Pollard Thomas Edwards
For over 40 years, Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has pioneered approaches to urban regeneration that are now standard practice. We continue to be at the forefront of housing debate, design and delivery, based on our core principles: respect for context, engaging with communities, regeneration of brownfield land, and ‘tenure blind’ housing.
PTE’s expertise includes designing urban and rural communities, as well as education, mixed use and third-age housing. We offer the resources of a large practice, and the personal services of a small one, with over 120 staff working from our renovated Islington canal warehouse. We practice what we preach in our own developments, through our related property companies.
Regenerating Neighbourhoods Using Traditional Typologies
We are delivering new homes by reinventing traditional London typologies: pedestrian-friendly streets, contemporary mansion blocks and mews houses. Our scheme for 800 new mixed tenure homes in the Packington Estate recreates Islington’s pattern of streets and squares, connecting to the canal-side towpath.
Mending Urban Fabric
PTE relishes creating value out of difficult sites. At Arundel Square, we decked over a railway cutting, creating an extra acre of developable land in Islington. We won the support of local residents by increasing the size of the square and contributing to the restoration of nearby Victorian facades.
Sustainable Urban Extensions
We have a growing portfolio of projects in Cambridge. Our master plan for Wing was developed after an extensive ‘enquiry by design’ process, and retains local employment in a distinctive, self- supporting new settlement.
Islington’s Angel Waterside demonstrates a mix of social benefit and design quality, described by Housing Design Awards judges as ‘like the Mayor’s Design Guide in action’. Low-rise mixed-tenure apartments and offices overlook a new canal-side public garden.