St James Street Mews, Brighton

The regeneration of a neglected back street in Kemp Town has been achieved by the insertion of six contemporary one bedroom mews houses.

Following demolition of an existing warehouse the detail design was developed to overcome a number of unexpected site constraints including dimensional variations, ground conditions and party wall issues. An off-site manufactured panelised timber frame system has been used to accommodate site access difficulties and to aid in achieving the required thermal performance. Engineering brick cladding makes reference to the tough urban location and relates to the mathematical tile finishes on historic buildings nearby.

Each house has an open plan living room at ground floor with bedroom and bathroom above. Roof lights and sun pipes provide daylight to the stairwell and internal rooms. The houses include a bio-diversity roof system, achieve a ‘very good’ Eco Homes rating and are designed to Life Time Homes standards.



St. James Street Mews, Brighton

Downland Housing Association


John Whiting Architects - St James Street Mews
John Whiting Architects - St James Street Mews
John Whiting Architects - St James Street Mews
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John Whiting Architects - St James Street Mews


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