There is a further chance to snap up an apartment in the Barbican’s Blake Tower in October when the next phase of the redeveloped former YMCA building goes on sale.
The 17-storey building is being converted into 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments by Redrow Homes London and is due to complete in Q3 2017.
The Fann Street building was designed by Barbican architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and is a fine example of the Estate’s brutalist style. The Grade II-listed building has the Barbican’s trademark pick and bush hammered concrete exterior.
The building was completed in 1968 and immediately let rent-free by the City Corporation to the YMCA. There were eight floors for men and four for women, prudishly separated by a floor with rooms for staff.
The apartments will feature stunning interiors designed by Conran and Partners. The Grade II listing means that the exterior is being left largely unchanged, including its striking external fire escape.
Features of the development include:
- Close to Farringdon station – a key Crossrail hub when it opens in 2018
- Full access to the extensive residents’ amenities of the Barbican
- Dedicated daytime concierge
- Allocated underground parking (by separate agreement)
- New 150 year leases
- 10 year building warranty