Blake Tower


The conversion of a brutalist tower in one of London’s cultural hotspots. Conran and Partners interior design approach references the unique character of the neighbouring estate, providing each of the apartments a bold personality.

Situated on the edge of London’s Barbican Estate, Blake Tower is the fourth skyscraper within this much-admired brutalist enclave. Developer – Redrow London appointed Conran and Partners to convert the existing tower into residential use, giving buyers the first opportunity in decades to acquire a ‘new’ Barbican apartment.

As part of the Barbican neighbourhood the practice had a rich source of creative inspiration to draw upon. The design approach therefore references the unique character of the neighbouring estate to give the apartments a personality that both works with and respects the context.

Conran and Partners design has sought to soften the interiors while retaining the cold, hard materials from the modernist period. This relationship aims to give the residences a clear identity while ensuring an element of authenticity.