Category Archives: Kings Cross Station Refurbishment

Mess around Kings Cross Square – TfL are letting the side down

We wrote in January amid all the back slapping about the ‘completion’ of Kings Cross Square that there would be issues with keeping it clean and tidy and a welcoming public space.  In any public realm one needs to be … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Square – are we there yet?

Kings Cross Square is staggering towards the finish line as more hoardings come down. But there still seems to be a way to go.  Here’s a panorama of the square so far to try to give an impression of what … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Square – map of who is responsible for what

Kings Cross Square sits at the intersection of several bits of public and private land, each with their own set of governance and care arrangements.  Long experience of working with local public bodies to keep public space in good order … Continue reading

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Sign the letter to Google for our bridge across the tracks

The campaign for a safe pedestrian/cycle bridge across the tracks at the immediate rear of King’s Cross station has written to Google to request they they build the bridge. If you’d like to add your name to that letter, or … Continue reading

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Google rethinks KX HQ design

Announcing that Google will delay moving into its new King’s Cross HQ from 2016 to 2017 to enable them to design a more ambitious building Joe Borrett, Head of Real Estate and Construction at Google, said in Tuesday’s Telegraph: “We … Continue reading

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Many Kings Cross Residents not invited to KX festival?

Kings Cross has opened its new old front  square and already the space appears to have mastered its first debacle by apparently inviting only the residents on the Islington side of Kings Cross who received invites with lanyards and vouchers … Continue reading

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Life on Kings Cross Square

  At last Network Rail and their partners have finished the Kings Cross station programme and now the Kings Cross community has a new public space to live with.  This morning, now the celebrities have departed we can start to … Continue reading

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King’s Cross Square – Mc Mess

As part of the consultation process, many of us fed back to Network Rail a real concern the new public space would not be managed well. The result being worse than what we had before as the area attracts even more … Continue reading

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