With you and for you.
We look for solutions that work for people, communities and the environment. How we get there is by listening to you.
This personalised, one-to-one service is fundamental to our approach and has been the cornerstone of our customer’s experience for many years.
The first thing we do is put a Director or Associate Director on your project. They’ll be with you from start to finish, so you’ll always have access to objective, expert advice you can trust.
Getting to know you is part of the process. We’ll make ourselves experts in your particular needs so we’re always improving the way we work – with you and for you.
"I have never come across an Architect so dedicated to your requirements.”
Paul M Ashford, Project Director, Regency Homes Limited
As The Architect magazine put it, ‘Tooley Foster has a reputation for solid, high quality work. That is largely to do with the systematic way the Practice runs jobs’.
The maxim still applies today; our methodical approach and attention to detail is second to none and a crucial element in our success. All the unrecognised, sometimes boring bits of an architect’s work that are too often done too late or at the wrong time, have been incorporated into workflows we have been developing and improving over decades.
“Tooley Foster are a firm I have been pleased to know and work with for over fifteen years… there were two important criteria in this role – technical excellence and an empathy with the practising professional. I am very pleased to say that that they meet those criteria.”
Eamonn Malone, Devonshire Partnership
"It is clear everyone appreciates the work put in by Tooley Foster – I have been to many pre-app meetings attended by design officers and architects, and that one was particularly positive.."
Elizabeth Bloomfield, Associate Planner, Pegasus Planning
We have received numerous awards and recognitions, demonstrating our ability to design ‘Environments that work’ for both the public and private sectors, with creativity and an appreciation of our clients' needs.
Whether you’re an up and coming architect or an established professional, any practice you go to work for has to take your career development seriously. Which is why we constantly invest in training and development for our people.
We are a medium-sized practice based in Buckhurst Hill, 25 mins from Liverpool St on the Central Line. Our success reflects our ability to keep at the forefront of change and provide a personalised service for our clients. For 130 years we have designed ‘Environments that work’, making a positive impact on the people and communities who use them. Tooley Foster offer a full range of architectural services for the care, residential, and health sectors, as well as private and public sector residential, commercial health projects throughout the UK.
Working in the office or remotely, you really do get the best of both worlds. Positioned on the edge of London and wrapped by Epping Forest on two sides, Buckhurst Hill has a country town feel. With its sloping high street full of independent shops, great places to eat and its decent sized Waitrose you do not feel like you are in London. But jump on the tube at Buckhurst Hill and in 15 mins you're in Stratford with national routes and international links to the rest of Europe.
We attract a diverse group of employees from all over London, Essex and beyond, all at different stages of their careers. Young graduates from inner London mix with colleagues who have chosen to make this part of outer London their home. This makes for a great mix of people and a very constructive and professional atmosphere.
As a close-knit team, we’re very happy and more than a bit proud to work in an inclusive, supportive environment where everyone’s contribution is important. There is little of the politics that can occur in central London offices and working with us means you will get your evenings and weekends back. Unless schedules are particularly tight, we have enough resources to ensure set hours tend to be the ones people work; you can work flexibly around those core hours, and we can offer both home and office based working.
Enhancing our skills, training and development is valuable to us, so we have held Investors in People status since May 2005, achieving Silver Standard in 2017. We remain an accredited Investors in People organisation and are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
We are recruiting Architects, Architectural Assistants and Technologists with a passion for low energy design to work on a variety of Passivhaus and low energy buildings. If you have Passivhaus experience or wish to learn, we can offer a competitive package. Download our job descriptions below.
You will be working across all RIBA work stages, producing design concepts and energy assessments of buildings at RIBA Stages 2 or 3 and develop construction design and detailing information during RIBA Stage 4. This will include the use of BIM, CAD and energy modelling software.
What we offer:
Download job description for Architect
Download job description for Technician
Download job description for Assistant Architect
To apply please send your CV to us here.
116 Palmerston Road
Buckhurst Hill is on the north-east border between London and Essex. The nearest Tube station is Buckhurst Hill (Central Line) which connects with Stratford and central London. The M11, A406 (north circular) and M25 are all in easy reach.
Tooley Foster is situated on the corner of Palmerston Road and High Road. The entrance is in Palmerston Road. Car parking is available for all visitors and staff.
Arriving by Tube
Take the Central line to Buckhurst Hill. On leaving the station turn right into Victoria Road and at the junction turn left into Palmerston Road. We are the last building on the left at the top of the hill (this is a 10 min uphill walk) You can also take the 549 bus from outside the station.