TOUR | King's Cross Central: A Neighbourhood In The Making
event Saturday, 9 December 2017
access_time 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
location_on St Pancras Station, Euston Rd, N1C 4QP
Join Blue Badge Guide David Thompson for a fascinating walking tour around one of the city'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!