|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|
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.
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.