Kenwood House

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

Brooks Murray were invited to present proposals in an English Heritage competition to restore, refurbish and covert the stables.


Kenwood House Stable Block, Hampstead, London

Build Cost

Proposed £2 million

Client Name

Graeme Ellisdon, for English Heritage presentation submission


The proposals sought to restore the building fabric and refurbish the ground floor for the three Osprey brands. Housing Osprey London in the east range, Osprey Home in the north range, and The Saddlery Restaurant in the west range, the design provided a wholesale showroom and public relations offices on the first floor of the north range. It retained two flats on the first floor with parking off Hampstead Lane.

This proposal 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 aimed to conform to  exceptional standards in both design and execution. As the interior is Grade II 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.

The design proved a successful competition entry but is yet to be built.