Five Pancras Square

Camden Council's new community building with council offices, a leisure centre and library


The swimming pool, Camden Civic Centre, Five Pancras SquareThis 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. While LA Architects designed the leisure elements. 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.

Stop Press!

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.


Five Pancras Square
King’s Cross
London N1C 4AG

Fast facts

Total area150,000 sq ft net over 11 floors

Floor plates16,000 sq ft net

ArchitectsBennetts Associates

Leisure ArchitectsLA Architects

OccupantsThe London Borough of Camden

BREEAM ratingOutstanding

Underground1-2 minutes

Mainline stations2-3 minutes


“For more than 20 years the Council has driven the regeneration of King’s Cross. With this new building we will be an active and permanent part of it, linking the largest inner city development in Western Europe with the rest of the borough.”

Cllr Theo Blackwell,
Cabinet Member for Finance
Camden Council

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