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Planning Approval for King's Cross Plot R8

8th July

On Thursday 7th of July, Piercy&Company received planning approval from the London Borough of Camden for Plot R8, a pair of buildings on Argent's King's Cross Central Masterplan.

Previously envisaged in the masterplan as an enclosed city block, Piercy&Company’s competition-winning scheme carves a public courtyard through the centre of the site, creating a small piece of city with a complex horizontal and vertical mix of uses. This builds upon the rich urban layering of spaces and uses already established across the King’s Cross Central masterplan.

The studio looked to the Victorian warehouses of King’s Cross for a model of generous, light filled spaces that can be endlessly adapted for living and working. Scaling up the warehouse typology, Piercy&Company developed a system of thin, lightweight UHP (ultra high performance) concrete units inlaid with finely textured brickwork. Each bay unit of glazing, pre-cast stone and textured brick repeats with subtle variation across both buildings, reinterpreting the site’s industrial heritage on this larger scale.

See: King's Cross R8

Read More: Architect's Journal