Kenwood House

Kenwood House is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. It is managed by English Heritage, and normally open to the public.

Brooks Murray were invited to present a proposals for a competition to restore, refurbish and covert the stables in Kenwood house. This property is Grade 2 Listed and the competition help by English Heritage.


Kenwood House, Stable Block, Hampstead, London

Build Cost

Proposed £2 million

Client Name

Graeme Ellisdon for English Heritage presentation submission

The aim was to restore the building fabric and to refurbish the ground floor to house the three Osprey brands. Osprey London in the east range, Osprey Home in the north range and The Saddlery Restaurant in the west range. In addition the proposals provided a wholesale showroom and PR offices on the first floor of the north range. It proposed to retain two flats on the first floor and provided parking off Hampstead Lane.

The proposal also included a full service restaurant with associated high quality retail to complement and enhance the Kenwood Estate. The development, conservation and maintenance of the Stable Block aims to conform to the highest standards in both design and execution.  As the property interior is Grade 2 Listed, within the curtilage of a Grade 1 Listed property, our proposal kept the structural alterations to a minimum: these will only be undertaken where they enhance the existing building and do not detract from their historical context.

This project was a successful competition entry however it has not yet been built due to lack of funding allocation.