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Click above for what became the consented plan, plus Transport page.

2012-02-23

Network Rail: "New station concourse at King's Cross opens 19 March"


"The opening will mark a major milestone in the redevelopment of the station. Started in 2007, it will be fully completed by the end of 2013, once we’ve removed the 1970s extension at the front of the station and created a new public square." 

Link to Network Rail web site

"King’s Cross station is being transformed, with better connections to St Pancras International and London Underground, increased capacity for trains, and improved facilities.

"The centre-piece of the redevelopment is a new concourse on the west side of the station, which includes a larger ticket office, shops, waiting areas, a wider range of food and drink outlets, and more modern facilities.

"Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, work will start on a new piazza in front of the station. To make way for this, the current concourse will be demolished, revealing [below] the Grade 1-listed Victorian fa├žade, which has been fully restored." [This text has been de-PRspeaked, to make it readable.]





Link to web site
(if error, try copying
 http://www.constructionatkingscross.com/
to a new browser window)

"Construction News at Kings Cross"

"This website [right] will keep you informed about construction activity required to deliver offices, homes, shops, community facilities, and fantastic new streets and squares to King's Cross. 

"Information within these pages relates to the 67 acres between King's Cross and St Pancras International Stations, extending north, beyond Regent's Canal to the High Speed 1 railway embankment. 

"Feel free to ask us a question or read about construction milestones, technical achievements in our articles, and special notices of future works."

[More than 'London Communications' has ever managed at Brent Cross.]


Link to the "King's Cross Railway Lands Group", which is:
"active in Camden and Islington, seeking (for 20 years) to secure community benefits from the development at King's Cross."
"Under the Localism Act, a neighbourhood such as the King’s Cross area can have a neighbourhood forum that creates a neighbourhood development plan (and neighbourhood development orders) for approval by the local authorities and an independent inspector."


Evening Standard: "The first affordable homes are unveiled in King’s Cross rebirth"

Link to Evening Standard (page 7 of PDF file)

"One Housing Group has 41 one-bedroom flats and 23 two-bedroom apartments for sale, across two top-notch blocks on the northern edge of the site. 

"One has been designed by the Stirling Prizewinning architects Maccreanor Lavington as a cluster of three buildings up to 16 storeys tall set around a private residents’ courtyard. The other, by PRP architects, has 16 storeys of dramatic pre-cast concrete and black glass, with shops at ground-floor level and another private courtyard."

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