Flat Types in Blake Tower

Type Total Rooms Accommodation
42 1 1/2 Bedroom/living/ kitchen studio with slider between bedroom and living area
45 5 1/2 Bedroom/living/ kitchen studio with slider between bedroom and living area
46 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
47 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
48 10 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
49 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
50 2 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
52 5 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
54 5 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
60 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
61 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
65 2 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
66 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
67 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
70 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
71 2 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
72 5 3 2 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
76 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen
77 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
78 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
82 5  3  2 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
84 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
88 1 2 1 bedroom, living/dining/kitchen, winter garden
93 2 3 2 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
100 1 3 2 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
102 2 4 3 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
108 10 3 2 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
137 2 4 3 bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen
Pen 1 1 3 bedrooms, 2 living/dining areas, kitchen, terraces
Pen 2 1 3 bedrooms, 2 living/dining areas, kitchen, terraces
TOTAL 74

Flat types?

The developers did not create flat ‘types’. But many of the flats are the same; and since we in the Barbican Estate like to refer to ‘flat types’ for original Barbican flats, I have invented some for Blake Tower.  Basically, I have used the flat’s size in square meters as the type name, so it’s not merely a name – it’s useful information as well. For more on my method, see the ‘Plans’ menu.

Studios

The six studio flats in Blake Tower are all in the middle of the east-facing halves of floors 2 to 7. In Blake Tower, the studio designation is really about size rather than absence of a bedrooms, because these studios do have a bedroom area marked off with a sliding door.

One bedroom flats

There are more one-bedroom flats to choose from than any other configuration in Blake Tower. One-bedroom flats from floor 8 to 13 are almost always a uniform 48 m² in area (except for two on floor 11 which are a square meter or so bigger). They are equally uniform on floors 3 to 7, each floor having a 51.6 m² flat and a 53.8 m² flat. From floor 2 downwards, sizes of one-bedroom flats vary enormously. For example, there are two on the ground floor: one is 49.4 m² and the other is 70.01 m². There are two very big ones on floors 14 and 15 (71.9 m² each).

Two bedroom flats

Blake Tower has 23 two-bedroom flats. They are almost all on floors 8 to 13 (with the exception of floor 11). There are two per floor, each 108 m² in size. On other floors they vary in area, but the most standard size is 71.8 m².

Three bedroom flats

There are four three-bedroom flats on floors 14 and 15 – two on each floor. One of each pair is 102 m² and the other is a wopping 137 m².