Designs by Allies and Morrison Architects to transform King's Cross area

Townshend Landscape Architects has won over planners with its design for a new public square defined by pristine stone finishes and a grid of grass.

Pancras Square will have a terraced water feature surrounded by mature trees, seating and public art. The square will provide space for people spilling out of surrounding offices.

It will lead them to a footbridge over Regent’s Canal and link the southern part of the site to Granary Square, another new public space being created at King’s Cross Central.

Camden Council gave detailed planning consent to Pancras Square this week, along with three office blocks. All are to the south of the site, between King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations.

One of the new office blocks, designed by Allies and Morrison Architects, includes a 2,500sq m roof terrace, also to be landscaped by Townshend.

One of the main aims of the design concept is to take advantage of the multiple aspects of the roof terraces and harness this space for urban agriculture, said a practice rep.

The 27ha King’s Cross Central site is the brainchild of a development team that includes Argent. It is due to be completed in 2025.


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