Susie

Can you tell me about yourself?

I was born in Stirling, Scotland and spent a majority of my time growing up in Glasgow. I moved to London for study and have been here ever since. 

What is your Occupation?

I work in Design and advertising. 

What drew you to move to the Barbican?

I regularly visited friends who lived here and was taken by its open spaces and central location. 

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How long have you lived on the estate?

9 years. 

What is your favourite feature of Barbican flats?

I love the simple layout which has a kind of nautical feel that gives you a blank canvas to create your own personal touch. The floor to ceiling Windows and the balcony gives that added feeling of light and space. 

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How have you found it living in the barbican estate?

I particularly love the brutalist architecture... the materials are solid, the details – lamps, handrails, gates and doors, in contrast to the open spaces, lakes and botanic gardens. I enjoy the quietness the weekend brings as well as having the option of the Barbican Centre, restaurants and bars within the complex. It's own mini community within the City of London.