Type 78 Blake Tower


Type 78 is a one-bedroom flat type found on floor Lower Ground 2 of Blake Tower – the second or lowest basement level. It is the layout for Flat No. LG22.

Flat LG22 runs along about half (the southern half) of the western side of the building. There is one other flat on this floor, Flat LG21, which more or less mirrors it on the eastern side of the building. The flats only run half way along the building because the front of Blake Tower contains storerooms: a parcel store, a baggage store, a cycle store and a refuse store.

Entering the flat off the entrance lobby, you are in a corridor leading left to the bathroom and then the bedroom. The bathroom has a combined bath and shower. The bedroom backs onto the ‘winter garden’, an enclosed courtyard and garden area at the Barbican-facing end of the building. Natural light for the bedroom comes through the winter garden. Near the entrance door of the flat there is a doorway off the corridor into the long, living / dining / kitchen area of the flat, which takes up the entire west face of the flat. The kitchen / dining area is the first part. This leads through to the living area at the end which has a window onto the winter garden. There is obscured glass along most of the west wall where the flat faces the well between Blake Tower and the base of the ground pedestrian area.

LG22 is virtually identical in size and layout to LG13 immediately above it.

Dimensions

77.1 sq m  |  829.9 sq ft
  Millimeters Feet
Living / Dining / Kitchen 12655 mm x 4285 mm 41’6 ” x 14’0”
Bedroom 4065 mm x 2930 mm 13’4″ x 9’7”
Winter Garden 2280 mm x 2140 mm 7’5″  x 7’0”

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.”