Category Archives: Big developments

School student Sofia needs our help.

My name is Sofia and I go to a nearby state school in Finchley called St Michael’s. I am conducting my A-Level Geography fieldwork looking at the benefits of the regeneration scheme in Kings Cross. I would really appreciate it … Continue reading

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St Pancras Hospital development

For those interested in the proposed redevelopment of St Pancras Hospital – the one that backs onto Old St Pancras Church, click here to see the plans.

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The Wait continues for Changes to the Kings Cross Gyratory

TFL says it needs more time and more consultations on Kings Cross. It is not an unknown. In fact, most people in London will recognize Kings Cross as a manic place for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. We at Kings Cross … Continue reading

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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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