Refurbishing the former puppet works of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, to deliver a mixed-use canal-side scheme

Concept sketch
Challenge

We were commissioned by Londonewcastle and the Community Housing Group to deliver a mixed-used scheme from an initial concept by Robert O’Hara. Facing Regent’s Canal, close to London’s Camden Lock, the industrial building now houses 76 apartments, of which 24 are for social rent. The original façade faces Regent’s Canal, close to Camden Lock, and was retained and modified to include an additional intermediate floor, as well as two rooftop penthouse levels. The office space is designed for companies in the media and creative industries.

Repaired and re-pointed brick facade
Penthouse visualisation
Proposed views from Oval Road bridge