Type 71 Blake Tower


Type 71 is a one-bedroom flat type for two flats found on floors 14-15 of Blake Tower. These are Flat Nos. 141 and 151.

The flats of Type 71 are at the front of Blake Tower (the Fann Street end). They occupy the north-east corner of the building. Their windows face east.

Entering the flat off the communal entrance corridor, there is a WC almost immediately on the left. Then a short corridor continues to the left. The bedroom is on the other side of the corridor’s wall and the bedroom door is soon encountered on the right as you continue along the corridor. Inside, there is a window opposite the door. Behind the bedroom is a large ensuite shower room (no bath). At the end of the corridor is the living/dining/kitchen area. The kitchen is placed along the wall abutting the communal stairs. The living area has windows along the whole of the eastern wall. It also has windows taking in the two corners, one looking north and east, and the other looking north and west.

I devised my Flat Types by using the area of the flat in square meters, and rounding to the nearest whole number. This flat is 71.9 sq.m. but ‘72’ was taken by 5 flats on floors 03-07 which are 71.8 sq. m. So in this case I rounded the Type number down to ‘65’. (I appreciate that this flat is really the winner by 0.01 sq. m. but I felt it was more important to remain consistent for 5 flats than for 2 flats.)

Dimensions

71.9 sq m  |  773.9 sq  ft
  Millimeters Feet
Living / Dining / Kitchen 5300 mm x 6370 mm 17’4″‘ x 20’10”
Bedroom 4950 mm  x 4180 mm 16’2″ x 13’8”

Floor Plan

In this direction: the rest of the Barbican Estate
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In this direction: Fann Street and the Golden Lane Estate

Relative Size

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Specification

SPECIFICATION

GENERAL

Stained oak finish apartment entrance and internal doors
Satin brass door furniture
Matt paint finish to the walls
Exposed concrete feature wall to the hallway (where indicated)
New aluminium frame double glazed windows , in keeping with the style of the original windows
Coat closet fitted with hanging rail, shelf and drawers (where indicated)
Fitted soft close wardrobe with shelf, hanging rail and drawers to the master bedroom
Window seat to the master bedroom (only where indicated)

KITCHEN

Fully fitted contemporary kitchen units with soft close mechanism to doors and drawers
LED under pelmet lighting to the wall units
Terazzo worktop and splash backs
Terazzo sink with brass mixer tap
Instant hot water tap
Built-in Siemens appliances including a double oven ( 2 & 3 beds only), fridge/freezer , dishwasher & microwave
Gorenje induction hob
Built in extractor unit
Freestanding Siemens washer/dryer to the hall cupboard or utility space (as shown on the plans)

ELECTRICAL

Wired to receive HD television and Sky Plus to the living room and all bedrooms
All apartments will be wired to receive Fibre Optic broadband
Telephone and data points to living area and all bedrooms
Mains operated smoke and heat detectors with battery backup
White down lighters throughout, with dimmer switches to the living room
Feature pendant lighting point either side of the bed in the master bedroom

SECURITY

Built in feature recess above the bed (only where indicated)
Bespoke built television and storage unit  in the living room
A rated appliances throughout
All apartments are covered  by a 10 year building warranty

BATHROOM & ENSUITES

White sanitaryware with a shower screen to the bath
Electric heated towel rail to the bathroom and ensuite
Brass Crosswater brassware
Shower enclosure with Terrazzo tiled floor & glass door, to the bathroom and ensuite (only where indicated)
Full height ceramic wall tiling to the bathroom and ensuite
Terrazzo basin and splashback
Shaver socket to bathroom and ensuite
Mirrored cabinet above the basin in the bathroom and ensuite
Door entry system with colour audio visual display screen
Proximity access system to enter the building
CCTV covering all entrances  & exits to the buildings. including bin and cycle store areas, linked back to the concierge/management suite

HEATING

Wet underfloor heating throughout with individual room thermostats
Individually controlled  heating systems to each apartment
Electric heated towel rail to the bathroom and ensuite

FLOORING

200mm wide engineered oak, UV oil treated, flooring to all areas (except bedrooms & wet areas)
Carpet to the bedrooms
Terrazzo tiling to the bathroom and ensuite
Terrazzo feature tiling in the kitchen (subject to kitchen layout)

In the original specification, the developer included a warning as follows: “Your attention is drawn to the fact that it may not be possible to obtain the products as referred to in the specification. In such cases a similar alternative will be provided. Redrow Homes London reserve the right to make these changes as required.”