TFP has completed two office-to-residential conversion projects for Verve Properties Ltd

The Tooley & Foster Partnership has completed two office-to-residential conversion projects for Verve Properties Ltd: The Market Building, Brentford, and The Pavilion, Graylands Estate, Horsham.

The Market Building is in a prime spot in waterside Brentford. The Tooley & Foster Partnership has restored and developed the building’s mid-century heritage, using its high ceilings and tall windows to create 44 bright apartments, which have all been sold.

There are 36 studio and one-bedroom apartments accommodated within the existing two floors and 8 one and two bed penthouse apartments in a new-build roof extension. The development is designed to encourage a sense of community with its shared clubroom, cinema and central courtyard.

The Pavilion project involved the contemporary conversion of a former office building into 11 high quality one and two-bedroom apartments with extensive communal grounds offering stunning views towards the South Downs.

Graylands Estate was originally built for Boyd Wallis, the owner of a diamond mine; subsequently, it was the headquarters of Redland Bricks. Now, the estate has been regenerated into a vibrant community with small and medium-sized business as well as stylish homes.

The Tooley & Foster Partnership is also responsible for other projects on the estate, including a development of new small business units which is due to be submitted for planning this summer.

         

Praise for TFP’s Memories Exhibition

Our 125th anniversary Memories Exhibition, which we opened to the public in June as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, was praised by visitors with one describing it as “brilliant”.

It was well attended by local residents, councillors, historians and architectural students, who were able to 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.

We also celebrated our anniversary with a garden party for past and present staff, who were also able to enjoy the exhibition.

To find out about our 125-year history, please click here:

 

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.

architects@tooleyfoster.com or 020 8504 9711