Essex Mews

Essex Mews



Essex Mews is a RIBA 2013 London Regional Award winning project that was constructed on a former back land site, which was characterised by detached and semi-detached Victorian houses.


Collaborating with MW architects, the initial plan for mundane chalet bungalows was transformed into 3 detached 2-storey houses in a newly created private mews that incorporates the Solidspace DNA with ‘Eat Live Work’ open social spaces.


The 3 homes embrace the local language and scale of traditional suburban homes with London stock bricks, pitched roofs and chimney stacks which juxtaposes the split-level interior. The first floor landing extends to create a work space, which overlooks a double height void above the dining and kitchen space on the lower ground floor.

The project has won the Evening Standard New Homes Award 2013 Best Small Development and Blue Ribbon Award 2013 Best Housing Architect of the Year in addition to being shortlisted for the New London Awards 2013.

About the Architect



Founded by Matthew Wood in 2009, MW Architects specialises in residential design. The award winning practice is devoted to improving the lives of people through good design. The team take on a fresh approach by prioritising the quality of space and natural light, which ensures efficient use of the client’s budget.


To surpass their clients’ expectations, their substantial network of construction professionals share a positive and determined ‘can do’ approach.



Press / Awards

1.    Shortlisted for the New London Awards 2014

2.    Shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2014

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