91-93 Baker Street
Client: Private Client
The refurbishment of a 1970s bank building to create a mixed-use building incorporating office, retail and residential accommodation. The existing floor plates had relatively low floor-to-ceiling heights so the services were removed from the soffits and relocated to the perimeter, leaving only lighting and minor air-handling equipment, resulting in a maximised clear height. This has had a dramatic effect on the sense of daylighting within the office floor levels. One floor was completed with a CAT B fit-out and incoming tenants are able to select from a menu of office partitioning, staff desking and general fit-out items to suit their own requirements and layout. At basement level a meeting room suite was completed in a previously redundant car park area, along with new showers, bicycle storage and a drying room. A new office reception has been created by enlarging the existing and dramatically changing the finishes, whilst two retail units have been left as ‘shell’ and two generous two-bed apartments have been refurbished.