Category Archives: Architecture

Behind the hoarding at Wharfdale Road and York Way

In case you were wondering what is behind the hoardings at the site of the future Whitbread Hotel at the junction of Wharfdale and York Way it’s a giant hole.  Not quite as big as the one under the Guardian … Continue reading

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Fabulous ‘new’ 1895 map of Kings Cross online – five feet to the mile!

A wonderful online presentation of the 1893-95 Ordnance Survey sheets for London are available from the National Library for Scotland.  At this astonishing scale the detail is exquisite, even within some buildings such as the train stations (predating Google by … Continue reading

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Guardian halts Goods Shed ‘creative space’ – shares in quinoa nibbly things plummet

The Guardian has now paused work on its creative space planned for the Goods Shed next to Waitrose according to Event Magazine who have a full piece on it.   Due to open in Autumn this year the space was always … Continue reading

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King’s Cross N1C Designs for the Coal Drops

Robert Milne of King’s Cross Development Forum writes: At its next meeting, on 8 July, the Forum will hear from Heatherwick Studio and Argent about the (possibly controversial) intentions for the Coal Drops. Heatherwick Studio is also designing the Google headquarters … Continue reading

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St Pancras Old Church Thomas Hardy and Quire Music event

Thomas Hardy, sometime warden of St Pancras Old Church, described West Gallery Quire music in his novels and poetry. This programme will include readings from Hardy and associated music. Audience participation will be invited. London Gallery Quire specialise in the … Continue reading

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Camden Town Hall extension – massive increase in roofline with daft ‘hat’ extension #camden

Camden is being asked by hotel developers to bust through local roofline heights and set a precedent for increased densities and crowding in Kings Cross with an oversize extension to the 1970s ‘Camden Town Hall Extension’ now vacated by the … Continue reading

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Institute of Physics – application for new building in conservation area Balfe Street and Cally Road

The institute of Physics has submitted plans for a new building in the tired old site at the junction of Balfe Street and Cally Road, near Tesco behind the cocktail bar.  I know there is a lot of local interest … Continue reading

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King’s Cross – Gentrification/Regeneration

As part of the Expanded Boundaries/Restless Futures series, Central St Martin’s hosts a panel discussion about King’s Cross this Saturday evening. The event runs from 5 to 7pm at The Crossing, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square and places need to … Continue reading

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