A mixed-use, heritage-led masterplan of 800,000 sqm on a 35 ha site at Britain’s most connected transport hub in central London; the integration of new and old, large and small. This has been one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects setting out a framework for incremental mixed use development, proposing a network of public open spaces – streets, lanes, squares and parks – which permeate the urban blocks and make connections to the city beyond.
Kings Cross is a place of contrasts; it has a strong spirit, and the thunderous muscle of the 19th-century railway pioneers who built it is felt side by side with the almost rural charm of the Canal and St Pancreas Lock. This duality is essential to both the scale and the feeling of this place; it is where the tangible and the intangible meet.
Inhabited outdoor space
* Projects while at Allies & Morrison