The Kings Cross Lighthouse Building – a tenant perhaps, but how will construction actually be done?

Kings Cross LighthouseThe Evening Standard reports that the Co-operative has been signed up as a tenant for the  Lighthouse Building by property developer UK Real Estate.  So there is some prospect now of the development happening and the developer apparently wants to protect the external heritage – ie the lighthouse bit will stay

The big question though is just how construction will take place on a highly inaccessible site – it’s surrounded on all sides by hectic roads in the deadly Kings Cross Gyratory.

Thanks to Lisa for sending in the link.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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5 Responses to The Kings Cross Lighthouse Building – a tenant perhaps, but how will construction actually be done?

  1. Ian McAdam says:

    Reblogged this on Ianjamesmcadam’s Blog and commented:
    The gentrification of King’s Cross continues. I particularly love the lighthouse building, and look forward to when it’s all shiny and new looking again.

  2. Albert Beale says:

    From: Albert Beale, 5 Caledonian Road (
    I had assumed it was public knowledge that there was going to be a Co-Op store on the ground floor of the Lighthouse Block [good to have a less ideologically unsound alternative to Tesco for those needing to do supermarket shopping round here]; I saw licensing application notices on the lampposts some while back, regarding the Co-Op applying to be able to retail alcohol there. Or maybe I’m the only local anorak who reads notices on lampposts?!?

    • Ann says:

      No I read the notice too. Just trying to find out the time scale now. Would like to have a good Co-op within walking distance.

  3. James Melly says:

    The planning docs suggest that the Lighthouse block doesn’t include the eastern end of the triangle. It’s all quite shabby that end so maybe it will be pulled down to allow space for construction equipment etc – although it would be a shame to see Americana Cosmetics go.

  4. Pingback: Kings Cross Lighthouse Building refurbishment begins to gear up | Kings Cross Environment

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