Toby Coombes

Toby Coombes qualified as an architect from the University of North London in 2000 after studying at both Kingston University (degree) and Oxford Brookes (diploma). 

He has worked in private practice, when not in full time education, since 1994, working for a broad range of practices in a multitude of sectors which provided a diverse base of skills and experience.

This experience compliments his construction based background and his overall interest in the practicalities and challenges of buildings and construction.

Toby has a particular interest in the sustainable agenda and more specifically the impact this will have on the existing building stock.

Toby is jointly responsible for the design studio along with the implimentation of progressive Information Technology systems and the financial stability of the practice.  

Career Highlights

Paignton Zoo, Devon (1994).  Concept design, new entrance block and animal enclosures. 

seeability, Tadley and Leatherhead (1998-2000).  New special care units, day centre and ancillary areas 

Wellington Square, Cheltenham (2008).  New residential development in historic square 

Gloucester Architects Association (2008-present).  Design Review Panel member 

Market Square, Salisbury (2009).  Shortlisted for RIBA  International Design competition 

Abbey Green, Redevelopment Proposals  (2009).  Architects journal, October 2009 

Downings Malthouse, Gloucester docks (2010).  Planning approval for former malthouse buildings into new leisure venue.