King's Cross

an extraordinary piece of London is taking shape

An extraordinary part of London is taking shape

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

  • King's Cross - An extraordinary part of London is taking shape

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.

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Timeline of the Development

By 2016, up to 30,000 people will be studying, living and working in King’s Cross...

  • King's Cross - Timeline of the Development
  • King's Cross - Timeline of the Development
  • King's Cross - Timeline of the Development
  • King's Cross - Timeline of the Development
  • King's Cross - Timeline of the Development

... and by 2020, there will be 45,000 people here. Click through the images to see how the development will progress.

King's Cross - The story so far

The story so far


How the redevelopment of King's Cross came about....
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A new piece of city

In 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.

By 2016 up to 30,000 people will be studying, living and working in King’s Cross.

"It's an intriguing, evolving work in progress. Although maps are available in the Visitors Centre, we would advise a slow, serendipitous stroll, taking the time to see an area in the throes of being reborn."


Voyager (BMI Magazine), July 2012