10-22 Shepherdess Walk

Henley Halebrown Rorrison, London, 1999


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Courtyard and frame 

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Conversion of nineteenth century six-storey industrial warehouse into residential and commercial units

Constructed of polychromatic brickwork, the 10,000m2 warehouse encloses an internal courtyard. Commercial space is incorporated around the courtyard on the ground floor. Upper floors are given over to fifty residential spaces.

The main entrance leads into the courtyard, which is intended to act as a refuge from a dense urban area. Car parking space has been included by excavating underneath the courtyard.

The delineation of functions is articulated through materials. Timber window frames on the ground floor represent the commercial units, while the original steel fenestration is kept on the upper residential levels.

The existing skylights have been replaced with a series of detached rooftop pavilions. Each of the thirteen top floor apartments extends up into a pavilion, and from there out onto a rooftop garden.

The building is predominately masonry construction. Floors are either reinforced concrete or timber of steel beams and cast-iron columns.


  • Begun: Nov 1997
  • Completed: 1999
  • Floor area: 12,340m2
  • Sectors: Residential, Retail
  • Total cost: £4.5M
  • Tender date: Jun 1997
  • Procurement: JCT 80 with approximate quantities
  • Address: 10-22 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 7LB, United Kingdom

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