50 new buildings, 2,000 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new public squares, 67 acres, 45,000 people who live, work and study in the area
After a decade of careful planning and a lot of very hard work with many partners, the first phase of King's Cross is now open to the public.
The location, the connections, the canalside setting, the rich and varied heritage, an exciting cultural scene, a thriving business community, and a strong sense of local community. All these things come together at King’s Cross to make it unique, exciting and really quite special.
A new piece of cityIn 2006, planning permission was granted for 8m sq ft of mixed use development.
Spread over a site that totals 67 acres, it is providing 3.4 million sq ft of new workspace, 500,000 sq ft of retail, cafés, bars and restaurants, up to 2,000 new homes, a new university and a range of other leisure, hotel and cultural uses. All set in and around a massive 26 acres of principal public space that straddles the Regent’s Canal.