Proposal: Building P2 | Kings Cross

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.

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The location of plot p2 within the Kings Cross Masterplan area

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.

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Potential seating configurations
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Artists Entrance for the proposed theatre on Wollenstonecraft Street

Massing/Design Evolution

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.

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Sequence of diagrams showing the process of facade principles.

Materials

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.

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Information regarding proposed cladding

Public Realm

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

Project Information

Address: Building P2, corner of Handyside and Wollstonecraft Street.

Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Borough: Camden

Developer: Argent

Floors: 9

Office floorspace: 193,621sq ft