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Process

11 Baker Street

Location London W1

Status Completed 2011


Description

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.

Team

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



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