Hooke Park and the resident Design & Make programme are connected to collaborators on a local, national and international level:
Boat Building Academy
Boat building school nearby in Lyme Regis
We exchange visits and knowledge with BBA who host groups of our students for introductions to boat-building techniques, and Hooke Park support their student projects with CNC fabrication.
Grown in Britain
Campaign to encourage use of UK grown timber in construction
We are hosting an open day for Grown in Britain and work with them as an example of what can be achieved with our own timber.
Timber research and development
We are members of TRADA who provide us with advice and resources on use of timber in construction. Hooke Park buildings feature in their case-studies on timber use.
University of Bath
BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials
We host MSc students undertaking timber related research theses; and we collaborate on use of their timber testing facilities to prove the structural performance of Hooke Park timber.
Teaching courses inspired by E.F. Schumacher on decentralised and sustainable economics & living.
We have hosted students and staff from Schumacher College on a number of visits to Hooke and are working with them to increase the collaboration between us.
ECLIPSE Exeter University’s Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place and Sustainability have collaborated with Hooke Park on events related to rural cultures and design, including co-hosted symposia.