We’re currently looking for two professionals or organisations to join our team and be part of the Observer Building redevelopment.

ARCHITECT-LED TEAM – White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (WRNV) is seeking proposals from architect-led teams for an architectural support service to assist with the development of the Observer Building, Hastings.

he selected team will be creative and, above all, flexible with a committed and experienced team to support a phased organic development. Responding to emerging needs and opportunities in order to craft the right mix of uses and a strong sense of community within the building and between the building and its immediate neighbourhood. Please read the full brief for this opportunity here.

DEADLINE for applications – Monday 1 July 2019, Midday

INTERVIEWS – Friday 19 July 2019

ARTIST FLOOR MANAGER – We’re recruiting a floor manager for the second floor artist studios*. This could be an individual or a collective of people. The role is to rent the 460 metres squared of raw space, fit it out and sublet to other artists in the town. For more information the role, the space and associated rents read this document.


*The artists studios are a ‘meanwhile solution’, while we raise the money to create 16 capped rent flats on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Observer Building. We know affordable homes are critically important for Hastings and we are committed to starting this work, likely in late 2024. We want to offer the floor for use by local artists in the meantime for a 5 year period.