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Rock House / Hastings Posts

As a locally-rooted social enterprise developer, we transform difficult and derelict buildings into capped-rent homes and workspaces. We create affordable space for living, working, learning, leisure and community action.

We squeeze our projects for maximum social impact for local people through life-changing opportunities (jobs, homes, enterprise support, training, social networks) and through place-shaping opportunities (influencing and making real changes in the immediate neighbourhood), especially for those who usually miss out.

We have a proven track record through the redevelopment of our flagship project Rock House and are now in the process of transforming the 35-years derelict Observer Building into a vibrant hub for Hastings town centre and a beacon of community-led regeneration.

Find out more about our plans for The Observer Building from our business plans, manifesto, FAQ and other useful resources..

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Find out more who’s on our staff team and volunteer teams for the Observer Building project

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Whether you are a creative startup looking for incubation space or an emerging artist wanting a studio to collaborate with others, there is plenty of space for enterprising activities inside The Observer Building.

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Read more about our funders helping to finance the Observer Building redevelopment

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