New London Architecture

King's Cross W3

Planning Granted

The scheme is a community-oriented building comprising a café, gym and creche, designed as an engaging piece of architecture with a welcoming, vibrant street presence.
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021

Shortlisted in the UNBUILT category
Our building is part of the W-zone in Kings Cross, a triangular site, bounded by the Kings Cross and St Pancras railway lines and the busy York Way. The cluster of buildings forms a mini neighbourhood, creating both an attractive and protected space that is also fully accessible to residents of the wider urban area. 

W3 is a community building, whose structure and main facades are all made from engineered timber, targeting to achieve BREEAM excellent. With an easily accessible café, a gym that focuses on group exercise and a creche the building is the heart of the W -Zone.
Resilient London: confronting climate change

Resilient London: confronting climate change

Part of the wider Kings Cross regeneration area, W3 is a community building, whose
structure and main facades are all made from engineered timber. A combination
of sustainably sourced building materials (both structure and facade are mainly
engineered timber), passive design features, highly efficient building services and
a low carbon centralised energy supply will ensure that W3 will have a significantly
reduced carbon footprint, both in production and in use. A green roof, with a mix of
bird and bat boxes will establish space for biodiversity.

#ResilientLondon

Project information

Status

Planning Granted

Borough

Camden

Size

1527 sq m

Estimated completion

September 2023


Location

York Way Freight Lane (Stop A), London N1C 4AU, UK


Team Credits

Architect

Haptic Architects

Client

Argent

Architect

Haptic Archtitects


Last updated on

16/09/2021


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