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8 Chippenham Mews

Project Description 

Alterations and extension of an existing two storey Mews property to replace a commercial unit which in common with several others in Chippenham Mews was primarily used for garaging including a new Mansard roof which required a full scaffold with a tin lid. The accommodation now provides 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and reception areas.


John-Paul Murphy is an Engineer and the Director of PCDS Limited who provides engineering and design services all over London. 

Over the years the practice has worked on over 16 Mews properties and carried out a large number of basement schemes in and around the London area, Mansard roof extensions and  major refurbishment works.

PCDS are a multi-disciplinary practice and are able to provide both architectural and structural engineering / project management services in house ensuring seamless coordination of the build package.



Design Inspirations

The property was unlisted but within a Conservation Area. The Mews was much altered but in need of refurbishment. The layout was compromised as it had 2 No. circular stairs added. It unusually had windows to the rear which had to be adjusted to new stairs. 

The works were typical Phase 2 development works- https://everchangingmews.com/typical-mews-developments/#phasetwo

Project Notes and Timeline

Works commenced in 2007 and were completed in 2008. 

Technological appraisal and Review 

The design uses traditional materials, matching windows and brickwork in the front elevation.   

Design Inspirations 

Contact Details – John–Paul Murphy, PCDS Limited, Unit 2, The Mead Business Centre
176-178 Berkhampstead Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3EE T: 01494 771224 W: www.pcdslimited.co.uk E: john-paul@pcdslimited.co.uk