Don't Move, Improve! See the amazing extensions on the 2016 New London Architect shortlist

Take a look at the amazing extensions, conversions and home improvements that made the 2016 New London Architect shortlist

staircase with dining table and glass window
(Image credit: New London Architect)

Fancy taking on a big project in the New Year? Well, these amazing spaces should certainly inspire you!

New London Architect hosts an annual award that celebrates amazing home extensions.

This year's shortlist for the Don't Move, Improve!award has been announced and the properties look nothing short of spectacular.

A vast scope of 33 homes have been shortlisted, but only one can win!

The winning extension will be announced in January 2016 followed by a three-month exhibition hosted at The Building Centre showcasing the best of the shortlisted.

Judges will be looking for radical home designs in the form of conversions and extensions that are smart, savvy and sexy and enable homeowners to stay put, even when their lives demand more space.

Be inspired, be wowed - here are this year's contenders...

Bhalerao House, NW2

by Paul Archer Design

living room with white walls and fire place

(Image credit: Paul Archer Design)

Brackenbury House, W6

by Neil Dusheiko Architects

kitchen area with worktop and staircase

(Image credit: Neil Dusheiko Architects)

Calabria Road, N5

by Architecture for London

patio area with dining table and glass door

(Image credit: Architecture for London)

Camden Town House, NW1

by Ben Adams Architects

house exterior with dining area and table

(Image credit: Ben Adams Architects)

Clock House, N7

by Archmongers

stairway with wooden steps

(Image credit: Archmongers)

College Road, NW10


white living area with grey sofa and black chair

(Image credit: RUSSIAN FOR FISH)

Craig and Siobhan's Place, SW12


kitchen with wooden cabinets and dining table


Cut and Frame House, N21

by Ashton Porter Architects

house exterior with glass window and lawn

(Image credit: Ashton Porter Architects)

Extension One, N5

By Denizen Works

house exterior with sliding doors

(Image credit: Denizen Works)

Facet House, E9

by Platform 5 Architects LLP

dining room with table and hanging lights

(Image credit: Platform 5 Architects LLP)

Fitzrovia House, W1

by West Architecture

house exterior with black windows and brick wall

(Image credit: West Architecture)

Folds, N4

by Bureau de Change Architects

kitchen area with deep blue walls and worktop

(Image credit: Bureau de Change Architects)

Grange Yard, SE1

by MTA (Michael Trentham Architects)

house exterior with brick wall and glass gallery

(Image credit: MTA (Michael Trentham Architects))

Harcombe, N16

by forresterarchitects

house exterior with white wall and glass door

(Image credit: forresterarchitects)

Healey Street Rooftop, NW1

by Alan Morris Architect

bedroom with white walls and beddings

(Image credit: Alan Morris Architect)

House for Agnes, W6

by Tigg Coll Architects

house exterior with brick wall and glass door

(Image credit: Tigg Coll Architects)

House of Trace, SE23

by Tsuruta Architects

house exterior with brick wall

(Image credit: Tsuruta Architects)

Jam Factory, SE1

by Gibson Thornley Architects Limited

white kitchen with worktop and drawers

(Image credit: Gibson Thornley Architects Limited)

Kelross House, N5

by Paul Archer Design

white room with cupboard and wooden floor

(Image credit: Paul Archer Design)

Kenworthy Road, E9

by Chris Dyson Architects

house exterior with windows and glass door

(Image credit: Chris Dyson Architects)

London Fields, E8

by Scenario Architecture

white kitchen with worktop and dining table

(Image credit: Scenario Architecture)

Max House, N1

by Paul Archer Design

kitchen area with worktop and dining table

(Image credit: Paul Archer Design)

Nook House, E5

by MUSTARD Architects

kitchen area with worktop and wall shelves

(Image credit: MUSTARD Architects)

Reighton Road, E5

by Poulsom/Middlehurst

house exterior with glass door and brick wall

(Image credit: Poulsom/Middlehurst)

Sanderson House, N19

by David Kohn Architects

brick house exterior with glass door

(Image credit: David Kohn Architects)

Sewdley Street, E5

by Giles Pike Architects

living area with staircase and dining table

(Image credit: Giles Pike Architects)

Shepherd's Bush Extension, W12

by Studio 30 Architects

kitchen area with worktop and dining table

(Image credit: Studio 30 Architects)

Sherrington Villa, W12

by Maxwell and Company

kitchen area with dining table and chairs

(Image credit: Maxwell and Company)

Talbot Road, N6

by Lipton Plant Architects

living space with red sofa and dining table

(Image credit: Lipton Plant Architects)

The Gables, NW1

by Patalab Architecture

white living room with grey sofa

(Image credit: Patalab Architecture)

The Lantern, TW1

by Fraher Architects

staircase with glass handrail

(Image credit: Fraher Architects)

Turney Road, SE21

by Ian McChesney Ltd

living space with sofa and glass door

(Image credit: Ian McChesney Ltd)

Warner House, EC1

by Inside Out Architecture

kitchen area with wooden beams and worktop

(Image credit: Inside Out Architecture)
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