Waxwell Lane

Mews street of 20 homes to unlock a backlands site in Pinner

Gort Scott have delivered 20 homes forming a new mews street on an underutilised car park in central Pinner. The site borders the Waxwell Lane Conservation Area and sits within the Archaeological Priority Area of Medieval Pinner.

Originally part of Middlesex, central Pinner has a historic village feel with few large-scale developments. The new proposals are a sensitive yet contemporary response to the architectural character and residential grain of the historic village. The palette of red brick and red pre-cast concrete sills reflect the surrounding palette, whilst forms and motifs of the surrounding buildings – including large windows, asymmetric gables and decorative brick detailing – have been reinterpreted to form the contemporary mews.

The mews is thought of as a continuous landscape in which houses and parking spaces also sit. Soft landscaping is used to frame key views, soften the parking area, bring an informality to the mews and provide a space to sit and play in the sun towards the southern end of the mews.

The development comprises two main unit types, combined to optimise density and open space across the site. The two storey dwellings have set-back third storey that allows light into the mews and provide a terrace for each unit. The development will provide 13no. 3B6P, 1no. 3B5P and 6no. 4B7P homes as part of LB Harrow’s ambitious borough-wide regeneration strategy.

Further information


Project type
Homes and mixed-use
In progress


London Borough of Harrow
Gort Scott Team
Jay Gort, Fiona Scott, Jonathan Mann, Fraser Leach-Smith
Engineers HRW (Structural Engineers), Skelly & Couch (Services Engineers), JCLA (Landscape Architect), Caneparo Associates (Transport Consultant)

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