Green Light for London’s King’s Cross Scheme

6 May 2010 (Last Updated May 6th, 2010 18:30)

Three commercial office buildings, as part of a £3bn ($4.5bn) King's Cross Central scheme in London, UK, have received planning consent from Camden Council. The buildings have been designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Allies & Morrison and Porphyrios Associates and will be lo

Three commercial office buildings, as part of a £3bn ($4.5bn) King's Cross Central scheme in London, UK, have received planning consent from Camden Council.

The buildings have been designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Allies & Morrison and Porphyrios Associates and will be located between King's Cross and St Pancras railway stations.

Porphyrios has designed the ten-storey, 15,000m² building known as B6, while Allies & Morrison has designed block B4, which will feature south-facing gardens and terraces for the top office floor and the rooftop.

David Chipperfield designed a 5,200m² building that aims to achieve 42% less carbon emissions.

The council also approved a new public square designed by Townshend Landscape Architects, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The Pancras Square will have a water feature at its centre.

The 27ha King's Cross Central site is being developed by the Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership, which is made up of three companies: Argent King's Cross Limited Partnership, London & Continental Railways Limited and DHL Supply Chain, and will be completed in 2025.