Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Built 2005-2008
Sectors Residential
Area 2,200m²/23,700ft²
Client London and Regional Properties Ltd, Community Housing Association

This new residential development of 20 houses and three apartments forms part of the 55 Baker Street project in central London. A four-storey residential block completes the existing mews housing along Rodmarton Street and mediates between surrounding residential buildings and the larger commercial building behind.

In keeping with the urban character of the surrounding area, the development offers affordable, key worker and private accommodation. Terraces are rendered in stack-bonded brick with a series of brick piers articulating each house, while colour applied to doors and balconies contrasts with the restrained palette of metal window frames, balustrades and doors.

Generous balconies and a floor-to-ceiling metal glazing system ensure that residences benefit from access to the open air and generous amounts of natural light. The building is crowned by a green roof which enhances biodiversity in the area, offering effective insulation and an improved visual amenity for neighbouring residents.