Tony Dowse, the founder of Environ, is a town planner by profession and for the first five years of his working life gained valuable experience in both residential and commercial development by working for International Real Estate agent Healey and Baker.
In 1979 Tony formed his own development company and has since that time concentrated primarily on residential, but also on commercial, industrial, retail and leisure. In addition, Tony has continued as a consultant advising on new village development and master planning and his experience in various sectors has enabled him to understand the fundamentals of sustainable development. ďƒ’
If more new housing was as attractive as this there would be fewer objections to new development. The Guardian
If all the 4.4 million new homes to be built over the next 20 years are as good as this, there will be few complaints. Homes and Gardens
It’s a place designed for walking and getting to know your neighbours. A sense of community – exactly what the government has been looking for. David Sillito | Newsnight
Tony has wide experience ranging from sensitive infill schemes in historic centres to cutting edge new sustainable village developments. He applies New Urbanism principles that he has learnt from historic centres to create new communities that have a sense of place and engender the concepts of beauty and community. Having designed and developed housing, numbered in the thousands in the UK, Environ has now ventured into the European market and has received an award being “The Best International Leisure Development”, following strong competition from all continents, for Environ’s La Durantie development in France.
The testaments from a wide spectrum of commentators illustrate that when you purchase within an Environ scheme you are not simply buying bricks and mortar but much much more besides.....
Lacuna combines the winding lanes and tight-knit street scenes of the traditional English Village with Contemporary townhouse designs... The Sunday Times
The design and execution of the hard and soft landscaping, together with the integration of art works are excellent. The Civic Trust
This is a fantastic house... innovative, attractive and with bags of style. It bristles with great features... This house clearly sets the standard for others to follow. What House?
The decision was unanimousâ€Ś to achieve this result in a small and very sensitive historic town, is little short of brilliantâ€Ś in fact Environ has achieved the impossible
Designed to give a higher environmental quality and sense of identity. Its layout is intimate and human in scale and people are enthusiastic about it.
Daily Mail Greenleaf Awards
CPRE Countryside Campaigner
A home as striking as this is sure to present not only a fantastic home for today, but a potentially shrewd investment for tomorrow. Your New Home
You only have to look across the city landscape to see new standards being set combining architectural excellence with environmental EFFICIENCY such as the Lacuna housing development in Kent. The Deputy Prime Minister
I cannot resist mentioning Stonegate Place... These traditional weatherboarded vernacular cottages are actually an upmarket retirement scheme. Tatler and Vogue
As good as oldâ€Ś new homes built with genuine respect for tradition & quality. Country Homes and Interiors
Exceptional transformation â€“ unbelievable as it now seems to anyone who knew the area before. The Daily Telegraph
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