TateHindle Architects


The Henson

The Henson building in Oval Road was the former puppet works of Jim Henson, creator of ‘The Muppets’. It faces the Regent’s Canal in Camden, close to Camden Lock.

We were commissioned by Londonewcastle and the Community Housing Group to deliver the mixed-use refurbishment scheme from an initial concept by Robert O’Hara.


In response to local market requirements, the office space has been specifically created for companies in the media and arts sectors.

The original canal-side façade has been retained and modified to include an additional intermediate floor and two rooftop penthouse levels. The scheme creates 52 private, contemporary, 'loft-style' apartments and 24 social housing rented apartments around a newly formed atrium.

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