Peter Ranken holding Passivhaus Conference for RICS

Peter Ranken, Certified Passivhaus Designer and Architect will head up the one-off Passivhaus conference for RICS golf club on Wednesday 19th June 7.00 till 8.30pm. Here he will investigate how Passivhaus fits into the increasing low energy/ low carbon requirements for new buildings.

Tickets are available on link below:–practice/london/20190619/


TFP achieves Silver Investors in People

The Tooley & Foster Partnership has achieved the Silver Investors in People Standard.

Organisations that meet the world-recognised Investors in People Standard reflect the very best in people management excellence. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people for sustained success. Silver organisations are considered to be advanced Investors in People.

We first achieved an Investors in People award in 2005. Achieving Silver has been a well-earned acknowledgement of the work that we have been doing around staff and leadership development, including focussing on the future and embracing change.

Jackie Sibley, Investors in People Assessor, said: “Since the last Investors in People assessment in 2014, The Tooley & Foster Partnership has significantly raised its ambitions from ‘creating environments that work’ to that of creating ‘design excellence’ and improving its competitive position so it is recognised as a leading architectural practice. The Partnership is proving its agility in a fragile economic environment since the major downturn in 2008, in the way it harnesses its staff and their skills and expertise and diversifies its client base.

“The Partnership seeks to achieve its ambitions by keeping at the forefront of new practices, materials and regulations and by constantly reviewing, obtaining feedback and improving its techniques whether they be in architecture or people management. There is a strong shift to keep technology as advanced as possible to free staff to utilise their professional skills and to keep these skills as up-to-date as possible through various internal and external learning and development activities.”

ELHAP Bake-a-Cake

This year, our chosen charity is ELHAP ‘a magical adventure playground for disabled children’, please visit for more information.

ELHAP provide holiday playschemes and term time Saturday Clubs throughout the year for disabled and disadvantaged children from across North East London and Essex areas and is in Woodford Bridge near our offices here in Buckhurst Hill. ELHAP have supported tens of thousands of disabled and disadvantaged children since 1976.

We have already raised £150 through donations from our Bake-a-Cake and Eat-It day, sweet and savoury treats were baked and donated by our very own staff (and their families), raising funds for this very worthy cause.

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A date is to be set for an afternoon during a weekend to donate our time painting some of the external play equipment before the summer holidays.  Followed by a sponsored walk in the Autumn.

ELHAP have a ‘wish list’ for their children;

£50 will provide art materials for one month

£100 will provide new sports equipment (footballs, bats, balls, racquets and nets etc)

£250 will provide timber for the children to build dens and small play structures

£500 will build a Giants Chair

£750 will provide musical instruments

£1,500 will provide art tables and chairs

£2,000 will provide a building for a gigantic outdoor xylophone

£5,000 to build a new tree house around one of their horse chestnut trees

£7,500 to extend the main structure to their new orchard project

£10,000 to replace their amazing hexagonal swing

£15,000 to replace their old and overused sensory room equipment