Friday 8th June – Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) submitted detailed plans to the London borough of Camden for a mixed use scheme in the Kings Cross Central development adjacent to Lewis Cubitt Square and Coal Drops Yard.
The proposed scheme will deliver 193,621 sq ft and 18,267 sq ft, of office and retail floorspace respectively. A 600 seat theatre will also be built if granted planning permission.
The architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, have conjured up a scheme which has taken inspiration from structures by post-power architects such Le Corbusier and Albert C. Martin, by note of the deep facade, a distinctive base, middle and top.
The frames will be pre-cast and designed to fit into the darker plates seen on neighbouring schemes such as the Plimsol Building. Whilst the concrete will be mostly white, this will be diluted with aggregates in order to better reflect the tones of adjacent buildings.
The scheme in question will front onto Lewis Cubit Square, which opened in 2015. When completed in the early 2020s, the scheme will also link with the soon to open Coal Drop Yards designed by Thomas Heatherwick Architects.
Proposed scheme within the existing public realm
Address: Building P2, corner of Handyside and Wollstonecraft Street.
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
Office floorspace: 193,621sq ft