17 Shorts Gardens

17 Shorts Gardens is a tall thin brick building in the Seven Dials conservation area.

Brooks Murray were asked to add more floor space to the existing upper floor offices, and to create a high quality self-contained unit. Working closely with our planning consultant, studying the conservation area, its design guide and material specification, the team preserved and enhanced the original design.


Covent Garden, London

Respecting the proportion and scale of the traditional aesthetic, Brooks Murray modernised both the exterior and interior with a very discrete mansard roof extension, almost imperceptible from the street, and with materials carefully chosen to match the existing and neighbouring buildings.

The new unit is a duplex office with two open plan floors. The next phase will be the renovation of the small entrance hallway. The aim will be to keep the cosy heritage feel whilst updating the look to a more contemporary working environment. The top floor is spacious and light with four big dormer windows and a skylight.