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Altered Estates

"I would strongly encourage anyone who is involved in regeneration to read this report. We may make new mistakes in the future but there is no need to carry on repeating the old ones."

Lord Kerslake is a member of the House of Lords and the Chair of Peabody

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Superdensity: the Sequel

"I welcome the serious work that HTA, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Levitt Bernstein and PRP have put into this research. There is a paucity of thinking on the topic of density. Half a century ago Lionel March and the Land Use and Built Form department at the University of Cambridge laid down the ground rules for lower rise high density development, and Sir Richard MacCormac carried out ground-breaking work on perimeter housing in Merton, following the principles set out by March. The architectural profession does not do enough to promulgate the benefits of its research and experience. This report is a welcome exception."

Peter Murray is Chairman of New London Architecture and of The London Society

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Transforming Suburbia

"As the ideas on the following pages show, well considered replanning and densification of suburban areas can make a substantial contribution to the delivery of much-needed homes for Londoners.

Not only can it deliver large numbers of homes but it can also help to regenerate the lacklustre economies of London’s towns and high streets."

Peter Murray is Chairman of New London Architecture and of The London Society

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HAPPI Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation

"Over recent years this country has built very few new homes specifically to meet the needs and aspirations of our ageing population. Without a sufficiently attractive ‘offer’, most of us will stay put in homes that may gradually become harder to manage, maintain and keep warm, increasingly inaccessible and, sometimes, insecure and lonely places to spend a large part of every day."

Lord Best

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PTE's 40th Anniversary monograph with the Architects' Journal

"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."

Robert Elms, writer and broadcaster

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Designer's Handbook - Designing comfortable low energy homes that perform as intended

This handbook sets out the key design requirements for delivering comfortable, healthy, low energy homes that perform as intended. It is not a rigid design guide, but seeks to clarify aspects of the energy Performance Gap and provide key recommendations for designers.

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Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Providing Energy Efficient Homes

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as key problem by government and industry experts. This book introduces readers to the concept of the performance gap and highlights clear issues and solutions to help architects improve their detailing at design stage.

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Builders' Book - An illustrated guide to building energy efficient homes

The builders' book is a good craftsmanship guide that highlights key construction details when building a new home, and good practice for delivering them.The book aims to improve the quality of new homes built, especially with regards to comfort levels and energy bills. It helps builders improve site processes to deliver better performing homes and reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth, excessive heat loss and failure to meet building regulations.

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Services Guide - An illustrated guide to building services in new homes

This good practice guide aims to improve the standard of building services in new homes. The information is aimed at SME builders and their advisors, but there will be parts relevant to other building professionals. The scope is limited to focus on the major problems around design and installation of services that affect the comfort, indoor air quality and energy performance of new homes.

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Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary is a detailed account of current work by Pollard Thomas Edwards' earlier work (published in 2005), accompanied by an overview of the career of this prominent practice. Innovators in both design and business strategies, PTE have been pioneers of urban property development since they were established in the 1970s, and their radical methodologies continue to influence contemporary architecture even as they continue to evolve.

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Recommendations for Living at Superdensity

The original 2007 report: Recommendations for Living at Superdensity

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PTE Education Brochure

PTE’s experience in urban regeneration enables us to realise the full potential of schools as community hubs. We are specialists in co-locating schools within mixed-use developments, incorporating other community facilities, homes and workspace.

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PTE Third Age Brochure

PTE has been designing for older people, in both the public and private sectors, for over thirty years. Our schemes have won awards, but more importantly we have taken part in the debate about improving housing for older people, and our buildings have repeatedly expanded the horizons of the sector.

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PTE Consultation Brochure

Consultation has always been at the heart of PTE’s work. From the very beginning, over 40 years ago, we have pioneered community and stakeholder engagement. Because we truly believe it is the best way to create genuinely sustainable communities.

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Working at PTE

"Pollard Thomas Edwards creates beautifully designed and popular buildings, which also have to satisfy tough commercial and technical demands – we expect our work to compete with the very best of UK architecture. This takes a lot of hard work, talent and dedication – and the Partners understand that we all work at our best in a supportive and sociable environment. This brochure aims to give a flavour of what it is like to work at PTE."

Andrew Beharrell, Senior Partner, PTE

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