Category Archives: Big developments

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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Pro refugee demonstration at St Pancras Station 24 October #noborders

There was a disturbance at St Pancras last night as scuffles erupted around a demonstration.  It was widely covered on social media and in mainstream media – here are some excerpts, I’ll try to cover both points of view.  If … Continue reading

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Kings Cross dashboard – can we bring to life the Knowledge Quarter’s knowledge?

A couple of years ago the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at the UCL Bartlett School, based on Tottenham Court Road produced this great City Dashboard that puts flesh on the bones of all the ‘smart city’ and ‘big data’ guff. … 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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Kings Cross to be terminus for Google Space elevator

Google X-Labs are planning to to base the earth port of their new space elevator at their abandoned office site in Kings Cross.  A nano-carbon fibre line will run from behind the station to a counterweight in geo-stationary orbit 144,000 … 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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