11 Baker Street
Location London W1
Status Completed 2011
11 Baker Street replaces three addresses within an existing urban block to provide a cohesive development comprising office, retail and residential accommodation which integrates with the surrounding context.
The 7,000sqm office building facing Baker Street was constructed using a hybrid steel/concrete frame, where steel floor beams create an 18m clear span and ensure a completely column free floor space. Facades are constructed from precast structural concrete elements, which blur the traditional vertical lines of structure so that the building appears as a concrete and glass object in its own right.
To the rear, two residential blocks – one facing George Street and the other facing Portman Close – share a central landscaped courtyard garden. Residential materials relate more closely to the immediate neighbours with a mixture of brick, stone and glass creating contemporary elevations which sit comfortably in their surroundings.
Client AUB (Baker Street) Development Limited
Main Contractor McAleer and Rushe
Planning Consultant Gerald Eve
Project Manager GVA Second London Wall
Quantity Surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall
Services SKM/Caldwell Consulting
Structure Scott Wilson/Taylor + Boyd
Photography Will Pryce