Blink Gallery, London The design and construction of a new photographic gallery in the heart of London’s Soho. Set in a listed building, the works include the insertion of a new glass and steel bridge and staircase opening up the existing basement. Polished concrete and high gloss resin floor finishes contrast with the neutral walls. Purpose made concrete and painted furniture adds colour and texture.
8-12 Brook Street, London W1K This extensive re-modelling and extension of a 1960s office building in the Mayfair Conservation Area includes a new circulation core, additional areas to each office level and a new top floor office suite with generous terraces. At ground and basement levels new retail units bring life to the existing street frontage. The common parts of this 23,000 sq ft office building provide a crisp contemporary aesthetic in keeping with its clean external lines. The reception area has cool white walls and limestone floors that are offset by highlighted sculptural wall panels. Subtle lighting features lead the visitor to the lift lobby where dark wood and baked glass give an elegance appropriate to the locality.
67-70 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 The creation of 2 residential units and a live/work unit on a dense urban site in Camden.
30 North Audley Street, London W1K The remodelling and extension of a redundant Mayfair office building behind a retained façade to form 9 contemporary apartments over 5 floors that includes 3 spectacular triplex apartments. The ground floor and basement floors are combined to become a single signature restaurant. The client brief was to set a new benchmark of quality in North Mayfair residential property. A generous reception area with basalt floor, modern art housed in bronze panels and dramatic lighting sets the tone for the interior that runs through to the spatially dramatic triplex apartments with their vaulted ceilings, crisply detailed marble bathrooms, Bulthaup kitchens and cantilevered glass staircases The project was short listed for the New London Architecture 2012 Conservation and Retrofit award.
Meridian Quay, Swansea SA1 A major mixed use scheme that has acted as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of Swansea’s Maritime Quarter. The 291 apartments, 21,000 sq ft of retail space and associated ancillary areas are divided between 7 individual buildings arranged around a series of legible urban spaces that face either the marina or Swansea Bay. The centrepiece of the development is an elliptical 29 storey residential tower topped by a triple height restaurant providing a new public area with spectacular views.
50 Belsize Avenue, London N13 The comprehensive remodelling and extension of a period house within the Belsize Park conservation area for a pair of art collectors.
Andrew Gilbert, RIBA – Founder / Director
Andrew established Latitude in 2000 with Michael Griffiths.
Andrew has significant expertise in developing large buildings in some of London’s most sensitive locations. He oversees most of Latitude projects during their detailed design and site stages, and he is skilled at developing the fledgling scheme into built reality while retaining the integrity of the initial concepts.
Michael Griffiths, RIBA – Founder / Director
Michael co-founded Latitude in 2000 with Andrew Gilbert.
At Latitude, Michael’s primary responsibility is in the initial project stages where he has significant experience of achieving high value planning consents on complex and sensitive sites. Michael also sits on the Design Review panel for the Design Commission for Wales and is an architectural student mentor at Cardiff University.