Can you tell me about yourself?
We were both brought up in the Cheshire mill town of Macclesfield and lived there up until October 2015 when the opportunity to relocate to London allowed us to move to the city. Best decision we have made!
What is your occupation?
Alex - I am the Creative Director for a design agency that specialises in creating brands and marketing material for large scale property developments.
Hayley - I split my time working in a cold-pressed juice company and nannying for twins.
What drew you to move to the Barbican?
Alex - Having visited the Barbican numerous times in the past and through the fact that my brother owned a flat, I grew to love the brutalist architecture and the calmness amongst the bustle of the city that it gave it’s visitors. I always wondered what it would be like to live here.
Hayley - As I take great interest in art exhibitions, plant life and architecture, the Barbican to me felt like the best place to live. They even have their own cactus room in the Conservatory!
How long have you lived on the estate?
We relocated to the Barbican in October 2015
What is your favourite feature of the barbican flats?
Alex - The architecture, the ergonomics of its design and the access to superb cultural facilities.
Hayley - I personally love the way the place is connected with an undercover walkway, and the private gardens are just beautiful.
How have you found it living here?
Alex - Like a dream come true, it’s hard to explain to people who haven’t had the pleasure of living here just how wonderful it is. From it’s central situation through to it’s superbly considered design and private green spaces it offers convenience, culture and an unparalleled lifestyle for central London.
Hayley - I warmed to it straight away and its crazy to think we are in the city. The silence is calming and the hard architectural design creates a fortress-like feeling of security.