Category Archives: #googlebridgeKX

Transport for London lets us down again. Will the new Mayor make a difference?

First the ‘good’ news: The Chancellor’s November statement included an annual £700 million cuts to Transport for London (TfL). I quivered with fear thinking, that’s the dangerous gyratory redesign gone. But no! The £700 million annual cut is to the … Continue reading

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Sign the letter to Google for our bridge across the tracks

The campaign for a safe pedestrian/cycle bridge across the tracks at the immediate rear of King’s Cross station has written to Google to request they they build the bridge. If you’d like to add your name to that letter, or … Continue reading

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Google rethinks KX HQ design

Announcing that Google will delay moving into its new King’s Cross HQ from 2016 to 2017 to enable them to design a more ambitious building Joe Borrett, Head of Real Estate and Construction at Google, said in Tuesday’s Telegraph: “We … Continue reading

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Google KX HQ plans revealed

Architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) have submitted plans for the new Google HQ at King’s Cross to be sited immediately behind King’s Cross station between York Way, King’s Boulevard and Goodsway. Piling works have been taking place recently. More … Continue reading

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Hello Google!

I’m sure everyone has read the news that the long anticipated Google deal (to build a new UK HQ in King’s Cross)  has been made. Tax affairs aside, I am sure we all welcome such an exciting business to our … Continue reading

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Let’s bridge the tracks

The campaign for a crossing over the railway tracks at the immediate rear of King’s Cross Station, replacing the old Battlebridge Road, scored a major success on 14 December 2010 when the Mayor’s Planning and Housing Committee visited the site of both the station … Continue reading

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GLA Members vist Kings Cross to talk open spaces and the bridge over the tracks

The Mayors Planning and Housing Committee members visited Kings Cross today as part of their enquiry into public realm issues.  With local groups we had a good chat about the bridge over the tracks, the permeability of the Kings Cross … Continue reading

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King’s Cross Station – community campaign whitewashed out by DfT and Network Rail

Phillip Hammond, the new Secretary of State for Transport was whisked to Kings Cross in his first few days in the job to ‘open’ the new Platform Zero on 20 May.  Platform Zero and the Eastern Range offices have become … Continue reading

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