The omniscient Google informs me that there is a winner inthe Kings Cross gasholder design competition. Building Design have a piece – excerpt follows:
'Bell Phillips & Kimble has beaten 80 other firms to win a competition to design a new use for one of the King’s Cross gasholders.
'The brief was to turn the decommissioned gasholder into an events space, and the firm has exploited the towering structure’s canal-side location to design a roof top water pool and amphitheatre below.
'It is hoped that full concept design work will begin on the project, which has a £2.5 million budget, in 2011.'
The strong conditionality at the end 'hoped', 'concept' 'begin' is to be expected given the current market for speculative development. It is hard to see who would lend money to somone hoping to build an events space, with the construction risks of this unusual structure in central London right now.