110 – 116 Wigmore Street
Located on the corner of Wigmore Street and Duke Street in London’s West End, the challenge here was to make a practical building within the constraints of existing buildings and the long, thin site.
It has a total floor area of about 2,000 m². Underpinning the neighbouring buildings allowed us to maximise the basement area, making it a practical size for a shop or restaurant. The structure is a steel frame with floors made of precast units which span the full 8 m width onto edge beams and the slabs incorporate transverse steel tie beams.
This keeps the structural zone to 300 mm, allowing the new building to have seven floors within the height allowed by the planners, two more than the buildings it replaced.
7-storey mixed-use block in London's West End delivered within constrained surroundings
£ 2.5 million
- 2002 Brick Award
- 2002 RIBA Award