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55 Baker Street / Make Architects

  • 01:00 - 7 February, 2012
55 Baker Street / Make Architects
55 Baker Street / Make Architects, © Make Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, England
  • Collaborators

    Arup, Blyth & Blyth, DP9, Expedition Engineering, Hann Tucker, HBG, Indigo Lighting, Jason Bruges Studio, Safe Consulting Ltd, Tweeds Construction Consultancy
  • Client

    London and Regional Properties Ltd
  • Area

    75000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. This radical renovation of a 1950s office building transforms the site into an important new urban amenity. While providing an exceptional range of flexible and highly efficient office spaces, the scheme enhances activity at street level by offering an enriched mix of uses and introducing a substantial new public space to the streetscape.

© Make Architects
© Make Architects

Three glass infills or ‘masks’ span the voids between existing blocks to create a new facade for the building, with the central glazed section enclosing a seven-storey atrium which is open to the public. The ground floor of the building has been entirely re-clad and devoted to retail units, cafes and restaurants. At the rear of the building, a new development of 23 houses offers affordable, key worker and private accommodation.

roof level plan
roof level plan

In addition to the cost savings represented by retaining and refurbishing the existing building, the scheme has been designed to minimise environmental impact and optimise energy efficiency and has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

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