11-21 Canal Reach is made up of two Grade A office buildings – T2 (230,500 sq ft) and T3 at a165,900 sq ft. The buildings are focused around two central atria, and can be let together by one or separately by several occupiers.
The ‘upside-down’ design by Architects Bennetts Associates locates plant and mechanical services at ground and first floor level, freeing up the top floors for expansive communal roof and garden terraces. The buildings will have district cooling, high floor-to-ceiling heights, and full-height glazing throughout, allowing maximum daylight.
Nearby Handyside Street is the main commercial thoroughfare to the north of the canal. Six tube lines, two mainline stations and Eurostar are all within a ten minute walk and it is easily accessible by bus, bike or car.
11-21 Canal Reach is due for completion in early 2019.
The eclectic mix of shopping and eating around the Coal Drops is just a short walk. The heritage buildings and cobbled streets here will be buzzing with daily food markets, special seasonal markets, street food stalls and more. Grab a bite, and head for one of the local parks – there’s Granary Square, Lewis Cubitt Park or Gasholder Park by the canal to choose from.
Continue through the historic centre of King’s Cross to King’s Boulevard. The best of the High Street will be available here, as well as the cafes and restaurants at Pancras Square. The shops and restaurants in the new King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International are seven minutes away.
A public car park will be located at the end of Handyside Street in Tapestry. While the neighbouring building, T2, is being designed to house a health club and primary healthcare centre. An outdoor multi-use games area is within a two minute walk and the new Pancras Square Leisure Centre is just across the canal in Pancras Square.
As with all the office buildings at King’s Cross, the very latest technology will reduce running costs and minimise environmental impact.
The building is being designed to meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and will be linked to the site-wide district heating network. This network provides close to 100% of the development’s heating and hot water needs, as well as 80% of electricity demand. The building has been designed to maximize the environmental benefits of its location. Orientation, thermal modelling and the use of thermal mass for cooling all contribute to energy efficiency as well as opening windows and sun terraces.