This project concerns the development of two separate buildings which together form a research and education centre for the Permaculture Institute of Europe. One building was formed by renovation of two existing cottages. The other is anew construction. Both buildings will house Offices, seminar rooms and accommodation for staff, visiting lecturers, researchers, students and apprentices.The development is being carried out in two phases. Renovation of the cottages (Phase 1) took place over the period 1988-89. Construction of the new building (Phase 2) is expected to begin in 1991 and will take into account the results of the design studies described in this brochure and the lessons learned from constructing and monitoring the Phase 1 Building.