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 developments on City Road Basin, they show how restored historic buildings and radical new ones can stimulate economic, social and environmental regeneration.
During Open Studios PTE is collaborating with The Floating Cinema; a unique purpose built 60 ft widebeam canal boat that operates as a mobile arts venue and floating projection house; commissioned by UP Projects designed by Duggan Morris. Embark at PTE, Diespeker wharf or Granary Square, Kings X N1C and enjoy a unique floating tour through the changing local canalscape. Trip includes travelling through the historic Islington tunnel; built in 1820 and the longest navigable canal tunnel in the south east.
The Open Studios is free to attend and no booking is required. The boat trips do require booking, details below.
The Floating Cinema boat trips will depart from PTE’s offices at Diespeker Wharf OR Granary Steps, Kings X N1C (Tow path at bottom of Granary steps), Expected journey time is approx. 1.5 hours.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited, £10 per person.
Boat tour timings:
9:30am Pick up at Diespeker Wharf – 11:00am Drop of at Granary Square
11:30am Pick up at Granary Square – 1:00pm Drop of at Diespeker Wharf
1:30am Pick up at Diespeker Wharf – 3:00pm Drop of at Granary Square
3:30pm Pick up at Granary Square – 5:00pm Drop of at Diespeker Wharf
Book tickets by clicking here.