Developer Redrow has achieved BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment certification for the redevelopment of Blake Tower.
The refurbishment of the 17-storey tower into 74 sustainable homes achieved a Very Good rating at the post-refurbishment stage of the assessment.
The housebuilder faced significant challenges during the conversion of the Grade II listed Blake Tower. The existing external structure of the former YMCA hostel had to be retained while upgrading the internal specification to meet 21st-century levels of expectation in well-being, comfort and performance.
Important improvements were made to the building's acoustic levels, thermal performance and water efficiency. The final Standard Assessment Procedure SAP score achieved was an improvement of 17%, the installation of water efficient fittings has resulted in a predicted use of 118 litres per person, per day, which is significantly below the average use of 142 litres. The fitting of mechanical ventilation systems in each home means they remain airtight while ensuring the circulation of fresh air.
Gwyn Roberts, Homes and Communities Lead at BRE, commented: “The re-use of an existing building is always inherently more sustainable than new construction. Added to that Redrow’s sensitive refurbishment of the architecturally significant Blake Tower demonstrates how enhanced sustainability attributes are achievable for the benefit of the residents.”
Matthew Oates, Technical Director at Redrow East London, said: “It is fantastic to receive a ‘Very good’ BREEAM rating for Blake Tower. At Redrow we place a premium on building sustainably, and careful attention went into the design and delivery of the newly refurbished Grade II listed building.”
13/02/2019 18:06 by Buildington
Blake Tower Barbican - Views To Inspire!
Blake Tower is London's hidden secret in Zone 1. With superior specification, a concierge service and the surrounding green space of the Barbican Estate.
- Zone 1 location
- A short walk from Chancery Lane
- Forthcoming Crossrail 2018
- Residents have access to Art Galleries and the Barbican Gardens
- Parking available
A collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Prices from £695,000.
Contact Redrow for more information.
Via advert in Homes & Property 15.03.2017 homesandproperty.co.uk.
16/03/2017 05:53 by Buildington
2 bedroom apartments are now available from £925,000.
For sales and availability please contact Redrow.
Via advert in Homes & Property, Evening Standard 09.11.2016.
10/11/2016 13:11 by Buildington
Discover life in the heart of the city -
Blake Tower is London's hidden secret that offers a superior lifestyle designed by Conran & Partners, with a concierge service and the surrounding green space of The Barbican Estate.
- A short walk from St. Pauls
- Forthcoming Crossrail 2018
- Exceptional views of the London skyline
- 16 minutes to the West End
- 2 minute walk from Barbican Station
Prices from £649,000.
Marketed by Redrow www.blaketower.com
Via advertisement in Homes & Property, Evening Standard 19.10.2016
21/10/2016 08:49 by Buildington
Penthouses at Blake Tower were launched yesterday. Prices from £3.65m. Please see the brochure on Redrow website.
18/03/2016 10:23 by Buildington
Visit the marketing suite and show apartment at Blake Tower! Prices start from £680,000. Contact Redrow London to arrange a viewing Blaketower.com.
28/01/2016 09:53 by Buildington
Blake Tower marketing suite and show apartment launching today 19th November!
RSVP to Frank Harris to attend www.blaketower.com
19/11/2015 10:06 by Buildington
Exhibition launch of Blake Tower 28th to 30th May! Register with Redrow for your exclusive invitation at www.blaketower.com.
01/05/2015 16:51 by Buildington
Redrow London advertises Fann Street development in this week's Homes&Property: "New apartments coming soon to the Barbican. An exceptional Redrow London development unmistakably distinctive architecture. Register your interest today. www.redrow.co.uk/fannstreet."
Homes&Property, Evening Standard 11.03.2015
12/03/2015 22:09 by Buildington