The project to renovate the Observer Building (OB), the iconic ex-newspaper factory at the heart of Hastings town centre, is entering its next exciting phase – developing designs for the renovation.

With the 5000 square metres of internal concrete repairs now complete, the project team and newly appointed architects, IF_DO are be looking to the community to shape the future of the building.

How to influence the designs

Please send an email to with any ideas, comments, reflections or questions about the images below, which show the emerging design concepts for the Observer Building redevelopment.

The deadline for comments is 7 February 2020.