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Baker's Row

Great Marlborough Estates

Dark, textured façades on this urban residential scheme are punctured by large, inverted Georgian-style windows.

Baker's Row
Great Marlborough Estates

This high density residential scheme provides eight contemporary homes to achieve maximum space efficiency on a small urban site. Located within the Clerkenwell Green Conversation Area, the scheme references the decorated nineteenth century warehouses of Farringdon and Clerkenwell, robust in form, yet finely detailed.

Dark, textured façades are punctured by large, inverted Georgian-style windows, featuring polished metal reveals inspired by the local gem trade. The matt charcoal cladding provides a hard-wearing, low maintenance façade in this gritty urban environment and contrasts with the chamfered windows. The reveals are angled to maximise views out and to reflect daylight deep into the apartments, an essential response to this constrained site. The interiors of the apartments are light, space efficient and simply detailed with high quality finishes, bathrooms, and bespoke kitchens.


Great Marlborough Estates
Clerkenwell, London
Gross Floor Area:
7, 200 sq ft
Completed July 2009

Project Team

  • Mellersh & Harding Building Consultancy, Project Manager
  • Taylor Whalley Sprya, Structural Engineer
  • CSA Ltd, Service Engineer
  • Norman Rourke Pryme LLP, Cost Consultant
  • Bell Projects Ltd, Main Contractor


  • Jack Hobhouse, Photography