Building Tour: The Reach by Pitman Tozer Architects

Take a tour of Pitman Tozer Architects’ new mixed-use development in Thamesmead, south London


02:00pm, Saturday, 30 November 2019


03:30pm, Saturday, 30 November 2019

Tour Guide:


Luke Tozer

Ellen Halstead


Duration: 1.5 hours

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Tickets: £8 // AF Members and Supporters can receive 20% Discount with code

Start: Thames Road, Thamesmead, Greenwich, SE28 0NY

Getting There: Plumstead Train Station 15 mins walk

Woolwich DLR 10 mins cycle

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Join practice director Luke Tozer and Peabody’s head of strategy for Thamesmead Ellen Halstead for a tour of this 5,522 sq m residential-led mixed-use development. The project set out to transform a vacant self-contained site and invigorate an emerging local centre. The distinctive curved elevation responds to the existing context and helps define a new civic space.

It provides 66 high quality homes arranged around a new communal garden and includes flexible community and commercial space at ground floor. It is part of a GLA funded initiative by Peabody, Bexley and Greenwich councils to deliver more homes within Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead. The Reach sets an early benchmark for the development of this housing zone.

Tour Guides:


Luke Tozer
Luke founded Pitman Tozer Architects with Tim Pitman, in 2002 and is actively involved in the design and delivery of all projects across the studio. He is also the New Business and Marketing Director, leading the senior team in pursuing and securing new work. Luke’s experience extends beyond the design of his own Manser Medal winning home to landmark housing and mixed-use schemes across London. He champions collaboration with like-minded clients, experts and innovators to discover insights and new ways of working – ways that help to make the city a better place to live, work and play.

Luke was an active member of Camden’s Design Review Panel 2016-18 and is a visiting critic at the University of East London. He sat on the RIBA’s Housing Group until 2017 and was also Co-Chair of the RIBA’s London Planning Group. Previously, he helped to establish the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Design Review Panel, as well as panels for Brent and Lewisham. 


Ellen Halstead

Ellen Halstead is Director of Strategy and Programme at Peabody, working on Thamesmead, one of London’s most comprehensive regeneration programmes. She has a background in community development and engagement, as well as policy and research, before joining the Thamesmead team in 2013 at the start of Peabody’s involvement in the area. She works across all aspects of the regeneration, focusing on how we create great outcomes for people and place - now and into the future.