Peter Murray
EVENT - Walk

https://thelondonsociety.wildapricot.org/event-2692640

This event is now SOLD OUT - a waitlist is in operation

Saturday, 9 December, 10:30-12:30

Join Blue Badge Guide David Thompson for this fascinating walking tour around one of the capital's most recent developments.

Regeneration of the great Victorian behemoths of King's Cross and St Pancras Stations has facilitated the redevelopment of derelict former rail lands to the north. A total of 67 acres is being transformed into a multi-billion pound mixed-use neighbourhood encompassing commercial, retail, cultural, educational and residential buildings. 

Approximately 40% of the land will remain open and publicly accessible and contains some of the best contemporary landscape schemes to be found anywhere in Britain. Wherever possible historic structures have been retained and retro-fitted for contemporary use, such as Lewis Cubitt's 'grade 1' listed Granary Building, which now forms part of the University of the Creative Arts, and Thomas Heatherwick's 'kissing-roofs' remodelling of the Coals Drops, into what will be one of the most original retail locations in London.

If you have not previously visited the development or remember the area before work began it's a guarantee you will be amazed!

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