Type 65 Blake Tower, Barbican Estate

Type 65 is a one-bedroom flat type found on floor 01 of Blake Tower. It is the layout for Flat Nos. 12 and 13.

They are identical ‘mirror’ flats. Flat 12 occupies the south-east quarter of the first floor of Blake Tower and its windows face east. Flat 12 occupies the south-west quarter of the first floor and its windows face west.

Flat 12 is entered off a short leading from the lifts. Insider the flat, there is a further short corridor. Then, on one side, is a combined bathroom and utility room and, on the other side, the entrance into the bedroom. The bedroom has windows at the southern end. Straight ahead is the living/dining/kitchen area. The east or west wall is taken up with windows. The kitchen is along the internal wall shared between the two flats.

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 65.8 sq.m. but ‘66’ was taken by flat 11 which is 66.1 sq. m. So in this case I rounded the Type number down to ‘65’.


65.8 sq m  |  708.3 sq ft
  Millimeters Feet
Living / Dining / Kitchen 6640 mm x 4580 mm 21’9″ x 15’0”
Bedroom 5755 mm x 4160 mm 18’10” x 13’7”

Floor Plan

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

Relative Size





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)


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)


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


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


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


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


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.”