The large Vaultex cash handling facility on the Caledonian Road has its own substantial yard where the armoured cars come and go. And there is no excuse for allowing its staff to park like this, even if it is within the company curtilage.
But this isn't the first time that Vaultex has irritated residents. At the end of last year, Lisa Tang noticed that several big stainless steel planters had appeared on the pavement. We learned in the comments on that post from Cllr Convery that the Bank of England had designated the cash handling centre as some sort of security priority and the planters were in fact anti vehicle devices. No one in the area had been told they were living next door to kind of target.
This is a profitable business in a trade that, these days is a bit inconguous in Kings Cross – it would be nice to see Vaultex making some sort of community contribution – perhaps to local environmental initiatives or local childrens charities like CYP and Sparkplug. Maybe they do, but just keep it quiet.