Discover one of north London’s most exciting destinations and central London’s largest regeneration project – King’s Cross St Pancras.
Centred around two 19th-century railway stations - now joined and re-purposed for Eurostar – are 67 transformed acres of live, work, leisure and learning buildings, on the once derelict railway lands. The £3 billion masterplan, designed by Allies and Morrison and Porphyrios Architects and led by developer Argent, hosts the business hub, Pancras Square, on an old gasworks site where new office buildings designed by David Chipperfield, Eric Parry, and Bennetts will soon be joined by Heatherwick/BIG designed Google headquarters due to complete by 2023.
North beyond the Regent’s Canal public winding walkways and landscaped gardens surround new apartments, schools, shops, offices, and cultural institutions, to create a vibrant traffic-free destination. Heritage buildings have been resurrected including the landmark Granary Building, which houses Central St Martins School of Art, designed by Stanton Williams, in its old transit sheds. The re-purposed Coal Drops Yard, designed by Heatherwick Studios, and reworked Victorian Coal and Fish Offices, by David Morley Architects, lead into a multi-level shopping and dining destination, adjacent to Wilkinson Eyre’s Gasholder apartments and Bell Phillips’ Gasholder Park.
Public winding walkways and landscaped gardens surround new apartments, schools, shops, offices, theatres, cultural institutions and cinemas. Architectural practices including Wilkinson Eyre, Squire and Partners, Mossessian Architecture, AHMM, Macreanor Lavington, Fumihiko Maki, as well as younger generation Duggan Morris and Coffey Architects, ensure the ongoing regeneration continues to meet London’s expectations.
This walk is led by an experienced Blue Badge Guide
Start: St Pancras Station upper concourse by the giant statue called 'The Meeting'
Ends: King's Cross Station
Duration: 2 hours approx