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.
A early evening stroll around the former 2012 Olympic Park, capturing a scheme which is using a innovate construction technique used by contractors Mace.
From the outset of bidding for right to host the olympic games in London in 2012, the athletes village in the north of the olympic park were always destined to be used for housing post games as part of the overall package of the olympic legacy. To date this houses in excess of 6,000 Londoners across 2,818 homes. All of which are managed by Get Living London a property management company, which preforms the role of landlord for it’s tenants.
The parts for the Rising Factory were shipped to Purfleet from Turkey, all of 20,000 of them.
The Pinned Climbing Jack System has many advantages over more established construction methods such as;
Eliminating risk by reducing the requirement for Working at Height
Using more prefabricated parts reduces; overall man hours, emissions and disruption to residents through not needing to assemble parts on site which also reduces wastage.
Deploying the Rising Factory mitigates visual impact, as the factory rises it exposes a completed section of the building.
The scheme currently under construction known as plot N08, is designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and developers Qatari Diar Delancey, who have gone into a joint venture to set up the management organisation behind East Village Get Living London.