Frobisher Crescent is, by any standards, a sizeable chunk of a building. Built in 1982 as part of the vast and baffling Barbican Estate, the Crescent was originally intended as a residential development. But the floors were never fitted out for living, and have passed the last three decades as admin offices for the Barbican Arts Centre and part of the City of London Business School.
Things are about to change. After the Business School moved out a few years back, developers United House gained permission to convert the top three floors of the Grade II listed block into residential space. The scheme will create 69 new apartments, from studios to three-bedroom penthouses. Prices have yet to be set, but the larger flats would likely set you back a few million pounds. If that's out of your price range, at least you'll be able to enjoy the Sculpture Court at the base of the development, which will finally live up to its name when new artwork is installed.
Londonist was lucky enough to get a site tour earlier this week, along with our friend IanVisits. Click through the thumbnail gallery for more details of the development.