18/04/13 The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz | Tuesday 16 April 6-9pm
On Tuesday 16 April Pollard Thomas Edwards architects 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 there was a band playing, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a country pub. But this was not a country pub – it was in the basement of PTEa’s office...
The pub quiz event was a great change to the usual programme of interesting talks which happen during Green Sky Thinking. It was a social occasion, giving a chance to learn what other people in the industry are doing but in an informal setting. Let’s hope for a re-run next year!"
Laura Mark, Reporter AJ
08/04/13 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 part of an artist workshop which gave children the chance to create their architectural fantasy. Families were invited to the Havelock community centre, where, with the help of Arts Express they used cardboard to build a collection of imaginative homes. These included windmills, rooftop swimming pools and from one environmentally aware young person, an entire roof of solar panels.
Across two days, the cardboard work shop along with a football skills training session, engaged with over 100 residents. At both events an exhibition space was set aside to allow parents to see what changes are coming to Havelock and to quiz Catalyst staff and architects from Pollard Thomas Edwards.
The consultation process also includes pop-ups at busy locations such as school gates at closing time and workshops with architects. By going beyond the traditional consultation process and organising exciting events, Catalyst is engaging with residents who may feel alienated or disconnected from this process.
Sue Cooper, head of business development at Catalyst Housing said:
'We are really keen to consult local people and talk about the proposals we have for the area. We want to understand what is important to residents and what they like about where they live. We also want to know what challenges they face and what aspirations they have for the future.
Special events like this have given us valuable insight into the aspirations of Havelock residents and what they need.'
Tanya Ayshford, Havelock resident said:
'Before these events I hadn't been involved with Catalyst. I wasn't able to make it to evening meetings as I have my kids to look after. I really feel like I have learned a lot about the phasing of the redevelopment and what the new homes will look like. I hope Catalyst carries on bringing different people of the community together by running workshops like these.'
05/03/13 The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz | Tuesday 16 April 6-9pm @ Diespeker Wharf
Test your sustainability knowledge and win prizes! Folk music and organic beer to enjoy!
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects
38 Graham Street
London N1 8JX
020 7336 7777
Green Sky Thinking Week is a series of sustainability-focused events across London.
15-19 April 2013 www.greenskythinking.org.uk
11/02/13 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 Building Project of the Year -
Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge
Housing Project of the Year -
Winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony taking place on Thursday 18th April at the Grosvenor House, London.
11/02/13 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, the exterior shows careful consideration to nearby Victorian architecture and a Grade Two listed church. Ground-floor apartments have private gardens, higher floors have balconies and there is a shared garden and play area for children. The homes are ideally located with excellent transport links and are just five minutes walk from the leafy Gladstone Park.
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 LIVE - COMMENDED Packington Estate
For its impressive community-led approach to inner city regeneration, and its carefully-considered urban form.
Boris Johnson, said: “Yet again the standard of entries this year is excellent. From town centres to public buildings and new
green spaces, the variety and quality of the submitted projects gives me great confidence and excitement about the fantastic transformations we are seeing in every corner of this great city.”
28/01/13 Bite size training with PTEa and The Green Register
09/01/13 PTEa event: Why does Social Sustainability matter?
You are warmly invited to join us at our canal side office for the first of this
year's informative networking evenings held at Diespeker Wharf.
SPEAKERS: Tom Dollard (Chair)Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards architects Jonathan Schifferes Senior Consultant, nef consulting (the new economics foundation) Matt Bell
Group Head of External Affairs, Berkeley Group Holdings PLC
1730 Arrival, registration and drinks
1800 Start of presentations
1900 Open discussion
1930 Finish with drinks and networking
Environmental sustainability has long been a key driver in the built environment. Social sustainability too often gets left off the agenda! How can this be addressed?
nefhas two propositions for this. The first is to use social return on investment methods to assess the full value of investment to society. The second is to promote the five ways to well-being as a means to improve our daily experience of life.
Berkeley Group’s recent report “Creating Strong Communities” tackles the measurement of social sustainability of four new housing and mixed use developments. Matt Bell will provide an update on the framework and the results of the first assessments.
Thursday 31st January
5.30pm - 7.30pm
38 Graham Street
London N1 8JX
08/01/13 Building the unreal - The Bartlett School of Architecture
Carl Vann and Dominique Oliver, both Directors at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects will once again be tutoring students at the Bartlett for the Design Realisation Programme 2013.
08/01/13 CPD talk at Diespeker Wharf to architects on high performance, low carbon buildings
07/01/13 Open City Architecture in Schools Programme
PTEa’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 visits to the school for classroom workshops. The theme was ‘The livable City’ and the design brief was for a temporary pop up structure that responds to a site, our site being Rembrandt Gardens in Little Venice.
Well done to all the students for all the designs produced, including some great drawings and models. Congratulations to Team Demo Krati for being awarded the Open City Design Skills Award, and a joint commendation for the Design Development Award.
03/01/13 Happy New Year
from everyone at
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects presents the latest in our series of calendars.
Each year we seek a new way of looking at our work. In 2011 we recorded end-users, residents and visitors within the buildings and spaces we had designed. Last year we showed our completed architectural work in the form of graphic logos or computer desktop icons.
This year we capture the spirit of an early nineteeth-century London in the grips of Kaleidoscopism - a spectacular way of seeing everyday objects through a dynamic optical device.
Here, as the Kaleidoscopic transformation comes to rest, familiar components such as balconies, cladding, chimneys or the surrounding landscape can be picked out to create a graphic pattern from the original image. Click here to download the calendar.
06/12/12 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 site with new education and community facilities.
The project is to be entirely self-funded through the development of residential apartments above the new building and on an adjoining site.
19/11/12 PTEa announce three new directors
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa) has announced the appointment of three new directors: Kaye Stout, Patrick Devlin and Tricia Patel. They join the senior management team alongside existing Directors Carl Vann, Dominique Oliver and Roger Holdsworth.
Kaye Stout joined PTEa in 2003, became an Associate in 2005 and an Associate Director in 2010. Her work currently focuses on large regeneration schemes such as the Packington Estate Regeneration in Islington and the Abbey Area Regeneration in Camden.
Patrick Devlin also joined PTEa in 2003, becoming an Associate Director in 2008, with a special focus on housing for the elderly.
Tricia Patel recently celebrated twenty years at PTEa, having joined in 1991. She leads the PTEa team delivering workshops for schools after winning the Junior Open House Architectural Mentor award in 2006.
At the start of the year, PTEa also appointed Gabriella Gullberg to the position of General manager. Stephen Fisher, Teresa Borsuk and Andrew Beharrell remain as Executive Directors and majority owners of the practice.
PTEa is delighted to announce new developments in its senior management structure. These appointments are the latest chapter in PTEa’s long-term strategy for the evolution of the practice, harnessing expertise and talent to ensure it continues its work and commitment to creating new neighbourhoods and revitalising existing ones.
15/11/12 PTEa 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
Silver: New Hendon Village:
06/11/12 PTEa projects at the NLA Housing Exhibition
London's population is growing and the capital needs to build around 36,000 new homes a year just to keep pace with the number of new households. This NLA exhibition looks at how well the capital is keeping up with its targets, who is delivering new homes, the funding and policy context, exemplar projects, and new and imaginative ideas for designing and delivering new homes for London.
The eight-week exhibition takes place at NLA’s galleries at The Building Centre in WC1 and is accompanied by a publication, conference and talks, addressing the issues affecting the design and delivery of London’s homes.
The exhibition and its associated events aims to help inform the debate about how we deliver the quality, quantity and variety of homes that London – as one of the world’s pre-eminent cities – needs and deserves.
The awards will be presented at Business Design Centre, London on Thursday 7 February 2013, the last day of Surface Design Show.
25/10/12 Bite size training with PTEa and The Green Register
12/10/12 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 Surveyors (RICS).
Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge won the Mixed-use Architecture category.
Grub London is working with PTEa 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 Indigo Wine.
Running Friday 19th October and Saturday 20th (7pm-00:00), Sunday lunch 21st (12:00-5pm).
Tickets £37 +booking fee, in advance only. Cash bar with selected wine and our very own seasonal cocktails. For more information please see our peckish page or and visit www.grublondon.co.uk to book tickets.
13/09/12 PTEa attending the Isington Climate Change Partnership AGM Market Place
The topic of the AGM is the Green Economy, and the Market Place will form the core networking opportunity at the event, with over 100 organisations expected to be attending.
All are welcome to attend – to book your free place sign up here:BOOK NOW
31/08/12 Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge finalist in the Regeneration and Renewal Awards
The Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2012 are endorsed by the Homes & Communities Agency and are designed to celebrate good practice across the regeneration sector. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in November. Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge is a finalist in two categories; Design Excellence and Mixed-use development of the year.
Click here to see the finalists.
16/08/12 PTEa's schemes taking part in this years Open House London weekend
Cambridge Houseevent listing Address: 1 Addington Square SE5 0HF Opening Times: Sun - 10am-5pm Tour Times: First come basis. Tours at 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm Last Entry: 4.55pm
Tidemill Academy & Deptford Loungeevent listing Address: 11 Giffin Street, Giffin Square SE8 4RJ Opening Times: Sat - 10am-5pm
Tour Times: First come basis. Half-hourly tours from 10.30am
Last Entry: 4.30pm
The Granaryevent listing Address: 80 Abbey Road, Barking IG11 7BT Opening Times: Sat - 10am-1pm
Tour Times: Hourly tours. Pre-book ONLY through Open House
Rushey Green Primary Schoolevent listing Address: Culverley Road, SE6 2LA Opening Times: Sat - 10am-5pm
Tour Times: Regular tours
Brockwell Lidoevent listing Address: Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA Opening Times: Sat - 10am-5pm
Tour Times: First come basis. Regular tours
09/08/12 Tidemill Academy & 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 PTEa and lead architect on the project, along with some short insights from children at the school.
09/08/12 Tidemill Academy & Deptford Lounge - Open House London Sat 22 September
PTEa's award winning scheme, Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge in Lewisham will be participating in this years Open House weekend on Saturday 22 September.
Open House London is a truly city-wide
celebration of the buildings, places and spaces where we live and work.
2012 means 20 years of Open House London and of the Open-City organisation as a whole. In
recognition of this significant milestone, Open-City is presenting a festival which will be unprecedented
in breadth, scale and reach over 22 & 23 September.
It will be a unique opportunity to see, explore and learn about London’s amazing architecture and
design over 48 hours. More than 750 buildings of all kinds will open their doors, alongside a
programme of neighbourhood walks, engineering and landscape tours, night-time openings, cycle
rides, urban jogs and experts’ talks – all for free.
Victoria Thornton, Director of Open-City comments: “Open House is a unique annual event, offering
people across London the chance to explore and learn about the ‘changing face’ of the capital’s
architecture. Last year 89% of participants said the Open House event was the best way to get under
the skin, become more knowledgeable and engage in the dialogue about the capital’s architecture.
This year we’re excited to be celebrating 20 years of Open House London with a special 48-hour
programme of buildings, walks, tours and talks taking in some of the London’s most spectacular
Full details of buildings and events will be published in the 2012 Guide (available from 16
August) and can be ordered online
26/07/12 Highbury Quadrant shortlisted in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012
Highbury Quadrant has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012, organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing.
The awards scheme focuses on the best “green” social housing projects constructed in the UK, and the organisations responsible for them. The trophies will be presented at a suitably “eco” awards ceremony on Friday 19 October at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
Jess McCabe, Editor of the Sustainable Magazine said: ‘Now in their fifth year, the Sustainable Housing awards 2012 have, once again, been inundated with entries from the leading green organisations featuring the most innovative and impressive projects in the UK. It is a fantastic achievement for Highbury Quadrant to be shortlisted in the face of such fierce competition. We are thrilled to be able to host the awards ceremony that recognises the work of the housing sector’s sustainable pioneers.’
11/07/12 Hat trick for PTEa at New London Awards
PTEa 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 over a railway cutting to create an acre of land and complete an historic London square, was announced winner of the Public Spaces award. And last but not least, we also collected the Office award for our restoration and bronze-clad extension of The Granary on the River Roding in Barking.
The winners were announced at the NLA Awards ceremony held at the Guildhall on the 10 July 2012.
11/07/12 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. PTEa’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 to detail...have led to a genuinely flexible, vibrant and striking hub for Deptford. Steelwork is key to this remarkably successful building”.
The Structural Steel Design Awards is now in its 44th year and celebrates the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.
10/07/12 Haringey Council names Connaught Gardens Best Built Project
Connaught Gardens, PTEa'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.
PTEa’s scheme was visited by an independent panel of judges drawn from Haringey’s Design Review Panel including Paul Finch, Deputy Chair of the Design Council. Frederick Mews, another of our recent schemes in Haringey, was also shortlisted.
29/06/12 Open City Accelerate into University programme
PTEa are half way through the Open City Accelerate into University programme. PTEa 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 post a full news report once the programme is complete but for now here's a session in action.
14/05/12 PTEa gives the suburban semi a makeover at Olive Road, Cricklewood
Having re-invented the London townhouse, mews house and mansion block on a series of award-winning schemes in Inner London, PTEa has turned its attention to the speculative suburban semi.
Working on behalf of client Octavia Living, PTEa was granted planning permission from Brent Council for the former Cricklewood Waterworks site on the edge of Gladstone Park. The proposals for Olive Road will transform this ex-Thames Water site into a lush green residential neighbourhood, taking advantage of the impressive views towards the historic Thames Water Pumping Station and Gladstone Park.
The development will feature 23 family homes and 16 apartments, all with either balconies or private gardens. PTEa’s modern version of the suburban semi takes the form of generous ‘linked villas’ that have been designed for contemporary family life, with a series of interconnecting ground floor rooms which can accommodate open plan or more traditional lifestyles. The fusion of cool contemporary design and traditional materials, such as London stock brick and clay tiling, add texture and contrast with an emphasis on high quality.
Gladstone Park is one of the largest open green spaces in north-west London, and its immediate proximity is a huge asset for the site. However, there were a number of challenges due to the difficult access and exclusion zones over high pressure water mains. PTEa has carefully designed a site layout that both addresses these issues and also enhances the fabulous setting of the park, creating a more positive edge of real character. The new housing is arranged into two hubs around a central village green which adjoins the park.
Andrew Beharrell, Executive Director at PTEa says ‘The great British semi is much-loved by its occupiers, but often derided by architects. It’s a real pleasure to have this opportunity to adapt the model for contemporary tastes and lifestyles.’
14/05/12 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, which include a £1m community regeneration fund with a £100,000 community chest to support community projects, reinforce Catalyst’s long term commitment to Southall and to building long lasting sustainable communities.
Catalyst and Leadbitter brought on board PTEa, who designed Catalyst’s award winning Page Road regeneration scheme in Hounslow.
Ealing Council’s cabinet unanimously approved the decision to select Catalyst. Lead member for housing, Hitesh Tailor said:
I’m delighted with this decision, which is excellent news for Havelock residents and the Southall community. Ealings commitment to homes for social rent goes beyond bricks and mortar. We listen carefully to residents aspirations for skills, training and fostering a real sense of community, which is why Catalysts commitment to community development has met with such high approval. I look forward to seeing the Havelock Estate transformed into a more pleasant and safer place where people really want to live.
Good Homes Alliance - Exemplar sustainable housing site visits
This year’s programme of site visits offers a chance to see a range of projects including Code 6, Passivhaus and Sustainable Communities. Several are also part of the GHA’s monitoring programme.
PTEa's scheme, Highbury Quadrant will be visited and include presentations from the developers, architects and others involved in the construction or performance monitoring process.
Site visits are £50+VAT, but free to GHA members.
Bookings can be made by contacting Roger Southcott at the Good Homes Alliance (firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7704 3503).
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 communities by providing the design and facilities which have made better places for people.
The winners were announced at the awards ceremony held at The Hub in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd March 2012.
Since the practice began over 35 years ago PTEa has won nine Civic Trust
Awards and eight Commendations.
Central Chelmsford wins Planning Permission
Chelmsford Borough Council unanimously voted a resolution to
grant planning permission last night
for the Central Chelmsford scheme.
PTEa'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 public spaces will provide recreation for residents, workers and visitors and will be surrounded by shops, cafes, offices and a large food retail store, as well as 650 mixed tenure homes. They will also improve the setting for, and return to use, a number of significant historic buildings such as the Grade II listed former Quaker meeting house.
03/10/11 Arundel Square Building on air: a daring and radical design which decks over a railway cutting to complete a historic Islington square
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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 of Photography Tim Crocker
Editor Alice Powell
Camera Assistant Louigi Giannella
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 PTEa 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 by the Hyde Group in partnership with Rydon Construction. Over eight years Hyde is creating 819 homes as well as commercial premises that will form a mixed tenure neighbourhood with its own retail, community and youth facilities.
The community has been involved in the scheme since its inception, with residents voting overwhelmingly in favour of the regeneration proposals and helping in every stage of the design process.
Simon Chatfield, Director of Major Developments, said: “We are proud that the award recognises Packington’s achievements in regenerating the community with high quality architecture designed with input from local residents.”
New Practice Profile
PTEa has recently launched its new practice profile. PTEa’s work addresses many of the key challenges - economic, social and environmental - which face Britain at this time. The portfolio shows how PTEa is developing innovative responses to some highly topical issues.
Click here if you would like a hard copy Practice Profile sent to you in the post.
We hope that the new profile brings you up to date with what’s happening at PTEa.
Diespeker son et lumiere
“You guys sure know how to wow your guests”
Chris Self, Gyoury Self Partnership
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa) 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.
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RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition
PTEa 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. The aim is to give these projects a platform and show the breadth and quality of work that our members produce.
The exhibition will be open to the general public from 6 October - 4 November 2011 at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD.
PTEa's own development wins Housing Design Award for the third year running
For three consecutive years PTEa’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 General for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities commented: “Saffron Walden is one of England's most beautiful market towns and the design of 'The Avenue' uses this existing context to brilliant effect. This is exactly the kind of scheme that challenges identikit houses by showing how to do something more contextual.”
Tidemill Primary School wins World Architecture News: Education Award
WAN winners pave the way for new typologies in education facility design.
Heading the ‘Unbuilt' category is Pollard Thomas Edwards architects’ Tidemill Primary School in London, UK.
From the moment the details of Tidemill Primary School hit the table, its innovative angle in community development drew expressions of interest from the judges, with Sarah Williams, Director at Aedas considering: “'Sharing their facilities with the wider community', now that is quite interesting; that is what we should be doing.”
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 the sector.
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects’ sensitive addition to a Victorian Square, as well as some ingenious engineering solutions, has won top place in a remarkably strong field winning them Housing Project of the Year with Arundel Square.
CIH - The Chartered Institute of Housing Conference & Exhibition,
8 - 10 March 2011 at The Hilton, Brighton
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects would like to invite you to our stand at the CIH Conference and Exhibition. Come and see us at stand 19 where we would be delighted to see you. We will be exhibiting some of our latest award winnning schemes.
Our work addresses many of the key challenges - economic, social, environmental and political - which face Britain at this time. Our schemes show how PTEa is developing innovative solutions to some highly topical problems.
PTEa, acting for Genesis Housing Group, 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 the map as one of London’s key Opportunity Areas.
The challenge was to create a high density residential neighbourhood in a fairly low density area. A 16-storey tower on the corner of the site is complemented by apartment blocks wrapped around a garden square of over an acre. Mews houses with private courtyards line the internal boundaries of the site and provide a transition to the surrounding family houses. The apartments are a modern re-invention of the Edwardian mansion block and are faced in brick and terracotta.
Work is due to start on site in March 2011.
PTEa shortlisted for the prestigious Building Awards
PTEa has been shortlisted for two of the prestigious Building Awards. Arundel Square for Housing Project of the Year and PTEa as Architectural Practice of the Year.
The Building Awards recognise the industry’s top performers and encourages sustained performance and further development throughout the sector. The event will recognise the industry’s most innovative performers in the current challenging and competitive market.
The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 7 April at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
As winners of the Francis Tibbalds: Urban Design Project Award in 2009, Pollard Thomas Edwards architects is pleased to support the Urban Design Group and to sponsor this year’s awards.
The Urban Design Awards took place in the prestigious and historic setting of 61 Whitehall. As the Urban Design Group’s first large-scale awards event, it was a truly momentous occasion and a real celebration of the very best urban design being carried out today.
Please visit www.udg.org.uk for more information on the Urban Design Group.
Connaught Gardens shortlisted for London Planning Award
Connaught Gardens has been selected as one of four finalists in the Best New Place to Live category in the London Planning Awards 2011.
The London Planning Awards are the capital’s major showcase for planning in both public and private sectors. Organised by London First in conjunction with the Mayor, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils, it celebrates the outstanding contribution of planners to the capital’s urban renaissance, and is attended by leading developers and prominent local government officials.
The Awards will be presented at City Hall by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, on Thursday 20 January 2011.
The Roses Design Awards 2010 have awarded Pollard Thomas Edwards architects 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 a new build glazed office pavilion the building resonated through its honest and conscientious pursuit of quality.
The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and Regeneration & Renewal magazine have joined forces to create the sector’s leading awards scheme - the Homes and Communities Awards.
The awards identify and celebrate the very best projects that have combined innovation and dedication to improve communities, making them more sustainable.
FX International Interior Design Awards 2010
Gunpowder Mill has been shortlisted in the Workspace Environment category.
The FX Awards, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the very best in International Interior Design at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, this year on the 30 November 2010.
Attended by 1200 architects and interiors designers along with the good, the great and the controversial, the Awards are the celebration of worldwide design excellence. Judged by an invited panel of industry experts from a wide variety of professions, their commitment to design ensures strong opinions and guarantees a lively discussion about the winners.
Open House London, the capital's greatest architectural showcase, will take place on 18 & 19 September 2010.
The initiative is a simple but powerful concept: hundreds of great buildings of all types and periods open up their doors to all, completely for FREE. It is a truly city-wide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live, work and play, and is your opportunity to get out and get under the skin of London's amazing architecture.
PTEa will be opening its doors once again to the public for Open House on Saturday 18th September. Come and see our stunning canal side offices and award winning neighbouring development Angel Waterside.
Angel Canal Festival - Sunday 5 September 2010
This annual festival is based around City Road Basin and along the towpath to Packington Park. There will be a variety of stalls, fun-fair, music, refreshments, boat trips and viewing of Community Boats.
As part of PTEa's Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR) we are one of several companies sponsoring the festival.
PTEa's in-house Communications team created a new identity and produced stationery, publicity and advertising for the festival.
Connaught Gardens wins Housing Design Award
For the second year running a PTEa development has won a coveted Housing Design Award.
Today at a packed award ceremony in The Banqueting House on Whitehall PTEa was one of the 2010 prize winners selected from a record-breaking 206 entries.
Connaught Gardens was named as winner of the Graham Pye Award for the Perfect Home Plan – a new award that honours the late Graham Pye, chairman of the HDA for 14 years, and champion of the plan form as indicator of quality in any design.
The scheme was described as “the perfect al fresco dining arrangement”.
London Festival of Architecture 2010 -
Regent’s Canal Architects’ Open Studios
A number of architects around the Regent’s Canal are opening their doors to the local community and members of the public on Saturday 3 July. Come and have a look at how we work and what we do and relax by the canal in one of London’s least known waterside locations. Travel by foot or take the scenic route – meandering by boat along the canal.
The Islington Boat Club will be running a canal shuttle service between the offices from 2pm until 6pm. The boat can be picked up at one of several stopping points along the Regent’s Canal. The architects' practices will be clearly signposted from the boat drop-off point.
A record number of entries have been received; the judges are currently viewing the shortlisted projects that will form the Exhibition of Excellence to be showcased at the awards ceremony on the 8th July.
Please click here to see all the shortlisted schemes
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 behind a series of dilapidated warehouses.
The elegant apartments and public spaces of Angel Waterside has breathed new life into the canal’s City Road Basin, and made it a focal point for this part of town.
Gunpowder Mill wins Civic Trust Award 2010
Celebrations were underway in Liverpool on Friday night following the announcement that Powder Mill had been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards.
The project was one of 50 winning projects that demonstrate excellence in design whilst offering a cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.
Commenting on Gunpowder Mill the judges remarked that “the restoration and conversion into office space has been handled very skilfully and with a laudable sustainable ethos by both client and design team”.
CIH - The Chartered Institute of Housing
Conference & Exhibition
Please come and see us at stand 113 at the CIH Chartered Institute of Housing Conference & Exhibition, taking place on 2-4 March 2010 at The Hilton, Brighton.
We will be exhibiting some of our latest housing and extra care schemes.
Please click here to download our Extra Care brochure.
PTEa have recently co-authored and co-ordinated the HAPPI – the Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for innovation report, a landmark government commission into the future of housing for older people. We will have copies of the report available and we will also be showing the films from the 24 case studies visited throughout Europe.
BSEC - Building Schools Exhibition and Conference
Please come and see us at stand 332 at the BSEC Exhibition and Conference, the UK’s largest event dedicated to the design and construction of schools, taking place 24-25 February 2010 at Excel London.
We will be exhibiting some of our latest school and regeneration projects and launching our newSchools brochure. Please click here to download.
PTEa has designed and delivered a series of innovative projects which not only transform the experience of school for children and teachers, but which also create tangible benefits for the surrounding communities: we create new schools that provide a focus for the regeneration of neighbourhoods.
Gunpowder Mill shortlisted for Civic Trust Awards 2010
The shortlist of winners for the 2010 Civic Trust Awards has been announced and includes 44 projects from across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Spain.
The awards are given to projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.
Gunpowder Mill has been shortlisted to receive either an Award or Commendation.
Please visit www.civictrustawards.org.uk for more information 26/01/10
Gunpowder Mill shortlisted for British Council for Offices Awards 2010
Every year, the cream of UK corporate real estate gather to celebrate the very best in excellent office space at the BCO Awards.
One of the BCO’s primary objectives is to define excellence in office space. As part of this objective their annual Awards Programme provides public recognition for top quality design and functionality and a benchmark for excellence in workplaces. The Programme acknowledges innovation and focuses external attention on examples of best practice.
PTEa entered Gunpowder Mill into the Refurbished/Recycled Workplace category. The project will be visited for the regional awards and the winner announced in April. If successful it will go into the national awards later this year.
HAPPI Housing Our Ageing Population:
Panel for Innovation
PTEa in partnership with Levitt Bernstein Architects recently won a bid to provide consultant support to an expert panel of influential figures on the future of housing for older people.
Our job has been to steer the government commission, chaired by Lord Best – former head of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, through an inquiry tasked with considering ‘best practice’ and opportunities for design innovation. The aim is to guide government policy and ensure that future housing meets both the needs and aspirations of our ageing population.
The four month project has been underpinned by a strong research focus involving international study visits, stakeholder workshops and policy analysis, leading to a publication and a short film.