Proper Job Community Resource & Recycling Centre, Devon

2020 – 2021

Location: Devon, UK

Client: Proper Job CIO

Type: Community, Light Industrial

Status: Planning approved

Budget: £1,500,000

Proper Job Resource Centre is one the country’s leading centres of innovation in recycling and reuse at a community level.  For over 20 years it has been operating from the same site, just outside the historic stannary town of Chagford in Dartmoor National Park, providing a valuable recycling and reuse service.  In recent years it has expanded its offering, partly due to an increased awareness of environmental issues in the general population but primarily from their own desire promote an awareness of the issues surrounding waste disposal and the necessity to dramatically reduce our impact on the environment through resource re-use.


This has been achieved through the introduction of educational workshops and programs, broadening their reach and core message, and in the wider community through the Courtyard Cafe and a new up-cycling shop called Uptown  which act to boost the profile and message of Proper Job.

The proposals for a new facility on the Proper Job site aim to consolidate its current offering within a fit for purpose and efficiently organised building that retains the core ethos off the charity and atmosphere of the working yard, and through careful planning allows for a more productive facility that has the capacity to accept, sort and redistribute more waste and re-saleable items.  Along side this, and building will contain spaces for educational workshops and talks, and dedicated workshop and office space available for use.