Description of 55 Baker Street
55 Baker Street is an office building in Marylebone, London W1.
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 is entirely re-clad and devoted to retail units, cafes and restaurants serving residents, pedestrians and business employees.
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 been designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent'.
Make was appointed in April 2005 and Phase 1 completion took place in December 2007.
- 2009 Commendation/UK Aluminium in Renovation Awards - Cladding
- 2009 Joint Finalist/Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards - Regeneration
- 2009 Winner/London District Surveyors Association Building Excellence Awards
- 2009 Winner/British Council for Offices Awards - Refurbished/Recycled Workplace - London and South East Region
- 2008 Commendation/IStructE Structural Awards - David Alsop Sustainability Award
- 2008 Certificate of Merit/Structural Steel Design Awards2008 Winner/Concrete Society Awards - Sustainability Category