Conversion of Coach House on Murray Mews, Camden

Moxon Architects, London, 2011


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This project brings new use to the service space at the front of the property as a private courtyard, while the internal spaces comprise a carefully composed mix of pre-existing and new elements

The utilitarian character of the building’s former function as a coach house is retained and complemented by new insertions to provide for the requirements of a modern home.

In order to maintain security and privacy to the living areas, steel screens are used for the street facing boundary of the site. Behind the boundary screens a single storey lobby extension provides both a secure entrance space and cycle storage.

The vigorous nature of the mews streetscape is complimented by the tough materiality and direct simplicity of the boundary wall. The steel assembly is stepped in plan to provide structural depth while providing opportunities for planting in the recessed portions, presenting a soft green face to the interior.


  • Begun: Jan 2011
  • Completed: Jul 2011
  • Floor area: 142m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £141,000
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: 47 Murray Mews, London, NW1, United Kingdom

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