Category Archives: Big developments

They’re stealing our sky again

Community based pressure groups always said allowing the eleven storey building heights at the south end of King’s Cross Railways Lands, now trademarked as King’s Cross, and the building height at King’s Place would result in further high buildings locally. … Continue reading

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Petition launched to save outdoor pond

The outdoor King’s Cross pond designed by Ooze Architects has become a firm favourite for both swimmers and urban wildlife enthusiasts. In April we reported that it was threatened with closure. Shortly after that it appeared to have been saved. … Continue reading

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Will the transparency law help us get to know our Kings Cross neighbours? #anticorruption

There’s a large number of properties in old and new Kings Cross owned by offshore companies. In one building alone, the Arthouse 33 flats owned by companies in exotic locations many with high opacity about their true ownership.  At the … Continue reading

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A corner of Kings Cross that is forever Samoa, Seychelles, British Virgin Islands etc

All the palaver about off shore companies can feel a little distant at times but you can just walk up to the door of many  Kings Cross properties and experience it for yourself.  Private Eye produced a map of property acquired … Continue reading

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Storm clouds over Kings Place as Guardian moots move in rent negotiation and ding dong over digital direction

The Guardian has fired a traditional opening shot in any rent renegotiation by floating rumours of a move from its Kings Place office.  And there’s a right old ding dong about how to finance the Guardian and its digital ambitions … Continue reading

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Plea to Argent to gift a valuable ecological resource to the King’s Cross green corridor

The King’s Cross pond, or ‘Of Soil and Water’ to use the title of this temporary art installation near the York Way railway bridge, was planned to exist for just two years. After that it will be filled in and … Continue reading

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Islington triangle – proposals for buildings published for consultation until 14 April

  Developers propose some large buildings on the land behind the concrete works and construction training centre by Randell’s Road and York Way according to plans published on the Council website yesterday.  This is the ‘Islington Triangle’ site that was … 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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