Kings Cross BTR Development Topping Out
Last week we joined the ‘Topping Out Ceremony’ for The King’s Cross Build to Rent (BTR) Development where Midgard, the main project contractor, commemorated the highest roof slab on the project being poured. This section of the roof will sit atop the tallest block on the project, 16 levels high into the London skyline, producing incredible views for lucky future residents.
David Morley Architects have been the masterplan architects for King’s Cross BTR development for their client Related Argent and are the detail architects for the design of building W2 along York Way. Collaborating with other leading architects and interior designers including: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Haptic, Project Orange and Conran and Partners, the new development includes three other buildings that will house one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and mixed used facilities.
The scheme is uniquely placed as the only BTR development within the 67-acre King’s Cross Estate. Set to complete in 2023, the buildings will feature 218 rental homes across the three blocks. The development will also include world-class services and a compelling mix of amenities such as a residential fitness centre, screening room, dining area, retail and a crèche. The siting of these facilities around a public square perfectly frames the concept which the buildings have been designed: to create a new London Square; a new destination at the edge of the King’s Cross Central Development; a place to live and a place to visit.
David Morley Architects have had a long involvement in Kings Cross working for Related Argent and King’s Cross Limited Partnership, with their projects The Plimsoll Building – comprising private apartments and two schools, and The Coal Office – a ‘creative centre’ for Tom Dixon at Granary Square, both completed in 2015.