Plans for the old potato depot by York Way are up for approval – I have lost track of the complexities of the planning process for some of these buildings – can any local planning experts let us know in the comments if local people can contribute to the Camden planning process? Perhaps we’ll get a visit from Heston, or Delia?
‘New designs have been revealed for the historic Midland Goods Shed and East Handyside Canopy in King’s Cross. Leading firm of architects, Bennetts Associates, has developed proposals that will see the two structures sensitively restored and converted into a new Waitrose supermarket and cookery school, as well as a separate events and cultural space.’
Built in 1850, the Midland Goods Shed started life as a temporary passenger terminal, used while today’s King’s Cross station was being built. Queen Victoria departed from here on her way to Scotland in 1851. After the completion of King’s Cross station, the building was used for handling and storing goods that were brought into King’s Cross from across the country. The East Handyside Canopy was added in 1888 to provide a covered space for the transfer of potatoes and other perishable goods from rail to horse and cart.
Here for more A link to the planning documents on the Camden site would be handy if anyone can turn it up. Image http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Tahir_mq