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Job vacancy – Part II Architectural Assistants

PTE is seeking to immediately recruit Part II Architectural Assistants. The ideal candidate should have some experience of working on large scale residential projects, strong design skills, an excellent working knowledge and interest in the housing sectors, and be able to communicate their designs in a variety of media. Strong IT skills and good experienceRead More

Job Vacancy – Junior Graphic Designer

Pollard Thomas Edwards is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and talented Junior Graphic Designer to join their in-house Communications Team located in Islington, London. A highly motivated in-house graphic designer to creatively interpret PTE’s “identity” in the production of a wide range of media. The role demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of relevant software, aRead More

PTE wins 5 awards at the Housing Design Awards

Project Awards Stone Studios St Paul’s Way Laindon Town Centre Completed Custom-build Award New Ground Cohousing Overall Winner New Ground Cohousing click here to see all the winners and watch the New Ground Cohousing film

King Square

Family Home, Housing Renewal, Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

Pollard Thomas Edwards has worked closely with residents on the existing 1960s estate, to devise a scheme that delivers 140 new mixed-tenure homes, enhanced public spaces, a new community facility and upgrade to an existing nursery.

The ​Finsbury Centre

Community and Leisure, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edwards  won Islington Council’s RIBA competition to masterplan the Finsbury Leisure Centre site. The project includes new leisure and health facilities, a nursery and energy centre, new homes, a new public square and improved public realm. The proposals will create a lasting civic legacy for Islington and the Finsbury community. At the heart of the proposal is the ‘Finsbury Leisure Centre’ – a joyousRead More

Hammerson House

Third Age Housing, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edwards won planning permission for redevelopment of an existing care home on The Bishop’s Avenue for client Nightingale Hammerson. Replacing an existing building that has become impractical, this new comprehensive redevelopment will have the potential to provide exemplary care for older people with dementia. The vision of the scheme is to provide aRead More

North West Cambridge Lot M3 granted planning permission

Set at the heart of the first phase of the North West Cambridge development, Lot M3 occupies a key position within the wider Masterplan. It has a striking and varied context facing two public squares to the north and has a long frontage to a cricket oval to the east. The 106 apartments are arrangedRead More

North West Cambridge Lot M3

Urban Apartment, Family Home, Community and Leisure, Residential

Set at the heart of the first phase of the North West Cambridge development, Lot M3 occupies a key position within the wider Masterplan. It has a striking and varied context facing two public squares to the north and has a long frontage to a cricket oval to the east. The 106 apartments are arrangedRead More

Deptford Market Yard

Conversion and Restoration, Community and Leisure

Pollard Thomas Edwards’ contribution to Deptford town centre’s regeneration continues with the restoration of the Grade II listed railway carriage ramp and landscaped public spaces outside the new railway station. The sensitive restoration of the Victorian carriage ramp incorporates 14 commercial spaces within the arches, the home of local creative businesses that spill out onto a new market court. PTE worked with landscape architects Farrer HuxleyRead More

Job vacancy – Architect and Project Architect

We are currently seeking to recruit an Architect and Project Architect with experience and enthusiasm to work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects within the Delivery team. We expect the Project Architect to be experienced in Project Management and leading a team. The ideal candidate should have substantial experience of large scale residentialRead More

London Festival of Architecture – Open Studios – Sat 17 June

PTE will once again be opening Diespeker Wharf as part of the London Festival of Architecture – Open Studios. Come and see where and how we work on Saturday 17 June. PTE’s conversion of a canal side Victorian warehouse, formally a timber yard and terrazzo mill, into spacious offices with one of the best waterside viewsRead More

Tonic Workshop ‘What makes an LGBT + Retirement Community’

PTE is working closely with Tonic Housing, facilitating a series of consultative design workshops, focused around the question ‘what makes an LGBT+ retirement community’?  Tonic’s vision is to provide a supportive environment by building affordable housing that serves the needs of the older LGBT community and offers an excellent quality of life to its residents.Read More

The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking

As one of the contributors, PTE attended the launch of the new Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking book. Written by a group of industry experts, the publication supports and extends government design guidance found in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Chapters in the book contain advice and illustrated examples on a variety ofRead More

City Park West Phase 2 topping out ceremony

The topping out of a new 14 storey tower was the high point at a special event held today to celebrate the City Park West development in Chelmsford city centre. Over thirty stakeholders and project staff took in the city views after the finishing touches were applied to the top of the tower in theRead More

PTE shortlisted for 7 Housing Design Awards

New Ground Cohousing, Barton Park, Beechwood West, Laindon Centre, St Paul’s Way School Expansion, Stone Studios and Wharf Road shortlisted in the Housing Design Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony Monday 10 July 2017. To see all the shortlisted schemes click here.

Job Vacancy – IT Assistant/Team Administrator

PTE is seeking to immediately recruit an IT Assistant/Team Administrator to assist the IT Manager in providing software and hardware support for all users and provide general administrative support to the Architects. The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of Autodesk, Adobe and other creative software, strong IT skills and experience or interest in IT support. Read More

Tom Dollard completes Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM 2017

Tom Dollard, PTE’s Head of Sustainability took part in the Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM 2017, cycling nearly 1,500km from London to Cannes. Here’s what he had to say: “Thank you so much for your sponsorship on my cycle from London to Cannes in aid of Coram. With your help, I have smashed my targetRead More

Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz 2017

The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz is back by popular demand. This year’s programme runs from May 15–19, and centres upon a simple theme that will shape the week of events: Building the Open City Put your sustainability knowledge to the test! PTE Quizmaster Tom Dollard will be asking sustainability based questions with a fewRead More

PTE named Housing Architect of the Year

Thomas Lane, Editor of BD said that housing, education and individual house were particularly fiercely contested categories. “We were impressed by the high quality and extraordinary diversity of entries. This quality combined with the record number of entries meant the judging panel had to make some very tough decisions.” Judges this year included Wilkinson EyreRead More

Deptford Arches wins a London Planning Award for Best Heritage Led Project

PTE’s contribution to Deptford town centre’s regeneration continues with the restoration of the Grade II listed railway carriage ramp and landscaped public spaces outside the new railway station. The sensitive restoration of the Victorian carriage ramp incorporates 14 commercial spaces within the arches, the  home of local creative businesses that spill out onto a new vibrant market court. Click here to watch the filmRead More

The Scene wins a London Planning Award for Best Town Centre Project

The Scene, a new landmark building, delivers Walthamstow’s ambitions for town centre regeneration: a revitalised night time economy in the form of a buzzing new cinema and restaurants, a mix of housing to return residents to the town centre and a memorable building announcing the entrance to a new public plaza, which sits at theRead More

Laindon’s long wait is over: Pollard Thomas Edwards and C.F. Møllers’ plans for Swan’s new High Street approved by Basildon Council

Swan are delighted to announce that their plans to deliver the long awaited retail-led regeneration of the Laindon Centre will become a reality, after Basildon Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve their planning application at a meeting last night. It comes after the local community backed the plans with almost 300 local residents signing lettersRead More

PTE shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year

“Pollard Thomas Edwards’ submission showcases its responses to four topical housing issues. Beechwood West in Basildon uses custom build to give greater choice while The Avenue in Saffron Walden delivers contemporary design in a regional setting. PTE is co-developer of Stone Studios in Hackney Wick, which avoids displacing employment space by integrating homes and workspace.Read More

Hammerson House in Barnet granted planning permission

Hammerson House is an existing care home on The Bishop’s Avenue in Barnet, providing holistic care, assistance and support to older Jewish people since it was built in 1961. Over the years, it has been subject to numerous extensions and adaptations. Our client, Nightingale Hammerson, is committed to embracing best practice for residential care, whileRead More

London Road, Hounslow

Urban Apartment, Community and Leisure, Residential, Urban Regeneration

This former commercial site will be transformed into a residential neighbourhood with nearly 300 homes, local shops and a network of streets creating a new pedestrian route to Hounslow East underground station.

Wharf Road

Urban Apartment, Residential, Urban Regeneration

The development will provide 99 new homes, 80% of which are affordable, in a mixture of apartments, maisonettes and family houses arranged around two communal ‘wharf’ gardens between the buildings.

The UK’s first senior cohousing scheme breaks New Ground

This week the Older Women’s Cohousing group moves into New Ground Cohousing, its new home in High Barnet. Designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, in collaboration with the OWCH group and Hanover Housing. Cohousing is a Scandinavian idea gaining traction in the UK, where residents collaborate to design and manage their own communities. Each household hasRead More

Laindon Centre, Basildon

Urban Apartment, Family Home, Community and Leisure, Town Centre, Residential, Urban Regeneration

A new High Street lined with shops, offices and a health centre, integrated with 224 new homes, replaces a failed 1960’s shopping centre and tames a dual carriage-way. The shared vision of PTE and C.F. Møller for Swan Housing Association creates a new mixed-use neighbourhood at the heart of Laindon. Detailed planning permission was achievedRead More

Architectural Review – Women in Architecture campaign

“Pollard Thomas Edwards is proud to be an exemplar of good practice and to have a gender-balanced working environment. The WIA campaign is a reminder that we have a wonderfully unique situation, and something that should be supported and encouraged throughout the profession. Our approach: Make sure everybody benefits from equality in the workplace: a balanced workingRead More

London-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has recently shot the second collection of his “ultra-marathon of photoshoots” – in London. Following his unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki), Goodwin has turned his lens to a broad collection of practices in the British capital, captured in justRead More

Beechwood West

Family Home, Residential

At Beechwood West, Swan Housing Association’s landmark regeneration of the Craylands Estate, Pollard Thomas Edwards has created a uniquely customisable new neighbourhood to cross-subsidise the wider regeneration of this 1960’s housing estate in Basildon. Alongside development partners Basildon Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, Swan and PTE have responded to the government’s newRead More

Beechwood West in Basildon granted planning permission

Planning Permission Granted on Custom-Build homes that provide personalised living at a price that won’t break the bank. At Beechwood West, Swan Housing Association’s landmark regeneration of the Craylands Estate, Pollard Thomas Edwards has created a uniquely customisable new neighbourhood to cross-subsidise the wider regeneration of this 1960’s housing estate in Basildon. Alongside development partnersRead More

PTE wins Finsbury Leisure Centre design competition

Pollard Thomas Edwards has won a design competition for a new £49 million mixed-use development featuring a leisure centre in Islington, north London. The contest, organised by the RIBA’s competitions unit, sought ‘exemplary’ ideas to redevelop a large site containing Finsbury Leisure Centre in the St Luke’s area of Islington. Pollard Thomas Edwards was selectedRead More

Post-occupancy Evaluation

We place great importance not only on the way that buildings and places look, but also on the way that they are made, the way they are used, and how they age. We understand that sustainability is not just about buildings and kit. Making places that endure and improve over time is also about people and how they interact with their environment. OurRead More

PTE wins 3 Housing Design Awards

The 2016 Housing Design Awards included the first ever award to evaluate and reward schemes built at the soaring densities found in London as housing demand and land values intensify development. The Scene in Walthamstow won the Sustainable High Density Award that was promoted by the GLA’s Sustainable Development Commission. Its chairman Baron Barker ofRead More

Courtauld Road

Conversion and Restoration, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edward’s scheme for 26 new mixed tenure homes was one of a series of schemes to transform a former brownfield site in Islington. At the rear of a traditional high street, the former timber yard was surrounded by Victorian terraces, and adjacent to Family Mosaic’s recently completed 5-storey mixed use development. PTE’s schemeRead More

Lea Bridge Road

Urban Apartment, Residential, Urban Regeneration

This competition winning scheme will form a gateway to the borough of Waltham Forest, sited at a key location on one of the main east-west routes. Comprising 300 residential apartments, including 62 affordable, the design responds to the neighbouring context. The scheme mediates between the traditional terraced street pattern to the east and the green landscape of the Lea Valley to the west, while also addressing the industrialRead More

Stone Studios, Hackney Wick

Workspace, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) is acting as joint developer together with partner Groveworld for the regeneration of a group of industrial sites in Hackney Wick. The site featured here is the first to be brought forward as part of the Hackney Wick Area Action Plan, which borders the Olympic Park. Located next to Hackney Wick station,Read More

The Avenue wins a RIBA National Award

Judges’ citation: The Avenue represents the best of new housing developments: a committed client, a skilled architect, and a site with a fabulous mature landscape. The lack of a pattern book of designs meant the architect was able to develop its own kit of parts, without reducing individuality or variety across the scheme. The paletteRead More

Spillers Mill, CB1

Urban Apartment, Conversion and Restoration, Residential

Cambridge City Council commissioned a masterplan for the comprehensive redevelopment of a 10-hectare site around Station Road to the south-east of the town centre, and Pollard Thomas Edwards has developed a detailed scheme for one phase of this masterplan. This includes the conversion of Spillers Mill into apartments, and the creation of four new apartment blocks.Read More

Pollard Thomas Edwards Open Studio & Floating Cinema Boat Trips – Saturday 25 June

Pollard Thomas Edwards’ (PTE) conversion of a canal side Victorian warehouse, formally a timber yard and terrazzo mill, into spacious offices with one of the best waterside views in London. Our studios at Diespeker Wharf provide a great working environment, a local landmark and a visible expression of the practice’s ethos. Along with our neighbouring developmentsRead More

Wing masterplan, an urban extension to the east of Cambridge has been approved by the joint planning committee

Pollard Thomas Edwards’ masterplan for an urban extension to the east of Cambridge has been approved by the joint planning committee, subject to negotiating the S106 legal agreements which will secure the required infrastructure improvements and wider community benefits. Wing, a new urban village, will include 1,300 homes, a school, community facilities, workspace and shops.Read More

ABS 5KM Chicken Run 2016 – Saturday 23 July

Registration for #ABSChickenRun is now open! For the second year running, Pollard Thomas Edwards is organising the annual ABS 5km Chicken Run. Come and join us on Saturday 23 July 2016 for a 5km race from Tate Modern to Pollard Thomas Edwards’ (PTE) offices in Islington. This is a great way for individuals, friends and family toRead More

Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) Summer Party – Thursday 30 June

Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) would like to invite you to their annual Summer Party. This year’s party is kindly hosted and organised by Pollard Thomas Edwards at their stunning converted Victorian warehouse in Islington with one of the best waterside views in London. Tickets are £45 and include: • Glass of prosecco on arrival •Read More

PTE shortlisted for 5 Housing Design Awards

The Scene, City Park West, Dover Court Estate, North West Cambridge Lots M1 & M2 and Older Women’s Cohousing shortlisted in the Housing Design Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 11 July 2016. To see all the shortlisted schemes click here.  

The Scene Highly Commended in the RICS Awards

Over 200 delegates attended this year’s RICS Awards, London, held at The Lancaster on Wednesday 4 May. The awards — established to celebrate the inspirational initiatives across the built environment — bring people across all sectors to celebrate the capital’s most innovative projects. The Scene in Walthamstow was Highly Commended for Regeneration and Community Benefit.Read More

South Grove granted planning permission for 473 new homes

Pollard Thomas Edwards working on behalf of Hadley Property Group granted planning permission for 473 new homes on South Grove site in Walthamstow Town Centre. The plans will also include 2,786 square metres of new public realm and a new commercial space, which it is hoped will become a cycle café. Mark Lebihan, Chief Operating Officer at HadleyRead More

South Grove

Urban Apartment, Residential, Urban Regeneration

The mixed tenure residential scheme will provide over 470 new homes in the heart of Walthamstow. The scheme is designed around a sequence of shared green spaces, with a new linear park running through the centre of the site. The park is envisaged as the main pedestrian route and focal point for the new neighbourhood.Read More

New North Road

Urban Apartment, Urban Regeneration

Much needed housing, employment and open spaces will regenerate a former industrial site close to the Hainault underground station. The currently derelict and contaminated site will be fully remediated to house 183 new homes, including affordable housing, and 10,000 square feet of employment space. A new tree-lined linear park through the site connects the widerRead More

Zero Carbon Hub Services Guide

The Zero Carbon Hub Services Guide, which was written and designed by PTE, was launched at Ecobuild on Tuesday 8th March. Rob Pannell, Managing Director of the Zero Carbon Hub, introduced the new guide as a result of their performance gap and ventilation research showing poor knowledge and standards of building services in homes. HeRead More

Syon Park


Pollard Thomas Edwards has been commissioned by the Northumberland Estates to design a scheme in the London Borough of Hounslow. The site is planned to ensure a permanent revenue stream to fund maintenance to Syon Park’s Great Observatory, Syon House and the Capability Brown designed park landscape. A 127 home Private Rental Sector scheme is proposed. ExistingRead More

Barton Park in Oxford granted planning permission at committee

PTE and Alison Brooks Architects are working with developers Hill on the Phase 1 masterplan for Barton Park, a new sustainable neighbourhood north-east of Oxford, designed to create a self-sustaining community of 237 homes, with shops, offices and services within walking and cycling distance of all new homes. Located at the intersection of Oxford suburbiaRead More

Barton Park, Oxford

Urban Apartment, Family Home, New Settlement, Residential, Villages and Country Town

Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects are working with developers Hill on the Phase 1 masterplan for Barton Park, a new sustainable neighbourhood north-east of Oxford. Barton Park is conceived as a garden suburb designed for the 21st century, offering high quality urban living in harmony with its natural surroundings. The proposed development will be the largest new residential development in Oxford and the aim for BartonRead More

Erith Riverside in Bexley granted planning permission

The first housing project to be delivered within PTE’s Erith Western Gateway Masterplan provides 12 mews houses and 55 apartments overlooking the River Thames. The design overcomes flood risk, complex level changes and low property values, to set an exemplar for future development in the area. PTE with Maccreanor Lavington prepared the original masterplan forRead More

The Scene and Virido win at the What House? Awards 2015

Now in its 34th year, the What House? Awards are one of the most prestigious events in the housebuilding calendar and attract some 1,700 industry professionals. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were announced in 20 categories. The Scene, Walthamstow — What House? Award: Best Development Gold Award — What House? Award: Best Brownfield Development Gold Award — What House? Award: Best Partnership Silver AwardRead More

Supurbia and Semi-permissive PechaKucha at the NLA

HTA Design LLP and Pollard Thomas Edwards invite you to an evening reception powered by PechaKucha to coincide with the NLA New Ideas for Housing London competition, exhibition and insight study. Supurbia is the title of HTA’s winning entry to the competition. It’s an idea for neighbourhood based framework allowing householders to create new high qualityRead More

Manor Place Depot in Southwark granted planning permission

Manor Place Depot has been granted unanimous planning permission. This development showcases PTE’s skills at ‘visible mending’ of the urban fabric, mixing 270 new homes with a range of employment and community spaces. A new urban quarter is created on a redundant depot site, incorporating a railway viaduct and restored heritage buildings. The former BathingRead More

Manor Place Depot

Urban Apartment, Conversion and Restoration, Workspace, Residential

This development showcases PTE’s skills at ‘visible mending’ of the urban fabric, mixing 270 new homes with a range of employment and community spaces. A new urban quarter is created on a redundant depot site, incorporating a railway viaduct and restored heritage buildings. The former Bathing Hall, Coroner’s Court and the railway arches are allRead More

Packington Estate – Future of London site visit, delivering estate renewal

Packington Estate was the focus of a Future for London event, Delivering Estate Renewal on Thursday 15 October. This event gave planners and developers the opportunity to see and discuss this highly acclaimed scheme in Islington, which will be completed in 2018. Located next to the Regent’s Canal on the eastern edge of Islington, Packington isRead More

Chobham Farm Zone 4 in Newham granted planning permission

Pollard Thomas Edward’s scheme for Zone 4 of the former Chobham Farm, won unanimous planning approval from the London Borough of Newham on 28 September 2015. Close to Westfield in the post-Olympic regeneration area, Zone 4 delivers 471 new mixed tenure homes, commercial spaces and a nursery. PTE designed the homes as a contemporary reinterpretation ofRead More

ALMA Estate in Enfield granted planning permission

Plans to build nearly 1000 new homes at the former Alma Estate in Enfield have been given the go ahead. Enfield Council has approved Countryside’s proposals to regenerate the post-war housing estate by building 993 new homes along with shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities. The project is the borough’s largest housing estateRead More

Zero Carbon Hub’s Builder’s Book

The Zero Carbon Hub has created an informative guide house builders that promotes good craftsmanship and highlights key construction details when building a new home. Aimed at on site personnel, this new “Builders’ Book” will improve quality of the homes by identifying, and recommending solutions to, the most common construction issues which may lead toRead More

The Avenue wins at the Housing Design Awards

The Avenue, on part of The Friends’ School site in Saffron Walden, creates 76 new homes tucked around heritage buildings and an avenue of mature lime trees. The residential development helped fund a new junior school and improvements to the main school building.  The homes range from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached houses, including 25%Read More

Graphic Design and Communication

Successful community engagement, and consultation with client groups, planners and other stakeholders, rely on clear and inspiring drawn and written communications. PTE’s in-house Communications Group, which includes graphic and web designers, provides a specialist service to our project teams and also carries out stand-alone commissions for clients, including branding, marketing brochures, signage design and websiteRead More

Community Engagement

Pollard Thomas Edwards have been working with communities for over thirty years to find out what people really want from their neighbourhoods. Development has become an increasingly adversarial process, and the new Localism Bill proposes a more consensual approach: PTE can help developers and local people to steer a course towards changes which benefit the wider community.Read More

Property Development

Most of PTE’s activity is consultancy to a wide range of clients developing housing and mixed-use projects. However, we also practice what we preach, investing in our own development projects: PTE Property and its associated companies have been carrying out direct property development for over 30 years. Our development activity has taught us how toRead More

Integrated Team Services

Our larger projects and masterplans involve complex teams of advisors. We are happy to work with our clients’ directly appointed consultants, but we often provide a one-stop shop with PTE as lead consultant responsible for selecting, employing and project managing some or all of the other team members. We work with a long-established network ofRead More

Sustainable Design

PTE’s focus on creating buildings and neighbourhoods with a lasting appeal to their occupiers is complemented by sound understanding and experience of the technical aspects of sustainability. In recent years the regulatory framework in which we operate has become increasingly complex, with the introduction of ambitious targets. PTE’s Head of Sustainable Design helps our projectRead More

Urban Design & Masterplanning

PTE has always been as interested in the spaces between buildings as the buildings themselves. Urban design is a collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for civic life: the art of making places through the interaction of groups of buildings, streets, open spaces and landscape with the activity which takes place withinRead More

Design Delivery

In recent years many architects have focused solely on planning work and have shied away from the challenge of getting things built. At PTE we plan to build everything that we design – and usually we succeed. We believe that you cannot create a robust planning concept unless you understand how it will be putRead More

Concept Design

Creative concepts should grow out of the particular constraints and opportunities of a site and brief, and not be imposed by some wilful desire to be different PTE believes, and has demonstrated throughout its thirty years of practice, that the ordinary stuff of our built environment can be mended, elevated and transformed to create placesRead More

Virido and Thames View East win at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards

Virido – Best Eco-living award Virido – Latin for ‘becoming green’ – will be one of the country’s largest zero carbon communities, and is an innovative joint venture between developers Hill and Cambridge City Council. As one of the UK’s innovation and technology hubs, Cambridge is determined to be at the forefront of the sustainability agenda. Half of Virido’s 208 new homesRead More

Ellesmere House Care Home in Chelsea – Kate’s story

Follow Kate, the daughter of a resident at Ellesmere House care home in Chelsea, as she meets with staff and residents to learn about the active and independent approach to care at the home. Ellesmere House is a 60-bed elderly people’s home and day centre arranged around courtyard gardens off the Fulham Road in Chelsea, and financed by private flatsRead More

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge film

The start of 2012 saw the Deptford Lounge open its doors to the public and students – a new community hub designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards, which includes a school building, a library, community learning facilities, council services, work studios and affordable housing, all in a single venue. The Lounge is the centrepiece of aRead More

RIBA London Open Studios as part of the London Festival of Architecture

Open Studios is part of the city-wide programme of events in the London Festival of Architecture. The weekend event provided unprecedented access to architects’ studios across London. Based on the theme Work in Progress, each practice offered their own curated programme. PTE’s Open Studio focused on one of our strengths: engagement and collaboration. We: – showedRead More

St George’s Primary School in Lewisham granted planning permission

Lewisham Council unanimously approved planning for PTE’s expansion of St George’s Church of England Primary School.  Councillors complimented the design as a “very logical approach to the site”. The Forest Hill site currently houses a 1-form entry school and nursery in an assortment of buildings from the 1950s onwards.  A park next door, mature treesRead More

LLDC approves Hackney Wick development

Pollard Thomas Edwards achieves planning permission for new creative studios next to Hackney Wick station The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has resolved to grant planning permission for a major mixed-use development with connections to Hackney Wick station and across the canal to the Queen Elizabeth Park. The development is the latest in a seriesRead More

Open City – Architecture in Schools

PTE were happy to welcome Year 5 from Laycock Primary School to our offices as part of our ongoing involvement with Open City’s Architecture in Schools Primary programme. They were able to explore many different parts of Diespeker Wharf, discovering the history of the building. During the day they had a go at drawing plansRead More

Superdensity: the Sequel

Is London becoming a victim of its own success, meeting demand by sacrificing the very distinctiveness which makes people want to live and work here? Since our four architectural practices came together to publish the first Superdensity report in 2007 (Recommendations for Living at Superdensity) many of its recommendations have become accepted best practice. However,Read More

ABS 5km Chicken Run 2015 – Saturday 15 August

Come and join us on Saturday 15 August for the annual charity ‘Chicken Run’, a 5km race from Tate Modern to Pollard Thomas Edwards’ (PTE) offices in Islington. After the race PTE will host a celebration including prize giving by special guests, food, drink and music. All proceeds will be used to assist over 600 peopleRead More

Three Lewisham infill sites granted planning permission

Longfield Crescent and Dacre North have been granted planning permission unanimously at committee and Dacre South last month under delegated powers. The proposals provide 52 new affordable flats and family houses and 5 private houses on constrained infill sites within existing estates. Profit from the market properties will provide additional funds for affordable homes and landscapingRead More

King Square Estate in Islington granted planning permission

After 2 years of extensive consultation and collaboration with residents, King Square Estate has been granted planning permission by a unanimous vote at the Islington planning committee. In 2013 PTE won a competition for Islington to regenerate King Square estate. The scheme provides 140 new homes, 70% of which are affordable, a refurbished nursery and aRead More

The Avenue shortlisted in the Building Awards – Housing Project of the Year

The Building Awards, now in their 21st year, are widely recognised as the sector’s most prestigious awards for excellence. Clusters of new homes designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) on the edge of picturesque market town Saffron Walden reflect local traditions and settle into the mature landscape and surrounding conservation area. The Avenue creates 76 new mixed tenureRead More

Teresa Borsuk crowned AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2015

Pollard Thomas Edward senior partner Teresa Borsuk has won this year’s Woman Architect of the Year Award. Teresa was recognised for her ‘remarkable’ contribution to improving equality within her practice. Through her leadership, the number of women on the AJ100 firm’s staff has grown to more than 50 per cent. Judges felt the support she givesRead More

Ceres, CB1 wins Cambridge Design and Construction Award – Best New Building

The Cambridge Design and Construction Awards are given annually, and there are four categories for entries: Best New Building – small (under £1m construction costs), Best New Building – large (over £1m construction costs), Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building and New Neighbourhoods (awarded once every three years starting in 2014). Four new apartment buildings mark an important positionRead More

The Avenue wins a Placemaking Commendation – Design Excellence

The Placemaking Awards were set up to recognise excellence in the planning and delivery of placemaking initiatives across the country. The Design Excellence award is given to a  project that can best demonstrate how it has used high quality design to improve a place or create excellent prospects for improvement, whether by improving the local builtRead More

Featherstone Lodge granted planning permission

Featherstone Lodge is a late nineteenth century detached house in Forest Hill used until recently as a drug rehabilitation centre. The site was purchased by retirement housing provider Hanover when they were approached by local residents who had formed a cohousing group after a previous development proposal for the site fell through. With beautiful views,Read More

Thames View East wins a Housing Innovation Award

Thames View East wins at the Housing Innovation Awards – Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme The Housing Innovation Awards celebrate everything innovative in the UK housing sector, showcasing the most innovative housing providers, projects & supply-chain partners. Roger Holdsworth, PTE and Roger Lawson, Jerram Falkus Construction collected the award at the annual gala dinner at CoventRead More

The Avenue wins a Civic Trust Commendation

The Avenue creates 76 new mixed tenure homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached houses. Friends’ School selected Hill and PTE through a competitive process to deliver a viable residential development on part of their school site to fund a new junior school and improvements to their existing main school building. The Civic TrustRead More

The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz – Tuesday 21 April 2015 – 6-9pm

On Tuesday 21 April Pollard Thomas Edwards will be hosting The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz. Put your sustainability knowledge to the test!  PTE Quizmaster Tom Dollard will be asking sustainability based questions with a few jokers thrown in!  Register a team or as an individual and attempt this fun, educational quiz held at the awardRead More

An Introduction to Cohousing – Ideas and People – Wed 25 March

Pollard Thomas Edwards and UK Cohousing Network invite you to an evening event to hear from professionals in relevant disciplines with experience of cohousing, and to meet other interested individuals who are new to cohousing from your part of town. After questions the presenters will be available to talk to, as will representatives of establishedRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards at Ecobuild 2015

Pollard Thomas Edwards will be represented at Ecobuild this year by Patrick, Roger, Tim and Tom. If you would like to meet up please get in touch with us Tom will be located at the Zero Carbon Hub stand (N7090) throughout the conference. Please join us on Tuesday 3 March from 4.30pm at theRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards at MIPIM 2015

Pollard Thomas Edwards will be represented at MIPIM this year by Carl and Kaye. If you would like to meet up please get in touch with us Kaye Stout Partner +44 (0) 7906 084186 Carl Vann Partner +44 (0) 7930 416371

Tom Dollard – Certified Passivhaus Designer

PTE’s Head of Sustainable Design, Tom Dollard, has completed a series of courses and an exceptionally tough 3hr exam! to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer. Tom now has the experience and necessary qualification to design and deliver passivhaus projects for PTE’s clients. Indeed he is already working on a number of passivhaus projects at planning,Read More

Cambridge ‘family of the future’ moves into the Virido Concept House

A lucky Cambridge family won the Cambridge News’ competition to live rent-free in Pollard Thomas Edwards’s brand new eco home. The state-of-the-art house is a prototype for Virido, the new sustainable community on the southern Cambridge, designed by PTE for developers Hill. The Rayner family will live rent-free in the house for a year andRead More

North West Cambridge Lots M1&M2

Urban Apartment, Family Home, New Settlement, Residential, Villages and Country Town

Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects with developers Hill, have been selected by North West Cambridge Development for the first market residential phase of the University of Cambridge’s sustainable new community. North West Cambridge is undoubtedly the most ambitious and significant expansion of the City of Cambridge in the post Victorian era.  247 newRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards makes new partners

Having celebrated its 40th birthday this year, Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has taken the next step in its evolution by becoming a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Six current directors, Carl Vann, Dominique Oliver, Kaye Stout, Patrick Devlin, Roger Holdsworth and Tricia Patel become equity partners, joining senior partners Andrew Beharrell, Teresa Borsuk and Stephen FisherRead More

Patrick Devlin on ‘How to create happy communities through co-housing’

Patrick met with Harriet Sherwood from The Guardian who has written an article about co-housing projects in cities, and whether there is a future model of sustainability and co-operative living in increasingly crowded urban centres. ‘How to create happy communities through co-housing’. A tiny but growing movement is seeking to build and develop new urbanRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards proud supporter of AJ Women in Architecture

Pollard Thomas Edwards is proud to be an exemplar of good practice but it’s important to say that there has not been a deliberate attempt to create a gender balance through tokenism or positive discrimination here. Rather there has been a deliberate attempt to create a social and cultural environment which supports flexibility and equality.Read More

The Avenue wins at The What House? Awards 2014

Pollard Thomas Edwards, working on behalf of client, Hill are delighted with The Avenue winning at The What House? Awards – Best Development Gold Award and Best Exterior Silver Award. Clusters of new homes on the edge of picturesque market town Saffron Walden reflect local traditions, settling into the mature landscape and surrounding conservation area. TheRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards wins planning permission in Kings Cross

Dilapidated commercial buildings and a car park will be transformed into apartments and offices, as the effects of the Kings Cross regeneration spread east along Pentonville Road.  PTE, on behalf of client Groveworld, has won planning permission for a mixed-use development containing 118 apartments above offices and new premises for Europcar. The site is closeRead More

Prince Charles visits Packington Estate

On his recent tour of Packington Estate with the Prince of Wales, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis declared Pollard Thomas Edwards’ scheme was “a prime example of what can be achieved”. The Minister and Prince Charles toured the estate yesterday to publicise the launch of the Prince’s Foundation publication called Housing Communities: What People Want. PTERead More

Virido Zero Carbon House in Cambridge

Virido Zero Carbon House is being built as a housing prototype for the larger Quad development on the adjacent site of Clay Farm.  It has been designed to exceed Code for Sustainable Homes level 5. Leading local housebuilder Hill is looking for Cambridge’s family of the future, to live rent free for a year inRead More

Pollard Thomas Edwards 40th Anniversary Film

To celebrate 40 years in practice Pollard Thomas Edwards has made a short film featuring interviews with our founding partners, current directors and staff. They talk about the ethos of PTE, what it’s like to work here and our approach to projects. The film revisits some of the developments we have done over the yearsRead More

The Green Register, in partnership with PTE – Bite Size Training

Our series of bite size training sessions are designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Choose from a wide range of topics and attend any number of sessions – the more you attend the closer you get to membership! 1 session: £19 – members / £35 – non-members AttendRead More

Open House London – Saturday 20 September 2014

Budding young architects will have a chance to discuss their portfolios with the directors and associates of one of London’s top architecture practices during this year’s Open House London weekend. Islington architects Pollard Thomas Edwards have just celebrated four decades of creating new neighbourhoods and revitalising old ones.  The practice’s canal-side studios at Diespeker WharfRead More

‘Your London’ postcard exhibition

Open House London – Saturday 20 September Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London N1 8JX ‘Your London’ postcard exhibition Pollard Thomas Edwards is proud to present ‘Your London’ postcard exhibition. As part of Open House London weekend the postcards will be displayed at our stunning canal side office in Islington. It’s your interpretation of London,Read More

Maggie’s Culture Crawl – Friday 19 September 2014

Every year PTE put together a team to take part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl. This year Team No Direction will be attempting a 15-mile night-hike (on Fri 19 September) full of discovery, culture, architecture and surprise to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres.  Please donate what you can or sponsor us: @MaggiesCentres @maggiescc @PTEarchitects  Maggie’s offersRead More

PTE 40th Anniversary Party

On Thursday 3 July Pollard Thomas Edwards hosted their 40th Anniversary Party at Diespeker Wharf. Thank you to everyone that came to the event. Please click here to see the photos. Courtesy of Joe Okpako. Many thanks to our collaborating companies who helped make the event a huge success; Popup Opera, Joe Gray events and Bigger events.

The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz 2014

On Tuesday 29 April Pollard Thomas Edwards hosted The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz at their canal side office in Islington, Diespeker Wharf. Thank you to everyone that came to the event and congratulations to Cundall for winning the quiz. Simon Wyatt, a member of Cundall’s sustainability team said, “The quiz was a great addition to theRead More

Virgin London Marathon 2014

Congratulations to Laura, Ben, Kaine and Tim at PTE for completing the Virgin London Marathon 2014. It was fantastic event to be a part off. Laura finished the race in 3hours 1min, ranking her in 81st position in the women which is a massive achievement. Thank you to everyone that has supported us. Thank youRead More

PTE proud to support the Woolwich Singers Community Choir

The Woolwich Singers are a community choir, which rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 8pm at the Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich SE18 5QL. The aim of the choir is to sing together, meet new people and have fun! No one has to sing by themselves and there is no auditionRead More

Work starts on flagship brownfield site at Lymington Fields

Building work is under way at a new £78.4 million property development in London which is part of the city’s major housing programme and one of the largest regeneration projects in the east of the city. The Lymington Fields housing development is set to provide 418 new homes in a former gravel pit and landfill site inRead More

Exciting evolution at Pollard Thomas Edwards

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and has just launched a rebrand. The new visual identity visibly focuses on the future direction of the organisation, but also reinforces the values, aims and culture established by the founding partners. During the last 40 years PTE has delivered many successful buildings andRead More

Job Vacancy – Part II Architectural Assistants

Due to our expanding portfolio, PTE is seeking to recruit RIBA Part II Architectural Assistants with 2-3 years experience to start immediately, to work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects. The ideal candidate should have strong design skills, an excellent working knowledge of and interest in the housing and education sectors, and beRead More

Job Vacancy – Part III Architects

Due to our expanding portfolio, PTE is seeking to recruit fully qualified RIBA Part III Architects with 2-5years post part III experience to start immediately, to work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects. The ideal candidate should have strong design skills, an excellent working knowledge of and interest in the housing and educationRead More

Virido, Clay Farm

Family Home, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edwards, as part of Hill’s team, has been selected by Cambridge City Council to realise their vision for Clay Farm. Virido will be an exemplar development that combines the very best in design, sustainability and low carbon living. Working within the broader masterplan and corresponding Design Codes, the scheme provides 208 new homesRead More

Micawber Street

Urban Apartment, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edwards has designed 108 apartments and houses to create a new residential mixed tenure development on an island site near the Regent’s Canal in Hackney. The site was previously occupied by a storage facility owned by the British Library, which presented blank walls to the surrounding streets and provided little employment. Our schemeRead More

Working at PTE

We have a diverse workforce, and are one of the very few large practices to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. Talented people come to PTE from all sorts of places and backgrounds, and around 22 different languages are spoken. PTE enjoys high levels of staff retention – and also a significant number of returnees. ThisRead More

Our History

The practice was founded in 1974 by Roger Pollard, Bill Thomas and John Edwards. From the start PTE combined an unusual set of aims and attributes: a commitment to finding out what end-users really want; a challenge to orthodox post-war modernism and a belief that new buildings should be respectful to their surroundings; an enthusiasmRead More

Practice Structure

At Pollard Thomas Edwards we offer our clients the resources of a large practice and the personal service associated with a small consultancy. We have around 150 talented design and technical staff, enabling us to handle a wide range of projects and to meet demanding programmes. We also have a comprehensive infrastructure of support staffRead More

What’s different about PTE

We have the resources and financial strength of a large practice but we offer the personal service of a small one. We practice what we preach by carrying out our own developments through our related property companies. We bring to our external clients the skills and aptitude learned through 40 years of profitable and award-winning developmentRead More

Where we work

We are based in Islington and are active in nearly all the London boroughs. We carry out architectural projects throughout England.

Abbey Area in Camden granted planning permission for 240 new homes

PTE on behalf of their client the London Borough of Camden, has been granted planning permission for 240 new homes in three phases. Phase 1 has been granted detailed planning consent, phases 2 and 3 outline consent. The site includes the Abbey Co-op Estate in Kilburn and lies around the junction of Abbey Road andRead More

Zenith House


This scheme occupies a prominent one-hectare corner site on the Edgware Road in Barnet. Our challenge was to create a high density residential neighbourhood in a fairly low density area, and to replace a complicated and costly earlier proposal by a previous design team with a simpler and more viable approach. One taller 16-storey element onRead More

Wing Masterplan, Cambridge

New Settlement, Residential

PTE has been commissioned by the Marshall Group to create a masterplan for this 180 acre site which will become a new urban quarter and eastern expansion to Cambridge. Our aim is to create a truly sustainable community that will not only provide between 1200 and 2000 new homes, but a new primary school, localRead More

Whitechapel Community Sports Centre

Community and Leisure

RIBA Journal wrote of this scheme ‘PTE’s …… strong reputation is based on a combination of commercial awareness and a commitment to working with end-users’. ‘The project shows how PTE’s core skills gained the confidence of various clients, and produced a building of considerable quality’. Whitechapel, in the heart of London’s East End, contains manyRead More

Westbrook Primary School


PTE has designed completely new premises for Westbrook Primary School enabling it to expand to accommodate three forms of entry. The new school overlooks allotments to the north and outdoor play areas to the south, but its position on the edge of its site also ensures that the school can be easily used by the communityRead More

Seven Sisters Regeneration

Town Centre, Residential, Urban Regeneration

This development will transform the area immediately above Seven Sisters Underground station in north London: a major transport hub with a footfall of 10 million passers-by every year. The proposals are for 196 new homes in five- to eight-storey buildings over ground-floor retail space, with restaurants above and a raised terrace and roof garden for residents.Read More

The Scene, Walthamstow

Community and Leisure, Town Centre, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Pollard Thomas Edwards’ landmark mixed use building heralds Walthamstow town centre regeneration. Located on a formerly-derelict site at the top of the High Street, the sinuous building creates a memorable place for living, shopping and recreation. It delivers a buzzing night-time economy in the form of a cinema and restaurants, and a mix of housingRead More

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge

Workspace, Community and Leisure, Town Centre, Residential, Education, Urban Regeneration

This is a visionary scheme which lies at the heart of Lewisham’s regeneration of Deptford town centre. At the heart of the scheme is the Deptford Lounge, a state-of the art library which forms the third wing of a new building for Tidemill Academy. Key to the design of the whole complex is the conceptRead More

The Granary

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace, Urban Regeneration

The refurbished Granary, with its bronze-clad extension, is the headquarter offices for developer/contractor Rooff. Located in the Roding Valley/Abbey Road Riverside Conservation Area by the River Roding in Barking, the locally listed Granary building had been derelict and unoccupied for some considerable time and was in urgent need of comprehensive restoration to bring it backRead More

The Avenue

Family Home, Third Age Housing, Residential, Villages and Country Town

This development, on part of The Friends’ School site in Saffron Walden, is for 76 new homes ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached houses. It includes 25% affordable housing and 18 flats and small houses specifically designed for the over-55 market. The school selected Hill Residential and PTE through a competitive process in 2008Read More

Thames View East

Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

The redevelopment of the eastern end of the Thames View Estate in Barking provides 276 high quality affordable homes for Londoners, achieved without grant-funding or cross-subsidy: the development was made possible by a new private investment model designed to enable social regeneration. Pollard Thomas Edwards and Jerram Falkus Construction have designed and built the developmentRead More

Terracotta Court


This innovative pair of new buildings contains shops and 24 flats, with spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the London Eye. The site is in a conservation area. PTE has designed a contemporary solution for the corner building to respect the height and scale of its Victorian warehouse neighbours. The internal layout is reflected inRead More

St Thomas’s Primary School and Flats

Community and Leisure, Residential, Education

PTE designed this new infant and junior school, nursery and landscaped playground for St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School, North Kensington. The scheme includes 69 apartments in two four-storey blocks built above the school. The existing St Thomas’ school was built as a single storey structure in 1971, but the buildings fall far shortRead More

Woodside Square, Muswell Hill

Third Age Housing, Residential, Cohousing

Woodside Square is a complex and sensitive site, set within one of the most attractive areas of North London – its northern boundary consists of fine Edwardian terraced houses and to the south lies Highgate Woods. It housed an inpatient hospital for mental health patients from the mid-1920s, but has been largely unused since 2009.Read More

St Luke’s Community Centre and East Central Apartments, Islington

Community and Leisure, Residential

East Central is a modern community charity with older people’s activities and services at its core, and is undertaking a programme of refurbishment and expansion to enable it to reach out to the whole community. The existing community centre occupies a former Victorian school building, and has recently undergone a major programme of refurbishment. The newRead More

St Jude & St Paul’s School and Flats

Residential, Education

PTE designed this infant and junior school for a site in Islington. The existing Church of England school occupied two very cramped sites with inadequate facilities. The architects suggested merging the junior school site with land belonging to an associated development company and building a new school with affordable flats above. The design offers aRead More

Somethin’ Else

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace

Somethin’ Else is a cross-platform production company working in TV, radio and interactive entertainment. They had outgrown their current premises and needed a designer to give them a building that met their demanding technical needs but foregrounded the creative work that is their core business. Their new premises formed part of a turn of theRead More

Sefton Park

Housing Renewal, Residential

PTE was appointed by the Liverpool Housing Action Trust (LHAT) in 1999 as consultants for the popular Sefton Park Estate. The brief was for the complete refurbishment of the blocks including: structural repairs, re-roofing, new windows, improvements to the common parts, entrances and landscaping, new services throughout and improvements to the flat layouts. PTE hasRead More

Rushey Green Primary School


Rushey Green is a two-form entry primary school and nursery. It enjoys a large green site in a residential conservation area. PTE has designed a complete replacement school to improve teaching space, create new facilities for joint use by the school and wider community, and to exploit the potential of the school’s green site. TheRead More

Roden Court

Third Age Housing, Residential

Roden Court originally consisted of a series of 1960s buildings containing former YWCA studio flats set within a wooded garden sloping down towards Metropolitan Open Space. Our scheme is designed both to exploit and preserve this mature landscape whilst fulfilling our brief to combine new homes for existing tenants with apartments for sale and anRead More

Waites Court, Priory Road


Our scheme replaces a 1970s apartment building based around a mature and enclosed communal garden. The fabric of the building had deteriorated to such an extent that it required demolition, but our scheme is designed to preserve the garden which it encloses. To achieve this, the new building wraps around the courtyard garden on itsRead More

Packington Estate

Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

Pollard Thomas Edwards designed the winning proposal to redevelop the Packington Estate in 2005, and we are currently transforming this 1970s estate to create 820 new mixed-tenure homes – 85 of which are houses. The scheme aims to reintegrate the old estate into the surrounding area by reinstating the pattern of Victorian streets and elegantRead More

New Ground Cohousing

Third Age Housing, Residential, Cohousing

This is PTE’s first venture into designing for a cohousing group. Our clients are a group of 20 older women who are pioneering a radically different approach to growing old. The members of OWCH have been working together for many years, pioneering the idea of a supportive community for women in later life. PTE collaborated withRead More

One Woolwich

Residential, Urban Regeneration, Estates and Neighbourhood

Greenwich Council has agreed, in consultation with residents, that the Connaught, Morris Walk and Maryon Estates, which include 1,064 homes, should be brought forward for demolition. The three estates, built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, have come to the end of their natural lives and there is a need for comprehensive redevelopment. OurRead More

Old Royal Free Square

Conversion and Restoration, Residential, Urban Regeneration

This project transformed a redundant hospital into a major public space and a thriving residential community. The four-acre site was developed by Circle 33 Housing Trust and New Islington & Hackney Housing Association. PTE transformed the front part of the site, which includes both new and Grade II listed buildings, while Levitt Bernstein Associates redeveloped theRead More

New Concordia Wharf

Conversion and Restoration, Residential

Architects’ Journal described the PTE scheme on completion: ‘The repair and conversion of New Concordia Wharf, Bermondsey, south London, is exemplary. The appearance and construction of these late nineteenth century warehouses have been respected, retained and even enhanced by the architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards. ‘The mix of uses – residential, workshops and commercial – brings newRead More

Netley Campus

Urban Apartment, Residential, Education

The Netley Primary Campus has an inner city location close to Euston Station and is home to multiple educational uses. Pollard Thomas Edwards devised a completely self-funding masterplan for the transformation of site, through the development of new homes above a new educational building and on an adjoining council-owned site. Prior to redevelopment, the NetleyRead More

Lefevre Walk

Residential, Urban Regeneration, Estates and Neighbourhood

The masterplan replaced existing 1970s slab blocks with 400 new houses and flats on tree-lined streets. The heart of the new neighbourhood is the new Lefevre Square, closing the view along Roman Road. A motorway boundary is designed as a city wall, protecting the new neighbourhood from sight and sound of the traffic. Massive deck-accessRead More

Lymington Fields

Residential, Urban Regeneration, Estates and Neighbourhood

PTE is part of the competition-winning team which has been chosen to design a new mixed tenure housing development at Lymington Fields in the Chadwell Heath area of Barking and Dagenham. The 20-acre site is one of the first to be released by the Mayor of London as part of his drive to unlock developmentRead More

Lingham Court

Third Age Housing, Residential

Lingham Court is Metropolitan Housing Trust’s competition-winning extra-care scheme for Lambeth Social Services. Our brief was to build 30 affordable flats to wheelchair standards without any funding assistance, and PTE developed a concept that would achieve this brief from the sale of contemporary quality housing on the same site. The scheme also had to meetRead More

Jaywick Sands

Family Home, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Jaywick Sands grew into a thriving seaside resort between the first and second world wars. Many of the original chalets have now become permanent homes and the Brooklands area has become very dilapidated. Working with the council and the community, the Guinness Trust participated in a regeneration programme which included new infrastructure works, employment andRead More

Ironworks, Fish Island

Urban Apartment, Residential, Urban Regeneration

At Fish Island in Bow, East London, a derelict industrial site overlooked a site of unexpected natural beauty where the River Lea converges with the canal network directly opposite the Olympic site. Our scheme has transformed this site into a development of 70 live/work units and commercial space set around a tranquil courtyard open toRead More

Hornsey Road Baths

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace, Residential

This site had been derelict since Hornsey Road Baths closed in 1991: PTE’s scheme has created three new squares, more than 200 apartments for a mix of affordable rent and private sale, a 4000m2 office building for Islington Council and a Sure Start Centre for parents and children. The listed gatehouse building, with its famousRead More

Gunpowder Mill

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace

The Gunpowder Mill scheme involves the sensitive conversion of historic but derelict buildings and the addition of a new modern element on a site surrounded by woods and parkland. In the 18th century, the Royal Gunpowder Mills housed the largest gunpowder works in Britain, and it remained a centre for the production of and researchRead More

Grahame Park

Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

The regeneration of Grahame Park in Colindale is one of the largest regeneration projects in London and will create a whole new neighbourhood of over 3,400 mixed tenure homes, together with community facilities and open green space. The masterplan is the result of collaboration between PTE and Levitt Bernstein Associates (LBA). It has been praisedRead More

Frederick Mews

Family Home, Workspace, Residential

PTE has taken a redundant light industrial site within the sensitive context of the Crouch End Conservation Area and has transformed it into a mixed-use development which combines modern commercial space and new housing with private gardens and parking. There are three distinct components to the development – terraced houses on Coleridge Road, mews housesRead More

Ellesmere House

Third Age Housing, Residential

Ellesmere House is a new 60-bed elderly people’s home and day centre arranged around courtyard gardens off the Fulham Road in Chelsea, and financed by private flats on the street frontage. A glazed foyer linking the street with the lower-ground courtyard garden and the mature trees beyond orientates visitors as they arrive. From here anRead More

Dunsfold Park

New Settlement

PTE has prepared a masterplan for Dunsfold Park, a 600-acre former WWII aerodrome, which will transform it into an eco-village of 2,600 homes set within a 350-acre country park accessible to the public. The main runway will be preserved as a linear park, with an ornamental canal running along its length; and a Dutch-style canalRead More

Diespeker Wharf

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace

PTE acquired the site beside the Regent’s Canal in 1994, and has completed the restoration and conversion of this listed Victorian timber mill for its own headquarters. The building has been creatively adapted with the insertion of mezzanine levels which hang from the existing trusses. At the lower ground floor, impressive pyramidal foundations have beenRead More

Crystal Wharf

Workspace, Residential, Urban Regeneration

PTE and Groveworld were selected by British Waterways as joint developers for this key waterside site at the junction of Regent’s Canal and City Road Basin following an open competition in 1998. The site adjoins PTE’s own complex in Diespeker Wharf. The design comprises three linked blocks arranged round a garden courtyard, with PTE’s ownRead More

Pentonville Road 130-154

Urban Apartment, Workspace, Residential

A prominent site between Kings Cross and Angel, enjoying views towards St Pancras Chambers, will be redeveloped with 120 spacious apartments, arranged around a landscaped courtyard and above a car hire centre and commercial studios. PTE has provided a full service from concept to detailed planning permission.

Connaught Gardens

Family Home, Residential

At Connaught Gardens PTE’s own development of seven family townhouses for private sale has reinvented the London terraced house, providing high quality four-bedroom homes on a very tight site. The ingenious plan and cross section exploits a steeply sloping site to include a living room which is entered at ground level but opens out ontoRead More

Chobham Farm Masterplan

Residential, Urban Regeneration

PTE has created the masterplan for this six-hectare site adjoining Stratford City and including part of the Olympic Legacy land. The site is situated in an interesting and challenging fringe area of the Olympic Legacy and Stratford City developments. Our project started life as an exercise in looking beyond the site boundaries of a 0.5Read More

Chillingworth Road


PTE bought this site and put together a joint venture with Galliard Homes, the Guinness Trust, and Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association. The project evolved in the context of changing priorities in inner city planning: higher housing densities, mixed tenure and lower car parking requirements. The scheme contains 31 homes for private sale, eight homesRead More

City Park West, Chelmsford

Town Centre, Residential

Pollard Thomas Edwards gained planning permission to redevelop the former Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) campus following ARU’s relocation to new facilities in 2008. The site, located next to major transport interchanges and the principal arrival point to the town centre, plays a key role in the borough’s plans to regenerate the west end of Chelmsford.Read More

Ceres, CB1

Urban Apartment, Town Centre, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Four new brick ‘pavilions in the park’ are the latest addition to Cambridge City Council’s master plan for the regeneration of the station conservation area. Designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards for developer Hill, the Ceres apartments reflect Cambridge’s robust building tradition. The nearby Victorian station building, Foster’s Mill and silo are the few remnants ofRead More

Cambridge House

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace, Community and Leisure

Cambridge House is a charitable organisation based in Southwark which offers a number of services to alleviate the effects of poverty and to support social change. Their headquarters, which they have occupied since 1889, consisted of a number of interlinked buildings, including five early 19th century Grade II listed houses fronting Camberwell Road; and twoRead More

Brockwell Park Lido

Conversion and Restoration, Community and Leisure

This project involved the refurbishment and extension of the Grade II listed 1930s outdoor swimming pool, known as ‘Brixton Beach’. The challenge was to enable the lido to be financially self-supporting and to ensure its future without losing the fabulous atmosphere that makes it such a well loved place. Our solution, which was strongly supportedRead More

Blackhorse Lane

Conversion and Restoration, Workspace, Residential, Urban Regeneration

This scheme will transform an underused and poor-quality industrial estate in north east London into a thriving neighbourhood of around 490 new homes, 520 student rooms and community and commercial space. The site is a short walk from Blackhorse Road Underground and Overground rail stations and our proposals will create a new link to theRead More

Barnsbury Place

Conversion and Restoration, Residential

This development has created a new urban quarter within the Barnsbury Conservation Area, seamlessly combining old and new buildings, and luxury with affordable homes. It demonstrates how good design attracts buyers even in an uncertain market: the private market homes achieved top values for the area and nearly all sold out within six months ofRead More

Harvard Gardens (Aylesbury Site 7)

Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

The existing Aylesbury Estate includes 2,700 homes, making it one of the largest public housing estates in Europe. Since the 1980s it has become notorious for its high levels of crime and social disadvantage, and the London Borough of Southwark has embarked upon a phased regeneration programme. Pollard Thomas Edwards developed proposals for Site 7,Read More

Arundel Square

Urban Apartment, Community and Leisure, Residential

The original Arundel Square was never completed. After three sides were finished the Victorian developer ran out of money and the North London Line was constructed in a cutting on the south side of the central gardens. In our radical approach we have decked over the railway, creating an extra acre of land. Half ofRead More

ARK Isaac Newton Academy


PTE has designed a new three-form-entry primary school in a gritty urban location on the site of the former Ilford Public Baths and next to an active fire station on Ilford High Road. The new primary school is affiliated with the recently completed secondary school on an adjacent site to become an all-through Academy, and ourRead More

ARK Atwood Primary Academy and Amberley Waterfront

Residential, Education

On a tight urban site on the Grand Union Canal we have provided a combination of education facilities and high quality private homes for Westminster City Council. The site provides a permanent home for the two-form-entry ARK Atwood Primary Academy and a satellite centre for Westminster Adult Education Services (WAES). The accommodation is provided within twoRead More

Angel Waterside

Urban Apartment, Workspace, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Angel Waterside began the process of opening up the City Road Basin to the public and unlocking its potential as a resource for leisure and sport in an area of the capital which has very little public open space: a community park and walkway have been created along the west side of the Basin fromRead More

Anchor Brewhouse

Conversion and Restoration, Residential, Urban Regeneration

Anchor Brewhouse overlooks the Tower of London on the south bank of the river next to Tower Bridge. It is an outstanding example of Victorian industrial architecture which formed part of the Courage Brewery site until brewing ceased in 1981. The new Anchor Brewhouse is one of the first products of the strategy conceived byRead More

Abbey Area

Urban Apartment, Residential

The Abbey Area is included within the Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), which was agreed by Cabinet in December 2010. The CIP is a long-term programme bringing together a range of work considering how best to use the Council’s assets to improve, shape and transform key places and services within Camden, whilst simultaneously addressing aRead More

Alma Estate Regeneration

Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

PTE working for Countryside Properties and Newlon won this competition to regenerate the 1960s Alma Estate, in Ponders End in the London Borough of Enfield. The design reintegrates the Alma Estate with the surrounding neighbourhood by creating a clear and legible layout of apartment blocks and family houses with private gardens, the discreet incorporation ofRead More

Tidemill and Packington shortlisted for the Building Awards 2013

Established by Building magazine, the industry’s most celebrated business networking event in the built environment calendar recognise the industry’s top performers by rewarding innovation throughout the construction sector. This year will be a double celebration – celebrating the winners who have excelled across the construction industry along with celebrating Building Magazine’s 170th year! Public BuildingRead More

St Michael’s Road shortlisted for the First Time Buyers Awards 2013

St Michael’s Road shortlisted for the best small development award. These 25 unique affordable homes include 17 flats for shared ownership and six family houses and two wheelchair accessible flats for affordable rent. Designed as starter homes for small families, 11 apartments have one bedroom and six have two. Set in an attractive semi-rural neighbourhood,Read More

What we do

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) specialises in the creation of new neighbourhoods and the revitalisation of old ones. Our projects embrace the whole spectrum of residential development and other essential ingredients which make our cities, towns and villages into thriving and sustainable places: schools and nurseries, health and community centres, shops and workspaces, places to recreate,Read More

Who we are

PTE is a practice of about 150 professional and support staff. We are owned and managed by our working partners. Our core services are architecture, masterplanning and urban design, property development and community engagement.

How we do it

PTE combines design talent, commercial acumen and social commitment to lift every day places out of the ordinary. Our rigorous, questioning approach produces design solutions that are intelligent, imaginative and which add value and joy. We work closely and collaboratively with our clients, forging long term relationships. We place great importance not only on theRead More

Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow granted planning permission

PTE has received planning for a new school development for Westbrook Primary School in the London Borough of Hounslow. The school, which lies under the Heathrow flight path, presents a particular challenge in its need both to provide substantial acoustic protection and achieve ambitious sustainability targets, which rule out many traditional acoustic solutions such asRead More

Packington Estate wins the National Housing Awards 2013

Packington Estate has won both categories; Best Large Development and Best Regeneration Project. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 12 September hosted by Jack Dee. The judges said “Very well conceived design, varying from modern new build to restoration of a Georgian square with strong partnership working” and “well thought out masterplanRead More

Blackhorse Lane granted planning permission

PTE, on behalf of client MacDonald Egan, has been granted planning for a new ‘urban quarter’ in the Blackhorse Lane Industrial area in Walthamstow. The mixed-use, residential-led regeneration will transform a declining industrial estate into a thriving community to include new homes, student accommodation, community and commercial space. Blackhorse Lane will be the first significantRead More

Waites Court, Priory Road Resident Film

PTE was appointed to replace a 1970s apartment building based around a mature communal garden. It had been built as self-contained, non-supported housing, although many of the permanent tenants had become very elderly. Our aim was to enable all those residents to remain living on the site during and after the redevelopment, which was phasedRead More

Open House London

Pollard Thomas Edwards will be opening their studio doors for the Open House London weekend on Saturday 21 September. Click here for more details. PTE’s award winning scheme, Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge in Lewisham will also be open on Saturday. Click here for more details.

PTE appointed for £269 million Woolwich regeneration scheme

Pollard Thomas Edwards is working with developer Lovell on a £269m project to redevelop three former Woolwich council estates for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The three estates, built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, have come to the end of their natural lives and there is a need for comprehensive redevelopment. The project, inRead More

CABE backs London Olympic Legacy Scheme Chobham Farm

A London Legacy Development Corporation planning committee last week recommended approval for Chobham Farm, a new family neighbourhood designed for East Thames and London and Continental Railways by Pollard Thomas Edwards. PTE were first appointed in 2008 by the East Thames Group to prepare an outline masterplan in support of their detailed application for aRead More

Catalyst Housing – Havelock consultation

Children from the Havelock estate in Southall were asked to release their inner Blue Peter by creating their ideal home from cardboard and scrap material. This was part of an innovative programme to consult the community of Havelock Estate in Ealing about the forthcoming regeneration of their estate. A cardboard city was created as partRead More

Packington Estate and Waites Court shortlisted for the National Housing Awards 2013

Packington Estate has been shortlisted in two categories; Best Large Development and Best Regeneration Project and Wates Court; Best Small Development. Previously known as the Affordable Home Ownership Awards, the awards have succeeded in promoting and raising the profile of the affordable housing sector. The independent judging panel is formed of representatives from highly regardedRead More

The next generation discuss business in the board room

PTE was happy to welcome Class 6 Ruby from Cubitt Town Junior School to our offices as part of our ongoing involvement with Open City’s Architecture in Schools Primary programme. Despite the unseasonable weather, we were able to explore many different parts of Diespeker Wharf, discovering the history of the building, and finding new waysRead More

St Luke’s Centre in Islington granted planning permission

PTE’s proposals for the St Luke’s Centre were granted unanimous approval at the Islington Planning Committee last night. The proposals include two blocks of shared ownership and private sale flats adjacent to the existing centre with a terrace of affordable homes to the rear of the site. Along with the 50 new homes, the proposalsRead More

Development on Goldhawk Road granted planning permission

PTE’s scheme for 25 new mixed-tenure homes near Ravenscourt Park in West London has been granted planning permission in a unanimous decision by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham planning committee. The development will provide high quality family homes and aims to maintain and enhance the quality of the surrounding neighbourhood. A series ofRead More

Topping out celebrations at Thames View Estate in Barking

A ceremonial brick has been laid to mark the topping out of a new development, designed by PTE that will deliver 277 homes for affordable rent in Barking. The special ceremony held on the 15th May was attended by Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking, Cllr Phil Waker, council Cabinet Member for Housing and Cllr CameronRead More

London Planning Awards 2012/13

The London Planning Awards recognise and reward best practice in planning in the capital. BEST BUILT PROJECT COMMUNITY SCALE – WINNER Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge Rightly perceived as the jewel in the crown of Deptford’s regeneration. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson described Deptford Lounge as “a beautiful building.” BEST NEW PLACE TO LIVERead More

The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz | Tuesday 16 April 6-9pm

On Tuesday 16 April Pollard Thomas Edwards held a pub quiz as part of Green Sky Thinking Week. “It was a full house, attended by more than 60 architects, engineers and sustainability consultants. As I arrived I was struck by the fun atmosphere about the place. They’d shipped in some grass and strawbales, and thereRead More

Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge Highly Commended at RICS Awards

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge has been Highly Commended in the Regeneration category at the RICS London and South East Awards presented at the Landmark Hotel on the 2nd May. The RICS Regeneration Award showcases exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas. The judges look for a scheme that has conserved or improved theRead More

Open City Architecture in Schools Programme

PTE’s architect Ben Whitehead and architectural assistants Emily Noden and Mark Ratke have recently completed the Open City Architecture in Schools Programme. The programme consisted of a visit to the New academic Building at the London School of economics with their year 9 class from St George’s Catholic School in Maida Vale and three visitsRead More

International Property Awards 2012

The very best developments, architecture and interior design from across the entire United Kingdom were celebrated at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Friday (October 12th). The leading property professionals behind these outstanding projects were invited to attend the UK Property Awards in association with Gaggenau, Yamaha and the Royal Institute of Chartered SurveyorsRead More

PTE takes to the podium at the What House? Awards 2012

The winners of the 31st What House? Awards – the best new homes in Britain – were announced at a gala lunch at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 16 November. Gold: Packington Estate: The Hyde Group and Rydon Construction Silver: New Hendon Village: Genesis Housing Association and Countryside Properties

Hat trick for PTE at New London Awards

PTE has picked up awards for three projects at the New London Awards which recognises the capital’s best new projects for their architectural quality and contribution to London’s environment. There was success for our recently completed Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge in the Culture & Community category and Arundel Square, a project which decks overRead More

Commendation for Deptford Lounge at The Structural Steel Design Awards

Deptford Lounge has been awarded a commendation at the Structural Steel Design Awards which were announced on the 11 July 2012. PTE’s scheme combines a state-of-the-art public library with community facilities and forms a new focal point for the local community. One of the Judges who praised the project commented “Careful design and attention toRead More

Haringey Council names Connaught Gardens Best Built Project

Connaught Gardens, PTE’s own development of seven contemporary townhouses on a steeply sloping site near Highgate Woods, has been awarded Best Built Project in the Haringey Design Awards. The awards recognise and raise awareness of high quality buildings and places that make a positive contribution to the London Borough of Haringey’s built environment. PTE’s schemeRead More

PTE attending the Isington Climate Change Partnership AGM Market Place

PTE will be showcasing their work at the Islington Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) AGM Market Place next Thursday 20th September. The ICCP is a collection of Islington based businesses who are working together to reduce their carbon emissions. Join us to celebrate 5 years of the ICCP bringing together organisations across Islington to tackle climateRead More

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge – Film

In this exclusive film, WAN speaks to Philippa Lau-Brown, Deptford Regeneration Project Manager from Lewisham Council, Mark Elms, Headteacher at Tidemill Academy, and Andrew Beharrell, Executive Director at PTE and lead architect on the project, along with some short insights from children at the school.

Open City Accelerate into University programme

PTE are half way through the Open City Accelerate into University programme. PTE staff are working with the students through six fortnightly sessions where they hope to further skills that would be beneficial for studying architecture at university. For more details of the programme please take a look at the Open City website. We’ll postRead More

Netley Campus project granted planning and starts on site

Netley Campus, located close to Euston Station obtained planning permission last month and work has already commenced on site, due for completion in 2014. Following an extensive examination of options, the proposals for London Borough of Camden and the School are to make improvements to the Victorian building and redevelop the remainder of the siteRead More

The Granary wins a Civic Trust Award

The Granary has won a prestigious Civic Trust Award. Launched in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards is one of the oldest built environment award schemes in Europe. From cafes and churches to housing and hospitals, the Civic Trust Awards have rewarded over 6,500 projects which have made a difference to local people and their communitiesRead More

Catalyst Housing selected to deliver £196m Havelock Regeneration

Catalyst Housing has been selected by Ealing Council to deliver the 904 home regeneration of the Havelock Estate in Southall. Catalyst along with partner Leadbitter Group will transform the estate, providing brand new homes for social rent and shared ownership as well 427 homes for outright sale through development arm Catalyst By Design. The proposals,Read More


Grub London is working with PTE to create a pop-up dining experience on the Regents canal at Diespeker Wharf with chef Matt Klose. Grub London create unique dining experiences at some of the most exciting London locations. They will be preparing an inventive menu accompanied by complementary and rare wines from boutique wine merchants IndigoRead More

Central Chelmsford wins Planning Permission

Chelmsford Borough Council unanimously voted a resolution to grant planning permission last night for the Central Chelmsford scheme. PTE’s masterplan includes enhanced pedestrian and cycle links through a series of new streets and squares which will reintegrate the nearby transport hub with the town centre and Chelmsford Central Park to the South. The new publicRead More

Packington wins Development of the Year

Packington in Islington was awarded Development of the Year at the Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2011 held on Thursday 22 September at The London Marriott Hotel. Packington, designed by PTE marks the start of a housing estate’s transformation into a mixed-use neighbourhood with green space and family homes. The major regeneration is led byRead More

Diespeker son et lumiere

“You guys sure know how to wow your guests” Chris Self, Gyoury Self Partnership Pollard Thomas Edwards presented Diespeker son et Lumiere at their canal side offices on Thursday 8 September 2011. Please click to view the video clip and photos of the performance from the evening.

RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition

PTE will be exhibiting two featured projects at the RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition. Entrants were asked to submit work under the theme of ‘Unseen’ – these could be competition entries, conceptual projects, paintings, drawings and models relating to projects, built or unbuilt, that have not yet had a great deal of (or any) exposure. TheRead More

PTE’s own development wins Housing Design Award for the third year running

For three consecutive years PTE’s own development projects have won a prestigious Housing Design Award – Angel Waterside in 2009, Connaught Gardens in 2010 and this year Arundel Square. The Awards recognise outstanding architecture and innovative building design. The Avenue in Saffron Walden, Essex, also won a Housing Design Project Award. Richard McCarthy, Director GeneralRead More

Arundel Square wins Building Award: Housing Project of the Year

The prestigious Building Awards was held on the 7 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel and was a great success with over 1,300 people there to salute the best-in-class companies and projects from right across the Built Environment. The Building Awards recognise the industry’s top performers and encourages sustained performance and further development throughout theRead More

Arundel Square

Living Projects recently completed a series of films celebrating winning schemes of the Housing Design Awards 2011. Their approach was to focus on the opinions of communities and residents, while getting the architects, planners and developers involved to tell the story of how each scheme was delivered. Produced and Directed by Richard Mullane Director ofRead More

Zenith House, Edgware Road wins planning permission

PTE, acting for Genesis, has just won planning permission for a prominent corner site on the Edgware Road in Barnet. The scheme will provide around 310 mixed tenure homes, including 20 mews houses, as well as commercial space at ground floor level. It is one of several major developments, which are putting Colindale on theRead More

Gunpowder Mill wins Roses Design Awards

The Roses Design Awards 2010 have awarded Pollard Thomas Edwards Gunpowder Mill, Essex, with the title of best new building outside London after the Mill exploded onto the stage with this year’s Architecture Grand Prix. Winning over the Roses judges for achieving the seeming impossible, a symbiotic marriage of 19th century gunpowder works with aRead More

Angel Waterside wins 2010 Building Award

Angel Waterside has won the Housing Project of the Year category in the national 2010 Building Awards. The Regent’s Canal through Islington was once one of London’s main arteries, linking the docks with the Grand Junction canal. But for much of the past century it has been more of a backwater, hidden from view behindRead More


PTE uses practical experience and research to complement and inform one another. We contribute to best practice and debate through research, report-writing and public speaking. We enjoy collaborating with academics and other professionals, including a group of our closest peers and competitors. Recent focus has been on housing density, design standards, eco-towns, localism and innovativeRead More


PTE has been winning beneficial planning consents for 40 years. The planning process has become progressively more complex, more expensive, more controversial – and slower. We negotiate successful permissions by putting a lot of energy into consultation with the local authority and the wider community, by presenting our proposals clearly in both words and imagesRead More


PTE Practice Profile Working at PTE PTE Third Age Housing Brochure  PTE Education Brochure  PTE Consultation Brochure  PTE Post-occupancy Evaluation Altered Estates Report 2016 Superdensity Report 2015 Transforming Supurbia Report 2015 The Architects’ Journal PTE  Monograph 2014 HAPPI – Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation 2009    


Residential, Estates and Neighbourhood

This mixed tenure and mixed use regeneration scheme was won in competition in 2011. Our proposal will reconnect the site of the 1970s Ladderswood residential and Industrial estates with the network of surrounding Victorian streets. Over half of the site will be laid out with new residential streets lined with three- and four-bedroom houses, connectedRead More


Third Age Housing

HAPPI – Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation – was commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency on behalf of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health to set out the case for change in the provision of housing for older people. PTE was selected by the HCA jointly with Levitt BernsteinRead More


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We have a diverse workforce, and are one of the very few large practices to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. Talented people come to Pollard Thomas Edwards from all sorts of places and backgrounds, and around 22 different languages are spoken. PTE enjoys high levels of staff retention – and also a significant number of returnees.Read More


Pollard Thomas Edwards combines design talent, commercial acumen and social commitment to lift every day places out of the ordinary BD Housing Architect of the Year 2017