Between Places
between places where people, ideas and materials meet

Quay2c is a multi-disciplinary design practice of Architects, Designers and Artists set up in January 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. It specialises in considering design in the environment from infrastructural issues down to the finest detail. Quay2c is formed from the broad range of experience that the “Quay” workers bring to the practice. There is a mutual recognition that in an increasingly digital world, flexibility of response to shifting contexts is a key ingredient for designers in fulfilling client expectations of creativity, deadlines and budgets. In this sense, Quay2c is particularly interested in blurring the edges between the old architectural boundaries, both as a creative questioning within the practice and as a tool towards an integrated and holistic service.


18.08.17 /

Open House London 2017



Quay House will be participating in the 25th anniversary Open House London.  The building - including for the first time, in its completed state, the ‘Top Floor Flat’ - will be open Saturday 16th September, 12noon through to 5pm.

This coincides with the opening of the latest exhibition at the m2 Gallery: as well as showing work in the gallery space (to the front of Quay House), Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer will show work in the main body of the building.

The Heinrich & Palmer, as well as Ken, Julia and others, will be on site to answer any questions.

09.05.17 /

Helen Yardley Rugs Photographed in Top Flat Quay House.



Photographer Anthony Coleman has taken some lovely photos of Helen Yardley’s new series of rugs, Zip, in our newly refurbished Top Flat, in Quay House. They are being shown during Clerkenwell Design Week, 23rd - 25th May, at the Craft Central Gallery, 33-35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS.

21.04.17 /

Shipman Road/Berwick Road



The 34 flats behind the Excel Centre in Docklands designed by Quay 2c to planning stage, are nearing completion and being occupied. While some details have been changed such as the brick specification and replacement of standing seam gold metal with flatter panels thro the Design and Build process that we were not involved in, the general scale, proportion and layout have been retained to our original design. 

23.02.17 /

Exhibition in Enköping



Quay 2c directors Ken Taylor and Julia Manheim have an exhibition in Enköping, Sweden.  The exhibition, titled Everyday Fragments, brings together Seeming and other films by Julia Manheim, and Ken Taylor’s Twin Trilogy photographic series.  The exhibition runs from 23rd February - 7th May 2017.

14.10.16 /

Quay 2c, working with Emrys Architects, secure planning for new-build social housing and offices.


Street elevation.


We look forward to working with our end user clients to build their new offices and 3 no 2 bedroomed flats for social rent in Peckham.


24.02.17 /

Ken Taylor & Julia Manheim’s Exhibition Featured in Enköpings-Posten


Quay 2c directors Ken Taylor and Julia Manhiem’s exhibition Everyday Fragments, in Enköping, Sweden, was recently featured in the Enköpings-Posten newspaper.

01.07.16 /

Postcard Sets


Do contact us if you would like these self published series of postcard booklets by Ken Taylor @ £5 each. The pictures in “Wrap Duets” can be seen here.  Both series can be purchased as editioned framed digital prints. Prices on application.

A new series of photographs titled “Reflections” completing a triptych of postcard booklets and editioned framed digital prints is to be launched on Saturday 17th September 2016 in the m2 Gallery at the front of Quay house, which will again be in London Open House this year from 12-5pm.

07.01.15 /

Laundry Houses featured in Evening Standard


Our ‘Laundry Houses’ have been featured in the Evening Standard ‘Homes & Property’ section.

For the article click here

20.11.14 /

Temporary Architecture book


As seen in the bookshop of the Pompidou Centre last weekend in Paris, the 4x m2 Pavilion in the Temporary Architecture book.

12.09.14 /

Quay House featured in Time Out Magazine


Time Out says:

Designed by its owners Quay 2C architect Ken Taylor and sculptor Julia Manheim, this former milk depot now houses design and sculpture studios and three flats.

The colourful building will be open to the public as part of Open House London 2014 on Saturday September 20, noon-5pm.

Work by Quay 2C will be on display and tea and cakes will be served.


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