Kindred House Croydon completes
Building Study in the Architects Journal Housing Issue, by Nile Bridgeman, on the completion of Kindred House in Croydon.
Fish Island Village Launch
Developed by Peabody and Hill Group, our scheme, Monier Road, forms part of a masterplan for 558 homes and 5,222sqm commercial space, led by Haworth Tompkins featuring buildings by us and Lyndon Goode Architects.
Winter Tour 2022
We enjoyed a winter walk this November around four of our housing schemes in east London. Travelling from Gascoigne East for Be First, onto Imperial Street for Guinness, then Plaistow Hub for Populo Living.
We then walked north through Queen Elizabeth Park through Fish Island Village to have dinner next to our completed scheme Monier Road, for Peabody.
Pitman Tozer Architects 20th Birthday
We celebrated our 20th anniversary this September, with a party in our new studios - thanks so much to all who came.
We look forward to sharing some of our defining projects, interests and values with you over the coming months.
Monier Road - Open House London Festival 2022
We enjoyed a twilight tour of Fish Island and our scheme Monier Road at this years Open House London 2022.
Monier Road, part of the Fish Island master plan for Peabody, led by Haworth Tompkins and featuring Lanterna by Lyndon Goode.
Gap House - Open House London Festival 2022
We were delighted to show the public around Gap House for the tenth year running at Open House London 2022.
"Wow! I had no idea from the outside how spacious it would be inside."
Autumn Newsletter 2022
Want to know what we have been up to these past few months? Follow the link to our September Newsletter to find out:
Architects' Journal - Dagenham
Dagenham Green - 144 new homes in a net zero emission, 19 storey tower, forming the gateway building into Peabody’s Dagenham Green masterplan for 935 homes, has been featured in the Architects' Journal.
Image by PRP, the masterplan and lead Architect.
A tiny forest in Dagenham
The Tiny Forest project was organised by Earthwatch. The Dagenham team including Pitman Tozer Architects and Peabody, planted 350 trees.
The trees included a mix of native species - including hornbeam, common privet, willow, holly and elder - planted densly over a 200sqm area and based on an established forest management method developed in the 1970s by Dr Akira Miyawaki.
The Miyawaki Method is one of the most effective tree planting methods for creating forest cover quickly on degraded land that has been used for other purposes such as agriculture or construction. It is effective because it is based on natural reforestation principles, i.e. using trees native to the area and replicating natural forest regeneration processes.
Building Awards 2021 Winner
We are thrilled to announce that Windmill Place, our recently completed project for Brick by Brick in Coulsdon, is the Building Awards 2021 Winner in the Housing Project of the Year category.
Inside Housing Development Awards Winner
We are thrilled to announce that The Reach is the 2021 Inside Housing Development Awards Winner in the Best Affordable Housing development (less than 20m) category.
PTA Climate Summit 2021
The built environment contributes to 40% of global emissions. We acknowledge the hugely important role we have to play in addressing the current climate emergency and meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries. As signatories of Architects Declare a Climate Emergency, and participants of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, we are committed to actively curtailing climate change through both our business operations and through the buildings we design.
Workplace Design Show
Luke Tozer, Director of Pitman Tozer Architects, will be talking about "Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainable Commercial Architecture" on a panel with Matthew Holloway, Principal of Grimshaw and Richard Holland, Director of Holland and Harvey Architects. The discussion is Chaired by Isabelle Priest Acting Managing Editor of the RIBA Journal.
Carlovich Magazine - The Reach
The Reach, a project for Peabody for Thamesmead has been featured in Carlovich Magazine.
NLA Awards 2021 Plaistow Hub
We are happy to announce that Plaistow Hub, a 182 home residential-led mixed-use development for Populo Living in Plaistow, has been shortlisted for NLA Awards 2021 in the Planning Category.
NLA Awards 2021 Windmill Place
We are happy to announce that Windmill Place, our recently completed project for Brick by Brick in Coulsdon, has been shortlisted for NLA Awards in the Housing Category.
Building Awards 2021
We are happy to announce that Windmill Place has been shortlisted for Building Awards 2021 in the Housing Project of the Year category.
Lindley Estate receives planning permission
Our first project for Southwark Council has received planning permission. The proposed scheme sits within the Lindley Estate and will create 44 new homes for social rent, in a 5-storey building fronting Peckham Road and Commercial Way in Southwark.
Architect of the year awards 2021
We are happy to announce that Pitman Tozer Architects have been shortlisted for Architect of the Year awards 2021 in the Housing Architect category.
British Home Awards 2021
Windmill Place was shortlisted for the British Home Awards 2021 in the Affordable Housing Category.
AJ Awards 2021
The Reach was shortlisted for the AJ Awards 2021 in the Housing (10 million and over) Category.
Open House London Festival 2021
We are happy to announce that Pitman Tozer will be taking part in Open House London Festival 2021.
The Festival will be from 4th -12th of September and we have two on-site projects - Monier Road and Gap House and two virtual tours - The Reach and Windmill Place.
We can't wait to see you there.
Brick Awards 2021
The Reach was shortlisted for Brick Awards in Medium Housing Development Category.
Half day workshops for groups of six young people to explore the design and architecture of key locations in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark & Wandsworth. Each workshop is free to attend and will be facilitated by a leading practitioner from the London Practice Forum participating practices alongside an array of exciting collaborators. There are 4 different workshops you can sign-up to through a simple application process.
Coaches On The Coach
One of our founders Luke Tozer, has been featured in a publication 'Coaches On The Coach Learning from Lockdown'.
As a follow-up to the podcast discussion on the nature of your client also being a designer, Luke Tozer shares some thoughts on working during lockdown.
Plaistow Hub ground breaking ceremony
The mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has kickstarted building work on our project in Plaistow for 182 new homes. The project will benefit not just local people but the whole of Newham as it's funding 112 affordable homes across the borough.
The groundbreaking ceremony was featured in Property News and Newham Recorder.
Check out Luke Tozer's contribution in this months issue of Designer Magazine, giving his hot take on the future of office and studio space design.
Spring Newsletter 2021
Wondering what we have been up to in the last few months?
Exciting progress is being made on Kindred House, our latest project for Brick by Brick in Croydon. Construction is well under way on this part -25 and part -23 storey building that will provide 128 new homes, three-floors of office space, a commercial unit and landscaped public realm. We complited a a private house in Notting Hill, an unique development that sensitively retains the historic character of the original building, while fully modernising the interior and bringing the external fabric up to current day standards. We looked at several public consultations on upcoming policy, legislation, and guidance documents. And lastly we looked backed at an year of virtual events.
A year of virtual socials
One year since we sat down in our home offices, kitchens, bedrooms or gardens, to come together for our first virtual studio quiz, we look back on a year of remote social.
Inside Housing Development Awards
The Reach was shortlisted for Inside Housing Development Awards in 3 categories - Best Affordable Housing Development (less than £20m); Best shared ownership (rural and suburban); Best development (suburban and rural)
Design Codes and the Pursuit of Beauty
The beginning of the year saw the open consultation for the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) following on from the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission “Living with Beauty” report. The consultation also sought views on the new National Model Design Code, which provides further guidance on the production of design codes, guides and policies to promote successful design. We consulted with our internal planning team, some local authority friends, and expert consultants to formulate our official response to the consultation. We have summarised some of our key points below.
Winter Newsletter 2021
Wondering what we have been up to in the last few months?
We took a closer look at some of the opportunities and challenges of building rail-side homes in December when we teamed up with The Voice of Authority to deliver a webinar on the topic. The Reach has featured in an exciting new documentary series, London’s New Voices, commissioned by Peabody. Our Custom Build homes in Essex are now available to purchase and we ventured outside our doorstep to find inspiration during lockdown.
Learning from our local neighbourhoods
During these cold, dark winter months of lockdown 3, we all have yearnings for sunnier times involving travel and adventures. It seems all too easy to take our local neighborhoods for granted however, so we have been out and about searching for inspiration on our doorsteps – we weren’t disappointed.
London's New Voices: Laying the Foundations
Check out Luke Tozer, Director of Pitman Tozer and Laura Baron, Associate, talking with Adam Roberts, Senior Regeneration Manager at Peabody, in the latest lockdown film by Peabody telling the story of Thamesmead regeneration and The Reach.
Rail-side homes: the challenges and potential
Large tracks of land next to railways remain under-developed but full of potential. Unlocking these sites has the opportunity to create many thousands of new homes and help ease the housing crisis. So, how do we address the main development challenges involved to create enduring places of value and well-lit, peaceful homes that residents enjoy?
National Apprenticeship Week 2021
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we take a look at the benefits of apprenticeships as an alternative, but complementary, route to architectural education and qualification, combining practical experience in an architectural practice with academic training from a university.
We spoke to our project architect Gemma, who undertook her Part 2 RIBA Office Based Examination (OBE) at Oxford Brookes (now known as RIBA Studio), and our associate Laura who heads up the studio’s recruitment programme, to discuss the benefits and challenges of apprenticeships.
Future Development Plans – Brent; Sponsored by Pitman Tozer Architects
Join Luke Tozer, director of Pitman Tozer, as well as Helen Evans, Chief Executive of Network Homes, Damien Sharkey, Managing Director for Hub, Fareen Lalani, Development Director for Quintain and Alice Lester, Operational Director for Brent Regenation, Growth and Employment in a webinar that will focus on the development activity in Brent as the council look to drive investment, regeneration and inclusive growth.
Gap House has been featured in the newly published book Vertical Living: compact architecture for urban spaces, by Gestalte. The book is an introduction to the architecture and interior masterminds using skillful, clever design to conquer compact living wherever there is space. As we continue to expect more from our flats and houses, unexpected approaches are necessary for the future of our urban spaces.
TVOA Webinar: Railside homes – the challenges and potential in four case studies
Join Luke Tozer, director of Pitman Tozer, as well as Jonathan Cornelius, head of property development, Transport for London, Councillor Shama Tatler, cabinet member for regeneration, property and planning, Brent and Councillor Martin Whelton, cabinet member for housing, regeneration, and the climate emergency, Merton Council in a webinar to hear four case studies of rail-side development and understand the potential of this frontier to support housing targets.
Autumn Newsletter 2020
Wonder what we have been up to in the last few months?
We teamed up with developers Unboxed Homes and Steenvlinder, and architects Mae and AOC to deliver twelve detached, custom build houses on a site just 35 minutes from London. We received planning consent last month for our proposals to build 226 new homes as part of one of east London’s largest housing redevelopments by Be First on Barking’s Gascoigne East Estate. Two of our Projects, The Reach and Monier Road, were shorlisted for various awards. And our team discovered new talents during lockdown. To find out more read our newsletter.
Planning for the Future
The White Paper, Planning for the Future, was published on 9 August 2020 and promises a new planning system that is easier for the public to access, transforms the way communities are shaped and builds the homes the country needs.
We took part on the recent consultation process which ended on 29 October 2020 and we would like to share some of our thoughts on the proposals
NLA Zero Carbon London
We are thrilled to have our project with Be First in Gascoigne East feature in the NLA Zero Carbon London report, taking a look at how London is addressing the climate emergency.
Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2020
Monier Road, as part of Fish Island Village, has won Best Large Development and Grand Prix at Evening Standard New Homes Awards. Working alongside Haworth Tompkins and Lyndon Goode Architects for Peabody and Hill, the development provides 580 new homes and affordabl workspace.
Coping through Covid
It’s been a challenging year so far, with many of us having to embrace an entirely new way of working and communicating with one another. We have been reflecting on how we have been able to get through these difficult times as a team.
Pitman Tozer wins permission for ‘net zero’ estate regen
Pitman Tozer’s plans for the 226-home third phase of the Gascoigne Estate regeneration scheme have been approved by Barking and Dagenham council.
New London Awards
Monier Road is shortlisted for New London Awards in the Housing category.
New London Awards
The Reach is shortlisted for New London Awards in the Housing category as well as selected for Environmental Prize, which recognises the most sustianable porjects in London.
British Home Awards
Monier Road is shortlisted for British Home Awards in the Mixed-Use Development of the Year Category.
British Home Awards
The Reach is shortlisted for British Home Awards in the Housing Crisis Solution Category
Unlocking Challenging Sites
Architecture Today and Schueco present Unlocking Challenging Sites Webinar.
Join Luke Tozer, co-founding director of Pitman Tozer Architects as well as Chloe Phelps, head of design at Croydon Council's property development company Brick by Brick and Frederic Paulus Akuffo, managing director at Autor Architecture to discuss the challenge of unlocking potential on difficult sites.
100 Day Studio Architecture Foundation
Emerging East London
Pitman Tozer Architects is hosting a talk on behalf of the @architecturefoundation 100 days studio programme of events, Day 17.
A virtual tour of 3 East London housing projects, one built and two on the drawing board, developing ideas of housing and place making as London grows Eastwards.
Croydon plans to ramp up infill housing with 374 homes over 24 sites
Pitman Tozer recently submitted Kempsfield House, a 19 home scheme for Brick By Brick to planning!
Sitting on a tricky sloped site in a quiet suburb of Croydon, we undertook extensive public consultation with residents and the neighbouring church to ensure a contemporary yet contextual approach.
To see more about various infill sites throughout Croydon (including Kempsfield) check out the recent article on Architecture Journal as well as Housing Design and Building Design articles.
Housing Design Awards
The Reach is shortlisted for Housing Design Awards in the Completed category.
The Reach, Thamesmead review – from sink estate to Thames des res’
The Observer: The New Review
Article by Rowan Moore analysing Peabody’s regeneration plans for the Thamesmead area of south-east London, with The Reach signalling the first of Peabody’s ambitious plans.
Within Reach: Pitman Tozer completes Thamesmead housing scheme
The Architects’ Journal
Article by Rob Wilson on our third Peabody housing scheme for Peabody. On a challenging site, The Reach, a low rise scheme with Gallery access is the first new housing in the London Mayor’s Plumstead and West Thamesmead Housing Zone
At Home with Blueprint: Fish Island Village
With phases one and two complete, this article by Veronica Simpson looks at the completed projects by Haworth Tompkins, Lyndon Goode and Pitman Tozer and where the area is headed.
Gingerbread City at Somerset House
Pitman Tozer have once again been baking our plot for the annual gingerbread built environment event. This year the exhibition will be at Somerset House. Open to all...
Architecture Foundation Tour
Join Pitman Tozer and clients Peabody for a tour of our newly completed housing scheme The Reach and surrounding area in Thamesmead.
Mae, Pitman Tozer and AOC team up for custom-build housing scheme
Article on Basildon council unanimously approving the development, with Unboxed Homes having secured initial planning permission for the Pound Lane custom-build scheme in Laindon, Essex.
Architects and developer deliver custom-build housing scheme
Article on scheme developed by architects AOC, Mae and Pitman Tozer and self-build specialist Unboxed Homes, the 1.2-hectare site will feature three, four, and five-bedroom family homes.
Pitman Tozer Study Trip to France
A night in Lyon and a day exploring Le Corbusier's architecture, we rounded off the day with an overnight stay at Le Corbusier's Sainte Marie de La Tourette convent.
Monier Road was shortlisted in 2 categories, Housing Projects 10 million and over & the masterplan category as part of the Fish Island Retrospective Masterplan.
Catch of the Day
Fish Island Village makes the AJ cover story for this issue with building studies of Monier Road and neighbouring schemes by Haworth Tompkins and Lyndon Goode.
Public Housing: A London Renaissance
This exhibition looks at how for the first time in decades London boroughs are building new homes, seeking to respond to the housing crisis.
Our schemes included in the exhibition: Plaistow Hub, Brick by Brick schemes and Gascoigne East Estate Regeneration.
Legacy just keeps on running
Article by Lee Mallett on the 2012 Olympic Legacy and creation of new neighbourhoods around the Park including Fish Island Village, including comments from a Monier Road home owner.
Cities are louder than ever – and it's the poor who suffer most
‘But advances in architecture and sound engineering could offer solutions...’ Mint Street is included as an example of how a site considered too noisy for living was successfully transformed.
Collaborate to Create
Luke Tozer will be speaking alongside Colm Lacey and Chloe Phelps of Brick by Brick and Sally Lewis of Stitch looking at the practical realities of delivering a programme of 50% affordable housing for Brick by Brick in Croydon.
NLA Tall Buildings Survey & Exhibition
Wandle Road has been selected for inclusion in the annual survey will be accompanied by a showcase of recently completed and proposed tall buildings in London with an exhibition in the NLA Gallery and a series of events
The vast majority of architects can't bid for public work: something has to change
Article by Tarek Merlin on the UK's public procurement system and exclusion of small practices, with our appointment for Mint Street by Peabody mentioned as a small practice success story.
Hiding in plain sight: How London street signs reveal more than just names
Graphic designer Alistair Hall uses Instagram as a platform to highlight the city's significant nameplates.
Pitman Tozer’s ‘landmark’ tower leads new wave of Croydon approvals
Article by Ella Jessel on the recent approval of our 25-storey tower on Wandle Road Car Park in central Croydon for Brick by Brick. 6 other Croydon projects were also handed permission.
‘The suburbs, and Croydon, in particular present a real opportunity to tackle the city's acute housing shortage by carefully managing the densification of these places in a way that is true to their character and affordability, whilst making them more diverse and vibrant places to live and work.’ Our Homefield House was exhibited as part of this public exhibition exploring Brick by Brick's smaller sites programme.
Pitman Tozer in consortium led by HTA Design selected for Gascoigne East Estate remasterplan
We are delighted to be part of the winning consortium led by HTA Design, and including Stitch to deliver phase 3 of the ongoing redevelopment of the 1960s Gascoigne East estate in Barking, east London. The competition was organised by Barking and Dagenham Council's regeneration arm, Be First.
Pitman Tozer wins planning for ‘jewel-like’ Kensington mews house
The new-build house replaces a 1960s end-of-terrace mews house. The new house is characterised by bronze paneling, frameless glazing and fastidious detailing which results in jewel-like book end to the terrace.
100 Houses 100 Years book
This book including Gap House showcases 100 houses – one from each year from 1914 – that represent the range of architectural styles throughout the years and show how housing has adapted to suit urban life.
'The Modern Timber House in the UK, New Paradigms and Technologies' by Peter Wilson
Lateral House features in The Moder Timber House book by Peter Wilson, highlighting the many facets of timber technology being applied in construction and the ways in which these have impacted upon the design of housing.
Creative councils are building homes again
Article by Lee Mallet on how sixteen out of London’s 33 boroughs are funding development and building homes, tackling housing shortages and generating income including Croydon Brick by Brick including an image of Homefield House.
Why are councils setting up private companies to build homes?
Article investigating what the boom in council-owned housing developers will mean for architects, including mention of Newham’s Red Door Ventures and Croydon’s Brick by Brick both of which Pitman Tozer are working with.
This event at RIBA showcased Peabody developments including our Monier Road and The Reach. A short film was made by Peabody for the event including an interview with Pitman Tozer.
How to exploit the gap in the housing market
Our Gap House project features in Robin Ash’s piece on the UK housing market and building on city-centre plots.
Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
Gap House features in this visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses, including technical data for each featured project.
Domestic adaptations and extensions
Lateral House features in Architecture Today’s publication on domestic designs.
Victorian terrace becomes ultra-stylish family home
Philippa Stockley meets the owners of our Lateral House project in West London.