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. TateHindle were commissioned by London Newcastle and the Community Housing Group to deliver the extended and refurbished scheme from an initial concept by Robert O Hara.
The original canal-side facade 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. Ground and basement levels accommodate a further 26,000 sq ft of modern office space.
Responding to local market requirements, the office space in this building has been specifically created for companies in the media and arts sectors. The finished building has proven to be very successful.