live, work and raise families in the countryside. Older people form a significant part of the rural population and they too need appropriate care and support services to enable them to maintain their independence and engage with their community.”

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