Shakespeare’s finest work?
This is, of course, said in jest however Shakespeare Tower is certainly one of the best examples of Brutalist architecture that can be found in London. Catherine Golding reports
Local agents Hurford Salvi Carr say they have fallen in love with the breathtaking views from this Barbican apartment in Shakespeare Tower. The apartment – known as a Type 8C – is located on the 34th floor and perhaps not surprisingly has magnificent views of the London skyline with numerous landmarks seen from its terrace, these include St Paul’s Cathedral and The London Eye, as well as partial views of the River Thames.
The accommodation comprises a dual-aspect reception room, original Barbican kitchen, three double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room, as well as access to a wraparound balcony/terrace.
Designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon, the renowned architects, it is – in the agent’s opinion – one of the very best examples of Brutalist architecture (which has a strong influence of Le Corbusier design) that can be found in London.
Grade II Listed, The Barbican is still the most sought-after residential development within The Corporation of London, attracting all walks of life from academics, architects and fashion designers to lawyers and bankers. Its gardens and lake bring a little bit of country life to the centre of The City and The Barbican Centre, which being part of the Global Cultural Districts Network, is the largest performing arts centre in Europe, hosting music concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings.
A superb example of a Barbican apartment we highly recommend viewing, its no surprise to us that the agents love the views and the apartment – and we’re convinced you will too.
“Grade II Listed, The Barbican is still the most sought after residential development within The Corporation of London”
Shakespeare Tower, EC2
Agent: Hurford Salvi Carr
Tel: 020 7250 1012
Shakespeare Tower was built in 1976 and is the middle of three towers. It is conveniently located close to Barbican Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines) and will benefit from the opening of Crossrail (predicted 2019).
Accommodation wise, the apartment has a reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom suite, two further bedrooms, bathroom and a terrace.