This is the new headquarters for the London Borough of Camden. The facility houses a state-of-the-art leisure centre with two pools and a fitness centre, a library and café as well as the Council’s customer access centre and administrative offices.
The building is just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations, on the lovely Pancras Square.
A green building
As well as being one of Camden’s most accessible leisure centres, Five Pancras Square is also one of the greenest public buildings in the UK. The innovative building is designed by Bennetts Associates, an architecture practice that specialises in sustainable building design. It is one of the first inner-city buildings in the UK to achieve a BREEAM ‘Oustanding’ sustainability rating. An energy efficient ventilation system and solar panels ensure low carbon emissions and reduced running costs.
Five Pancras Square has been crowned the winner of the Prime Minister’s 2015 Better Public Building award.
Art at 5 Pancras Square
The public art at 5 Pancras Square includes a piece by Turner prize nominated, Mark Titchner and another by local artist Simon Periton which is displayed in the foyer.
Also in the foyer are three large format graphic prints of St Pancras, Swiss Cottage Library and Parliament Hill by student artist, Darel Seow, from Central St Martins.