King's Cross
An extraordinary piece of London

 
 

Fish and Coal Buildings

Visualisation of Fish & Coal OfficesThen …

The canalside Fish and Coal buildings were built as offices in 1851 as part of Lewis Cubitt’s design for the Goods Yard. The offices housed clerks employed to monitor the flow of freight through the yards. Additional blocks were added in the early 1860s. In the 1980s, the buildings were gutted in a fire. The floors and roofs have since been rebuilt.

… and now

The buildings, which follow the curve of the canal, are being restored and will be used by the Jamie Oliver Group as offices and studios with restaurants at street level. A new elevated park – the Viaduct – similar to the Highline in New York will run along the front of the building connecting Granary Square and Gasholder Park.

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“King’s Cross is a model of constructive conservation that captures the special quality of London as it has grown over the centuries.”English Heritage