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.