Type 57 Barbican Estate flats

Type 57 is a one-bedroom flat. In most floors of Defoe House, Andrewes House and Speed House the flats are Type 20 and Type 21, which interlock round the lift and stairs. Every so often along a block there has to be a fire exit corridor right to the front and back balconies. Those take up part of what would be the Type 21 extra bedroom and the Type 20 study. The flats next to such corridors are Type 57 and Type 58. The Type 57 ends up with one larger bedroom instead of two bedrooms. So they have 1 bedroom and a living room (2 rooms).

There are 12 in Defoe House and 6 in Andrewes House but apparently none in Speed House, although it has 6 Type 58s.

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Please note. These plans are illustrations and approximations only. They illustrate types of flats as built. They don’t show the actual demise, size, layout or dimensions of any particular flat. Individual flats may differ, or have been altered.

Original Barbican Brochure Plan


Our Floor Plan

Arch A (8.5 x 11)

Our 3D Plan