Photographer John Sturrock has been documenting the redevelopment of King’s Cross since 2008.
For the past eight years, he has been a familiar sight at King’s Cross, expertly capturing the changes taking place here.
The images in this exhibition highlight the extraordinary transformation of “the railwaylands” – from under-used industrial wasteland to a lively and popular new part of London.
‘Then’ images capture the romance and potential of empty Victorian buildings, waiting to come back to life in a different guise. The ‘Now’ images tell a different story – one of vibrancy, and an area reinvigorated. A transport depot transforms into an urban beach, an area of scrubland morphs into a freshwater swimming pond, an old grain store reincarnates as a creative warehouse, and an abandoned potato market becomes the setting for a London Fashion Week show.
The exhibition of John’s photography opens at the King’s Cross Visitor Centre on June 3rd and runs until Saturday 3rd September. Come and see for yourself just how far this new city quarter has come!
You can visit the exhibition Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 10am – 4pm.