Type 88 Blake Tower


Type 88 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. LG21.

LG21 runs along about half (the southern half) of the eastern side of the building. There is one other flat on this floor, LG22, which more or less mirrors it on the western 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, there is a separate WC on the left, and a corridor leading to the living area on the right. Ahead is a lobby with a window facing east. The bedroom is off this lobby on the right and the bathroom is off it on the left. Natural light for the bedroom – such as it is two levels down – comes from the lobby window. The en-suite bathroom – more accurately a separate bathroom – has a combined bath and shower. Taking the other route along the right hand corridor from the entrance door, you reach an ‘L’-shaped living / dining / kitchen area. The kitchen is on the right, with a utility room tucked behind it. The living and dining area is on the left with windows facing east. The missing quarter of the ‘L’ is semi-external, containing a recent invention, now much-beloved by developers, the ‘winter garden’, meaning an enclosed courtyard and garden area.

LG21 is similar in size and content to LG11 immediately above it, except that LG21 has a separate WC, and LG12 does not.

Dimensions

87.9 sq m  |  946.2 sq ft
  Millimeters Feet
Living / Dining / Kitchen 6150 mm x 6580 mm 20’2’’ x 21’7”
Bedroom 6575 mm x 4150 mm 21’6″ x 13’7”
Winter Garden 2225 mm x 2545 mm 7’3″ x 8’4”

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.”