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Pollard Thomas Edwards is an architecture practice specialising in the design of homes, neighbourhoods, public and mixed-use buildings throughout the United Kingdom.

Over the past five decades we have built up an enviable track-record working with communities, local authorities and commercial clients to create buildings and places people want to live in.

Using the full range of skills at our disposal, from architectural and urban design to masterplanning, property development and community engagement, our team of 150-plus professionals are dedicated to enhancing the towns, cities and villages in which we work.

And while we have the resources and financial strength of a large practice we are able to offer a personal service more commonly associated with smaller studios.

We understand the specific needs of our clients and where and what they seek to build: in short, as our award-winning project portfolio shows, we understand how sustainable placemaking works.

We are equally comfortable tackling smaller bespoke building projects as we are masterplanning villages, towns and urban districts.

Our approach is founded on placing people first, understanding their needs and designing to suit, emphasising not only the way the buildings and places look, but also on how they are made, how they are used and how they age too.

As well as designing new neighbourhoods and estates we also repair and revitalise existing ones in need of care. This in turn has helped us build a reputation for taking over difficult projects which have stalled and re-energising them to create thriving places people enjoy being in.

Flexible working is central to our identity so while many of our staff work at home our spacious studios at Diespeker Wharf, a converted factory in Islington and a local landmark, remain open.

We’ve earned the respect of our peers too, winning more than 250 awards over the years, with recent wins including BD Housing Architect of the Year 2017 and AJ Sustainable Practice of the year in 2018.

I value my relationship with Pollard Thomas Edwards because I value London, and so do they. Like master tailors cherishing the fabric of the great city we share their work is elegant, elemental, economical, always cut and stitched with an assured élan, eschewing the flashy in favour of the fitting, predicated on the idea of getting the right solution to complex urban problems. They also make working with them a pleasure and know how to have fun. PTE parties are every bit as good as their buildings.”
Robert Elms, writer, broadcaster and occasional project collaborator

As a Limited Liability Partnership PTE is controlled by eight equity partners and guided by a council of associate partners and senior managers.

From left to right: Partners - Tricia Patel, Dominique Oliver, Roger Holdsworth, Carl Vann, Andrew Beharrell (Senior Partner), Kaye Stout, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Devlin and Teresa Borsuk (Senior Advisor)

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