Galley Suite


Galley Suites come in two versions. Galley Suite and Galley Suite Type 2. On most floors, there are four Galley Suite flats grouped together on the West (Milton Street) side of the building. Confusingly, the developers didn’t give these galley suites a type number – just called them ‘Galley Suites’ – although they called the different studio flats on the other side of the building ‘Galley Suite Type 2′. Anyway, I am sticking with the developers’ ‘Galley Suite’ for these ones on the West side of the building, but you could just as well call them ‘Galley Suite Type 1’ if that is clearer for you.

Galley Suites are studio flats or bedsits. The bed folds away to create a dining area. Galley Suites are sometimes reversed in mirror fashion.

Floor 7 Galley Suites only have ‘Juliet balconies’ (essentially no balcony). But all other Galley Suite flats have balconies. There are three possible configurations and sizes: ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’. I have not been able to pin particular balconies to particular flat numbers because the layout varies from floor to floor, but these are the basic balcony types.

  • Galley Suite – balcony version ‘A’. This has a centred balcony (floors 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30).
  • Galley Suite – balcony version ‘B’. This has a larger balcony which is shifted north and slightly beyond the end wall of the flat (floors 9, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30).
  • Galley Suite – balcony version ‘C’. This has a balcony the same size as ‘B’ but shifted south rather than north (floors 10, 15, 19, 23, 27).

There are four adjoining galley suites on every floor from 7 to 30. The image below is an example on floor 15. But it is in the same position on every floor where this flat type appears. This image only shows one Galley Suite, but there are three others next to it as well.


Location

This in an example on one particular floor. They are all in exactly in the same position on the other floors where this flat type appears.
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Layout

Layout of Galley Suite

This is the layout and room sizes (as provided by the developers) for a Galley Suite.

Gross internal area 38 m² (408 ft²)
Bathroom The bathroom is just inside the front door. It contains a shower, WC and a basin.
Utility area There is a cupboard for a washer dryer and other equipment you might need, opposite the bathroom, just inside the front door
Bedroom / dining area
2.74 m x 3.49 m
The bedroom/dining area is open to the corridor. It contains a pull-down bed, which is stored against the wall shared with the bathroom. There is some cupboard space on either side. In the wall at the foot of the bed (which it shares with the living area) is a “media unit” which can be swivelled round.
Study area
2.70 m x 0.66 m
On the other side of the corridor, opposite the bedroom/dining area, is a desk and cupboards serving as a sort of study.
Living / kitchen area
4.33 m x 4.15 m
The living area is at the end of the flat with virtually wall-to-wall windows, and kitchen units along one wall.
Balcony options
A 1.46 m x 3.34 m
B 1.46 m x 4.39 m
C 1.46 m x 4.39 m

Specification

Specification for Galley Suites

Balconies
Balconies with glass balustrades and anodised aluminium hand rails where applicable.
Glazed Juliet balconies where applicable.

Floors
Acoustic membrane laid on structural floor with finished floor make up over.

Walls
Steel studwork party walls incorporating acoustic insulation and with two layers of plasterboard either side, plaster skim coated and paint finished.

Ceilings
Suspended ceiling system incorporating two layers of plasterboard, plaster skim coated and paint finished with acoustic lining in service void above.

Windows
Floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows.
Double glazed sliding doors to balconies.
Opening windows where applicable.

Kitchens
Bespoke custom fitted cabinets in a choice of light or dark gloss lacquer.
Concealed stainless steel work surface.
Stainless steel bowl and retractable tap.
Integrated branded appliances include:

  • combined oven/microwave
  • dual induction hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher
  • coffee maker
  • wine cooler
  • waste disposal unit
  • compartmentalised waste storage
  • washer-dryer

Bathrooms
White vitrified sanitaryware includes:
Wall mounted WC with push button flush.
Walk-in shower.
Wall mounted basin with natural stone top and surround.
Chrome wall mounted mixer spout.
Bespoke wall mounted vanity unit with shaver socket, anti mist mirrored doors and feature lighting.
Walls finished in a combination of stone, back painted glass and pearlised or natural shell mosaics.
Floor and bath surround finished in natural stone.
Electric underfloor heating.
Heated feature wall for towel and bathrobe warming.
Towel rails.
Glazed shower screen.
Porcelain ceramic floor with back painted glass and “cat’s eye” pearlised mosaic walls.

Flooring
Fitted with a choice of dark porcelain tiles or engineered wideboard timber flooring throughout.

Doors
Front door: full height with recessed framework.
Top hung sliding pocket doors where applicable.
Internal doors: full height swing doors with recessed frame work and designer door furniture.
Recessed skirting and architrave to architect’s design.

Decoration
All joinery painted with white satin oil paint and finished with high gloss lacquer.
Walls and ceilings painted with white emulsion.

Wardrobes and fitted cupboards
Bespoke joinery.
Gloss lacquer doors where applicable.
Integrated lighting.

Ironmongery
High quality fittings throughout finished in polished stainless steel.

Heating and cooling
Independent thermostatically controlled comfort cooling system provided by fan coil units integrated within the ceiling.
Underfloor heating and heated wall in the bathrooms.

Electrical
5 amp and 13 amp circuits
All visible sockets and switchplates finished in polished stainless steel.

Lighting
Low voltage energy saving down lighters throughout.
Provision for table and floor lamps to be connected to 5 amp wall and floor sockets in reception rooms.
Scene setting lighting zone control and energy saving dimming systems, operated by discrete wall mounted key pads, to create different moods (where applicable).
Internal wardrobe lighting.

Bedrooms
Custom designed manual folding bed with integral dining table.
32″ flatscreen TV.

AV, telephone and data systems
Cat 5 cabling for digital TV, DAB and FM radio, telephone and data services.
Wired for audio with flush ceiling speakers and iPod docking system.
Principal rooms will be wired for surround sound to low level speaker sockets, enabling speaker installation for a home cinema experience.
Sky HD/Freeview enabled.
Touch screen control where applicable.
Wiring to telephone points is provided to all principal rooms.
Pre wiring to data sockets enabling multi-room broadband connection.
Pre wired for automated blinds where applicable.

Security
Video entry system.
24 hour security.
High speed lifts to serve all floors.
CCTV monitoring in public areas.
Direct call to concierge from apartment video entry phone.
Ceiling-mounted smoke/heat detectors and water sprinklers.

Our Plan

Galley Suite. On most floors, four of these flats are grouped together on the West (Milton Street) side of the building. There are four sub-divisions of Galley Suite flats.

Galley Suite with no balcony (floor 7 only)
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Galley Suite – balcony version ‘A’. This has a centered balcony (floors 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30).
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Galley Suite – balcony version ‘B’. This has a larger balcony which is shifted north and slightly beyond the end wall of the flat (floors 9, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30).
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Galley Suite – balcony version ‘C’. This has a balcony the same size as ‘B’ but shifted south rather than north (floors 10, 15, 19, 23, 27).
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Visualization

Galley Suite with no balcony (floor 7 only)galley_1

 

Galley Suite – balcony version ‘A’. This has a centered balcony (floors 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30).galley_2

Galley Suite – balcony version ‘B’. This has a larger balcony which is shifted north and slightly beyond the end wall of the flat (floors 9, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30).galley_3

Galley Suite – balcony version ‘C’. This has a balcony the same size as ‘B’ but shifted south rather than north (floors 10, 15, 19, 23, 27).galley_5