Molyneux Street


Built in 1805, this Grade II listed Georgian building was originally constructed for artisans. Silk Mews Architects worked in collaboration with Lesley Kingsbury, of Kingsbury Design Ltd The original floor timbers, staircase and chimney breasts were all retained and where possible incorporated into the new fabric. Conservation was of paramount concern, by both the owners and the local conservation officer, and many features and details of the building which had over the years been removed where painstakingly replaced with new or original materials. The basement rooms had very low ceilings and it was decided to excavate the ground thereby increasing the ceiling heights. The walls where underpinned together with a re-inforced ground slab and the whole of the basement was opened up to provide a kitchen/living room with a small garden to the rear with a ‘green wall’ to enable light in, as well as  enhancing the feeling of space.

Coal Vaults

The existing listed Georgian coal vault has been converted into a shower room. The floor level has been lowered by 5 feet and the perimeter walls have been underpinned.

346 Kennington Road SE11 4LD +44 (0) 207 793 0221

Silk Mews Architects