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Retail Friday 29th April 2016

Green light for major retail scheme at King's Cross

Green light for major retail scheme at King's Cross

Planning permission has been granted for the Coal Drops Yard project at London’s King’s Cross Central development. Located next to the Regent’s Canal, the scheme will offer an exciting array of boutique and destination shops and restaurants with completion scheduled for 2018.


The design by Heatherwick Studio is aconsidered response to the important  Victorian industrial buildings from the 1850s. Morwenna Hall, Senior Projects Director at Argent – one of the King’s Cross development partners –
comments: “Coal Drops Yard has been designed to be a shopping experience unlike any other”.

The Heatherwick Studio design combines the re-use of the historic buildings at Coal Drops Yard with highquality contemporary architecture that will create a unique shopping destination and major new public space at the heart of King’s Cross.

The historic Coal Drops Buildings were used until 1882 as a place to receive and store coal from the north of England and were subsequently mainly used for warehousing. From the 1980s, they housed nightclubs, including the famous Bagley’s, offices and some light industry.