Pollard Thomas Edwards
For over 40 years, Pollard Thomas Edwards 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 extends into urban extensions and masterplans, 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 150 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 squares and towpath walkways.
SENSITIVE SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT
PTE relishes creating value and quality out of challenging sites. Responding to the semi-rural mature landscape, The Avenue in Saffron Walden is described by RIBA Award judges as ‘a great lesson in defensible space – simple and successful urban design in action’. A series of courtyards strike a clever mix of coherence and community.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN EXTENSIONS
We have a growing portfolio of Cambridge projects. Our masterplan for Wing was developed after an extensive ‘enquiry by design’ process, and retains local employment in a distinctive, self-supporting new settlement.
TRANSFORMING TOWN CENTRES
Reinstating a lost High Street, the award winning Laindon Town Centre regeneration scheme will tame the existing car-centric infrastructure and provide a wide range of new retail and community space, embracing the idea of ‘living above the shop’.