Dover StreetImages1 / Information
Location London W1
Status Completed 2009
Dover Street is an example of a building designed for a site with very sensitive context. In order to satisfy stringent planning requirements, the front of the building had to be delicately integrated into a listed streetscape dating from 1683. With a Portland stone frame echoing the existing plot widths of the street. Within this frame each panel changes in response to the changing architectural context, from the Georgian buildings on one side to the 1960′s office block on the other.
At the rear of the scheme a series of complex rights to light issues have eroded what would have been the building’s ideal shape. In response the building has been stepped back through a series of terraces covered by a curving glass roof. Here again the restraints on the design are translated into positive compositional devices.
Client Royal London Asset Management
Planning Consultant Moseley and Webb
Project Manager HHY
Structure Adams Kara Taylor
Photography Will Pryce