Kilburn Mews

New life for 11 railway arches, and a new public mews, just off the Kilburn High Road.

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The project will enhance the infrastructure of the historic and characterful arches, bridges, and surrounding external space between Kilburn High Road and Loveridge Road, creating a new public realm off the busy high street. The arch units will feature new frontages and improved energy efficiency, utilising air source heat pumps for heating and cooling. This will provide more efficient space for tenants to occupy and lower overall operating utility costs thus significantly contributing to the decarbonisation of the infrastructure.

The proposals introduce urban greening through introduction of five mature trees and a wildlife-focused soft landscaping scheme, including Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), to support biodiversity and the health and well-being of local people and users.

The project was developed with the community and reflects ambitious aspirations for the area. A series of events and engagement models, including sessions with local secondary schools, targeted sessions with local community groups and businesses, and one-to-ones, ensured a broad range of participants. Significant female representation in the engagement process was crucial for the project, and this emphasis aimed to shape the area through development proposals, prioritising safety and addressing concerns of marginalised voices. The Mayor of London’s research programme on ‘Safety in Public Space: Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People’ commended the project, considering it an exemplar. The gender balance within the project team was apparent through the level of decision-making.

Works are expected to commence in Spring 2024.


  • Client: Places for London
  • Value: Undisclosed
  • Dates: 2021
  • Collaborators: Webb Yates, Stockdale, Hutton + Restrain; Steer; Sweco; Aimcon.
  • Status: Planning achieved

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