Construction has started at the Triangle Site in King's Cross.
Construction has started on the mixed-used development at the Triangle Site in one of the final phases of the Kings Cross Central Scheme.
The new development forms part of the regeneration of King’s Cross Central being carried out by developer Argent Related. Work on the project is set to complete in 2023 and will feature 218 rental homes across three buildings. It will be uniquely placed as the only BtR development within the 67-acre King’s Cross Estate.
As masterplan architect, David Morley Architects have led the design team collaborating with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), Haptic, Conran and Partners and Project Orange. David Morley Architects have also completed the detailed design for the 8-storey residential building on York Way with 3 retail units on the ground floor providing 78 apartments across a mix of social rented, intermediate and open market apartments.
The project began back in 2008 when David Morley Architects worked with Argent to secure outline planning permission for this mixed-use development comprising a combination of open market accommodation, social rented accommodation, key worker and intermediate accommodation, a leisure block and retail space. Since then, the site has been the home for David Morley Architects’ award-winning King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre, a temporary facility which has now been relocated.
“The 6,600sqm Triangle Site is also unique in being the only zone of King’s Cross which is to the east of York Way – it straddles the boundary between Camden and Islington and will form an important node linking the two boroughs,” says partner David Morley.
A new London Square sits at the heart of the scheme protected from the adjacent railways and road by buildings which respond to the scale of the varied context – tall to the northern gateway, low facing across to Bingfield Park and mid-rise defining a new streetscape along York Way.
We have enjoyed the collaboration with FCBS and Haptic in developing concepts for each building with Project Orange and Conran and Partners adding further to the richness to the scheme.
The building designs have all been inspired by the sense of movement around the site, the industrial heritage and a desire for light and active ground floor areas to animate the streetscape and open spaces.”
Tom Goodall, Partner and Head of Residential at Argent Related said: “We are focussed on creating the most exciting places in London for people to call home. The King’s Cross Estate is already a very desirable place to live. With the completion of the estate and leading international companies such as Google and Facebook bringing more jobs into the area, we anticipate that demand for professionally managed rental homes at the Triangle Site will be very strong.”